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Design, Manufacturing, and Inspection Data for a Three-Component Assembly



Thomas D. Hedberg, Michael E. Sharp, Toby M. Maw, Mostafizur M. Rahman, Swati Jadhav, James J. Whicker, Allison Barnard Feeney, Moneer M. Helu


To better understand and address the challenges faced in linking all stages of a manufacturing and design process, an investigative fabrication process was designed and enacted as part of a collaboration between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC). This collaboration sought to test selected open standards’ ability to integrate the product-lifecycle stages of engineering design, manufacturing, and quality assurance through a thorough implementation of a small scale model-based enterprise (MBE). A dataset was generated as a result of the collaboration. This article provides details about the dataset and instructions for how to access and/or retrieve it.
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -


computer-aided design (CAD), manufacturing data, MTConnect, product assembly, Quality Information Framework (QIF)


Hedberg, T. , Sharp, M. , Maw, T. , Rahman, M. , Jadhav, S. , Whicker, J. , Barnard, A. and Helu, M. (2019), Design, Manufacturing, and Inspection Data for a Three-Component Assembly, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 20, 2024)


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Created February 12, 2019, Updated June 19, 2019