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Distributed VR for collaborative design and manufacturing

Jin, Li and Wen, Zhigang and Oraifige, Ilias A. (2007) Distributed VR for collaborative design and manufacturing. In: Banissi, Ebad and Burkhard, Remo Aslak and Grinstein, Georges and Cvek, Urska and Trutschl, Marjan and Stuart, Liz and Wyeld, Theodor G. and Andrienko, Gennady and Dykes, Jason and Jern, Mikael and Groth, Dennis and Ursyn, Anna, (eds.) Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Visualisation: IV '07. IEEE, Los Alamitos, USA, pp. 792-797. ISBN 9780769529004


Official URL: http://dx.doi.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.

Item Type:Book Section
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:4384
Deposited On:09 Jul 2007
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:32

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