Process Planning: Routing

  • Gideon Halevi
Part of the Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 59)


The purpose of process planning is to set a routing that will transform raw material into the form specified and defined by the engineering drawing. It is generally based on human skill and intuition. A routing, once set, may be revised only by a process planner. This robs the manufacturing system of its natural flexibility. The point of view of this book is that routing is a mathematical problem in combinatorics that does not require the expertise of a process planner. Therefore the task of the process planner is not to set routing but rather to generate a roadmap of possible processes, and let each discipline generate routing according to the immediate on-line manufacturing state. Such an approach makes manufacturing simple and efficient.


Feed Rate Transfer Time Process Planner Resource Selection Geometric Tolerance 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gideon Halevi
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  1. 1.Industria and Management TechnionTel AvivIsrael

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