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1. The chemical, mechanical, and physical properties of 3-D printed materials composed of TiO2-ABS nanocomposites
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 3/1/2016
Authors: Zeeshan Ahmed, Matthew Skorski, Jake Esenther, Abigail E. Miller, Hartings Mathew
Abstract: 3-D printing has captured the imagination of many and has enabled a culture of ,makers.Š The ability of this process to generate intricate structures from polymer filaments has led to interest from home enthusiasts as well as laboratory scientists. ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=919883

2. Performance Evaluation of Human Detection Systems for Robot Safety
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 1/22/2016
Authors: William P Shackleford, Geraldine S Cheok, Tsai Hong Hong, Kamel S Saidi, Michael O Shneier
Abstract: Detecting and tracking people is becoming more important in robotic applications because of the increasing demand for collaborative work in which people interact closely with and in the same workspace as robots. New safety standards allow people to w ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917874

3. Strategies for scanning electron microscopy sample preparation and characterization of multiwall carbon nanotube polymer composites
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1200-17
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 1/20/2016
Author: Andras Vladar
Abstract: This guideline presents methods for the preparation and investigation of samples of multiwall carbon nanotube-polymer composites by scanning electron microscopy. It is focused on multiwall carbon nanotube epoxy composite, but the strategy shoul ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=919173

4. Benchmarking Robot Force Control Capabilities: Experimental Results
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 8097
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 1/7/2016
Authors: Joseph A Falco, Jeremy A Marvel, Richard J Norcross, Karl Van Wyk
Abstract: Metrics and test methods are needed to characterize the control capabilities of robots with both intrinsic and extrinsic force sensing. The availability of these benchmarks will motivate research product development, and provide a mechanism for repo ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=919650

5. Dynamic Metrology Performance Measurement of a Six Degree-Of-Freedom Tracking System used in Smart Manufacturing
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 12/31/2015
Authors: Roger V Bostelman, Joseph A Falco, Milli Shah, Tsai Hong Hong
Abstract: Multi-camera motion capture systems are commercially available and are typically used in the entertainment industry to track human motions for video gaming and movies. These systems are proving useful as ground truth measurement systems to assess the ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918302

6. Analysis and Optimization based on Reusable Knowledge Base of Process Performance Models
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 8094
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 12/22/2015
Authors: Alexander Brodsky, Guodong Shao, Mohan Krishnamoorthy, Anantha Narayanan Narayanan, Daniel Menasc¿, Ronay Ak
Abstract: In this paper, we propose an architectural design and software framework for fast development of descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics solutions for dynamic production processes. The proposed architecture and framework will ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=919001

7. Methods and Tools for Performance Assurance of Smart Manufacturing Systems
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 12/22/2015
Authors: Deogratias Kibira, Katherine C Morris, Senthilkumaran Kumaraguru
Abstract: The emerging concept of smart manufacturing systems is defined in part by the introduction of new technologies that are promoting rapid and widespread information flow within the manufacturing system and surrounding its control. These systems can del ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918288

8. Tracking Industry Operations Activity: A Case Study of US Automotive Manufacturing
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1601
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 12/15/2015
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, Anand Mani Kandaswamy
Abstract: Private firms, driven by competition, frequently achieve advances in efficiency on their own accord; however, there are often barriers to advancement that surpass the ability of any single firm. Additionally, competition, lack of communication, a ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=919272

9. INTEGRATING DATA ANALYTICS AND SIMULATION METHODS TO SUPPORT MANUFACTURING DECISION MAKING
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 12/10/2015
Authors: Deogratias Kibira, Qais Y. Hatim, Guodong Shao, Soundar R.T. Kumara
Abstract: Modern manufacturing systems are installed with smart systems such as sensors that monitor performance and collect data in order to manage uncertainties in their operations. However, multiple parameters and variables affect system performance making ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918497

10. Measuring and Representing the Performance of Manufacturing Assembly Robots
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 8090
Topic: Manufacturing
Published: 12/10/2015
Authors: Michael O Shneier, Elena R Messina, Craig I Schlenoff, Frederick M Proctor, Thomas Rollin Kramer, Joseph A Falco
Abstract: With the growth of robotic technology, there is a need for performance measures to characterize and compare robots and to help determine which features are most suited to a particular application. Robot systems are complex and involve a wide range of ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918369



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