A novel comparative design procedure for reconfigurable assembly fixtures
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

While market requirements demand that manufacturing systems increase their responsiveness, assembly fixtures remain limited in corresponding to the same demand. Fixture designers as practitioners are left without guidance to design reconfigurable fixtures. This study proposes a comparative design procedure for reconfigurable assembly fixtures that can adapt to manufacturing system characteristics by using efficiency metrics. In this study, a theoretical analysis based on manufacturing systems is presented to establish efficiency metrics. Later, these metrics are utilized in a design procedure that offers guidance and determines the efficiency of fixtures in conceptual and detailed design stages. Finally, an experimental verification is presented.

Manufacturing

Assembly

Fixture

Reconfigurable

Production

Tooling

Författare

Ilker Erdem

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Christoffer E Levandowski

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Cecilia Berlin

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology

1755-5817 (ISSN) 1878-0016 (eISSN)

Vol. 19 93-105

Ämneskategorier

Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

DOI

10.1016/j.cirpj.2017.06.004