A demonstration of cloud services for the Seamless Digital Thread will be given at the Future of Flight museum in Mukilteo, Washington on October 5th, 2016. These cloud services were developed under the sponsorship of the DMDII to reduce manufacturing costs by 15% or better and can be applied to all types of manufacturing activities.
The Organization of Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) hosted a two-day industry forum on STandard for Exchange of Product model Data (STEP) for manufacturing, which demonstrated and discussed technologies, projects, and developments by companies and universities. STEP enhancements aim to streamline use of machine tools and digital manufacturing. Savings of 15% to 50% are expected in various stages of the machining lifecycle.