National Advanced Manufacturing Testbed: A Distributed Testbed Enabling Collaborative Research between Scientists and Engineers at Remote Locations
David C. Stieren, Robert J. Densock, Mark E. Luce
The National Advanced Manufacturing Testbed (NAMT) is a distributed testbed enabling collaborative research between scientists and engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), remote industry locations, and government and university laboratories. The NAMT has been the primary platform for enabling the operation of the information-Based Manufacturing Program of the NIST Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory (MEL) since 1996. The NAMT supports the information technology (IT) needs of a collection of research projects focusing on technology, measurement, and standards issues that are important to the industrial sectors served by NIST.