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  • A blueprint for the integration of future manufacturing systems into the new forms of manufacturing enterprises.
  • Competitive advantage from a more rapid adoption of advanced systems, processes and technologies.
  • More rapid and “right first time” establishment of manufacturing processes and networks of autonomous units through the application of new types of simulation methodologies and tools.
  • Greatly improved response times to changing customer needs through the adoption of new forms of modeling and simulation systems.
  • Defined the scope of the “Digital Factory” concepts
  • Developed an integrate-able set of models and simulators merging a bottoms-up view of the factory floor as found in NGMEs with a top-down view of the globally distributed virtual enterprises


Final Report- NGMS PHASE I, II, III


Project Outcome – NGMS PHASE II White Paper

Presentation IMS Vision Forum – NGMS

  • Researched metamorphic material handling systems which respond to varying demands in a flexible manufacturing system.
  • Developed prototype automatic guided vehicle (AGV) and support software
  • Method of Path-planning/Guide-planning proposed in WP2 and WP3 will raises efficiency of manufacturing systems.



Final Report – MMHS

  • Supports the Manufacturing System Engineering (MSE) process by integrating modeling and simulation platforms
  • Supports engineering and systems integration
  • Allows sharing of information generated by any one component amongst all components that may have an interest in that information



Final Report – MISSION




  • Integrates research and developments in VR, Simulation, CAD, etc., to create a suite of technology solutions for the Total Life Cycle modeling of the Industrial Enterprise.
  • Developed and demonstrated computer based VR systems for improving the factory operations of Process and Product Design, Plant Monitoring and Control and Training.
  • Addresses the organizational and personal issues relating to methods for improved training, working conditions, effects on the environment, skills, etc., through the application of VR technology.



Final Report (Japanese) – IRMA

  • Treats wood as a precious raw material
  • Developed comprehensive on-line quality inspection system
  • Moved from 2-D visual inspection to 3-D mechanical inspection
  • From appearance grading to strength grading



Final Report – INTELIWD

  • Global, systematic refined solutions for the design and production process based on product morphology analysis
  • Detailed evaluation and analysis related to production method of composite materials
  • Personalization/development of software tools for finite element analysis of composite materials
  • FEM simulation results matching, sensitivity analysis of FEA/FEM data obtained by practical laboratory experiments
  • Development and improvement of production processes for all project partners
  • Systemization and exploitation of composite technical knowledge



Final Report Executive Summary – INCOMPRO

Final Report – INCOMPRO

  • Researched assembly methods for large-scale structures, like houses, ships, etc.: From “construction” to “manufacturing”
  • Mechanization systems for assembly of large-scale structures
  • Application of autonomous agent to construction management in field factory
  • Construction of database to manage parts



Final Report – IF7 PHASE I

Final Report – IF7 PHASE II

  • Development of working optimization based on human factor for working evaluation system in human-oriented production
  • Computer Graphics and Visual Recognition technologies developed to reduce development costs
  • Developed new product life cycle concept “HUTOP Cycle”



Final Report – HUTOP

  • Developed “Info-Ergonomics”
  • Developed bone-based human model for 3-D ergonomic studies
  • Established human-oriented production systems to reduce labor accidents and health damage



Final Report – HUMACS

  • Developed discrete, continuous and batch manufacturing systems using reusable modular design.
  • Developed intelligent modules that reconfigure based on demand
  • Developed adaptive systems which can “plug and play”
  • Provides capability to integrate manufacturing and supply chains
  • Offers a migration path from legacy systems to fully distributed manufacturing systems



Final Report – HMS PHASE I

Web Site – HMS

Presentation for Phase I and II – HMS

Project Outcome – Holobloc, Inc.

Final Report – HMS PHASE II








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