Assembly Automation: Volume 22 Issue 4


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Optically tooled bowl feeders

Christine Connolly

This paper reviews bowl feeders with optical sensors, used in industrial automation and assembly, describing their advantages over mechanically tooled bowl feeders, their…

ElectRelease – electrically disbonding epoxy adhesive

Donald Haydon

ElectRelease was originally developed to temporarily bond monitoring instruments to supersonic fighter aircraft permitting subsequent disbonding without surface damage or…

Sheet metal FMS gives more space to Airflow

Brian Rooks

Describes the use of a laser for profiling sheet metal and a sophisticated handling system that eliminates hard tooling and reduces stockholding.

Rapid manufacturing advances at Loughborough

Brian Rooks

An outline of the current activities in the Rapid Manufacturing (RM) Group at Loughborough University, one of the new Innovation Research Centres funded by the Engineering…

VDAS: a virtual design and assembly system in a virtual reality environment

Ping Ji, Albert C.K. Choi, Lizhong Tu

The paper presents a virtual design and assembly system (VDAS) developed in a virtual reality (VR) environment. The VDAS is a VR‐based engineering application which allows…

The automated filling of bonded joints – Part 1 two dimensional joints

Ken Young, Ian Pearson, R. Bull

A parameter has been identified that can be used to calculate a joint's bond‐line thicknesses. This was successfully represented by a fourth order polynomial expression…

Computer‐aided fixture design verification

Y. Kang, Y. Rong, J. Yang, W. Ma

Computer‐aided fixture design (CAFD) techniques have been advanced so rapidly that computers can now generate fixture configurations automatically, for both modular…


Reduction of printed circuit board group assembly time through the consideration of efficiency loss of placement time

Wei‐Shing Chen, Chiuh‐Cheng Chyu

In a high‐mix middle‐volume production environment for printed circuit board (PCB) assembly, the production efficiency strongly depends not only on the tactical level of…




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