Finished part modelling in a computer-aided process-planning system

Gulesin M.

JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING, vol.7, no.3, pp.251-256, 1996 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf00118084
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-256


Computer-aided process planning (CAPP) is the vital link between design and manufacturing. An expert process-planning system called EPPSU has been developed to automate process planning and fixturing activities. The process planning system employs forward planning: i.e. it begins with the blank part and applies operations for each face/feature until it reaches the finished part model. After each operation the machined region is removed and a new intermediate model is generated. A part model description scheme called PONG has been utilized to represent blank, finished and intermediate models within the database. This paper explains finished part modelling within the process-planning system.