Assembly Process Planning
WHAT IS ASSEMBLY PROCESS PLANNING?
Process planning is concerned with determining the sequence of individual manufacturing operations needed to produce a given part or product. Process planning translates design information into the process steps and instructions to efficiently and effectively manufacture products.
BENEFITS OF ASSEMBLY PROCESS PLANNING
- Design the manufacturing assembly process while the product is still in the engineering department, gaining a head start in planning for tools, fixtures and human interaction.
- Validate the manufacturability of your product in order to avoid surprises and delays.
- Optimize your overall assembly process in order to speed manufacturing and reduce costs – even provide feedback to engineering in “design for manufacturability” (DFM).
Tools from Lattice Technology enable you to optimize your assembly process by creating a virtual assembly model for planning your manufacturing processes, while the product is still in design.