New algorithms that use touch-trigger probes to dramatically simplify two-dimensional and three-dimensional fixturing;
Acoustic emission sensors to monitor and improve tool performance and surface finish;
Metallurgical model-based control techniques for optimizing speed and feeds;
Techniques for modeling unavoidable burr formations and computer-vision-guided burr-removal tools; and
Multimedia user interfaces for user control, apprentice training, and teaching.
Wysk, Richard. 1992. “Integration Requirements for Intelligent Manufacturing,” presented at Information Technology and Manufacturing: A Workshop, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., May 5–6. Wysk recommended research to develop a detailed architecture for computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) hardware and software products. The detailed architecture would enable product vendors to determine what functionality and interfaces their products should include to enable effective integration with other products.