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Monthly Highlight for 9_01_10

September 2010 Highlight
NIST Journal Paper Top Cited for 5 Years

Shaw Feng, Keith Stouffer, and Kevin Jurren's paper on "Manufacturing Planning and Predictive Process Model Integration Using Software Agent," published on the International Journal of Advanced Engineering Informatics, is a top cited article from 2005 to 2010, according to Scopus citations.  Published in 2005, this paper provided insight on using intelligent agents as a means to integrate various manufacturing software applications. The agents are typically executed in a computer-based collaborative environment, sometimes referred to as a multi-agent system. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a prototype multi-agent system supporting the integration of manufacturing planning, predictive machining models, and manufacturing control. The agents within this platform have access to a knowledge base, a manufacturing resource database, a numerical control programming system, a mathematical equation solving system, and a computer-aided design system. Intelligence has been implemented within the agents in rules that are used for process planning, service selection, and job execution. The primary purposes for developing such a platform are to support the integration of predictive models, process planning, and shop floor machining activities and to demonstrate an integration framework to enable the use of machining process knowledge with higher-level manufacturing applications.

The work was funded by the Systems Integration for Manufacturing Applications program.

POC: Shaw Feng, 301-975-3551
Category: Recognition

Created October 25, 2010, Updated June 2, 2021