process planning


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process planning

[′prä‚ses ‚plan·iŋ]
(industrial engineering)
Determining the conditions necessary to convert material from one state to another.
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Target make all alternative variants process planning, as organized by sequence phase, scheduled and operations, this technological to steps different.
Process planning reflects design information into the process steps and architected.
Process planning and scheduling focus on single criterion optimisation to determine optimal solution.
With today's software tools for process planning and real-time process optimization, any mold shop with CAD/CAM technology is now positioned to make the transition to an all-electronic, low-volume line-type moldmaking process.
After we introduced our first automated system," Hazama said, "we quickly found out that it was really difficult for our customers to come up with an efficient process planning program.
In the field of sheet metal forming process plan design we cannot see so significant utilization of the automated process planning systems compared to the machining processes planning.
Computer Aided Process Planning (cAPP) represents activities leading to a creation of production documentation and the details of material equipment for the production process.
Main functions of Supervisory Inspection Process Planning include: inspection process determination; assignment of resources (instrument, equipment, machine, probe, etc.
Therefore, this is a function that includes process planning for processes that are different to machining.
For us, the AP 224--Mechanical product definition for process planning using machining features--plays an important role.
So by having the PPR model shared by all of the software, it is now possible for a user to greatly improve the efficiency of process planning and verification within the context of a collaborative engineering program: Use CATIA for product design, use that information for process development with the DELMIA aps, then have ENOVIA for purposes of communicating and managing information.

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