The application of networked sensors and control in various areas, such as smart grids and infrastructures, has become a recent trend, called cyber-physical systems. The Cyber Enabled Manufacturing (CEM) environment is to apply these technologies in manufacturing systems to handle a significantly greater magnitude of manufacturing data. Additive manufacturing techniques print or place material layer by layer to form a part, thus have a great potential to help accelerate CEM process by printing or embedding sensors and actuators in the proper locations. This paper summarizes the roles of additive manufacturing technologies to help establish a CEM environment.
S. P. Isanaka and F. W. Liou, "The Applications of Additive Manufacturing Technologies in Cyber-Enabled Manufacturing Systems," Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (2012, Austin, TX), pp. 341-353, University of Texas at Austin, Aug 2012.
23rd Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium -- An Additive Manufacturing Conference (2012: Aug. 6-8, Austin, TX)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Article - Conference proceedings
08 Aug 2012