Group Leader, Manufacturing Simulation and Modeling Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Simulation technology holds tremendous promise for reducing costs, improving quality, and shortening the time to market for manufactured goods. Unfortunately, this technology still remains largely under-utilized by industry today. This presentation will discuss the benefits to industry resulting from the widespread, pervasive implementation of manufacturing simulation technology. Examples of different types of manufacturing simulators will be shown.
Currently, a number of factors currently inhibit the deployment of simulation technology in industry today. The development of new simulation interface standards could help increase the deployment of simulation technology. Interface standards could improve the accessibility of this technology by helping to reduce the expenses associated with acquisition and deployment, minimize model development time and costs, and provide new types of simulation functionality that are not available today. NIST work on interoperability solutions and neutral manufacturing data interfaces that will facilitate the use of simulation also will be discussed.