Process Optimization for Cutting Steel-Plates


M. Rothe, M. Reyer, R. Mathar,


        In this paper, we consider the two-stage three-dimensional guillotine cutting stock problem with usable left- over. There are two properties that distinguish our problem formulation from others. First, we allow the items to be rotated. Second, we consider the case in which leftover material is to be reused in subsequent production cycles. Third, we solve the problem in three dimensions. The optimization problem is formulated as a mixed integer linear program. To verify the approach, several examples show that our formulation performs well.

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	author = {Markus Rothe and Michael Reyer and Rudolf Mathar},
	title = "Process Optimization for Cutting Steel-Plates",
	pages = "27-37",
	booktitle = "Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES 2017",
	address = {Porto, Portugal},
	month = Feb,
	year = 2017,
	hsb = RWTH-2017-02862,


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