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Integrated Automated Process Planning System

Objective



Objectives and content

This proposal is based on the user requirements having been obtained on consensus during the pilot phase of the AIT Initiative (EP7704). This initiative aims to push forward the competitiveness of European Industry in Design and Manufacturing processes in key industrial sectors through the appropriate integration of Information Technology.

Process planning has been identified by the AIT Pilot phase to be a complex, important domain of the manufacturing engineering business process. Hence the application of up-to-date computer support has the potential to provide substantial improvement. resulting in better quality process plans with less effort of resources and in 3 shorter time.

The development and validation of an integrated, automated process planning system will be the key 10 tap this source of rationalisation. Important elements to be covered by this activities are:

- the full integration with adjacent systems like Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP),
- the capabiliy to learn by applying achieved results to similar new tasks, - the extensive utilisation of the services of the AIT Information Technology Reference Model (1TRM).

Particularly the complementing AIT-activities towards feature-based product modelling (with the product definition accessable in STEP format) can only be fully exploited, when equivalent procedures are applied for transforming these product data into the manufacturing model. describing the suitable processes and other more detailed information of their performance. The close co-ordination of these two related fields of activities (beyond the regular AIT co-ordination) will be safeguarded through the joint project co-ordinator AEG. Due to the more IT-dominated nature of the feature-based modelling, that proposal will be submitted against the appropriate task (liM 8.2) of the ESPRIT workprogramme.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Allgemeine Elektrizitäts Gesellschaft
Address
1,Theodor-stern-kai 1
60596 Frankfurt-am-main
Germany

Participants (13)

Alenia Aerospazio Un'Azienda Finmeccanica SpA
Italy
Address
Corso Marche 41
10146 Torino
British Aerospace Aerostructures Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Filton House Filton
BS99 7AR Bristol
CN Industries Tell
France
Address
254,Rue Francis De Pressensé
69625 Villeurbanne
Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA
Spain
Address
S/n,avenida Garcia Morato
41011 Sevilla
Danobat S.Coop. Ltda
Spain
Address
21,Arriaga Kalea
20870 Elgoibar
Debis Systemhaus Engineering GmbH
Germany
Address
13,Erich-herion-strasse
70736 Fellbach
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen Nürnberg
Germany
Address
7-9,Egerlandstraùe
91058 Erlangen
GIE PSA Peugeot Citroën
France
Address
75,Route De Gisy
78140 Vélizy Villacoublay
Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée
France
Address

63175 Aubière
Lucas Applied Technology Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Stratford Road
B90 3JJ Solihull
PS Group BV
Netherlands
Address
2,Radioweg
1324 KW Almere Stad
Pafec Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Strelley Hall Main Street
NG8 6PE Nottingham
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham