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Automated fixturing planning for inspection on coordinate measuring machine
Author(s): Ye Cheng; Fuzhi Cai
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Paper Abstract

In manufacturing process design, one of the key problems is fixturing planning. This paper deals with automated fixturing planning for inspection process on coordinate measuring machine (CMM) in an automatic manufacturing system environment. A planning strategy is presented with analysis about difficulties in fixturing planning. The newly developed configurable fixture system was designed which is suitable for not only measuring process but also automated fixturing planning. The planning system determines the part orientation at the first. Then it analyzes the support surface and its four sides to make a decision about the fixing style and the distribution of the fixing points. The detailed fixture structure parameters and the part position are also generated. In application, the system performed fixturing planning for complicated regular non-rotational parts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2620, International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing, (28 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217481
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Ye Cheng, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Fuzhi Cai, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2620:
International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing
Shuzi Yang; Ji Zhou; Cheng-Gang Li, Editor(s)

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