Impact of fixture design on sheet metal assembly variation
Camelio, Jaime A., Hu, S. Jack and Ceglarek, Darek. (2004) Impact of fixture design on sheet metal assembly variation. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol.23 (No.3). pp. 182-193. ISSN 0278-6125Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0278-6125(05)00006-3
This paper presents a new fixture design methodology for sheet metal assembly processes. It focuses on the impact of fixture position on the dimensional quality of sheet metal parts after assembly by considering the effect of part variation, tooling variation and assembly springback. An optimization algorithm combines finite element analysis and nonlinear programming methods to determine the optimal fixture position such that assembly variation is minimized. The optimized fixture layout enables significant reduction in assembly variation due to part and tooling variation. A case study is presented to illustrate the optimization procedure.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Manufacturing Systems|
|Page Range:||pp. 182-193|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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