CAPP for Forming Processes
Sheet metal parts are produced from flat sheets on presses using special metal forming dies. Process planning for sheet metal parts involves complex decision making as the process plan is finally realised in the design of the dies which are capital intensive. Traditionally the process planning and die design are done by human experts having knowledge gathered by years of experience.
To produce consistent and reliable process plans and die designs in shortest possible lead times, Computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP) systems are being developed worldwide. In this, CAPP systems for Stamping and Drawing dies have been explained, in detail, in terms of their architecture, functional working and typical case studies.