Implementation and Integration of Process Planning 821424

A Computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP) system is being implemented in the manufacture of rotating components for aircraft engines. The system provides a process planning data base and a set of computerized techniques, all easily accessible from a multiple function computer graphics work station. This paper briefly describes the use of CAPP as contrasted with the traditional approach to process planning. The development of the system, the technologies involved in its design, and the implementation approach are also discussed.


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