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09:00-09:40 Session 18: Tech Demo
Thomas Hedberg (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States)
Location: Red Auditorium
Daniel Campbell (Capvidia, United States)
Ron Trout (Net-Inspect, United States)
Geoff Foulds (Origin International, Canada)
Digital MBE Workflows Across the Supply Chain

ABSTRACT. The pressure to cut costs is high… and so we see original equipment manufacturers (OEM) assigning 75% or more of their final product to suppliers for manufacturing. This is a major driver of Model Based Enterprise – and a significant challenge. How can the digital thread created by the OEM for its final product be stretched throughout the supply chain and woven back together without breaking? I.e., product requirements transmitted downstream, inspection results returned upstream, and the digital thread maintained throughout the supply chain… all in machine-readable form. To compound this challenge, OEM policies can pressure suppliers to support multiple CAD systems. The added expertise and expense required can overburden suppliers and drives up their costs.

This workflow shows how many leading OEMs are overcoming this challenge. It demonstrates a reference MBE implementation with software from Capvidia, Origin International, and Net-Inspect.

  • OEM: MBD model is exported from authority CAD into industry-standard QIF format
  • OEM: Publish the “Bill of Characteristics” to the Net-Inspect online platform for supply chain
  • Supplier: leverage QIF MBD data to automate CMM programming regardless of source CAD
  • Supplier: Stream measurement results back to Net-Inspect with digital thread intact
  • OEM and Supplier: Supply Chain analytics leveraging the digital thread
  • OEM: Fetch results from Net-Inspect and re-associate with authority MBD model

This simple workflow shows how individual suppliers can connect to multiple digital threads without the cost and risk of duplicate CAD systems, and how the supply chain can support OEM MBE objectives.

Matt Wuensch (Anark, United States)
James Martin (Anark Corporation, United States)
Ashish Deshmukh (Anark, United States)
Technical Enterprise Content Management & Visual Collaboration –Empowering Decentralized Manufacturing
SPEAKER: Matt Wuensch

ABSTRACT. Anark has been involved in the MBEsummit and deploying MBE solutions enabling the replacement of traditional 2D drawings for more than a decade. We continue to empower the creation of 3D PDF technical data packages as defined by the ASME Y14 series of standards and 3D PDF samples developed with A nark’s expertise are included in the MIL-STD-31000B release specifications.

Anark’s capabilities sustain the MBD evolution and enables industry leaders such as General Electric, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Hydro-Quebec, TE Connectivity, Cisco, Ericsson, and the US DOD to communicate and collaborate more effectively and securely through role-specific engineering release, supply chain, manufacturing, inspection and field service TDPs.

Innovative manufacturers are embracing Digital Transformation strategies built upon modern, secure, and collaborative Digital Thread / Twin, and MBE processes and solutions. The rise of enabling technologies such as HTML5, cloud, big data, mobile, and IOT are empowering more companies to publishing and manage their engineering, manufacturing, and operational data into HTML5 web content that can be consumed on virtually any desktop, mobile or wearable device along the digital thread.

Anark will showcase the power of modern Technical Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Visual Collaboration approaches deployed by customers as a prime example of “Democratizing the Implementation of MBE”. This spans organizational and MBE content boundaries to include legacy data, modern MCAD formats, documents, ECAD, Model Based Systems Engineering and other data to be demonstrated.

09:40-10:50 Session 19: Plenary Talks
Thomas Hedberg (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States)
Location: Red Auditorium
Thomas Hedberg (NIST, United States)
NIST Engineering Laboratory Programs Briefing
Fredric Constantino (ASME, United States)
Israr Kabir (ASME, United States)
ASME Activities Enabling a Model-Based Enterprise

ABSTRACT. ASME is a non-profit standards development organization aiding mechanical engineers and other technical professionals throughout the world with solutions that benefit humankind. ASME serves a diverse global community to enable clear communication between all industries progressing advanced manufacturing techniques. ASME plans to establish a new committee tasked with developing standards providing rules, guidance, and examples for the creation and use of a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE). Many aspects of MBE such as concepts, guiding principles, information science, interoperability, mapping schema, quality assurance, proper GD&T implementation for models, traceability, etc. are topics for discussion within ASME. This presentation provides an introduction to ASME and its activities for enabling a MBE. This presentation provides an understanding of ASME's activities, history, vision and mission, committee organization, and how to participate in the development of ASME MBE standards.

Timothy Sprock (INCOSE / NIST, United States)
INCOSE Activities Briefing
11:00-11:20 Session 20: Tech Demo
Thomas Hedberg (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States)
Location: Red Auditorium
Ed Walsh (Sigmetrix / Maplesoft, United States)
Stephen Werst (Sigmetrix, United States)
High Performance Products to Help Your Company Combine MBSE and MBE Workflows

ABSTRACT. In the world of Model Based Systems Engineering, specialized tools help define high-level system requirements that are used throughout the design chain. Learn how Systems Engineering tools are being democratized with Maplesoft’s products. Maple MBSE can simplify the creation of system architecture and requirements, as well as providing critical support in the early analytical stages. See how it makes collaboration on requirements accessible to all stakeholders, providing streamlined interfaces for each task in your MBSE project.

System requirements will be used to determine critical to function specifications in assembly subsystems that can be added to models in an MBE environment with CETOL 6σ Tolerance Analysis software from Sigmetrix. CETOL enables product development teams to determine critical features and dimensions at the part level in the MBE environment, allowing them to make adjustments before problems appear in manufacturing or, even worse, in their customers’ hands.

11:20-13:00 Session 21: Plenary Talks
Thomas Hedberg (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States)
Location: Red Auditorium
Ben Kassel (LMI, United States)
The Return of the Domain Specific Product Data Definition

ABSTRACT. In recognition of “then and now to the future” this paper will take a look at what may have been the most extensive attempt to develop a set of application protocols by the US shipbuilding industry that truly embraced the promise of STEP. Two of the major reasons for the evolution from IGES to STEP were the adoption of a formal modeling language and an emphasis on the definition of products. STEP as a neutral file format for CAD geometry has been undeniably successful. However this success has been limited to general purpose geometry and limited Product Manufacturing Information. But perhaps it may be time to take a fresh look at domain specific definition. From a review of the STEP Shipbuilding Application Protocols to a pilot project to determine the feasibility implementing domain specific data exchange using AP203 for geometry and AP239 for product attributes a case for why domain specific data exchange is a key component of the DoD Digital Engineering Vision will be presented.

Tim Shinbara (The Association For Manufacturing Technology, United States)
Advancing the State of Manufacturing Technology: A U.S. Perspective on Global Trends

ABSTRACT. The world is not lacking in pockets of innovation. Today, innovation can be government-directed (e.g. a country’s strategic plan), privately-directed (e.g. industry collaborations, consortiums, and ecosystems), or a hybrid (e.g. public-private partnerships). Regardless of source, however, there are common technology trends as well as potential areas of synergistic benefits. So what are those global trends and how does the manufacturing industry benefit? AMT’s global tech discussion includes: 1) technologies themselves such as digitization and connectivity, augmented reality, and AI/machine learning 2) standards and protocol harmonization and 3) improving industrial adoption. AMT’s U.S. perspective tends to ask two fundamental questions: 1) what would increase sales or decrease costs and 2) what will thrive or otherwise be a catalyst to advance our current state of manufacturing technology? AMT’s efforts have identified global trends that are encouraging but also some that may have a harmful impact to industry.

Howard Harary (NIST, United States)
Closing Remarks