Title: The use of process specification language for cutting processes

Authors: Laurent M. Deshayes, Omar El Beqqali, A. Bouras

Addresses: Laboratoire LaMCoS, INSA de Lyon, Bat joseph jacquard, Villeurbanne Cedex 69621, France. ' LIRIS, UFR d'Informatique, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon I, Bat 710, Villeurbanne Cedex 69621, France. ' Laboratoire PRISMa, Universite Lumiere Lyon 2, 160, Bd de l'Universite, Bron Cedex 69676, France

Abstract: Today, manufacturers have to adapt their industrial systems, more frequently respecting tighter costs and delays. The main difficulty is that the people and the software tools designed to simulate the manufacturing planning use different vocabularies than the people or software applications that actually implement the process plan. This paper uses the Process Specification Language (PSL) as a neutral and rigorous base for modelling basic concepts of cutting processes. Primitives ontologies are identified and defined and will be the core of future PSL extensions for cutting processes. Finally, an example shows how ontologies are used within a particular context.

Keywords: ontologies; PSL; process specification language; cutting processes; cutting modelling; cutting simulation; manufacturing planning; CAM; CAPP; process planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2005.007250

International Journal of Product Development, 2005 Vol.2 No.3, pp.236 - 253

Published online: 27 Jun 2005 *

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