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11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07)
Distributed VR for Collaborative Design and Manufacturing
Zurich, Switzerland
July 04-July 06
ISBN: 0-7695-2900-3
Li Jin, University of Westminster
Zhigang Wen, Avanti Screenmedia Ltd.
Ilias A. Oraifige, University of Wolverhampton
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.
Citation:
Li Jin, Zhigang Wen, Ilias A. Oraifige, "Distributed VR for Collaborative Design and Manufacturing," iv, pp.792-797, 11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07), 2007
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