Development of Planning System for the Machining of Molds and Dies
Recently, the demand of shortening the period of development of Mold and Die and the demand of reducing costs are increasing more and more with the shortening of the life cycle of products. In such a situation, Production workplaces for Molds and Dies need development of the environment that more efficiently produces a product with higher added value. Therefore, development of a high performance machine tool and automation of manufacturing by using computer support are more important. However, the determination of the machining process still depends on the experience of the workers and the past actual results. In this work, support of the computer is not fully developed. In this research, we develop process-planning systems for the machining of Molds and Dies (Mill-Plan) as one of the technologies, which solves such a problem. This report reports the result applied to the composition of this system, and some examples.