Assembly Automation: Volume 23 Issue 2


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Joining comes of age: from pragmatic process to enabling technology

Robert W. Messler

From when we, as humans, first lashed a pointed stone to a split straight stick to make a more effective spear for hunting to now when we fasten and bond ablative ceramic…


Clinching with a superimposed movement – a method for force reduced joining

Rolf Dieter Schraft, Stefan Schmid, Achim Breckweg

Clinching is, due to its characteristics, a joining method with several advantages. The high joining forces, which require heavy process equipment are a major…

Productivity and quality improvements through orbital forming

Werner R. Stutz

Orbital forming is an efficient and precise process to assemble component parts. It provides strength, an attractive finished appearance, and batch‐to‐batch uniformity…

Robotic “layup” of composite materials

David Groppe

This paper describes the history and current technology behind composite manufacturing and the development of a precision feed endeffector (PFE). The PFE is used on the…

Advances in resistance welding for body‐in‐white

Brian Rooks

This paper describes the developments in the control of spot welding from Bosch Rexroth with particular reference to body‐in‐white applications. The Bosch Rexroth MF…

IMTS leads with technological innovation

Dick Bloss

Innovation drives suppliers even as demand is soft. Modular assembly stations, compact part machining/turning systems, linear motor powered motion and smart end effectors…

Robotics and assembly automation at TEAM

Brian Rooks

Ten events made up the new total engineering and manufacturing (TEAM) exhibition, one of which, factory automation (FA) is the focus of this article. A main sponsor of FA…

A novel indexing mechanism for paper cutting machines

Rajanish K. Kamat

This article describes a novel indexing mechanism to improve the productivity of the paper cutting machines. The mechanism is based on dual light sources and an optical detector.


The automated filling of bonded joints – Part 2 three dimensional joints

Ken Young, Ian Pearson

Building automobile bodies from lightweight materials using space‐frame construction techniques is increasingly popular because of exhaust emission legislation. One…

Optimum assembly design utilizing a behavioral modeling concept

Y.J. Lin, R. Farahati

This paper presents a versatile and economical knowledge‐based assembly design of blade and shell assemblies by employing behavioral modeling concepts. Behavioral modeling…

A simulation method and distributed server balancing results of networked industrial robots for automotive welding and assembly lines

Paul G. Ranky

The fundamental purpose of building simulation models is because it is often impossible to experiment with real‐world systems. In terms of our networked robots in the…




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1980 – 2022

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Emerald Publishing Limited


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