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A Machining Process Planning Activity Model for System Integration



Shaw C. Feng


A key issue of integrating process planning systems with design systems and production planning systems is how to overcome barriers in data exchange and sharing amongst software systems. A machining process planning activity model was developed at NIST to address some of the barriers. This model represents functional components and data requirements in process planning systems. The purpose of the model is to create the context in which data requirements and data flow for NC machining process planning are defined. The model was developed as a unification of many previously developed process planning activity models.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5808
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activity modeling, machining process, NC, process planning, system characterization, system integration


Feng, S. (1996), A Machining Process Planning Activity Model for System Integration, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 12, 2024)


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Created October 1, 1996, Updated November 10, 2018