STEP-NC compliant process planning as an enabler for adaptive global manufacturing

A. Nassehi*, S. T. Newman, R. D. Allen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Manufacturing firms are seeking more efficient methods of CNC manufacture. ISO14649 informally known as STEP-NC has been proposed as a high-level hierarchical manufacturing information model as a replacement for the low-level machining instructions of ISO6983 and RS274D. In this paper, the applicability of STEP-NC as an enabler for creating an adaptive global manufacturing system is examined. The overall framework of the system is presented followed by an outline of its information requirements. Suitability of STEP-NC to support each requirement is then studied with the necessary additions highlighted. Finally, a test component is used in conjunction with a prototype of the advanced global manufacturing system to demonstrate the applicability of the STEP-NC standard to support manufacturing information in such a system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)456-467
Number of pages12
JournalRobotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
Volume22
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

Keywords

  • CAD
  • CAM
  • CNC
  • Information modelling
  • Integrated manufacturing
  • STEP-NC

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