Ethan Hollingsworth, Eric Holterman, Allison Barnard Feeney
Designed around Industry 4.0 based digital technology, flexible manufacturing cells are envisioned to comprise a variety of machines capable of peer-to-peer communication, learning, and adaptation with the end goal of creating a standards-based, brand-agnostic, autonomously managed work cell free of any human influence. In this project, CCAM developed a physical and digital flexible manufacturing cell built primarily on open standards and open-source technologies to address the opportunities and challenges of development of a strong communication framework, as well as the semantics and context to drive individual decision making down to the machine or controller and enable brand-agnostic interoperability. This reference implementation of a full digital and flexible manufacturing cell can be used for the further development of standards and technologies surrounding the digital thread and distributed manufacturing.
, Holterman, E.
and Barnard Feeney, A.
Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Cell, Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.GCR.23-046, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=956661
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