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Development of a computer-aided fixture design system for lightweight grippers in the automotive industry

Motte, Damien LU ; Petersson, Håkan LU ; Eriksson, Martin LU and Bjärnemo, Robert LU (2016) In International Journal of Design Engineering 6(3). p.237-261
Abstract
The need for dedicated fixtures for flexible manufacturing systems is increasing, as dedicated fixtures are lighter, more compact, and more accurate than flexible fixtures. The main challenges are that parts and processes are becoming more and more complex, which requires designing novel or complex dedicated fixtures, and that, for one given flexible fixture to be replaced, several variants of such dedicated fixtures must be designed to hold a variety of individual parts, without causing increased costs and delays. The systematic fixture design method and computer-aided fixture design system (CAFDS) developed and applied for the presented industrial case - novel design of a lightweight (carbon fibre composite) robot gripper - is a possible... (More)
The need for dedicated fixtures for flexible manufacturing systems is increasing, as dedicated fixtures are lighter, more compact, and more accurate than flexible fixtures. The main challenges are that parts and processes are becoming more and more complex, which requires designing novel or complex dedicated fixtures, and that, for one given flexible fixture to be replaced, several variants of such dedicated fixtures must be designed to hold a variety of individual parts, without causing increased costs and delays. The systematic fixture design method and computer-aided fixture design system (CAFDS) developed and applied for the presented industrial case - novel design of a lightweight (carbon fibre composite) robot gripper - is a possible approach to addressing these issues. (Less)
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computer-aided fixture design, CAFD, dedicated fixtures, end-of-arm tools, flexible manufacturing systems, FMS, knowledge-based engineering, lightweight grippers, automotive fixturing, robot grippers, Machine Design, maskinkonstruktion
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International Journal of Design Engineering
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6
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3
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25 pages
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Inderscience
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1751-5882
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10.1504/IJDE.2016.079032
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English
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  abstract     = {The need for dedicated fixtures for flexible manufacturing systems is increasing, as dedicated fixtures are lighter, more compact, and more accurate than flexible fixtures. The main challenges are that parts and processes are becoming more and more complex, which requires designing novel or complex dedicated fixtures, and that, for one given flexible fixture to be replaced, several variants of such dedicated fixtures must be designed to hold a variety of individual parts, without causing increased costs and delays. The systematic fixture design method and computer-aided fixture design system (CAFDS) developed and applied for the presented industrial case - novel design of a lightweight (carbon fibre composite) robot gripper - is a possible approach to addressing these issues.},
  author       = {Motte, Damien and Petersson, Håkan and Eriksson, Martin and Bjärnemo, Robert},
  issn         = {1751-5882},
  keyword      = {computer-aided fixture design,CAFD,dedicated fixtures,end-of-arm tools,flexible manufacturing systems,FMS,knowledge-based engineering,lightweight grippers,automotive fixturing,robot grippers,Machine Design,maskinkonstruktion},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {237--261},
  publisher    = {Inderscience},
  series       = {International Journal of Design Engineering},
  title        = {Development of a computer-aided fixture design system for lightweight grippers in the automotive industry},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJDE.2016.079032},
  volume       = {6},
  year         = {2016},
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