In the future, manufacturing will be planned out in the virtual world. How can we do this if we don’t even have models for the basic processes such as welding, drilling, and forging? What about sewing, assembly, or distillation? Nope, we don’t have models for those either! At least, not the types of models really needed for our high-tech world.
Manufacturers need models to improve operations, to protect the environment, to share information and to compose them into systems. Using your models will let manufacturers simulate, improve and optimize all sorts of processes.
Help the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) try out brand new standards created just for this purpose. Be the first to model your favorite processes, share your experiences and maybe win some cash and honors!