Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcim.2006.02.008
Title: Towards a generic distributed and collaborative digital manufacturing
Authors: Mahesh, M. 
Ong, S.K. 
Nee, A.Y.C. 
Fuh, J.Y.H. 
Zhang, Y.F. 
Keywords: Adaptable framework
Distributed manufacturing
Functional agents
Multi-agent system
Issue Date: Jun-2007
Source: Mahesh, M., Ong, S.K., Nee, A.Y.C., Fuh, J.Y.H., Zhang, Y.F. (2007-06). Towards a generic distributed and collaborative digital manufacturing. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing 23 (3) : 267-275. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcim.2006.02.008
Abstract: A framework for distributed manufacturing is proposed to facilitate collaborative product development and production among geographically distributed functional agents using digitalized information. Considering the complexity of products created in a distributed manufacturing scenario, it often requires close collaborations among a number of facilities. In this research work, various functional agents, such as the manufacturability evaluation agent (MEA), manufacturing resource agent (MRA), process-planning agent (PPA), manufacturing scheduling agent (MSA), shop floor agent (SFA), fault diagnosis agent (FDA), etc., can interact coherently for distributed manufacturing. With specific agents having unique functionalities, a manufacturing managing agent (MMA) acts as the centre of this distributed manufacturing system. The MMA agent assists the specific agents' to work seamlessly and also to collaborate closely with the participating agents. In this way, the production cycle of a part can be optimized from product design to final manufacturing since all the production procedures are considered logically and every procedure is correlated. The agent language based on the knowledge query manipulation language (KQML) includes many pre-defined performatives that ease the participating agents to carry out their tasks intelligently by interpreting commands from one another. Additionally, to ensure the adaptiveness and upgradeability of the system, the internal structure of each functional agent that is based on JATLite is modularized into several components, including a communication interface, central work engine, knowledge base pool, and input/output modifier for possible future methodology enhancements. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/61598
ISSN: 07365845
DOI: 10.1016/j.rcim.2006.02.008
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