By S. G. Tzafestas PhD (auth.)
Modern production structures contain many tactics and operations at quite a few hierarchical degrees of determination, keep an eye on and execution. New functions for structures are bobbing up from the synergy of machines, instruments, robots and desktops with administration and knowledge applied sciences. Novel structures are designed and placed into operation to fabricate previous and new top quality items with velocity, accuracy and economic climate. This booklet comprises over thirty papers that research state of the art and how-to-do matters, in addition to new suggestions. subject matters lined comprise: approach planning/scheduling and machine-cell layout procedure tracking, inspection, prognosis and upkeep Forecasting, optimization and keep an eye on layout and keep an eye on of robot computerized crane structures purposes: together with laser fabric processing, stereolithography structures, alimentary pasta tactics and automated/robotic highway development and upkeep. The publication explores key components and important elements, offers new effects and instruments which are appropriate to genuine situations.
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E. shape regions of specific significance in manufacturing method terms. An intelligent CAPP system should not rely on description of these regions by the user, but it should be able to recognise them The two schools of thought on this issue support either feature based design or feature recognition. The former obliges the designer to model the workpiece as a collection or even a sequence of manufacturing features. The latter extracts a sequence of such features according to pre-defined templates from a low level CAD representation, usually a B-rep solid model.
Generative CAPP relies on manufacturing knowledge captured in the system and not on standard process plans. Thus process plans are 'generated' from scratch. g. for sheet metal parts, forged parts, machined (or even turned) parts etc. . Another distinction is that between interactive and automatic systems. Interactive CAPP systems tend to rely on the user's decision based on presented information. Automatic systems minimise all user interaction. system intelligence, S. G. Tzafestas, Advances in Manufacturing © Springer-Verlag London Limited 1999 14 although it appears strange at first, can be manifested equally in either type, although interactive systems by definition rely on human intelligence, too.
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Advances in Manufacturing: Decision, Control and Information Technology by S. G. Tzafestas PhD (auth.)