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A Case Study for Modeling Machine Tool Systems Using Standard Representations



Maja V. Baerring, Guodong Shao, Moneer Helu, Bjorn Johansson


It is challenging to represent a complete machining tool system including geometric and kinematics information to support different decisions including purchasing, scheduling, and routing. A model of a fully assembled machining system in a neutral format such as STEP can help overcome this problem. Standard-based machine tool models will not only facilitate information reuse, but also enable model interoperability. In this paper, a case study is discussed to demonstrate a standard representation of a machining system including both component geometric and kinematics information. This standard-based machine system model can be imported to all CAx tools.
Proceedings Title
ITU Kaleidoscope 2020 Industry-driven digital transformation
Report Number
Conference Dates
December 7-11, 2020
Conference Location
online, US


Standards, Machine tool model, CAx tools, STEP, Kinematics


Baerring, M. , Shao, G. , Helu, M. and Johansson, B. (2020), A Case Study for Modeling Machine Tool Systems Using Standard Representations, ITU Kaleidoscope 2020 Industry-driven digital transformation, online, US, [online], (Accessed June 25, 2024)


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Created December 9, 2020, Updated March 31, 2022