The objective of the project is to provide an environment where tools, subsystems and prototypes developed in ESPRIT CIM projects can be integrated, tested and refined in a near-production environment.
The centre will provide the necessary basic hardware and software and equipment for discrete parts manufacturing. It will be used as a demonstration centre and provide a facility for experimenting with CIM, particularly by SMEs. This will be achieved by:
- upgrading the functionality of the centre system by including computer-aided process planning tools (CAPP)
- providing the necessary documentation to allow use of the centre.
The project will enhance the "Experimental Centre for System Integration in CIM" developed in project 812.