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NAMT Fremework for Discrete Parts Manufacturing: Industrial Review Roundtable



Neil Christopher, Selden Stewart


As a result of the review, we have focused and clarified the objectives of the Framework project as follows:analysis of specifications for relationships to existing standards and specifications and for internal consistency, testing and validation of specifications against manufacturing scenarios in the NIST laboratory setting, participation on industry-led specification development efforts, and participation on standards adopting bodies. The primary products of the project are publications and presentations about the results and process of analysis and testing. There is an emphasis on returning results to the source of the specification at an early stage. Because of the dynamic nature of the subject, we will take maximum advantage of Internet and Web technology to disseminate results. However, we are committed to making the same results available through meetings, papers, and articles. The purpose of this report is to describe the review process and the proposed project changes.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5924
Report Number


computer-integrated manufacturing, CORBA, framework, manufacturing execution systems (MES), object request broker (ORB), object-oriented technology, specifications, standards, testing


Christopher, N. and Stewart, S. (1996), NAMT Fremework for Discrete Parts Manufacturing: Industrial Review Roundtable, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed June 16, 2024)


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Created July 31, 1996, Updated October 12, 2021