A 3D web-enabled, case-based learning architecture and knowledge documentation method for engineering, information technology, management, and medical science/biomedical engineering
Published on Jan 1, 2003in International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing 2.00
· DOI :10.1080/0951192031000089237
The advanced design and manufacturing/assembly industry is increasingly operating on a globally integrated, Internet-based collaborative model of design, production and support in which OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) assemble products out of components and objects (both hardware and software) by a network of distributed suppliers. This distributed client-server digital enterprise collaboration and creation model is enabled by the Internet, company intranets and consortium-based extranets. This eTransition process leads towards waste reduction, innovation and prosperity at all levels, including not just machines and traditional engineering processes and resources, but also biomedical engineering, medical sciences and human resources, since the integrated, collaborative opportunities of product and process design, information technology and management, must be performed by a highly skilled, collaborating and continuously learning, dynamic workforce. This needs a sound methodology and a firm archite...