Systems Integration for Manufacturing Applications (SIMA)
The SIMA Program coordinates NIST research efforts to improve interoperability and data integration in the areas of:
Facilitating exchange of manufacturing eCommerce information across all levels in the supply chain
Manufacturing Product Data
Capturing and exploiting design data to improve reusability, manufacturability, and support over the entire product lifecycle
Developing open standardized formats to make scientific data accessible and exchangeable
The SIMA Program Office (SPO) focuses NIST's efforts to apply information technologies to improve exchange of engineering and manufacturing data. The SIMA program is managed from within NIST's Engineering Laboratory (EL) by the Manufacturing Systems Integration Division (MSID). The SPO, in turn, oversees research projects conducted by MEL and each of NIST's other six organizational laboratories.
More detailed information on the SIMA Program is provided in the SIMA Background page.