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The Role of the National Institute of Standards and Technology as it Relates to Product Data Driven Engineering

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Author(s)

Howard Bloom

Abstract

The various activities of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the development of a Product Data Exchange Standard (PDES) will be discussed. The NIST activities will be described in terms of the unique position that the agency has in the area of standards and technology development in the United States. The NIST has an active role in participating in the formal development of the PDES standard. In addition, NIST is engaged in research & development programs involving information technologies necessary for implementing PDES and engineering technologies that make use of product data. Specific applications such as mechanical part fabrication are being used to provide a testbed for the validation and verification of PDES. The paper addresses how PDES can be used to implement needed technologies such as competitiveness. The combination of PDES implementations with concurrent engineering is called in this paper Product Data Driven Engineering.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 4078
Report Number
4078

Keywords

PDES, product data driven engineering, standards, product data exchange

Citation

Bloom, H. (1989), The Role of the National Institute of Standards and Technology as it Relates to Product Data Driven Engineering, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created July 1, 1989, Updated October 16, 2008