Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp 503–514 | Cite as

An integrated intelligent process planning system (IIPPS) for machining



A key component of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) is computer aided process planning (CAPP). Process planning in machining involves the determination of the cutting operations and sequences, the selection of machine tools and cutting tools, the calculation of machining parameters, and the generation of CNC part programs. Industrial structures in Norway are defined as small and medium-sized companies. The important fact is how well these companies use high technologies and resources in order to improve their production efficiency, product quality, and company competition in international markets. The concept of an integrated intelligent system (IIS) is created for this purpose. A prototype system, the integrated intelligent process planning system (IIPPS), is described for machining; it was developed on the basis of an IIS and constructed using three levels of effort: (1) AutoCAD, (2) dBASE III and (3) KnowledgePro. The system may be utilized not only by a process plann ing engineer in a company, but also by students of mechanical or industrial engineering.

AI CAD CAM CAPP CIM integrated distributed artificial intelligence integrated intelligent systems expert systems production engineering 


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  1. 1.Department of Production and Quality EngineeringNTNUTrondheimNorway

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