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A Pattern Recognition Approach for Manufacturing Facility Compaction by Machining Function Combination Using Flexible Manufacturing Modules

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Shahrukh Irani, Jin Zhou, Heng Huang

Department of Industrial, Welding and Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 125(4), 740-752 (Nov 11, 2003) (13 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1596558 History: Received April 01, 2000; Revised November 01, 2002; Online November 11, 2003
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Five-axis machining center with tilting contouring spindle 3
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Four-axis turning center combined with a five-axis machining head for nine-axis machining 3
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Examples of how FMMs help to eliminate delay elements in product throughput time 8
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Machine tool classification system for design feasibility of multi-function FMMs 9
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Layout modules used for decomposition of the material flow network in any manufacturing facility 13
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Decomposition of a machining facility into a network of layout modules
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Algorithm for finding common_substrings in two operation sequences
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Grouping of similar common_substrings
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Clusters of similar common_substrings converted into FMMs, an FMC and cell-type layout modules
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(a) Decomposition of overall material flow network into layout modules (b) Facility layout for the jobshop based on Table 10
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(a) Layout of pilot cell that was implemented by the jobshop (b) Location of pilot cell in the overall layout of the jobshop

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