Title: Collaborative design and manufacturing process planning in tooling industry

Authors: X.H. Wang, X.G. Ming, J.Q. Yan, W.F. Lu, Q.J. Peng

Addresses: CIM Institute, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Minhan District, Shanghai, 200240, PR China. ' CIM Institute, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Minhan District, Shanghai, 200240, PR China. ' CIM Institute, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Minhan District, Shanghai, 200240, PR China. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Center for Design Technology, National University of Singapore, 9 Engineering Drive 1, 117576, Republic of Singapore. ' Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Abstract: Manufacturing process planning plays a significant role by providing collaborative integration capabilities, from design to manufacturing. This situation is more acute in the tooling production industry, which is characterised by short lead-time and frequent dynamic customer requirements. A framework for collaborative integration between computerised design and manufacturing has been developed to support the integration of product design with manufacturing process planning. A prototype system based on this framework has been developed and tested in a tooling job shop with satisfactory results. The integration framework is also expected to be effectively applied in other similar enterprise application domains.

Keywords: collaborative integration; distributed integration; computer-aided process planning; CAPP; computer-aided design; CAD; tooling production; product design; tooling job shops.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2007.015727

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2007 Vol.30 No.3, pp.221 - 234

Available online: 10 Nov 2007 *

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