The integration of conceptual process planning and early design stages is a
vital activity in the modern industrial environment. Since major manufacturing time is
committed in product specification and design, it is critical to be able to assess
manufacturing as early as possible in the design process.
In this research, an algorithm is developed to build an (Integration of Product
Design and Process Planning) system called IPDPP to demonstrate the integration of
conceptual process planning and design using manufacturing features. The developed
system (IPDPP) validates the calculation of manufacturing time using feature
technology. The application of the prototype system improved communication between
design and process planning. The (IPDPP) system has been tested on product (Shaft
8E-200) in State Company for Electrical Industries. It resulted in reduction of
manufacturing time.