Fixtures are important components in manufacturing systems. Fixturing changes because of manufacturing changing from mass production to production in smaller batches and higher variety of products. Computer-aided fixture design (CAFD) systems automate the process of fixture design and verification. Research work has mainly concentrated either on automating the CAFD process or on making it user-friendly and interactive. However a final fixturing scheme may not be optimal because different users may need fixtures to meet different requirements, this paper proposes a conceptual module for the fixture validation to compare, test and analyze various combinations of fixturing elements. A fixture validation model is developed using a virtual reality (VR) system to support the idea presented in this paper.
- Design Engineering Division and Computers in Engineering Division
Validation and Identification of Optimal Fixturing Scheme Using VR
Thukaram, SK, Peng, Q, & Balikrishnan, S. "Validation and Identification of Optimal Fixturing Scheme Using VR." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. Volume 8: 14th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference; 6th Symposium on International Design and Design Education; 21st International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, Parts A and B. San Diego, California, USA. August 30–September 2, 2009. pp. 359-367. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2009-86395
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