Towards a definition of PLM-integrated Dimensional Measurement

P. Saunders*, B. Cai, N. Orchard, P. Maropoulos

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) enables knowledge about products to be captured and reused. Since dimensional measurement is used to determine the size and shape of the products about which PLM is centered, we contend that it is an important process to integrate. Building on emerging industry-accepted standards, a framework was developed in an effort to define what integrating dimensional measurement with PLM involves. Following a survey of the state-of-the-art against this framework and a critical review, technology gaps are identified, and key challenges and research priorities are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)670-675
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2013
Event46th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2013 - Setubal, Portugal
Duration: 29 May 201330 May 2013

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Systems Centre, the EPSRC funded Industrial Doctorate Centre in Systems (Grant EP/G037353/1), Rolls-Royce plc, and the MTC. The authors also gratefully acknowledge the contribution of Siemens and other MTC partners.


  • Digital manufacturing
  • Dimensional measurement
  • Life cycle management
  • Verification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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