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Spinning the Digital Thread with Hybrid Manufacturing...

by Thomas A Feldhausen, Kyle S Saleeby, Thomas R Kurfess
Publication Type
Journal Name
Manufacturing Letters
Publication Date
Page Numbers
15 to 18

Integrated process monitoring and feedback capabilities for hybrid manufacturing have shown potential as a test platform for the development and implementation of the digital thread. Hybrid manufacturing alleviates the implementation of the digital thread as fewer systems are involved for a broader base of manufacturing operations. Researchers have developed coordinated process monitoring architectures to capture and leverage various existing data streams in the hybrid manufacturing process and improve the quality of manufactured components. This work is fundamentally different because it shows how common communication structures that exist on any commercial CNC can be used to enhance CNC based manufacturing processes.