We are in the Standards Business 4. Create Commercial Translators 1. Create Standard 2. Prove Standard 3. Create Libraries Funded by research programs Managed by volunteers We are here Its time for here! 8. Maintain & Sustain Translators 6. Create Implementor’s Forum 5. Deploy on Pilot Programs 7. Deploy on Production Programs Consultants & Vendors Various Industries To be managed by Industry consortium To be piloted by supply chains
Process Interoperability Value Proposition IMTS on Thursday September 13th 1:30PM to 3:30PM • Present the value proposition • Use cases (NIST to moderate) • Boeing • John Deere • Scania • Airbus • How we resolve the problem • STEP-NC Translators to enable interoperability • What are your concerns and capabilities • Technical feasibility • Time commitment • ROI • Discussion
Action – send invitation letters • User letters/invitations • Boeing (Sid) • John Deere (Sid) • Airbus (Martin -> Alain) • GM (Sid) • Scania (Micke) • Volvo (Micke) • Army (Martin) • NIST (Martin) • Sandvik (Bengt) • Iscar (Doron) • P&W (Bob Erikson) • GE (Martin) • Vendor letters/invitation • Siemens (Sid) • Fanuc (Sid) • Dassault (Sid) • Mastecam (Martin) • GibbsCAM (Doron) • Pro/Engineer (Fred) • CGTech (Leon) First draft of invitation list for July 6thtelecon Second draft for July 20thtelecon Send letter with list of invitees on August 3rd
Value proposition for CAM users • Enhanced coordination with outsourcing partners. • Increased productivity and cost avoidance due to elimination of operator error and repetitive activity • Increased portability and data reuse • Enhanced data flow and increased data quality • Built in best practices • Significantly shortened product life cycle • Unambiguous process content (models are clearly defined as opposed to proprietary content) • Standard basis for part fabrication and manufacturing resources • Reduction of manufacturing flow time for: • Design • Inspection • Planning • NC Programming • Process planning now includes feedback data flow: bi-directional • Reduction or elimination of post processing
Project Sketch Scope Hole drilling Pocket milling Surfacing Process Depth of cut Overcut Feed & Speed CAM one CAM two STEP-NC CNC three Structure Project Workingstep Setup Resources Cutting tool parameters Simulation Four
Timeline for commercialization • Long term desired outcome • CAM systems read and write STEP-NC • Short term desired outcome • Hold meeting at IMTS (September 13th) • Hold first technical meeting at NIST on December 5? • Which vendors • CAM? • NX, Catia, Pro/E, Mastercam • CNC? • Fanuc, Siemens, Fidia • Cutting Tool? • Sandvik, Iscar, Kennametal, Ingersoll • Machine Tool? • DMG, Mazak, Hermle • Which Users • Boeing, Airbus, John Deere, Ford, GM, GE, P&W?
Strawman Plan • Team meets every 3 months • Read test parts • Verify data • Project goal – read STEP-NC file and create internal database with sufficient detail for immediate post processing • Cycle 1 – Drilling (6 months) • Cycle 2 – Pocket Milling (6 months) • Cycle 3 – Freeform Surfacing (6 months) • Users • We will prepare the test cases for each cycle • Vendors • Write software to read the test cases