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Initial Manufacturing Exchange Specification (IMES), IMES Concept Document for Manufacturing Systems Integration

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Author(s)

Sharon J. Kemmerer, James E. Fowler

Abstract

Manufacturing Exchange Specification (IMES) is the specification of an interface between software to be used as a means of improving interoperability between independently developed manufacturing software systems. These specifications will be developed under the auspices of NIST's Systems Integration for Manufacturlog Applications (SIMAj Program. Working in conjunction with industry and with standards-making bodies, projects within the SIMA Program are developing solutions supporting manufacturing activities for mechanical products, electrical products, plant construction, and other a areas. This document provides the characteristics of an IMES and describes the process by which an IMES is developed.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5978
Report Number
5978

Keywords

data exchange, IMES, information standards, integration, interfaces, manufacturing, software applications

Citation

Kemmerer, S. and Fowler, J. (1997), Initial Manufacturing Exchange Specification (IMES), IMES Concept Document for Manufacturing Systems Integration, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.5978 (Accessed June 19, 2024)

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Created February 1, 1997, Updated November 10, 2018