Seamless Data Integration in the CAM-NC Process Chain in a Learning Factory

Johannes Schmid, Rudolf Pichler

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The seamless data integration of different components in the CAM-NC process chain (tool management software, tool dispensing system, presetting machine and machine tool) is essential for maximizing the efficiency and minimizing the total error rate. This is done by entering the data into the system of the network only once. Then this data is available for all participants in this network at any time. This paper describes the aforementioned integration by using the example of creating a digital tool, which is used in a CAM simulation afterwards. Then the real set-up and machining process is discussed. The process chain explained in this paper was implemented at the smartfactory@tugraz - the Learning Factory at Graz University of Technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia Manufacturing
Subtitle of host publicationLearning Factories across the value chain – from innovation to service – The 10th Conference on Learning Factories 2020
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event10th Conference on Learning Factories: CLF 2020 - TU Graz, Virtuell, Austria
Duration: 15 Apr 202017 Apr 2020

Publication series

NameProcedia Manufacturing
PublisherElsevier B.V.


Conference10th Conference on Learning Factories
Abbreviated titleCLF 2020
Internet address


  • CAM-NC Process Chain
  • Direct Numerical Control
  • Seamless Data Integration
  • Tool Management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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