Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Techniques for Process Planning: Extending SIPS to do Tool Selection.
Nau, Dana S.
SIPS (Semi-Intelligent Process Selector) was originally developed to use AI techniques for generative process selection. SIPS considers a metal part to be a collection of machinable features - and for each feature, it generates a sequence of machining process to use in creating that feature. It does this by reasoning about the intrinsic capabilities of each manufacturing operation.