Through Life Machine Tool Capability Modelling

Parag Vichare, Aydin Nassehi, Joseph Flynn, Stephen Newman

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Through-life analysis of the machine tool capability is becoming increasingly important as there now exist a plethora of machine tool types, different machine tool testing and verification standards, a variety of machine tool testing equipment and proprietary maintenance procedures. The need to represent the actual manufacturing capability of equipment is a challenge for manufacturing industry as accessing this through-life information remains a major bottleneck. Though machines can be modelled at various levels of fidelity from simple computerized datasheets containing overall machining dimensions/power and positional capability to complex computer aided models of machine tools, there exists a gap to represent their operational health throughout the machine life to consider capability degradation. This paper outlines a new information model which enables through-life machine tool capability to be represented for establishing a digital twin, improved process planning and machine selection for parts as well as preventative maintenance scheduling.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event7th International Conference on Through-Life Engineering -
Duration: 6 Nov 20187 Nov 2018


Conference7th International Conference on Through-Life Engineering


  • Machine tools
  • Maintenance
  • Through-life services
  • Machine tool testing
  • Machine capability
  • Digital twin


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