A new type of computer-aided engineering environment is envisioned which will improve the productivity of manufacturing/industrial engineers. This environment would be used by engineers to design and implement future manufacturing systems and subsystems. the work which is currently underway at the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on computer-aided manufacturing system engineering environments is described. The NIST project aims to advance the development of software environments and tools for the design and engineering of manufacturing systems. The paper presents an overall vision of the proposed environment, identifies technical issues which must be addressed, and describes work on a current prototype computer-aided manufacturing system engineering environment.
Proceedings of the IFIP TC5/WG5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems APMS '93
Computer-Aided Manufacturing System Engineering, Proceedings of the IFIP TC5/WG5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems APMS '93, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821349
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