MCloud - A cloud manufacturing solution

Manufacturing is shifting to a decentralized collaboration environment with a high-level uncertainty in market demands, business processes, and production facilities. Future manufacturing requires a hyper-connected production network that work autonomously to deliver rapid production of highly customised products at changing scales. MCloud, developed at The University of Auckland, is an online cloud manufacturing enviornment that can enable intelligent manufacturing collaboration.

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ManuService Ontology

MCloud utilises the latest Semantic Web technologies to empower the system to think and make decisions. We developed a comprehensive ontology for cloud manufacturing to enable this.

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Dr. Yuqian Lu
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Auckland
Auckland New Zealand



  1. Lu, Y., Wang, H., & Xu, X. (2016). ManuService ontology: A product data model for service-oriented business interactions in a cloud manufacturing environment. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 1-18.
  2. Lu, Y., Xu, X., & Xu, J. (2014). Development of a hybrid manufacturing cloud. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 33(4), 551-566.
  3. Lu, Y., & Xu, X. (2017). A semantic web-based framework for service composition in a cloud manufacturing environment. Journal of manufacturing systems, 42, 69-81.