The OMAC Manufacturing Workgroup (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.
OMAC is developing a series of subprograms to enable standardized interfaces to CNC machine tools. The use of these sub programs means that auxiliary functions for CNC Machine Control Data (MCD)don’t have to be customized for individual machine tools, and standard data can be used for upstream systems. This concept is in line with the Digital Twin Manufacturing standard ISO 23247.
Subprograms defined so far encompass traditional CNC modal commands, and the transfer of ISO 10303-238 manufacturing states. Work continues on standardized touch probing capability.
If interested, contact Project Leader David Odendahl [email protected]
The OMAC Manufacturing 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.
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