Rapid Response Manufacturing (RRM). Final CRADA report [report]

W.D. Cain, W.L. Waddell
1997 unpublished
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems (LMES), through a CRADA with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), worked with a consortium of major industrial firms -Ford, General Motors, Texas Instruments, United Technologies, and Eastman Kodakand several small suppliers of advanced manufacturing technology -MacNeal-Schwendler Corp., Teknowledge Corp., Cimplex Corp., Concentra, Spatial Technology, and Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC)to develop, create, and deploy infrastructure
more » ... ploy infrastructure and support environments for Rapid Response Manufacturing. A major accomplishment of the Rapid Response Manufacturing (RRM) project was the development of a broad-based generic framework for automating and integrating the design-tomanufacturing activities associated with machined part products. Key components of the framework are a manufacturing model that integrates product and process data in a consistent, minimally redundant manner, an advanced computer-aided engineering working environment, "knowledge-based" sofbvare systems for design, process planning, and manufacturing and new production technologies for making products directly from design application software. Standards and Technology (NIST) administered Advanced Technology Program (ATP). RRM is made up of a consortium of major industrial firms-Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Texas Instruments, United Technologies, and Eastman Kodakand several small suppliers of advanced manufacturing technology -MacNeal-Schwendler Corp., Teknowledge Corp., Cimplex Corp., Concentra, Spatial Technology, and Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC)brought together by NCMS to develop, demonstrate and incorporate key technologies needed for establishing computer-integrated design and manufacturing environments. The five-year RRM ATP program funding was $48M. Lockheed Martin Energy Systems was a participant through a CRADA with NCMS covering RRM activities conducted during the second through fourth years of the project.
doi:10.2172/671999 fatcat:7alhqxi6lrfcvdgfeppsmpxa5a