The 3D Product Model Research Evolution and Future Trends: A Systematic Literature Review
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Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
The 3D product model has long been a tool used by engineers to design and plan for the physical creation of a 3D object. The way in which the 3D product model has been applied to production and assembly processes has evolved over time, yet the current body of knowledge does not document that evolution. The purpose of this article is to collect and structure the evolution of 3D product model research, categorizing the ways in which the body of knowledge has evolved over time, while also providing a look into projected applications and research focuses of the 3D product model. The result of this article is the development of sixteen 3D product model research themes and the categorization of the body of knowledge within those themes, establishing a basis for 3D product model research ontology. Then, the paper explores where the evolution of the 3D product model is trending based on discussions with industry experts. The authors aim to provide a foundation for a comprehensive and interdisciplinary discussion amongst academia and industry about the current state and future trends of research on the 3D product model and its application in production and assembly processes.
This article is published as Kirpes, Carl, Guiping Hu, and Dave Sly. "The 3D Product Model Research Evolution and Future Trends: A Systematic Literature Review." Applied System Innovation 5, no. 2 (2022): 29. DOI: 10.3390/asi5020029. Copyright 2022 by the authors. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/ 4.0/). Posted with permission.
assembly, process planning systems