Assembly Automation: Volume 30 Issue 1


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents - Special Issue: European Assembly Strategies

Outlook report on the future of European assembly automation

Mauro Onori, José Barata Oliveira

This roadmap is primarily concerned with the adaptive assembly technology situation in Europe, a topic of particular interest as assembly is often the final process within…


Palletizing candy orders and never squeezing the chocolates

Richard Bloss

The purpose of this paper is to report on the innovative system developed to automatically palletize orders of cartons of candy for shipment to distribution centers.

Integrated laser cell for combined laser cladding and milling

Steffen Nowotny, Robert Muenster, Siegfried Scharek, Eckhard Beyer

Laser materials processing system technology has become indispensible to the tool and die manufacturing industries and for repairing engines and turbines. The laser…

Technology review for mass customisation using rapid manufacturing

Daniel Eyers, Krassimir Dotchev

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the opportunities and challenges of mass customisation (MC), together with the possibilities for enablement using the technologies…


An automated apparatus for dynamic inspection of mass‐produced custom parts

Shaniel Davrajh, Glen Bright

Quality control and part inspection add no monetary value to a product, yet are essential processes for manufacturers who want to maintain product quality. Mass‐produced…

Measurement assisted robotic assembly of fabricated aero‐engine components

Nirosh Jayaweera, Phil Webb, Craig Johnson

The purpose of this paper is to describe the measurement‐assisted assembly of aero‐engine fabricated components and evaluate its capability.


Pipe assembly planning algorithm by imitating human imaginal thinking

Chen Zhou, Yuehong Yin

The purpose of this paper is to develop a computationally efficient and generally applicable measure for a pipe routing problem which decides the pipe paths and affects…

The auto‐cooking system for Chinese traditional dishes

Z. Fu, W.X. Yan, W.T. Ma, Y.Z. Zhao, X.Y. Liu

The purpose of this paper is to provide a new auto‐cooking industrial system for the Chinese food industry.




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