This paper presents a comparative study of different artificial intelligence techniques to map a input-output relationship of a manufacturing process and optimize the desired responses. More in detail, these techniques were tested to model and optimize the impression die forging process. The present work aims to reduce energy, load and material consumption satisfying at the same time product quality constraints. A flywheel is considered as specific case study for the investigation. The size of the billet used in the forging process will be optimized so that the molds are correctly filled, and waste, forging load and energy absorbed by the process are minimized. The shape of the initial billet is a hollow cylinder and the parameters to be optimized are the billet dimensions (inner diameter, outer diameter and height) and the friction coefficient. The analytical relationship between input and output parameters was identified in order to choose the optimal process configuration to obtain the desired output. The input-output relation was mapped with different techniques. First of all a Genetic Algorithm-Neural Network and a Taguchi-Neural Network approach are described where genetic algorithm and Taguchi are used to optimize the neural network architecture. The other techniques are support vector regression, fuzzy logic and response surface. Finally, a support vector machine approach was used to check the final product quality.

Design of a high performance predictive tool for forging operation

Ciancio, Claudio;Citrea, Teresa;Ambrogio, Giuseppina;Filice, Luigino;Musmanno, Roberto
2015-01-01

Abstract

This paper presents a comparative study of different artificial intelligence techniques to map a input-output relationship of a manufacturing process and optimize the desired responses. More in detail, these techniques were tested to model and optimize the impression die forging process. The present work aims to reduce energy, load and material consumption satisfying at the same time product quality constraints. A flywheel is considered as specific case study for the investigation. The size of the billet used in the forging process will be optimized so that the molds are correctly filled, and waste, forging load and energy absorbed by the process are minimized. The shape of the initial billet is a hollow cylinder and the parameters to be optimized are the billet dimensions (inner diameter, outer diameter and height) and the friction coefficient. The analytical relationship between input and output parameters was identified in order to choose the optimal process configuration to obtain the desired output. The input-output relation was mapped with different techniques. First of all a Genetic Algorithm-Neural Network and a Taguchi-Neural Network approach are described where genetic algorithm and Taguchi are used to optimize the neural network architecture. The other techniques are support vector regression, fuzzy logic and response surface. Finally, a support vector machine approach was used to check the final product quality.
2015
Energy; Forging; Load; Machine learning; Optimization; Control and Systems Engineering; Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
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