Architecture for agile manufacturing and its interface with computer integrated manufacturing

Z. Y. Wang, K. P. Rajurkar, A. Kapoor

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This paper presents concepts of an Internet assisted manufacturing system for agile manufacturing practice. It consists of a CAD/CAPP/CAM/CAA integrated Central Network Server (CNS) which links to local FMS, or CNC machines by means of cable connections. After a local user inputs the product information, the CNS can generate complete CAD/CAPP /CAM/CAA files and control the remote FMS or CNC machines to accomplish the whole production process. This system uses Internet as an interface between a user and the CNS and allows a local user to operate remote machines connected to the Internet. This paper also proposes to build a network of manufacturing database and a research database to improve the manufacturing agility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Aug 1996


  • Agile manufacturing
  • Internet
  • Server

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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