IPPS: An Integrated Process Planning Project

Samuel H. Huang, Jiannan Mei, Hong Chao Zhang, Steven R. Ray

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The past two decades have witnessed the development of many CAPP (Computer-Aided Process Planning) systems. From variant process planning to generative process planning, great progress has been made. However, due to the complexity of the problems involved, there is still not a truly generative process planning solution. Further, to make a generative system truly useful in production, the issue of integration must be addressed. In this paper, we introduce an integrated process planning project (IPPS), which is currently underway in the Department of Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University. Besides the general description of IPPS, we focus our discussion on using tolerance analysis for setup selection and process plan representation using ALPS (A Language for Process Specification).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSME Technical Report (Series) MSR
PublisherPubl by SME
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the NAMRC XXII Conference - Evanston, IL, USA
Duration: May 25 1994May 27 1994


ConferenceProceedings of the NAMRC XXII Conference
CityEvanston, IL, USA


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