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Background Study: Requisite Elements, Rationale, and Technology Overview for the Systems Integration for Manufacturing Applications (SIMA) Program

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Author(s)

Edward J. Barkmeyer Jr., Ted Hopp, Mike Pratt, Gaylen Rinaudot

Abstract

This report documents the findings of a background study of industry needs in the area of manufacturing systems integration. The study was conducted by staff of the MSID (Manufacturing Systems Integration Division) as part of the FY94 MSE (Manufacturing Systems Environment) deliverables for the SIMA (Systems Integration for Manufacturing Applications) Program. The study identifies the technical obstacles faced by industry in developing integrated manufacturing systems, and provides a rationale and scope for the SIMA project aimed at overcoming them. An overview is give of various approaches to systems integration in the context of the computer-aided design and production of mechanical and electromechanical products. Existing and emerging standards are likely to play a key role in this process: these are also discussed, and details of potentially useful standards provided in appendices. The document is intended as a useful overview for software developers, vendors, system integrators and users of manufacturing software applications. Additionally, it provides a rationale for developing collaborative efforts between NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), industry, other government agencies, research organizations, and standards-setting bodies.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5662
Report Number
5662

Keywords

integration, manufacturing systems, product realization, SIMA

Citation

Barkmeyer Jr., E. , Hopp, T. , Pratt, M. and Rinaudot, G. (1995), Background Study: Requisite Elements, Rationale, and Technology Overview for the Systems Integration for Manufacturing Applications (SIMA) Program, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created July 31, 1995, Updated October 12, 2021