Research on the Supporting Technology for Design, Process and Manufacturing Integration
According to integration requirements of design, process and manufacturing in railway vehicle manufacturing enterprises, an integration solution centered at material quota and key technologies are proposed, which includes the data integration technology between PDM, CAPP, FastCut/Nest, ERP on the server layer; the Data Pre-process technology for design and process integration; the automatic nesting optimization technology meeting practical production requirements; the method to calculate material quota based on nesting optimized layouts; and the sharing of general NC codes. Considering automatic nesting optimization and material quota computing, a solution for split/combination data pre-processing and post-processing is proposed and implemented. And practical production conditions are taken into account in the nesting algorithm. All these technologies and solutions support the integration centered at material quota for design, process and manufacturing.
Xie Yi and Li Mi
X. Z. Mi et al., "Research on the Supporting Technology for Design, Process and Manufacturing Integration", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 129-131, pp. 1196-1200, 2010