Proceedings of the 2017 Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Summit
Thomas D. Hedberg, Mark G. Carlisle
On April 3-6, 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted the Model- Based Enterprise (MBE) Summit to identify challenges, research, implementation issues, and les- sons learned in manufacturing and quality assurance where a digital three-dimensional (3D) model of the product serves as the authoritative information source for all activities in the product's lifecycle. The MBE Summit was co-sponsored by NIST, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and ASME. The 2017 theme was "Normalizing the Model-Based Enterprise." For the first time, there was an "MBE 101" session for attendees interested in learning about Model-Based Enterprise and the benefits MBE may bring to their companies. This report is a summary of the proceedings of the 2017 MBE Summit.