Tool path of lathe machine in flexible transfer lines by using genetic algorithms

Rizauddin Ramli, Hidehiko Yamamoto, Jaber Abu Qudeiri

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In this paper, we present a new approach for tool path generation of numerical control (NC) lathe machine tools during the development of flexible transfer lines (FTL). The approach that uses a genetic algorithm (GA) can automatically generate a tool path of the NC lathe machine tools and decides the part reverse position by just giving the dimensions of a cylindrical type of the work piece. Conventionally, this reverse position is decided by an experienced operator because it was difficult to decide automatically in the FTL. The GA approach of our system adopts the moving points of the tool path as an individual. We propose two individuals expressions. The first expression is defined by adopting an absolute value of the tool path as absolute individuals expression (AIE) and the second expression is defined by adopting the incremental value of the tool path as incremental individuals expression (IIE). After some simulations, it is ascertained that our system is useful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-80
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Flexible transfer lines
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Lathe machine
  • Numerical control
  • Tool path generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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