Product Design and Conceptual Process Planning Integration By Using Machining Features

Abstract

The integration of conceptual process planning and early design stages is avital activity in the modern industrial environment. Since major manufacturing time iscommitted in product specification and design, it is critical to be able to assessmanufacturing as early as possible in the design process.In this research, an algorithm is developed to build an (Integration of ProductDesign and Process Planning) system called IPDPP to demonstrate the integration ofconceptual process planning and design using manufacturing features. The developedsystem (IPDPP) validates the calculation of manufacturing time using featuretechnology. The application of the prototype system improved communication betweendesign and process planning. The (IPDPP) system has been tested on product (Shaft8E-200) in State Company for Electrical Industries. It resulted in reduction ofmanufacturing time.