Metalurgija (Oct 2011)

Development of the computer-aided process planning (CAPP) system for polymer injection molds manufacturing

  • J. Tepić,
  • V. Todić,
  • D. Lukić,
  • M. Milošević,
  • S. Borojević

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 50, no. 4
pp. 273 – 277


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Beginning of production and selling of polymer products largely depends on mold manufacturing. The costs of mold manufacturing have significant share in the final price of a product. The best way to improve and rationalize polymer injection molds production process is by doing mold design automation and manufacturing process planning automation. This paper reviews development of a dedicated process planning system for manufacturing of the mold for injection molding, which integrates computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided process planning (CAPP) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technologies.