A Multi-process Manufacturing Approach Based on STEP-NC Data Model

Conference paper


Multi-process manufacturing calls for various competences and expertise. STEP-NC object-oriented approach proposes to unify several manufacturing processes in a common data model. Furthermore, CNC controllers are fully integrated into CAD/CAM/CNC numerical data chain. Thus, next generation of CNC machine tools promises to be more open, intelligent and interoperable. This chapter first proposes a simulation and optimization model for multi-process manufacturing environments by using STEP-NC. Then, a practical implementation of the developed concepts is carried out on the manufacturing equipments of the laboratory.


Multi-process manufacturing – STEP – STEP-NC – Process planning Simulation – Extended CNC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ecole Centrale de Nantes, IRCCyN UMR CNRS 6597Nantes Cedex 3France

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