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STEP File Analyzer and Viewer User Guide (Update 7)

October 13, 2021
Author(s)
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

SHARING STANDARDIZED COMPOSITE MATERIAL DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING INFORMATION

September 1, 2021
Author(s)
Allison Barnard Feeney, Keith A. Hunten
Composite structures have been developed for use in aerospace, automotive, sports and marine industries since the early 1940s. Compared to conventional metallic structures, high-performance composite structures provide benefits such as decreased weight and

Assessing Industrial Robot agility through international competitions

August 31, 2021
Author(s)
Anthony Downs, Zeid Kootbally, William Harrison, Pavlo Piliptchak, Brian Antonishek, Murat Aksu, Craig I. Schlenoff
Manufacturing and Industrial Robotics have reached a point where in order to be more useful to small and medium sized manufacturers, the systems must become more agile and able to adapt to changes in the environment. This paper describes the process for

Quantifying Machining Process Inventories In Detailed Design

August 24, 2021
Author(s)
William Z. Bernstein, Till Boettjer, Deverajan Ramanujan
This paper quantifies machining process inventories based on commonly used techniques in various stages of the detailed design process. We investigate variabilities in process inventories between these techniques and their relation to manufacturing process

Visualizing Model-based Product Definitions in Augmented Reality

August 23, 2021
Author(s)
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

Ultraviolet Radiation Technologies and Healthcare Associated Infections: Standards and Metrology Needs

August 20, 2021
Author(s)
Dianne L. Poster, C Cameron Miller, Richard Martinello, Norman Horn, Michael T. Postek, Troy Cowan, Yaw S. Obeng, John J. Kasianowicz
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted an international workshop on ultraviolet-C (UV-C) disinfection technologies on January 14 – 15, 2020 in Gaithersburg, Maryland in collaboration with the International Ultraviolet Association

Advancing the Accuracy of Computational Models for Double-sided Incremental Forming

July 11, 2021
Author(s)
Newell Moser, Dohyun Leem, Liao Shuheng, Kornel Ehmann, Jian Cao
Double-Sided Incremental Forming (DSIF) is a rapid-prototyping manufacturing process for metal forming that, for low-volume production, is competitively energy-efficient. However, controlling the DSIF process in terms of accuracy and formability is an

Adapting natural language processing for technical text

June 29, 2021
Author(s)
Alden A. Dima, Sarah Lukens, Melinda Hodkiewicz, Thurston Sexton, Michael Brundage
Despite recent dramatic successes, Natural Language Processing (NLP) is not ready to address a variety of real-world problems. Its reliance on large standard corpora, a training and evaluation paradigm that favors the learning of shallow heuristics, and

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

May 11, 2021
Author(s)
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

A Visual Analytics Approach for the Diagnosis of Heterogeneous and Multidimensional Machine Maintenance Data

May 10, 2021
Author(s)
Xiaoyu Zhang, Takanori Fujiwara, Senthil K. Chandrasegaran, Michael Brundage, Thurston Sexton, Alden A. Dima, Kwan-Liu Ma
Analysis of large, high-dimensional, and heterogeneous datasets is challenging as no one technique is suitable for visualizing and clustering such data in order to make sense of the underlying information. For instance, heterogeneous logs detailing machine

Manufacturing USA: Rapid Response to COVID-19

March 23, 2021
Author(s)
Zahraha Brunner, Zachary Valdez, Donald Ufford
The report highlights the manufacturing innovation projects developed by the institutes and their partners across the country to combat COVID-19. Manufacturing USA network, comprised of federal agencies and their sponsored manufacturing innovation

Rethinking maintenance terminology for an Industry 4.0 future

March 22, 2021
Author(s)
Melinda Hodkiewicz, Sarah Lukens, Michael Brundage, Thurston Sexton
Sensors and mathematical models have been used since the 1990's to assess the health of systems and diagnose anomalous behavior. The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) increases the range of assets on which data can be collected cost effectively. Cloud

Guide for Environmentally Sustainable Investment Analysis Based on ASTM E3200

March 15, 2021
Author(s)
Douglas Thomas, Anand M. Kandaswamy, David Butry
This guide presents techniques for evaluating manufacturing investments from the perspective of environmentally sustainable manufacturing by pairing economic methods of investment analysis with environmental aspect of manufacturing, including manufacturing
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