|Chapter title||Distributed VR for collaborative design and manufacturing|
|Authors||Jin, L., Wen, Z. and Oraifige, I.A.|
|Editors||Banissi, E., Burkhard, R.A., Grinstein, G., Cvek, U., Trutschl, M., Stuart, L., Wyeld, T.G., Andrienko, G., Dykes, J., Jern, M., Groth, D. and Ursyn, A.|
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.
|Book title||Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Visualisation: IV '07|
|Place of publication||Los Alamitos, USA|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1109/IV.2007.41|