System integration for kinematic data exchange
2014 (English)In: International journal of computer integrated manufacturing (Print), ISSN 0951-192X, E-ISSN 1362-3052Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Industry needs a system neutral solution for exchange of kinematic models. In this article, the first known valid implementation of kinematic mechanisms based on ISO 10303 Standard for the Exchange of Product (STEP) is presented. The result includes an implementation framework and two developed prototypes. Two major challenges of standard-based development are identified and generalised: data integration and system integration, which are solved by the framework. The two prototypes are implemented to establish kinematic data exchange between Siemens NX® and STEP-NC MachineTM via STEP AP214 files. Experiences of design and development of the applications are presented, and a validated case study of data exchange using the developed applications is shown. There are other attempts of using STEP as basis for modelling, but as the first valid STEP implementation on kinematics, this approach demonstrates the feasibility of pure STEP-based data exchange for kinematic mechanisms. The prototypes also show potential of utilising the framework for general standard implementations. The research is expected to motivate deeper understanding and extensive applications of the STEP standard in industry and academia.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2014.
kinematics, CADCAM, STEP, implementation
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject Industrial Engineering and Management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-148163DOI: 10.1080/0951192X.2014.941937ISI: 000343995000007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84911448250OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-148163DiVA: diva2:735864
FunderXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
QC 201409242014-08-012014-08-012014-12-04Bibliographically approved