1999 Volume 17 Issue 4 Pages 508-518
Recently, the concept of "Manufacturing System" is strongly paid to attention in various kinds of industries. This concept is that all the design and manufacturing elements should be considered as one system to produce the products more efficiently. By such a change in industries, new development is demanded to the welding. That is, to promote the systematization and the computerization of the welding.
In this paper, two kinds of models are introduced to achieve the systematization and the computerization of the welding. One is "Welding Operation Model". "Welding Operation Model" is an information model by which information to execute the welding operation is expressed statically. By the data conversion of "Welding Operation Model", various information for welding facilities can be offered. Another is "Process Model for Welding Operation Growth". In this model, the relations between various design/manufacturing information and welding information are regularized, and the flow and the mechanism to generate welding information are described. By the use of these two models, welding information can be generated efficiently in manufacturing system.
Moreover, based on these considerations, prototype system for generating welding information is developed. This system is shown at the end of this paper.