Process Planning

  • George Chryssolouris
Part of the Springer Texts in Mechanical Engineering book series (MES)


When the design of a mechanical component is completed, it is usually documented in a drawing or a CAD file which specifies its geometric features, dimensions, tolerances, etc. In order for the design to be manufactured, a set of instructions are needed regarding the processes, equipment, and/or people to be involved in the manufacturing process. Such instructions are usually documented in an operation sheet or process plan (Fig. 4.1).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Chryssolouris
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  1. 1.Laboratory for Manufacturing and ProductivityMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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