Step-NC Concept Demonstration (2007-352)
- Step Tools Inc.
- General Dynamics Electric Boat
NSRP ASE Investment: $59K
This project reviewed the data requirements for nesting and CNC operations in the context of a typical shipbuilding manufacturing lifecycle, and proposed the use of two additional relevant STEP application protocol specifications to support these requirements. This use obviates the need for non-value added, vendor- specific post-processing functionality and provides a shipbuilding infrastructure with more flexibility in the choice of deployed systems. The project also examined how a centralized data architecture based on the existing STEP schemas, and coupled with a rules-based framework, provides a consistent means of managing and accessing shipbuilding information.
Final Report – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited