The past two decades have witnessed the development of many CAPP (Computer-Aided Process Planning) systems. From variant process planning to generative process planning, great progress has been made. However, due to the complexity of the problems involved, there is still not a truly generative process planning solution. Further, to make a generative system truly useful in production, the issue of integration must be addressed. In this paper, we introduce an Integrated Process Planning System (IPPS), which is currently being developed in the Department of Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University. Besides the general description of IPPS, we focus our discussion on using tolerance analysis for setup selections and process plan representation using ALPS (A Language for Process Specifications.)
Proceedings of the 22nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
, Mei, J.
, Tong, X.
and Ray, S.
IPPS: An Integrated Process Planning System, Proceedings of the 22nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), , USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821484
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