Assembly Automation: Volume 27 Issue 4


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents - Special Issue: Design for assembly

Guest Editors: Gordon Lowe

Design for disassembly: a critical twenty‐first century discipline

Robert Bogue

This paper aims to highlight the importance of the design for disassembly (DFD) concept and to consider the key DFD principles.


AMTRI accelerates assembly automation

Christine Connolly

This paper seeks to investigate the work of a small company involved in researching techniques and designing equipment for assembly automation.


When your assembly system controller can be more than just a controller

Richard Bloss

This paper sets out to present how manufacturing system controllers can be an important part of a total system of real‐time manufacturing metrics data gathering and…

Leading UK manufacturer probes the potential of six sigma

Andrew Lee‐Mortimer

The purpose of this paper is to detail the reasons behind, and the successful process adopted for, the introduction of a six sigma programme within a leading, and…


Linking product design in CAD with assembly operations in CAM for virtual product assembly

Chi‐haur Wu, Yujun Xie, Swee Mean Mok

Virtual product design has become a key technology in reducing costly design errors that are often difficult to detect manually. In order to evaluate product assembly in a…

Prediction of geometrical variations in Airbus wingbox assembly

Mozafar Saadat, Roy Sim, Farid Najafi

This paper aims to present a method for predicting dimensional variation in assembly processes of a wingbox structure concentrating on the assembly of skin panels to rib feet.


A software framework for coping with heterogeneity in the shopfloor

Juan‐Antonio Fernández‐Madrigal, Cipriano Galindo, Ana Cruz‐Martín, Javier González

The CIM framework pursues the integration of components in a manufacturing enterprise by means of computer systems. This, however, may be obstructed due to heterogeneity…


Automated assembly of fuselage skin panels

N. Jayaweera, P. Webb

This paper aims to describe the development and testing of a system for the automated assembly of aircraft fuselage panels.




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