Web-it-Man: A Web-based Integrated Tool for Manufacturing Environment
Dandekar, Swati V
Nau, Dana S
Ball, Michael O
Karne, Ramesh K
Baras, John, S.
Date: September 13 - September 16, 1998
Exponential growth in Internet applications and a need for a global access for future manufacturing demands web-based tools that operate seamlessly in heterogeneous environments. We present a Web-based Integrated Tool for Manufacturing that assists designers with a variety of CAD/CAM tools through a unified user interface. Web enabled system architecture is proposed for the future development of manufacturing tools. Design issues and research topics pertinent to this architecture are described. A prototype implementation based on this architecture and its current status is outlined. Finally, our research efforts in the development of this tool and some future research areas are identified.