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Virtual worlds as collaborative environments for design and manufacturing : from idea to product

Chase, Scott C. (2008) Virtual worlds as collaborative environments for design and manufacturing : from idea to product. In: 2nd International Workshop on Virtual Manufacturing, published in 5th INTUITION International Conference, 2008-10-08.

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Abstract

The growth of internet based communication has facilitated the development of open source, collaborative methods of working, with growing exploration of virtual worlds as potential working environments. This paper describes their use for prod¬uct design and manufacturing, with examples from the virtual world Second Life for idea generation, collaborative design, and virtual manufacturing.