An Intelligent Decision Support Model for Optimal Selection of Machine Tool under Uncertainty: Recent Trends
Keywords:Machine tool selection, Decision support model, Neutrosophic MCDM, CRITIC method, ARAS method
Many scholars have been interested in the subject of machine tool selection as a result of the growing number of different machines and the continuous advancement of technology associated with these machines. The selection of an unsuitable machine tool may lead to a variety of issues, including limitations on production capacities and productivity indicators when taking into account both time and money from an industrial and practical perspective. The present strategy of selecting machine tools, known as multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM), relies on the subjective viewpoint the vast majority of the time. When selecting an appropriate machining tool, however, it is necessary to take both the subjective and objective points of view into consideration. This is due to the fact that the objective assessment accurately reflects the performance of the machine tools. As a result, the purpose of this work is to provide a strategy for selecting machine tools that are based on an innovative hybrid MCDM framework. The study was conducted under a neutrosophic environment and using triangular neutrosophic numbers (TNNs). In the beginning, the CRiteria Importance through Intercriteria Correlation (CRITIC) method is used to assess and prioritize the criteria set for the study. Then, the Additive Ratio Assessment (ARAS) method is applied to evaluate and rank four machine tools that were selected and used as alternatives in the study. The results indicate that the criteria of maximum spindle speed and linkage accuracy are the most important in determining the best machine tool. Also, the results indicate that the best alternative among the four tools used is FIDLA GTF-28. As a result, the requirements and priorities for research in the future are highlighted.