Introduction to an integrated process planning model

Srinidhi Mallur, Jiannan Mei, Hong Chao Zhang

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Today's manufacturing systems are striving for a integrated manufacturing environment. Large scale applications of computer based technologies have given rise to classical problem of 'Islands of Automation' and lack of information integration. This paper aims at providing a framework for integrating these islands based on an Integrated Process Planning Model (IPPLAN). This integration will provide a common platform for integrated decision making and real time response to the dynamic shop floor conditions. Key functions like scheduling and process planning is considered as prime candidates for integration. A tolerance analysis based process planning model is also proposed as a part of the integrated system. We will also show how tolerance analysis will increase flexibility of the process plans and improve the real time response.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc Manuf Int MI 92
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)0791807630
StatePublished - 1992
EventProceedings of Manufacturing International - MI '92 - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: Mar 29 1992Apr 1 1992

Publication series

NameProc Manuf Int MI 92


ConferenceProceedings of Manufacturing International - MI '92
CityDallas, TX, USA


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