Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

First Advisor

Elmraghy, Waghih,


Engineering, Industrial.




The emergence of the Internet has fundamentally changed the way that people communicate and view the world. As a new manufacturing paradigm, e-Manufacturing is about using the web-enabled and tether-free infotronic technologies for manufacturing operations. Although e-Manufacturing has already been an often-mentioned topic, in the past decade, practical implementation has been slow to develop due to insufficient technologies to handle information flows connected with e-Manufacturing. Recently, there is considerable interest in the area of Internet enabled distributed systems. Examples of these works include online part measurement [Grimaldi, 1998] and Distributed Rapid Prototyping Via the Internet [Tay, 1999]. The research target of these works focus on remote manufacturing control and monitoring via the Internet. However, data exchange, an important part for global co-operation, hasn't been fully studied and there is not a lot of work that has been done in previous research. In this thesis, efforts have been made to highlight the role of data exchange in Internet-enabled manufacturing, and, an Internet-based Data Exchange System has been developed with JSP and Oracle database. The developed system has advantage in commonality and capability of data-transaction over the previous work. As an interesting complement to the study of previous researches, a novel methodology is also proposed for utilization of remote resource via the Internet, using commercial software 'PC Remote Access'. The implementation of this methodology has successfully been done to use software including AutoCAD, MasterCAM and Catalyst over the Internet. The biggest problem for the application of this approach lies in the fact that 'PC remote Access' software cannot make one PC get access to another PC which is behind a firewall. However the software supplier has announced that the problem will be addressed in the near future.Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2003 .Z537. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-01, page: 0296. Adviser: Waghih Elmraghy. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2004.