Modelling and implementation of internet-based virtual machine tools

Suk Hwan Suh, Yoonho Seo, So Min Lee, Tae Hoon Choi, Gwang Sik Jeong, Dae Young Kim

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A key factor for realising an Internet-based virtual manufacturing system (VMS) and virtual enterprise (VE) is how to represent the manufacturing elements and process mechanics precisely and effectively. This paper presents methods to represent the motion paths and operation of CNC machine tools on the Web. The method is composed of: 1. Geometrical modelling of the machine tools. 2. Kinematic modelling of the movements of machine tools. 3. Representation of the developed model in the internet infrastructure. 4. Development of a prototype Web-based virtual machine tools (WVMT). WVMT is available on the internet URL, by which the client can interactively operate CNC machine tools, and verify the part program via graphic simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-522
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Virtual manufacturing system (VMS)
  • Web-based CAM system
  • Web-based CNC operation
  • Web-based virtual machine tools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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