IJAT Vol.13 No.1 pp. 67-73
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2019.p0067


A Neural Network Based Process Planning System to Infer Tool Path Pattern for Complicated Surface Machining

Mayu Hashimoto and Keiichi Nakamoto

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
2-24-16 Naka-cho, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan

Corresponding author

May 29, 2018
October 9, 2018
January 5, 2019
process planning, neural network, complicated surface, die and mold, machining knowhow

Die and mold are necessary for the manufacture of present industrial products. In recent years, the requirement of high quality and low cost machining of complicated surfaces has increased. However, it is difficult to generalize process planning that depends on skillful experts and decreases the efficiency of preparation in die and mold machining. To overcome an issue that is difficult to generalize, it is well known that neural networks may have the ability to infer a valid value based on past case data. Therefore, this study aims at developing a neural network based process planning system to infer the required process parameters for complicated surface machining by using past machining information. The result of the conducted case studies demonstrates that the developed process planning system is helpful for determining the tool path pattern for complicated surface machining according to the implicit machining knowhow.

Cite this article as:
M. Hashimoto and K. Nakamoto, “A Neural Network Based Process Planning System to Infer Tool Path Pattern for Complicated Surface Machining,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.13 No.1, pp. 67-73, 2019.
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