Customer-driven collaborative product assembler for Internet-based commerce

Stephen C F Chan, Sophia M K Soo, Kai Ming Yu

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In this study, a real-time collaborative 3D assembling system (Co-assembler) has been described that allows casual customers to interactively and virtually configure the 3D products over the Internet. It provides a framework for a web-based 3D assembly system that uses a customizable product model to significantly simplify the configuration and the assembly process, and a customer-driven recommendation helper to assist the customers make their design decisions. Two assembly-specific data formats - Assembly ML and Parametric Product ML are developed for archival and data transfer. The system aims to capture the customers' needs and convert them into technical specifications, indirectly helping to promote e-commerce for manufacturing enterprises.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-109
Number of pages11
JournalConcurrent Engineering Research and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006


  • 3D product assembler
  • Co-assembler
  • Collaborative work
  • Customer-driven
  • Internet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • General Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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