A Framework for Pilot Line Scale-up using Digital Manufacturing

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Chinnathai, M. K., Al-Mowafy, Z., Alkan, B., Vera, D. and Harrison, R. (2019). A Framework for Pilot Line Scale-up using Digital Manufacturing. Procedia CIRP. 81, pp. 962-967. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2019.03.235
AuthorsChinnathai, M. K., Al-Mowafy, Z., Alkan, B., Vera, D. and Harrison, R.
Abstract

Pilot lines are essential test-beds for process and product validation before the establishment of production lines. However, there is a lack of well-defined methodology for pilot line scale-up. To better support this transition, Virtual Models can be integrated with Discrete-Event Simulation (DES) models for potential production-line configurations. However, the validation of the developed models is hardly possible due to the absence of a physical counterpart. Therefore, this paper proposes a framework to increase the accuracy of the DES scale-up models with Virtual Modelling tools and Ontology. Subsequently, a test-case is used to explain the concept.

KeywordsDigital manufacturing; Pilot line; Discrete-Event Simulation
Year2019
JournalProcedia CIRP
Journal citation81, pp. 962-967
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN2212-8271
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2019.03.235
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Online24 Jun 2019
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Deposited15 Dec 2020
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