CLASSIFICATION OF RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS OF THE COMPUTER AIDED PROCESS PLANNING IN MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
The Computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP) systems are recently developed in manufacturing engineering to provide links between Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) systems. The CAPP systems are developed by considering the different issues of computer applications in production engineering. Optimization techniques can be applied to the CAPP to increase efficiency in part production processes. The energy consumption of part production process can be analyzed and
... be analyzed and optimized using the CAPP systems in order to increase added value in the part manufacturing process. Also, artificial neural networks as well as cloud manufacturing systems can be applied to the CAPP systems to share advantages of the different CAPP systems in different industry applications. Flexible process planning systems are developed using dynamic CAPP in order to cope with product varieties in process of part production. To develop potential energy saving strategies during product design and process planning stages, the advanced CAPP systems can be used. In this paper, a review of Computer Process Planning systems (CAPP) is presented and future research works are also suggested. It has been observed that the research filed can be moved forward by reviewing and analyzing recent achievements in the published papers.