The ability of portable inspection arms for inspection and redesign of body in white assembly tooling is evaluated. Issues of data exchange between the systems used including the accuracy and usability of the data are discussed. Data generated are used to directly produce modified location blocks using selective laser sintering. This offers a rapid route for tooling modifications and has proved to be a robust solution despite initial doubts. Other uses of inspection arms are also discussed.
Young, K., Kirk, S. and Piggin, R. (2000), "Tooling modifications using a Faro portable inspection arm and rapid prototyping", Assembly Automation, Vol. 20 No. 4, pp. 330-336. https://doi.org/10.1108/01445150010353251Download as .RIS
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