Date of Award
Master of Science
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management
Dr. Tarun Gupta
Dr. Richard E. Munsterman
Dr. Frederick Chen
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP) has a key role in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) as an interface between design and manufacturing. Current CAPP systems treat process planning as a static function, and always generate the same machine and process combinations. Thus, these CAPP systems are inadequate for advanced manufacturing facilities such as Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS). This thesis presents research conducted for the design and development of a CAPP system called Alternative Computer Aided Process Planning (A-CAPP) which generates alternative process plans by interacting with production planning and machine loading functions to satisfy system capacity constraints.
A-CAPP is a variant approach based process planning system and it uses 21-digit KK-3 code as its input. Two salient features of the A-CAPP system are: (1) it interacts with production planning functions and (2) it generates alternative process plans. This A-CAPP system exemplifies the feasibility of the proposed system.
Gali, Rao T., "Computer Aided Process Planning System for Generating Alternative Process Plans" (1991). Masters Theses. 967.