Development of a new flexible fixturing device for Affordable Reconfigurable Tooling
2010 (English)In: 3rd CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems: Responsive, customer demand driven, adaptive assembly / [ed] Terje K. Lien, Trondheim: Tapir Akademisk Forlag, 2010, 103-108 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
To use thin wedges of metal to adjust fixtures, i.e shimming, has been a common approach to achieve desired position and tolerance. To build a fixture using shims is time-consuming and results in a fixture that is difficult to modify. The newly developed ART (Affordable Reconfigurable Tooling) concept addresses the need for flexible fixturing by means of reconfigurable supports that are set to desired position by guidance from an outer measuring system. The ART concept can be realized by means of several different reconfigurable devices, among these is the newly developed “Mini Flexapod”. This small 6 degree of freedom reconfigurable device was designed to eliminate shimming and therefore has a small working envelope of approximately 4x4x4 mm. The Mini Flexapod is a result of working with several manufacturing cases described in this paper.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trondheim: Tapir Akademisk Forlag, 2010. 103-108 p.
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-63186ISBN: 9788251926164OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-63186DiVA: diva2:376769
3rd CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems (CATS2010), June 21-22, Trondheim, Norway
ProjectsFixture, Fixturing, RMS, FMS, Tooling; Assembly technology