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Tool to Improve Efficiency in Large Scale Manufacturing.

pdf icon Tool to Improve Efficiency in Large Scale Manufacturing. (273 K)
Bostelman, R.; Shackleford, W.; Proctor, F.; Albus, J.; Lytle, A. M.

NIST SP 989; September 2002.

International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, 205-210SARC). Proceedings. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland. September 23-25, 2002, 197-202 pp, 2002.

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robotics; construction; manufacturing; ships; cables


NIST is working directly with industry to improve repair and conversion operations of ships in dry dock. This work allows transfer of technology to construction and other industries requiring worker-access to large, external surfaces with minimum footprint and maximum system rigidity and control, while augmenting conventional suspended-scaffold systems and moving toward more autonomous large-scale manufacturing applications such as building construction.