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A State-of-the-Art Survey of Methodologies for Representing Manufacturing Process



Mary B. Algeo


Integration of design systems and process planning systems is vital to the competitiveness of manufactures and their ability to respond rapidly to market changes. In response to industrial needs, this report provides a state-of-the-art survey in technologies for the integration of product design and process planning. The survey includes high level industrial needs, available system integration architectures, process models, data models, database systems, and interface specifications. From the survey, this report highlights key problems and recommends an approach toward design and process planning.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5391
Report Number


design systems, process planning, product design


Algeo, M. (1994), A State-of-the-Art Survey of Methodologies for Representing Manufacturing Process, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 20, 2024)


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Created July 1, 1994, Updated November 10, 2018