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STEP File Analyzer and Viewer User Guide (Update 7)

October 13, 2021
Robert R. Lipman
The STEP File Analyzer and Viewer opens a STEP (ISO 10303 - STandard for Exchange of Product model data) Part 21 file and (1) generates a spreadsheet or CSV files of all entity and attribute information, (2) creates a visualization (view) of part geometry

Visualizing Model-based Product Definitions in Augmented Reality

August 23, 2021
Teodor Vernica, Robert R. Lipman, William Z. Bernstein
Augmented reality (AR) technologies present immense potential for the design and manufacturing communities. However, coordinating traditional engineering data representations into AR systems without loss of context and information remains a challenge. A

Defining requirements for integrating information between design, manufacturing, and inspection

May 11, 2021
Thomas D. Hedberg Jr., Michael Sharp, Toby M. Maw, Moneer Helu, Mostafizur M. Rahman, Swati Jadhav, James J. Whicker, Allison Barnard Feeney
Industry desires a digital thread of information that aligns as-designed, as-planned, as-executed, and as-inspected viewpoints. An experiment was conducted to test selected open data standards' ability to integrate the lifecycle stages of engineering

The Industrial Ontologies Foundry (IOF) perspectives

March 3, 2021
Mohamed H. Karray, Neil Otte, Rahul Rai, Farhad Ameri, Boonserm Kulvatunyou, Barry Smith, Dimitris Kiritsis, Chris Will, Rebecca Arista
In recent years there has been a number of promising technical and institutional developments regarding use of ontologies in industry. At the same time, however, most industrial ontology development work remains within the realm of academic research and is

A Case Study for Modeling Machine Tool Systems Using Standard Representations

December 10, 2020
Maja V. Baerring, Guodong Shao, Moneer Helu, Bjorn Johansson
It is challenging to represent a complete machining tool system including geometric and kinematics information to support different decisions including purchasing, scheduling, and routing. A model of a fully assembled machining system in a neutral format

An Analysis of the IOF Architecture – a Systems Integration Perspective

November 20, 2020
Boonserm Kulvatunyou, Minchul Lee, Megan Katsumi
The Industrial Ontology Foundry (IOF) describes its ontology architecture in the its charter wherein different types of ontologies are identified. These types ontologies are described at high-level in the charter. Their relationships and purposes are not


November 19, 2020
Maja Barring, Guodong Shao, Bjorn Johansson
The manufacturing sector is experiencing a technological paradigm shift, where new digital technologies can help digitalize product design, production systems, and manufacturing processes and generate more data. One of the essential technology concepts for


November 3, 2020
Evan K. Wallace, Farhad Ameri, Reid Yoder
Traceability of food products to their sources is critical for quick responses to a food emergency. US law now requires stakeholders in the agri-food supply chain to support traceabil-ity by tracking food materials they acquire and sell. However, having

Uncertainties for Machine Tool Modeling

September 30, 2020
Guodong Shao, William Stann
Machine tool models play an important role to support decision-making for machine tool procurement, process planning, and production scheduling in manufacturing. However, it is challenging to have a machine model that is accurately and dynamically

Open Standards for Flexible Discrete Manufacturing in the Model-Based Enterprise

September 23, 2020
Mark White, Eric Holterman, Tim Bakker, Larry Maggiano
The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing is currently constructing an open, standards-based flexible manufacturing cell. The manufacturing cell must take in a product definition, machine the defined part, inspect it, rework as necessary, and

Standard Connections for IIoT Empowered Smart Manufacturing

September 12, 2020
Yan Lu, Paul W. Witherell, Albert W. Jones
The use of Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) and related technology promises to transform manufacturing to the fourth Industry revolution era essentialized by "ubiquitous connectivity." IIoT allows new and unprecedented interactions amongst hardware

Connecting, Deploying, and Using the Smart Manufacturing Systems Test Bed

July 16, 2020
Moneer M. Helu, Thomas D. Hedberg Jr.
This report describes how different smart manufacturing standards and technologies, such as MTConnect, were integrated in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Manufacturing Systems (SMS) Test Bed to support the collection

Recommendations for Collecting, Curating, and Re-Using Manufacturing Data

July 16, 2020
Moneer M. Helu, Thomas D. Hedberg Jr.
This report provides general recommendations for collecting, curating, and re-using manufacturing data from both additive and subtractive processes. The intended audience includes researchers, technical-assessment personnel, and end-users who would like to

STEP File Analyzer and Viewer User Guide (Update 6)

June 24, 2020
Robert Lipman, Soonjo Kwon
The STEP File Analyzer and Viewer opens a STEP (ISO 10303 - STandard for Exchange of Product model data) Part 21 file and (1) generates a spreadsheet or CSV files of all entity and attribute information, (2) creates a visualization (view) of part geometry

Production Method for Machine-Readable Manufacturing Data Standards

June 19, 2020
Tim Shinbara, Russell Waddell, Moneer Helu
Standards to represent and manage manufacturing data are proliferating as industry rapidly digitizes. The existing global standards development paradigm for manufacturing data needs to shift to digital tools and workflows that produce machine-readable

Big Data Analytics for Smart Factories of the Future

June 18, 2020
Robert Gao, Lihui Wang, Moneer Helu, Roberto Teti
Continued advancement of sensors has led to an ever-increasing amount of data of various physical nature to be acquired from production lines. As rich information relevant to the machines and processes are embedded within these "big data," how to
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