Cloud-based design and manufacturing: Status and promise

Dazhong Wu, David W. Rosen, Dirk Schaefer

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The information technology industry has benefited considerably from cloud computing, which allows organizations to shed some of their expensive information technology infrastructure and shifts computing costs to more manageable operational expenses. In light of these benefits, we propose a new paradigm for product design and manufacturing, referred to as cloud-based design and manufacturing (CBDM). This chapter introduces a definition and vision for CBDM, articulates the differences and similarities between CBDM and traditional paradigms such as web- and agent-based technologies, highlights the fundamentals of CBDM, and presents a prototype system, developed at Georgia Tech, called the Design and Manufacturing Cloud (DMCloud). Finally, we conclude this chapter with an outline of future research directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCloud-Based Design and Manufacturing (CBDM)
Subtitle of host publicationA Service-Oriented Product Development Paradigm for the 21st Century
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783319073989
ISBN (Print)3319073974, 9783319073972
StatePublished - Apr 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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