Machine Tool Working Group
The OMAC Machine Tool Working Group (OMW) is charged with maximizing the business value of discrete part machinery by providing automation guidelines, developing best practices, and assisting in international standards development.
Our primary objective is to create an environment that maximizes the machine automation choices of end-users and OEMs, and increases their flexibility through greater openness and interoperability. To ensure that this goal becomes a “win-win” situation, we work with CNC controller vendors, CAD/CAM suppliers, and CNC OEMs to encourage their support of OMW "Connect and Manufacture" standards and best practices.
OMW Related Documents:
- Early AP-238 Implementation at Boeing - David Odendahl & Sid Venkatesh
- Case Study in the Challenges of Integrating CNC Production and Enterprise Systems - John Michaloski
OMW Executive Committee
The OMAC Machine Tool Workgroup (OMW) Executive Committee oversees the direction of the OMW and its sub-groups and approves all of the recommendations that come out of the OMW sub-groups. The OMW Executive Committee is made up of 3 users, 2 technology providers, and 2 machine builders. Members are expected to represent their industry group (user, technology provider, or machine builder) in providing input and direction to the committee. OMW Executive Committee positions are for two year term.
David Odendahl, Boeing - OMAC Machine Tool Workgroup (OMW) Chair
OMAC Machine Tool Workgroup to Test CAM to CAM Data Exchange With STEP-NC
An open meeting supported by OMAC on June 24-25, 2013 will test and demonstrate prototype translators to facilitate data exchange using the STEP-NC standard. The meeting will be held at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in the Richmond, Virginia, area. The meeting will review tests and demonstrations of CAM to CAM data exchanges for Mastercam, Siemens NX and CATIA V5. Pilot projects to develop the business advantages of these translators to facilitate a more accurate and timely job quoting process, on-machine part inspection and acceptance, improved cutting tool selection and earlier simulation/verification of manufacturing processes will also be announced.