A blackboard-based approach to concurrent process design of injection moulding

Chun Kit Kwong, G. F. Smith, W. S. Lau

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The concurrent process design involves the simultaneous considerations of product design, tool design, machine-selection, production scheduling, and cost as early as possible in the design stage, the main theme being to capture and handle a large variety and volume of knowledge. Knowledge-based system is one of the promising approaches to facilitate concurrent process design. In order to manage heterogeneous knowledge bases, an effective architecture is required to implement such a process design procedure, where more than one domain expert is involved. In this paper, blackboard architecture for concurrent process design is presented, a blackboard-based system for concurrent process design of injection moulding being developed and presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-263
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997


  • Blackboard system
  • Concurrent process design
  • Injection moulding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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