Towards a Cloud-Based Design and Manufacturing Paradigm: Looking Backward, Looking Forward

Dazhong Wu, J. Lane Thames, David W. Rosen, Dirk Schaefer

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Abstract

The rise of cloud computing is radically changing the way
enterprises manage their information technology (IT) assets.
Considering the benefits of cloud computing to the information
technology sector, we present a review of current research
initiatives and applications of the cloud computing paradigm
related to product design and manufacturing. In particular, we
focus on exploring the potential of utilizing cloud computing
for selected aspects of collaborative design, distributed
manufacturing, collective innovation, data mining, semantic
web technology, and virtualization. In addition, we propose to
expand the paradigm of cloud computing to the field of
computer-aided design and manufacturing and propose a new
concept of cloud-based design and manufacturing (CBDM).
Specifically, we (1) propose a comprehensive definition of
CBDM; (2) discuss its key characteristics; (3) relate current
research in design and manufacture to CBDM; and (4) identify
key research issues and future trends.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC 2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA United States
Duration: 12 Aug 201215 Aug 2012

Conference

ConferenceASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC 2012)
CountryUSA United States
CityChicago, Illinois
Period12/08/1215/08/12

Keywords

  • Cloud-based Design and Manufacturing
  • Product development

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    Wu, D., Thames, J. L., Rosen, D. W., & Schaefer, D. (2012). Towards a Cloud-Based Design and Manufacturing Paradigm: Looking Backward, Looking Forward. Paper presented at ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC 2012), Chicago, Illinois, USA United States. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2012-70780