Design of Machining Processes with Dynamic Manipulation of Product Models

  • M. Inui
  • F. Kimura
Part of the Artificial Intelligence in Industry Series book series (AI INDUSTRY)


Process planning is recognized as a critical bridge between designing and manufacturing stages [1]. In this process, manufacturing information required for realizing the product is determined, based on the complete machine part definition. Therefore, computerized process planning is said to be a key technology for constructing computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) systems. Recently many types of automated process planning systems have been constructed. Expert system techniques are introduced for such systems in order to utilize expert production engineers’ knowledge for generating process plans. However, such “expert” process-planning systems still have some problems in achieving higher levels of automation.


Process Planning Product Model Coordinate Frame Form Feature Sheet Metal Part 
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