This paper presents a case study in the use of the Internet as a medium for exchange of information and delivery of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) capability. The case study describes collaboration among researchers and staff at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and Thar Designss, Inc., a small business in Pittsburg, PA that designs and sells high-pressure fluid pumps. The objective of this case study is to identify the needs of small businesses in engineering industry in the area of Internet-based CAD/CAM services. The Internet-based interaction performed in this study encompassed various stages in an iterative product development process, consisting of design, data exchange, manufacturability analysis, and fabrication of a prototype.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 1998 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences (18th Computers in Engineering Conference), Paper No. DETC98/CIE-5520
Volume: Vol. 120, No. 1
Conference Location: Atlanta, GA
Pub Type: Conferences
CAD, CAM, Internet