Development of a STEP and STEP-NC standard based i.. (STEPMAN)
Development of a STEP and STEP-NC standard based integrated product lifecycle management solution to increase the competitiveness of European machine tool manufacturing SMEs
Start date: Nov 1, 2011,
End date: Jan 31, 2015
STEPMAN project aims to produce an instrument for European Machine Tool Manufacturing SMEs, which helps to increase their competitiveness:- By providing efficient quality control software, increasing the quality of their products. The reproduction of a product will be much more accurate using a STEP-NC compliant integrated file format throughout the whole production chain. The differences in translating CAD/CAM information to post-processors will be eliminated, and the changes in CAD/CAM models will be recorded and stored in a reusable form.- By savings on production time (faster response delivery), decreasing their manufacturing costs. The very usua repeated production of a given product in this sector will take an estimated 20% less time.- By developing a software tool, which makes possible joining design and production made by different companies using different CAD/CAM software (e.g. due to different software suppliers). Difference in data formats is one of the most important limiting factors in flexibility and cooperation of machine tool manufacturing SMEs.
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