Accession Number : ADA327524

Title :   Virtual Company/Distributed Manufacturing Demonstration Project.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : WEST VIRGINIA HIGH TECHNOLOGY CONSORTIUM FOUNDATION FAIRMONT

PDF Url : ADA327524

Report Date : 03 JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The comprehensive demonstration task was intended to focus on the effectiveness of the Virtual Company/Distributed Manufacturing (VC/DM) concepts and procedures as a complete package or toolkit. Earlier demonstrations, by design, targeted selected elements of the overall package. By taking these concepts and procedures out of the controlled laboratory environment and applying them as an overall strategy to a full scale manufacturing center, we will gain valuable insights would be revealed into the strengths and weaknesses in the VC/DM model. As weaknesses became evident necessary improvements would be accomplished. This task includes six subtasks: (1) Selection of Partner(s), (2) Information Infrastructure, (3) Digital Interfaces, (4) Training, (5) Quality Assurance, and (6) Project Management.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, ROBOTICS, DEMONSTRATIONS, QUALITY ASSURANCE, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, VIRTUAL REALITY, TOOL KITS.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE