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Web-based Process Planning for Machine Tool Maintenance and Services

Web-based Process Planning for Machine Tool Maintenance and Services

Wan, Shan, Gao, James ORCID: 0000-0001-5625-3654, Li, Dongbo, Tong, Yifei and He, Fei (2015) Web-based Process Planning for Machine Tool Maintenance and Services. In: The 4th international conference on through-life engineering services. Elsevier, pp. 165-170. ISSN 2212-8271 (doi:

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Providing maintenance and services for high value complex products would extend manufacturers’ responsibilities and benefits to the products' whole usable life, and provide the opportunities to re-use or re-manufacture some failed parts. Sophisticated Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools in modern manufacturing systems are special products in that they are also used to manufacture other products, and their operation performance directly affects the quality of the manufactured parts as well as the performance of the entire manufacturing system. To ensure CNC machine tools’ consistent performance, appropriate and efficient maintenance and services are essential and this is more challenging as technologies become more sophisticated and the environment is more dynamic. Previous research was mainly focused on maintenance strategy and maintenance scheduling. Very little effort was devoted to providing operational guidance for maintenance process execution, i.e., providing service suppliers with detailed information about resources needed for maintenance such as tooling, consumables, materials and spare parts, as well as service steps including disassembly and assembly of the serviced products. In this project, planning maintenance operation sequences, schedules and resource allocation are the three main tasks for generating final maintenance plans. This paper will present a Collaborative Maintenance Planning System (CoMPS) which will manage information and knowledge to support decision making in maintenance process planning.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: The 4th international conference on through-life engineering services
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license
Uncontrolled Keywords: Manufacturing system maintenance, computer aided process planning, knowledge management
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Centre for Innovative & Smart Infrastructure
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 09:49

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