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Virtual Factory Framework: Key Enabler For Future Manufacturing

  • Paolo Pedrazzoli
  • Marco Sacco
  • Anders Jönsson
  • Claudio R. Boër

The global market with increasing competition calls for new strategies that strengthen the future manufacturing systems. This paper presents the underlying models and ideas enabling a new conceptual framework for the next generation of Virtual Factory implementations. The approach fosters four pillars: a standard extensible data model; decoupled functional modules, based on an object oriented Virtual Factory paradigm; an event driven paradigm at the core of abstract objects management; the integration of knowledge at different layers for the decoupled functional modules. The implementation of a Virtual Factory based on the presented framework, points to the usefulness when developing future manufacturing systems.

Keywords

Virtual Reality Event Manager Common Data Model Virtual Manufacture Virtual Factory 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Pedrazzoli
    • 1
  • Marco Sacco
    • 2
  • Anders Jönsson
    • 3
  • Claudio R. Boër
    • 4
  1. 1.TTS srlItaly
  2. 2.ITIA-CNRItaly
  3. 3.ETHZSwitzerland
  4. 4.ICIMSISwitzerland

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