Original Date: 01/27/1997
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Technologies Enabling Agile Manufacturing
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a participating member of the Department of Energy (DOE)- funded facilities team (which includes Sandia National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Kansas City Plant, and the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant) to develop a technology toolbox. To evaluate an agile enterprise with deployment through commercial partners, private industry will use the Technologies Enabling Agile Manufacturing (TEAM) toolbox in three demonstrations of material removal, forming, and electromechanical assembly. TEAM will deliver an enabling technology toolbox; implementation of the toolbox in a virtual enterprise; and validating demonstrations of TEAM technologies via product demonstrations.
TEAM will pursue five thrust areas (Figure 3-3): product design and enterprise concurrency; virtual manufacturing; manufacturing planning and control; intelligent closed-loop processing; and enterprise integration. LLNL will lead the thrust area in intelligent closed-loop processing and focus on the execution (manufacturing) phase.
During the Material Removal Demonstration in 1995, the four laboratories and industry were interconnected with a partially-networked infrastructure, a limited document archiving, and a limited collaborative design environment.
Figure 3-3. The TEAM Concept
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