Design and Implementation of Cyber-Physical Manufacturing Cloud Using MTConnect


Cyber-physical systems are gaining momentum in the domain of manufacturing. Cloud Manufacturing is also revolutionizing the manufacturing world. However, although there exist numerous physical manufacturing machines which are network-ready, very few of them are operated in a networked environment due to lack of scalability of existing cyber-physical systems. Combining the features offered by cloud manufacturing and cyber-physical systems, we develop a service-oriented architecture of scalable cyber-physical manufacturing cloud with MTConnect. A testbed of cyber-physical manufacturing cloud is being developed based on the above scalable architecture. In this system, manufacturing machines and their capabilities virtualized in a cyber-physical cloud. Manufacturing operations are represented as web services so that they are accessible across the Internet. Performance of the testbed of our cyber-physical manufacturing cloud with MTConnect is evaluated and test results show that our system achieves excellent service performance of manufacturing operations across Internet.

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ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016 (2016: Aug. 21-24, Charlotte, NC)


Computer Science

Second Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Intelligent Systems Center


This project is supported by NSF Grant CMMI 1551448 entitled "EAGER/Cybermanufacturing: Architecture and Protocols for Scalable Cyber-Physical Manufacturing Systems,".

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Computer aided manufacturing; Design; Embedded systems; Information services; Manufacture; Network architecture; Service oriented architecture (SOA); Testbeds; Web services; Cloud Manufacturing; Cyber physical systems (CPSs); Design and implementations; Manufacturing machine; Manufacturing operations; Networked environments; Scalable architectures; Service performance; Computer architecture

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Publication Date

01 Aug 2016