Although many software tools are currently available for manufacturing engineers, they do not work together and cannot be readily integrated. This lack of integration significantly diminishes the productivity of manufacturing engineers, reduces the quality of their work, and increases the time it takes to plan the production of a part. The Manufacturing Engineering Tool Kit project is attempting to develop an integrated tool kit. This tool kit will be used to generate a process plan for production and to validate the engineering data package and process plan prior to release to production. The application software tools are based on commercially available off-the shelf products. A Computer-Aided Manufacturing Engineering Forum held it''s first technical meeting to gather input from industry end users of these tools for use by the project. This paper describes the validation requirements for the engineering data package and the categories and types of data errors compiled from a need analysis by the industry end users.
concurrent engineering, data validation, manufacturing resource data models, product data management, virtual manufacturing
and Leong, S.
Computer-Aided Manufacturing Engineering, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
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