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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.
Advanced Manufacturing Series (NIST AMS) - 100-11
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model-based enterprise, manufacturing, digital thread


Hedberg, T. and Carlisle, M. (2017), Proceedings of the 2017 Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Summit, Advanced Manufacturing Series (NIST AMS), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 29, 2024)


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Created October 12, 2017, Updated November 10, 2018