Generation of Sequence of Machining Operations Through Visualization of End Product
Geometric modeling in a computer facilitates spatial visualization of the component. This visualization is applied for generating the manufacturing process sequence of the component. In the present work, a generic procedure for generating machining process sequence through spatial visualization is proposed and specifically applied onto a case study of connecting rod manufacturing. A graphical tree approach is adopted for identification of locating surface for succeeding machining operations. Cluster diagram groups the similar machining operations in order to simplify the machining information flow and lays the foundation for the machining process route. The spatially visualized process sequencing (SVPS) procedure charted in this paper helps the process engineers in charting the manufacturing process sequence in the design stage and before production of the component. The present study employs the spatially visualized computer-aided geometric model, rooted tree graph and cluster diagram for the industrial case study on connecting rod process sequencing.
KeywordsSpatial visualization Machining process sequence Cluster diagram Spatially visualized computer aided process sequencing