Towards automatic planning for manufacturing generative processes

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Generative process planning describes methods process engineers use to modify manufacturing/process plans after designs are complete. A completed design may be the result from the introduction of a new product based on an old design, an assembly upgrade, or modified product designs used for a family of similar products. An engineer designs an assembly and then creates plans capturing manufacturing processes, including assembly sequences, component joining methods, part costs, labor costs, etc. When new products originate as a result of an upgrade, component geometry may change, and/or additional components and subassemblies may be added to or are omitted from the ... continued below

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CALTON,TERRI L. May 24, 2000.

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    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Generative process planning describes methods process engineers use to modify manufacturing/process plans after designs are complete. A completed design may be the result from the introduction of a new product based on an old design, an assembly upgrade, or modified product designs used for a family of similar products. An engineer designs an assembly and then creates plans capturing manufacturing processes, including assembly sequences, component joining methods, part costs, labor costs, etc. When new products originate as a result of an upgrade, component geometry may change, and/or additional components and subassemblies may be added to or are omitted from the original design. As a result process engineers are forced to create new plans. This is further complicated by the fact that the process engineer is forced to manually generate these plans for each product upgrade. To generate new assembly plans for product upgrades, engineers must manually re-specify the manufacturing plan selection criteria and re-run the planners. To remedy this problem, special-purpose assembly planning algorithms have been developed to automatically recognize design modifications and automatically apply previously defined manufacturing plan selection criteria and constraints.

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OSTI as DE00756163

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  • International Association of Science and Technology for Development, Cancun (MX), 05/24/2000--05/27/2000

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  • Report No.: SAND2000-1312C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 756163
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CALTON,TERRI L. Towards automatic planning for manufacturing generative processes, article, May 24, 2000; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707240/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.