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A Modular Architecture for Rapid Development of CAPP Systems for Agile Manufacturing

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Author(s)

Shaw C. Feng, C Zhang

Abstract

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.
Citation
IIE Transactions Focused Issue on Design and Manufacturing

Keywords

agile manufacturing, modular software design, process planning

Citation

Feng, S. and Zhang, C. (1996), A Modular Architecture for Rapid Development of CAPP Systems for Agile Manufacturing, IIE Transactions Focused Issue on Design and Manufacturing (Accessed June 14, 2024)

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Created July 31, 1996, Updated October 12, 2021