Fixture design using Configurators
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2008 Swedish Production Symposium / [ed] Lindberg, B.; Stahre, J., 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
Design and manufacture of fixtures are among one of the major cost drivers in product industrialization. Modular or reconfigurable fixture solutions that may be adapted to encompass a large variety of parts or products have been researched and employed in applications ranging from machining to assembly. These solutions have not only the potential to reduce fixture manufacturing cost, but they also render it possible for different solutions to facilitate and speed up actual design work. The process of designing fixtures today is complicated, time consuming and require long experience by the tool designer. In this paper we present the Configurator approach - add on programs to the CAD-software which aids the designer in the design process. The Configurators are semi-automated and interactive, designed to use in compliance with the ART-concept, a reconfigurable fixture concept for assembly applications. The Configurator approach has been tested on industrial cases and parts of the results are presented in this paper.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Fixture design, Reconfigurable fixtures, Configurators
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-63187OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-63187DiVA: diva2:376775
Swedish Production Symposium 2008, November 19-20, Stockholm, Sweden