System and process for facilitating efficient communication of specifications for parts and assemblies with a mechanism for assigning responsibility selection

  • US 7,069,093 B2
  • Filed: 12/07/2001
  • Issued: 06/27/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/07/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system for consummating, managing, and retrieving at least one digitally signed, legally binding contract between a consumer of manufacturing services and at least one manufacturing vendor over a network, the system comprising:

  • a central controller for rendering a three-dimensional representation of an article design;

    a transmitter for distributing the three-dimensional representation to the at least one manufacturing vendor over the network;

    a receiver for receiving at least one digital signature; and

    a processor capable of mapping the at least one digital signature to specific manufacturing instructions associated with at least one feature within the three-dimensional representation of the article design.

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