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A National Repository for Design and Process Planning



William Regli, Daniel M Gaines


The Design, Planning and Assembly Repository is an effort at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) joining government agencies, industry, and academia to provide a library of example data for use by the research community. The ascendancy of the Internet and the World Wide Web has provided the communication medium to build vital online libraries having wide user-bases and access and it is the goal of the Repository to give researchers access to a wide variety of problems taken from industry? thus improving the base of common working knowledge for the community and giving students access to challengidg and high-impact problems. The Repository will also provide a focal point for collaboration, allowing researchers to post challenge problems to a wide audience, share results, or perform larger-scale experiments requiring bigger data sets with industrially relevant data. It is our belief that establishment of this Internet-enabled communal library will hasten advances in manufacturing process planning, feature recognition, and assembly planning.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the National Science Foundation Design and Manufacturing Grantees Conference
Conference Dates
January 6-9, 1997
Conference Location
Seattle, WA, USA


Assembly Planning, Design, Process Planning


Regli, W. and Gaines, D. (1997), A National Repository for Design and Process Planning, Proceedings of the National Science Foundation Design and Manufacturing Grantees Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, [online], (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created December 31, 1996, Updated October 12, 2021