Manufacturing Process Controls for the Industries of the by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, National Materials Advisory Board, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Committee on Industrial Technology Assessments, Pa

Manufacturing technique controls contain all structures and software program that exert keep watch over over creation tactics. keep watch over platforms comprise strategy sensors, information processing gear, actuators, networks to attach gear, and algorithms to narrate technique variables to product attributes.

Since 1995, the U.S. division of power workplace of business know-how 's (OIT) software administration technique has mirrored its dedication to expanding and documenting the industrial influence of OIT courses. OIT's administration process for examine and improvement has been in transition from a "technology push" technique to a "market pull" procedure in line with the desires of 7 energy-and waste-intensive industries-steel, wooded area items, glass, steel casting, aluminum, chemical compounds, and petroleum refining. those industries, distinct as Industries of the longer term (IOF), are the focal point of OIT courses. In 1997, agriculture, particularly renewable bioproducts, was once additional to the IOF group.

The nationwide examine Council Panel on production approach Controls is a part of the Committee on commercial expertise exams (CITA), which was once tested to judge the OIT software approach, to supply information in the course of the transition to the recent IOF process, and to evaluate the consequences of the switch in software technique on cross-cutting know-how courses, that's, applied sciences acceptable to a number of of the IOF industries. The panel used to be confirmed to spot key techniques and wishes for stronger production keep watch over expertise, specially the wishes universal to a number of IOF industries; establish particular study possibilities for addressing those universal wishes; recommend standards for making a choice on and prioritizing study and improvement (R&D) to enhance production controls applied sciences; and suggest skill for imposing advances on top of things technologies.

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For example, cantilever MEMS is a promising technology for the development of tools for in-process chemical analyses, but they will require low-cost, reliable, and easily reproducible methods for depositing chemical-specific coatings. Current state-of-the-art processing methods have not addressed the formidable challenge of developing the materials and processing strategies for a sensor that gives a specific response to a chemical perturbation. Critical areas for research in integrated sensors and MEMS devices are assembly, interfacing, and packaging.

Research would have to address the needs and overcome the barriers listed below: • eliminate interference from metal structures in the manufacturing environment • use intelligent, integrated sensors • develop reliable wireless networks for process monitoring and control • develop remote power systems for wireless devices • standardize communication protocols, interfaces, and software Analysis and Visualization of Process Measurements Even without the expected increase in the use of sensors for process monitoring and control, manufacturers face the daunting prospect of dealng with databases of unprecedented size and complexity.

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