Assembly Automation: Volume 21 Issue 3


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

“Maintainability” drives Fort Worth’s joint strike fighter design: blending simulation and ingenuity, Lockheed Martin up‐ends design methods in $320 billion program

Jack Thornton

Emphasizes the importance now placed on maintainability of military aircraft by the US Department of Defense. Describes how Lockheed Martin have used Delmia simulation…

Folding cartons using low cost automation – a case study

Mohan Yashvant Khire, S.D. Madnaik

Low cost automation is used to solve a productivity problem in a fruit packing and exporting unit. The case study shows benefits in the form of a productivity rise. A…

3D tolerance analysis in PC manufacture

Kate Lynch

Describes Toshiba’s assembly of notebook PCs and the need to use simulation to verify assembly sequences which have tight 3D tolerances.

Intelligent assembly modeling and simulation

Satyandra K. Gupta, Christiaan J.J. Paredis, Rajarishi Sinha, Peter F. Brown

Because of the intense competition in the current global economy, a company must conceive, design, and manufacture new products quickly and inexpensively. The design cycle…


A tabu search heuristic for the component assignment problem in PCB assembly

Y.F. Wan, P. Ji

Discusses the component assignment problem in PCB assembly, where assigning components to appropriate machines, in order to get a minimum assembly time for the assembly…

Method for assessment of reuse suitability within modular assembly systems

Hartmut Weule, Carsten Buchholz

Notes that suppliers of capital goods are challenged by new aspects of customer orientation – a change in the business relationship from the present sale of facilities to…




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