International AP238 Demonstrations
Since 2000, the Digital Manufacturing working group has been hosting a continuous series of technology demonstrations to verify the AP238 standard, drive implementations of AP238 STEP-NC machine controls and give organizations experience with the standard. The lessons learned in these demonstrations are fed back into the working group for use in future editions of standard.
The first demonstrations were held by STEP Tools, Inc. as part of the Super Model project. These tested higher level operations as well as integration of STEP CAD data with STEP-NC process data and provided important feedback while the standard was being drafted.
The later demonstrations have attracted a wide range of industrial participants and focused on deployment, machining interoperability, integrated machining and measurement, optimization, and simulation.
External Links to some AP238 demonstrations. Contact the site admin if you would like to list a demonstration.