The Design to Manufacturing and Inspection project demonstrated the feasibility and development of CAD-to-CAM and CAD-to-CMM tools taking advantage of the 3D data interoperability groundwork previously established with CAD-to-CAD. The enhanced interoperability will significantly
The information flow (shown below) utilizes a CAD model with PMI that is translated from native CAD to STEP. The STEP file was then imported by the CAM system, which uses a Parasolid kernel. In addition, the STEP file was ported to an extended version of ACIS that was imported by the CMM system, which uses an ACIS kernel.
The project tasks included:
The project was a collaborative effort by a team comprised of NIST, ITI TranscenData, Rockwell Collins, CT CoreTechnologie, Advanced Collaboration Consulting Resources LLC, CNC Software Inc., Mitutoyo America Corp., and Geater Machining and Manufacturing, Co.