Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes (RAMP) Competition

The purpose of the competition is maintain a venue to foster interest in characterizing manufacturing processes – leading to a common set of descriptive models and performance metrics that support effective and consistent system level analysis and comparisons spanning various manufacturing processes and resources. This year’s Theme is Model Exploration.

Similar to previous RAMP competitions (from 2017-2019), the building blocks of each submission are the Unit Manufacturing Process (UMP) models, representing Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes (RAMP). Possible approaches that participants could take to address this year’s theme include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Connecting UMP model(s) to experimental set-ups or testbeds
  • Relating part design attributes to UMP model(s)
  • Linking UMP model(s) to traditional workflows, (e.g., DES, DOE, LCA, Optimization)
  • Formally describing use bounds and feasibility constraints of UMP model(s)
  • “Connecting the dots” of UMP model(s) to other emerging smart manufacturing standards (e.g., MTConnect, OPC-UA)

A submission maybe be entered in the competition by submitting a packet to the RAMP 2020 Competition Organizers. Entries must be received by February 24, 2020.  Finalists selected from the entrants (individual or group) will be expected to give an oral presentation of their submission at the 2020 NAMRC/MSEC. The use of visual aids and demonstration of actual working models are highly encouraged.