A system for resource efficient process planning for wire EDM
Efficient utilization of available resources for a particular machine tool technology is an important aspect of sustainable manufacturing. The objective of this paper is to present a method for efficient resource process planning for a Wire EDM Machine Tool System. For a given part information (required surface finish and workpiece height), the developed program automatically selects the feasible wires and generates the operation sequence and corresponding cutting conditions. The system then presents a multi objective framework consisting of both ecological criteria (waste generation, electricity consumption) and economic criteria (different costs and machining time) to suggest the wire which provides the best compromise solution for the considered criteria.