Original Date: 01/23/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Technologies Enabling Agile Manufacturing
Technologies Enabling Agile Manufacturing (TEAM) was formed to deploy integrated, validated design-to-manufacture tools and to identify processes that streamline product development, reduce costs, enhance quality, and shorten cycle time. TEAM leverages the technology strengths of industry and government to support a national agenda to insure the global competitiveness of the U.S. industrial base.
TEAM is comprised of five DOE labs and plants, more than 20 individual industry members, industry consortia, academia, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation, Agile Manufacturing Enterprise Forum, and Society of Manufacturing Engineers. TEAM's organizational direction is provided by an industry-led steering board, with technical progress led by both industry and government thrust area teams.
TEAM focuses on all the elements of the product realization process through a diverse portfolio of thrust areas such as product design and enterprise concurrency, virtual manufacturing, manufacturing planning and control, intelligent, closed-loop machining, and enterprise integration. Initial technology demonstration areas for these thrusts include material removal, sheetmetal forming, and electronic/electromechanical assembly.
The benefits of TEAM will be realized through the successful deployment of robust, flexible, modular tools that are readily accessible and implementable, and demonstrated in a distributed environment.
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