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Title: An agent-based approach to STEP-NC CAD/CAM
Author: Allen, Richard David
ISNI:       0000 0001 3416 9777
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2003
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The search for automatic manufacture of components has been and continues to be a major goal of researchers since NC machines appeared in 1952. The ability to generate a NC tool path is now commonplace from CAD/CAM systems, but the technology used to program NC machines is still based on the original standards. Today under the IMS project named STEP-NC in Europe and Asia, and Super Model in the USA, industrialists and academics are collaborating to deliver a new data model for CNC machines entitled the ISO 14649 standard, informally known as STEP-NC. The author believes that the STEP-NC standard will provide software vendors with the basis to achieve this goal of automatic CNC manufacture.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Loughborough University ; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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