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Introduction to Virtual Manufacturing

  • Kaushik Kumar
  • Divya Zindani
  • J. Paulo Davim
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Part of the Materials Forming, Machining and Tribology book series (MFMT)

Abstract

There has been a shift in paradigm in manufacturing from real to virtual. This has led to a rapid surge in the research interest for scientific community to explore more to this paradigm shift. The environment of physical manufacturing is now being simulated using the computers. The understanding of behavior of different components of physical manufacturing and then emulating the same on the computer has lead to reduction in amount of tests and tests before actual production. The present chapter aims to provide for deeper insight into virtual systems. A discussion on the Taxonomy of Virtual Manufacturing and Virtual Machine Tool systems has been carried in the chapter. Better understanding of the topic has been attempted through classification of the subsequent topics into Virtual reality, Web-Based, mathematical modeling and hardware interaction simulation. The chapter ends with the concluding remarks.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBirla Institute of TechnologyMesra, RanchiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologySilcharIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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