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Evaluating Sheet Metal Nesting Decisions
This paper describes models that estimate the cost and time of sheet metal punching when nesting (batching) orders. These models help decision-makers plan production and evaluate the impact of changing the nesting policy. ...
Using Neural Networks to Generate Design Similarity Measures
This paper describes a neural network-based design similarity measure for a variant fixture planning approach. The goal is to retrieve, for a new product design, a useful fixture from a given set of existing designs and ...
Reducing Manufacturing Cycle Time during Product Design
This paper describes an approach that can reduce manufacturing cycle time during product design. Design for production (DFP) determines how manufacturing a new product design affects the performance of the manufacturing ...
An Internet-Based Work Instructions System
The Black & Decker factory in Easton, Maryland, uses parallel, off-line assembly lines to produce multiple models in small, infrequent production runs. The University of Maryland and Black & Decker have implemented an ...