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Selected Papers About CAPP (Part1)

Posted by smartcapp on February 23, 2009


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1. Handout CAPP by Dr TC Chang – Purdue University

Overview : Process planning is also called: manufacturing planning, process planning, material processing, process engineering, and machine routing. Which machining processes and parameters are to be used (as well as those machines capable of performing these processes) to convert (machine) a piece part from its initial form to a final form predetermined (usually by a design engineer) from an engineering drawing.  downloads handout capp

2. Computer Aided Process Planning Berdasar Pada Desain Berbasis Feature oleh Isa Setiasyah Toha (LSP ITB) & Hadeli (LSP Unika Parahyangan) downloads paper sp4_b13

Abstrak : Aktivitas pembuatan suatu produk, akan melalui beberapa tahap, yaitu : desain, perencanaan proses, perencanaan produksi dan proses produksi. Untuk mencapai suatu kapabilitas manufaktur yang tangkas, integrasi antar tahap tersebut merupakan suatu keharusan. Oleh karena itu penyelesaian pada masing- masing tahap harus diselaraskan sedemikian rupa sehingga membentuk suatu integrasi yang kokoh. Dengan CAPP ini akan dapat menentukan operasi pemesinan, pengurutan operasi pemesinan, pemilihan cutting tool, pemilihan mesin, penentuan setup, perhitungan parameter pemotongan, perencanaan gerak pahat dan pembuatan program NC(Numerical Control).

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What is API??

Posted by smartcapp on February 19, 2009

apiFrom Webopedia : a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. A good API makes it easier to develop a program by providing all the building blocks. A programmer then puts the blocks together.

Most operating environments, such as MS-Windows, provide an API so that programmers can write applications consistent with the operating environment. Although APIs are designed for programmers, they are ultimately good for users because they guarantee that all programs using a common API will have similar interfaces. This makes it easier for users to learn new programs.

From Wikipedia : An API (Application Programming Interface) is a basic library consisting of interfaces, functions, classes, structures, enumerations, etc. for building a software application. An API is an interface used by development teams to interact with the software. It is very helpful for customizing the software or enhancing the needs for a software application. On a day to day basis, a lot of system- defined and user- defined functions/methods/classes become available within the API. As the list of these functions or classes increase, it becomes very tedious for developers to keep track or remember all the functions and the parameters defined. Hence, the API writers are responsible for the API content used for building such software applications.

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CAPP : from

Posted by smartcapp on February 14, 2009


Process planning translates design information into the process steps and instructions to efficiently and effectively manufacture products. As the design process is supported by many computer-aided tools, computer-aided process planning (CAPP) has evolved to simplify and improve process planning and achieve more effective use of manufacturing resources.

Process Planning

Process planning encompasses the activities and functions to prepare a detailed set of plans and instructions to produce a part. The planning begins with engineering drawings, specifications, parts or material lists and a forecast of demand. The results of the planning are: Read the rest of this entry »

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