Professionals as well as researchers can benefit from this comprehensive introduction into the topic of setup planning, which reflects the latest state of research and gives hands-on examples. Starting with a brief but thorough introduction, this book explains the significance of setup planning in process planning and includes a reflection on its external constraints. Step-by-step the different phases of setup planning are outlined and traditional as well as modern approaches, such as fuzzy logic based setup planning, on the solution of setup planning problems are presented. Three detailed examples of applications provide a clear and accessible insight into the up-to-date techniques and various approaches in setup planning.
Provides a thorough introduction into setup planning and gives a step-by-step description of its phases
Presents different approaches on computer-aided process and setup planning
Gives detailed hands-on examples of state-of-the-art setup planning methodologies
Preface .- Process Planning in Machining.- Different Phases of Setup Planning.- Methods for Solving Setup Planning Problems.- A Fuzzy Set based Setup Planning Methodology.- Assigning and Fine Tuning of Fuzzy Membership Grades.- Fixturing Consideration in Setup Planning