Featured Image

About the 2021 AMT Technology Forum: Research By Industry, For Industry

The AMT Technology Forum will include presentations on the importance of industry standards, such as MTConnect and QIF, as well as the emerging standard for the digital twin, ISO/DIS 23247...
by Gail McGrew
Feb 17, 2021

The AMT Technology Forum will include presentations on the importance of industry standards, such as MTConnect and QIF, as well as the emerging standard for the digital twin, ISO/DIS 23247.

It is critically important that standards be used in manufacturing. Today, for example, both the Siemens NX and AutoCAD formats are used for design, and these vendor-based software programs are not unified in a single digital twin format (nor are they compatible). The manufacturing industry will be much better served by digital engineering data that conforms to unified standards.

The two key standards relevant to manufacturing are MTConnect and Quality Information Framework (QIF). MTConnect is a technical standard that describes the process of making a product by providing a semantic vocabulary for manufacturing devices. QIF describes the as-built geometry of a product and supports the concept of the digital thread because it is XML-based and can be easily integrated with internet applications. If all manufacturers used these vendor-neutral standards, the resulting uniform data would make product and system development and integration more productive, cost-effective, and efficient.

A new standard currently in development is ISO/DIS 23247, a digital twin framework for manufacturing that enables synchronized digital twin models of products and processes on the shop floor so that applications can easily make digital measurements with less labor and latency.

To see the full agenda for the AMT Technology Forum, visit https://www.imts.com/spark/ExclusiveConferences/AMTTechForum.html.

PicturePicture
Author
Gail McGrew
Writer
Gail McGrew is a project writer at AMT. She has more than 25 years of experience in B2B writing and content development for corporate communications, ...
Recent technology News
Entities working toward continuous improvement and smoother operations management as well as users, builders, and developers of additive, automation, subtractive, workholding, and metrology have been making manufacturing technologies change...
When it comes to digital twins and digital threads, there is no widespread agreement what they are and how the can be expressed in terms of data artifacts. This presentation proposes a standards-based definitions...
NSF’s mission is to promote the progress of science to advance national health, prosperity and welfare. To fulfil this mission, the ENG directorate invests in engineering research and education to foster innovations for the benefit of society.
Additive subtracts costs. Implementing automation and the details that aren’t automatically addressed. The machine vision community offers some clarity on future challenges and more. Recycling powder for additive. Standards make the digital twin real.
In his presentation “Manufacturing Digital Twins: Understanding Digital Twins and How Standards Can Enable Them,” Jan de Nijs, LM Fellow for Enterprise Digital Production, Lockheed Martin, reviews the formal definition of the digital twin...
Similar News
undefined
Technology
By Benjamin Moses | Feb 10, 2021

The concept of a digital twin has been around for ages and is most commonly defined as a representation of an object digitally. If you have created a CAD model of a screw, tool, or digital map of the manufacturing process, you have created a digital twin..

3 min
undefined
Technology
By IMTS | Feb 10, 2021

There are dominant winning streaks, and then there’s KTM Motorsports’ string of 18 consecutive wins in the Dakar Rally 450 cc motorbike category. Formerly known as the Paris-Dakar (Senegal) Rally, KTM won this 15,000 km, 17-day race every year from 2001...

3 min