Beam search for sequencing point operations in flat plate manufacturing

Shayan, E. and Al-Hakim, Latif (2002) Beam search for sequencing point operations in flat plate manufacturing. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 42 (2-4). pp. 309-315. ISSN 0360-8352

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This paper considers point operations problems in which several operations need to be performed at pre-specified locations on a flat plate, by a CNC machine. This paper develops a new procedure based on previous termbeamnext term search methodology. The proposed method was tested using real data. The results show that the proposed method provides superior results over the current procedure used by an Australian company. The method significantly reduces the non-value added (travel+changeover) time.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version deposited in accordance with copyright policy of publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:21
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: beam; flat plate cutting; CNC path optimisation
Fields of Research : 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0102 Applied Mathematics > 010206 Operations Research
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/S0360-8352(02)00016-5

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