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A Standards-Based Approach for Linking As-Planned to As-Fabricated Product Data



Moneer M. Helu, Thomas D. Hedberg


The digital thread links disparate systems across the product lifecycle to support data curation and information cultivation and enable data-driven applications, e.g., digital twin. Realizing the digital thread requires the integration of semantically-rich, open standards to facilitate the dynamic creation of context based on multiple viewpoints. This research develops such an approach to link as-planned (ISO 6983) to as-fabricated (MTConnect) product data using dynamic time warping. Applying this approach to a production part enabled the designer to make a more optimal decision from the perspective of the product lifecycle that would have otherwise been challenging to identify.
CIRP Annals-ManufacturingTechnology


Integration, Lifecycle, Digital Thread


Helu, M. and Hedberg, T. (2018), A Standards-Based Approach for Linking As-Planned to As-Fabricated Product Data, CIRP Annals-ManufacturingTechnology, [online], (Accessed June 25, 2024)


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Created May 8, 2018, Updated November 10, 2018