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An Object-Oriented Manufacturing Process Model for Preliminary Design and Process Planning Integration

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Author(s)

Shaw C. Feng, Eugene Song

Abstract

An open, neutral manufacturing process object model has been developed. The main purpose is to enable software interoperability between manufacturing engineering and other related activities in the product developemnt cycle, such as design, scheduling, and manufacturing execution. Such software interoperability is required by industry. The developemnt of standard interface specifications is based on the object model. This model is an object-oriented manufacturing process information model that is represented using the Unified Modeling Language. The model comprises objects on the necessary manufacturing information: artifact, manufacturing activities, workpiece, manufacturing equipment, estimated cost and time, and manufacturing process sequences. Major manufacturing activities include setup, workpiece handling, loading/unloading, and processing. This model is capable of describing the hierarchical structure of the information representing manufacturing processes of artifact by means of recursive definition in object-oriented methodology. Also, the model includes the representation of concurrent activities, alternative activitites, and parallel activities. Furthermore, this model provides software developers with the information foundation for developing new process planning systems such that software development time can be significantly reduced.
Citation
Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering-Transactions of the ASME

Keywords

artifact, interoperability, manufacturing information, manufacturing process, object model, product development, systems integration

Citation

Feng, S. and Song, E. (2001), An Object-Oriented Manufacturing Process Model for Preliminary Design and Process Planning Integration, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering-Transactions of the ASME (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created April 30, 2001, Updated October 12, 2021