InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 7 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM I - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleA generic system architecture for simulation based intelligent multi-stage multi-process machining system to achieve zero-defect manufacturing
Primary AuthorMuhammad Arif, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne
Other Author(s) Paul Xirouchakis; Ahmed Bufardi; Olcay Akten; Nesic Nenad; Roberto Perez
Pages 583 - 594
Article ID sdm14-056
Publication Date 01-May-16
AbstractZero-defect manufacturing paradigm is an important focus area to develop factories of the future. The technologies and methodologies developed so far to achieve near zero-defect manufacturing vary a great deal and are specific to the certain case studies or industrial applications. This paper proposes a generic framework architecture at the machining system level to achieve zero-defect manufacturing through integrated intelligent multi-stage process chain digital model tuned by the real-time extracted data characteristics in order to simulate and optimize the manufactured part quality. The key feature of this system architecture is its general applicability regardless of the nature of machining process. In this way, the proposed architecture provides a robust framework of software tools, hardware systems and quality feedback loops for application in any multi-stage machining system under dynamically changing environmental conditions to reduce part defect propagation across the process chain. It is envisaged that the implementation of this framework will lead to effective advancement towards zero-defect manufacturing.
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