Design-for-Manufacture and Manufacturing Process Planning:
Enabling the ĎMAKE-ITí Button
This project addresses basic problems in the application of information technology to engineering:
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Engineering Knowledge Repositories:
Storage, Retrieval, and Reuse of Engineering Knowledge
Geometry, in the form of 3D solid models, is ubiquitous in a diverse
array of fields including architecture, graphic arts, entertainment,
medical informatics, computer-aided design, and engineering and
manufacturing. In engineering, more than 75% of design activity
comprises case-based design.
This research addresses the critical need for improved computational methods for:
Network-Enabled Design and Manufacturing:
Convergence of Networks and Engineering
In 1996, US companies spent over $730 billion per year to operate design-manufacturing supply chains. It is estimated that collaborative engineering and supply-chain planning could have cut these costs by over $350 billion. This project focuses on the use of the Internet and advanced telephony technologies to develop new techniques and tools for collaborative design, supply chain management, and CSCW in engineering.
Sponsors for this research include the National Science Foundation (grants CISE/IIS-9873005 and CISE/CDA-9729827), American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T), Bentley Systems Incorporated, Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), and the State of Pennsylvania (joint with Carnegie Mellon University).click to go back to the top of the page