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The Technical Program of the Factory Automation Systems Division 1992

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Author(s)

Howard Bloom, Larry Masters

Abstract

This report describes the 1992 technical program of the Factory Automation Systems Division (FASD), one of four technical divisions in the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory, within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory supports the U.S. mechanical manufacturing industry through research and measurement services that are oriented toward a modern automated environment.

The mission of the Factory Automation Systems Division is to provide a focus for national research and standards efforts related to information systems for manufacturing. In carrying out its mission, the Division contributes to the strength of manufacturing in the United Stated and to the ability of the United States to remain competitive in world markets. The Division provides leadership in the development of national and international standards relating to information technology and manufacturing systems to meet U.S. industry needs for the twenty-first century. The work is divided into four programs, Design Methods, Product Data Sharing, Systems Integration, and Life Cycle Applications.

Typical outputs for the Division include; draft specifications for future standards, journal papers describing research results, prototype software systems that demonstrate proof-of- concept, test methodologies for supporting the implementation of standards, and testbeds for use by NIST, industry, and academia.

Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 4856
Report Number
4856

Keywords

Design Methods, Product Data Sharing, Systems Integration, Life Cycle Applications, manufacturing

Citation

Bloom, H. and Masters, L. (1992), The Technical Program of the Factory Automation Systems Division 1992, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.4856 (Accessed February 29, 2024)
Created May 1, 1992, Updated November 10, 2018