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Research Issues in Process Planning at the National Bureau of Standards

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Author(s)

Peter Brown, Steven R. Ray

Abstract

Several years ago, the Automated Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) project was established at the Gaithersburg site of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). This facility is unique in several ways: first, all manufacturing activities are under direct computer control; second, all manufacturing data preparation systems and control systems are linked through a complex data administration and communication system; third, all manufacturing operations are carried out by robots and machine tools with a minimum of human intervention. This last constraint requires that all manufacturing data be complete and unambiguous. It was necessary to develop a process planning system which was capable of supporting the particular requirements and manufacturing capabilities of the AMRF. This paper describes the research agenda of NBS and its cooperative efforts over the past few years in the area of Automated Process Planning.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 19th CIRP International Seminar on Manufacturing Systems
Conference Location
, USA

Keywords

Automated Manufacturing Research Facility, AMRF, manufacturing, communication systems, manufacturing operations

Citation

Brown, P. and Ray, S. (1987), Research Issues in Process Planning at the National Bureau of Standards, Proceedings of the 19th CIRP International Seminar on Manufacturing Systems, , USA (Accessed June 12, 2024)

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Created September 30, 1987, Updated October 12, 2021