Assembly Automation: Volume 30 Issue 2


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents - Special Issue: Flexible automation with papers from FAIM 2009

Global manufacturing: creating the balance between local and global markets

Parisa Gilani, Yasamin Razeghi

For several years, the domestic markets of manufacturing organizations have started to reach maturity and companies have sought to expand their international operations in…


AIDC feasibility within a manufacturing SME

Simon Hodgson, Farhad Nabhani, Sara Zarei

The purpose of this paper is to research and design a feasible automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) system for a manufacturing small to medium enterprise (SME…


Lean automated manufacturing: avoiding the pitfalls to embrace the opportunities

Hongyi Chen, Richard R. Lindeke, David A. Wyrick

Over the last several months, the cries to become lean and low cost have echoed all the way from the halls of government to the smallest company's back room. In times of…


Fundamental mindset that drives improvements towards lean production

Yuji Yamamoto, Monica Bellgran

The purpose of the paper is to present a fundamental mindset that an experienced Japanese Toyota Production System (TPS) consultant has when he drives a series of…


Recognition of interacting volumetric features using 2D hints

Dušan N. Šormaz, Chandu Tennety

Recognition of machining features is an essential step in the development of efficient‐automated process plans from solid modeling data. This process represents the…

A CAD system for extraction of mating features in an assembly

Arun Mathew, C.S.P. Rao

The information and knowledge about a product and its assembly are necessary to generate all feasible assembly sequences of that product. Assemblies contain a very large…


A modular, reconfigurable end effector for the plastics industry

Michael A. Saliba, Andrew Vella Zarb, Jonathan C. Borg

The purpose of this paper is to address a problem that is commonly faced by manufacturing companies in the plastics industry, where large and different batches of freshly…

A solution method for the component allocation problem in printed circuit board assembly

Yongzhong Wu, Ping Ji

The purpose of this paper is to propose an effective and efficient solution method for the component allocation problem (CAP) in printed circuit board (PCB) assembly, in…

An integrated approach to mixed‐model assembly line balancing and sequencing

Mohammad Kamal Uddin, Marian Cavia Soto, Jose L. Martinez Lastra

Design, balancing, and sequencing are the key issues associated with assembly lines (ALs). The purpose of this paper is to identify AL design issues and to develop an…


Automatic generation of robot and manual assembly plans using octrees

Hugo Medellin, Jonathan Corney, James Ritchie, Theodore Lim

This paper aims to investigate automatic assembly planning for robot and manual assembly.




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1980 – 2022

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Emerald Publishing Limited


  • Prof Hong Qiao