July 4, 2007 to July 6, 2007
Li Jin , University of Westminster
Zhigang Wen , Avanti Screenmedia Ltd.
Ilias A. Oraifige , University of Wolverhampton
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/IV.2007.41
Virtual Manufacturing (VM) applies Virtual Reality (VR) technology to provide a digital manufacturing solution in both 3D visual and interactive ways. It makes VR no longer a state-of-the art but rather an innovation technology to support modern industry. With the rapid growth of network technology and Web 3D graphics techniques, we propose a cost-effective distributed VM system for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) with limited equipment, funds and technical capabilities. The system enables SMEs to perform collaborative tasks including product design, manufacturing and resources sharing through the World Wide Web (WWW) in lower cost. This paper describes the design and critical integration issues of the system and the use of the Web 3D technology - X3D. It also evaluates the distributed VM system by comparing it to the conventional standalone CAD/CAM system.
Li Jin, Zhigang Wen, Ilias A. Oraifige, "Distributed VR for Collaborative Design and Manufacturing", IV, 2007, 2013 17th International Conference on Information Visualisation, 2013 17th International Conference on Information Visualisation 2007, pp. 792-797, doi:10.1109/IV.2007.41