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International Journal of Manufacturing Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 974759, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/974759
Research Article

Developing a STEP-Compliant Multiagent on an Interoperable and Integrated CAD/CAM Platform

1Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Shiraz University of Technology, Modarres Boulevard, Shiraz 7155713876, Iran
2Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Azadi Avenue, Tehran 113659414, Iran

Received 10 March 2013; Accepted 21 October 2013

Academic Editors: K. Case, J.-Y. Hascoet, and A. K. Kamrani

Copyright © 2013 Alireza Mokhtar and Omid Fatahi Valilai. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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