Assembly Automation: Volume 19 Issue 2


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Competitive edge and environmentally‐ conscious design through concurrent engineering

Hojjat Adeli

The goal of concurrent or simultaneous engineering is to move a product concept based on a market need to a manufactured and marketable product in the shortest possible…


Cleaning and surface preparation: which lasers for which applications?

Franck Rigolet

Conventional processes for cleaning, stripping and surface preparation mainly use solvents or abrasives which can be harmful for the environment, and can also damage the…


The digital factory arrives at CIM ’98

Brian Rooks

This report on the 1998 Computers in Manufacturing exhibition examines the 3D simulation software products on display. While hardly competing in volume with the popular…


Jaguar uses knowledge‐based tools to reduce model development times

Anna Kochan

Reviews the emergence of knowledge‐based engineering tools and assesses the benefits of KBE. Describes how Jaguar Cars uses KBE to reduce vehicle development times…


Rover’s E‐Build process assembles cars in the virtual world

Anna Kochan

Reviews the use of process simulation tools by Rover. Outlines the E‐Build process used in the development of the Rover 75. Describes how the building of digital…


Simulation tools ease and speed assembly cell development

Russell Stringham

Typical assembly cell development requires that the hardware be mostly functional before significant software development can begin. Utilizing a software simulation of the…


A new approach to 3‐dimensional cutting and trimming of metal panels

Clive Montague‐Brown

Laser cutting of sheet metal in both the flat and pressed form is a well‐established technique which has been used for many years. The limitations of this process are a…


Schemebuilder: computer aided knowledge based design of mechatronic systems

John Counsell Ian Porter David Dawson, Marcus Duffy

Introduces the need for engineering knowledge management tools for storing past solutions and expert knowledge for the design of automatic precision machinery. The design…


Mechatronics‐based in‐process verification for flexible manufacturing systems

Rhett Mayor, Glen Bright

Automated visual inspection is vital in the production of manufactured products acceptable to world market standards. The volatile nature of the consumer markets is…




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