Design of a Telemanufacturing Test Bed

Layek Abdel-Malek, Vikram Batra

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A Telemanufacturing facility has been developed to test virtual manufacturing concepts across the Internet. The essence of this research is a web site/service provider to aid manufacturers, especially small and medium size, in the different production functions of concern. The web site capitalizes on the advances in virtual reality technologies to enable enterprises to gain flexibility and competitiveness. Through this web site companies/users will be able to access a variety of services available within this facility. This web site initially will act as a test bed and a resource center for enterprises to base design and manufacturing decisions as well as utilize technologies available globally. The test bed currently incorporates three facilities, Rapid Prototyping, make or buy decision support system, and manufacturing cell development. Using this facility it will be possible to evaluate the functioning of the Telemanufacturing infrastructure and also highlight the problems and deficiencies associated with the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIndustrial Virtual Reality
Subtitle of host publicationManufacturing and Design Tool for the Next Millennium
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780791816363
StatePublished - 1999
EventASME 1999 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 1999 - Nashville, United States
Duration: Nov 14 1999Nov 19 1999

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)


ConferenceASME 1999 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


  • And flexibility
  • Decision support systems
  • Telemanufacturing test bed


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