STEP based Finish Machining CAPP system

Arivazhagan, A., Mehta, N.K. and Jain, P.K., 2012. STEP based Finish Machining CAPP system. In: ICMLPR 2012: International Conference on Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Penang, Malaysia, 6-7 December 2012, Penang.


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This research paper presents various methodologies developed in a STEP based Computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP) system named "Finish Machining – CAPP" (FM-CAPP). It is developed to generate automatic process plans for finish machining prismatic parts. It is designed in a modular fashion consisting of three main modules, namely (i) Feature Recognition module (FRM) (ii) Machining Planning Module (MPM) and (iii) Setup Planning Module (SPM). The FRM Module analyses the geometrical and topological information of the inputted part in STEP AP 203/AP214 formats, and generates a text file with full dimensional details of features and machinable volumes. It is then passed on to the MPM for the selection of best suited machining process. Here, the selection is based on a 7 stage elimination strategy considering major manufacturing factors. After machining planning, the task of selecting the best suited setup is implemented in the SPM module. When these tasks are completed, the system generates the process-planning sheet containing the details of feature, finish cut machinable volume, machining processes with the cutting tool/ media, process parameters and the setup required for machining.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Arivazhagan, A., Mehta, N.K. and Jain, P.K.
Publisher: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Date: 2012
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:26
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 10:26

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