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Software for an Automated Machining Workstation



Thomas R. Kramer, Jay S. Jun


The National Bureau of Standards' Automated Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) includes three machining workstations. In the vertical workstation (VWS) metal parts are machined automatically from a design. A simple part may be designed and machined within an hour, allowing half the time for design input. Workstation activity may be divided into design, process planning, data execution, and physical execution. Output from one stage is input for succeeding stages. The system may be controlled by an operator or by the workstation''s Production Management Operating System (PMOS). The first three activity stages and PMOS are handled within a Sun computer in software written in LISP.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the International Machine Tool Show Technical Conference


Automated Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF), process planning, data execution, design, LISP, PMOS, production management operating system


Kramer, T. and Jun, J. (1986), Software for an Automated Machining Workstation, Proceedings of the International Machine Tool Show Technical Conference (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created September 1, 1986, Updated February 17, 2017