Making CNC machine tools more open, interoperable and intelligent - A review of the technologies

Show simple item record Xu, Xun en Newman, ST en 2011-07-24T22:33:01Z en 2006 en
dc.identifier.citation Computers in Industry 57(2):141-152 2006 en
dc.identifier.issn 0166-3615 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract The aim of the next generation of computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines is to be portable, interoperable and adaptable. Over the years, G-codes (ISO 6983) have been extensively used by the CNC machine tools for part programming and are now considered as a bottleneck for developing next generation of CNC machines. A new standard known as STEP-NC is being developed as the data model for a new breed of CNC machine tools. The data model represents a common standard specifically aimed at the intelligent CNC manufacturing workstation, making the goal of a standardised CNC controller and NC code generation facility a reality. It is believed that CNC machines implementing STEP-NC will be the basis for a more open and adaptable architecture. This paper outlines a futuristic view of STEP-NC to support distributed interoperable intelligent manufacturing through global networking with autonomous manufacturing workstations with STEP compliant data interpretation, intelligent part program generation, diagnostics and maintenance, monitoring and job production scheduling. en
dc.language EN en
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Computers in Industry en
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dc.subject CNC en
dc.subject interoperability en
dc.subject STEP en
dc.subject STEP-NC en
dc.subject STEP-COMPLIANT CNC en
dc.subject ARCHITECTURE en
dc.subject SYSTEMS en
dc.title Making CNC machine tools more open, interoperable and intelligent - A review of the technologies en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.compind.2005.06.002 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 141 en
pubs.volume 57 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: 2005 Elsevier en
pubs.end-page 152 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 111459 en Engineering en Mechanical Engineering en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-10-19 en

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