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Process Planning in Manufacturing-Definition with Suitable Steps

Process Planning in Manufacturing-Definition with Suitable Steps:Process planning can be defined as an act of preparing processing documentation for the manufacturing of a piece, part or an assembly is called as Process Planning.In this article,I am going to publish about the Definition with suitable steps involved in Process Planning(PP).

Process Planning in Manufacturing-Definition with Suitable Steps
Process Planning in Manufacturing-Definition with Suitable Steps

Process Planning in Manufacturing-Suitable Steps:

  •          Analysis of part requirements
  •           Selection of raw work piece
  •          Determining manufacturing operations and their sequences
  •          Selection of machine tools
  •          Selection of tools, work holding devices, and inspection equipment
  •          Determining machine conditions (cutting speed, feed and depth of cut)
  •          Manufacturing times (setup time, lead time, and processing time).
 
Two important areas in the life cycle of a product are design and manufacturing. Process planning serves as an integration link between design and manufacturing. i.e.
  • Process Planning in Design
  • Process Planning in Manufacturing
Process planning consists of preparing a set of instructions that describe how to fabricate a part or build an assembly which will satisfy engineering design specifications.

 

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The resulting set of instructions may include any or all of the following:

  •           operation sequence
  •            machines
  •           tools
  •           materials
  •           tolerances
  •           cutting parameters
  •           processes (such as how to heat-treat
  •           jigs
  •           fixtures
  •           time standards
  •           setup details
  •           inspection criteria
  •           gauges
  •           graphical representations of the part in various stages of completion.
 

If the process planner’s productivity is significantly improved:

  •             More time can be spent on methods, improvements and cost-reduction activities.
  •            Routings can be consistently optimized.
  •            Manufacturing instructions can be provided in greater detail
  •            Pre production lead times can be reduced.
  •            Responsiveness to engineering charges can be increased

 

STEPS involved in Process Planning in Manufacturing:

  •            Analysis of part requirements
  •             Selection of raw work piece
  •             Determining manufacturing operations and their sequences
  •             Selection of machine tools
  •             Selection of tools, work holding devices, and inspection equipment
  •             Determining machine conditions (cutting speed, feed and depth of cut)
  •             Manufacturing times (setup time, lead time, and processing time).
 

The detailed explanation about definition with suitable steps involved in Process Planning in Manufacturing are shown below in the form of video.


                        

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