21st Century Manufacturing: National Initiative For Product Data Exchange- Road Map Planning Guide

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DIANE Publishing, Sep 30, 1993 - Technology & Engineering - 225 pages
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Covers: framework, data and metrics; and tools, methodology and application. Also includes capability summary sheets on more than 50 critical technologies. Charts and tables.

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Page 10 - Product IGES Application Protocol (AP) specifies the mechanisms for defining and exchanging computer-models and their associated data for those products which have been designed in two dimensional geometry so as to be produced as a series of layers in IGES format The AP defines the appropriateness of the data items for describing the geometry of the various parts of a product (shape and location), the connectivity, and the processing and material characteristics. Excluded is the behavioral requirements...
Page 10 - The timely development and deployment of technologies is essential to satisfy such national needs as defense, economic competitiveness, public health, and energy independence.
Page 72 - Explicit draughting 202 Associative draughting 203* Configuration controlled design 204 Mechanical design using boundary representation 205 Mechanical design using surface representation 206 Mechanical design using wireframe representation 207 Sheet metal die planning and design...
Page 10 - ... instantaneous corrections and updates to operation and repair instructions. Supplier integration - Because the typical manufacturer actually produces only a fraction of the final product that it delivers to the marketplace, its suppliers must be equally efficient in reacting to rapidly changing demand. Traditional business relationships are based on serially distributed paper information.
Page 10 - The use of live organisms (or Parts of Organisms) to modify products, to improve plants or animals, or develop microorganisms for specific uses.
Page 10 - Maintenance and post-sales service has become an increasingly important part of the overall organizational strategy. The speed and efficiency of sustaining engineering support made possible by digital product data flows can greatly reduce the time as well as the cost of this activity.
Page 10 - ... problems. At the manufacturing stage, real-time feedback on process variables, made possible through digital product data, enables the process control necessary to assure high levels of quality.
Page 10 - The ability to quickly alter and validate product designs and then to automatically configure production equipment, along with the production control and inspection processes is needed.
Page 10 - ... manufacturer approving each successive step. Considerable time elapses between initiation of a procurement request and delivery of the desired components. Digital communications...
Page 10 - This goal may be divided into three categories: Customer responsiveness - Technology-based markets are becoming increasingly differentiated because more demanding customers are requiring customized or semi-customized products.

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