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|Title:||An approach to automating modular fixture design and assembly|
Senthil Kumar, A.
|Keywords:||Fixture design and assembly|
|Source:||Dai, J.R.,Nee, A.Y.C.,Fuh, J.Y.H.,Senthil Kumar, A. (1997). An approach to automating modular fixture design and assembly. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture 211 (7) : 509-521. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||In the development of a modular fixture design system, it is essential to have a modular fixture element database that can be integrated with a CAD system, in addition to the other considerations such as fixture configuration, interference checking, etc., which are also important to fixture designers. This paper describes a new method to create the fixture element database and model the fixturing towers (i.e. subassemblies). By using this method, the database can be effectively created and is easy for use in fixture assembly. The modular fixture tower database is used to represent the subassembly of fixtures. This will simplify the fixture design and assembly process. A built-in interference checking methodology is embedded in the planning stage that will ensure a collision-free fixture design. The system is developed using the knowledge-based system, ICAD, and interfacing with UG-II for modelling the workpiece. Examples of fixture design generated by the system are also provided to illustrate the development. © IMechE 1997.|
|Source Title:||Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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