A Modular Architecture for Rapid Development of CAPP Systems for Agile Manufacturing
Shaw C. Feng, C Zhang
Current manufacturing planning software systems, such as computer aided process planning (CAPP) systems, are general and in a closed form. It is very difficult to modify these systems to respond to a user's dynamically changing needs. These systems are no longer suitable for agile manufacturing. This paper presents research aimed at developing a novel architecture for the rapid development of CAPP systems. The architecture supports the construction of CAPP systems from prepackaged, plug-compatible software components. Specification of the architecture and its building blocks are defined. Several important issues in architecture implementation are discussed, and a prototype system is illustrated.
IIE Transactions Focused Issue on Design and Manufacturing
agile manufacturing, modular software design, process planning
and Zhang, C.
A Modular Architecture for Rapid Development of CAPP Systems for Agile Manufacturing, IIE Transactions Focused Issue on Design and Manufacturing
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