CCSPLAN: A Generative Process Planning System
CCSPLAN stands for Conjugative Coding System for Process Planning. It is a generative CAPP prototype system for planning machining processes of both rotational and prismatic components. The systems construction is based on a novel conjugative concept. Its major parts include a conjugative coding database (CCDB) and a conjugative software inference module. Currently CCSPLAN can automatically select machining operations, machines and cutting tools, machining parameters such as cutting speeds, feeds and depths of cut, determine component orientations and cutting tool alignments in each machining process and generate practical process sequences.
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