Chapter . Flexible tool management strategy for optimum tool inventory control

D. D’Addona, R. Teti

Department of Materials and Production Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Piazzale Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples, Italy


The design and functioning of a Flexible Tool Management Strategy (FTMS) paradigm for optimum tool inventory sizing of CBN grinding wheels for nickel base alloy turbine blade fabrication is presented. The FTMS is integrated in an agent-based tool management system as a domain specific problem solving function of the intelligent agent responsible for tool inventory sizing and control. The evaluation and comparison of the performance of the FTMS paradigm was carried out with reference to two real industrial cases of ...

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