Assembly Automation: Volume 31 Issue 4


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents

Nanoscale fabrication: techniques, limitations and future prospects

Robert Bogue

This paper aims to provide an overview of the strategies and techniques being used and developed for the fabrication of nanoscale devices.

Assembly of 3D micro‐components: a review of recent research

Robert Bogue

The purpose of this paper is to review recent developments in micro‐scale assembly technologies, primarily in the context of microsystems based on three‐dimensional (3D…

Automation meets logistics at the Promat Show and demonstrates faster packing and order filling

Richard Bloss

The purpose of this paper is to review the Promat Show (material handling) and the Automate Show (robots and vision) run jointly in Chicago with emphasis on new automation…


Investigation and strategies for precision of miniaturized robots with micro gears

Arne Burisch, Annika Raatz

Economic, flexible and efficient micro production needs new miniaturized automation equipment (desktop factories). Micro assembly processes make demands on precision of…

The Bionic Handling Assistant: a success story of additive manufacturing

Andrzej Grzesiak, Ralf Becker, Alexander Verl

This review will describe the development of the Bionic Handling Assistant as well as the additive manufacturing (AM) process of robot grippers and its possibilities.


A reactive reconfigurable tool for aerospace structures

Colm McKeown, Phil Webb

The purpose of this paper is to describe the development, testing and scientific evaluation of a novel, load‐cell‐controlled reactive reconfigurable tooling (RRT…

Additive manufacturing boosts efficiency of heat transfer components

Reimund Neugebauer, Bernhard Müller, Mathias Gebauer, Thomas Töppel

The purpose of this paper is to show the innovative approach of manufacturing filigree and highly complex components by means of laser beam melting.


Variability‐oriented assembly system design: a case study in the construction industry

Anna Azzi, Daria Battini, Maurizio Faccio, Alessandro Persona

The purpose of this paper is to apply group assembly (GA) considerations to the construction industry and to provide evidence of construction sector industrialization with…

Analyses of peg‐hole jamming in automatic assembly machines

Ryspek Usubamatov, K.W. Leong

The purpose of this paper is to investigate theoretically the process of jamming in the peg‐hole type parts and to derive a mathematical model of jamming.

A discrete particle swarm optimization algorithm for rectilinear branch pipe routing

Qiang Liu, Chengen Wang

The purpose of this paper is to develop a new rectilinear branch pipe‐routing algorithm for automatic generation of rectilinear branch pipe routes in constrained spaces of…

Design and implementation of a haptic‐based virtual assembly system

Pinjun Xia, António Lopes, Maria Restivo

Haptics can significantly enhance the user's sense of immersion and interactivity. Especially in an assembly task, haptic feedback can help designers to have a better…

Comparing ways of breaking symmetries in mathematical models for SALBP‐1

Rafael Pastor, Alberto García‐Villoria, Albert Corominas

Simple assembly line balancing problem type 1 is the most studied assembly line problem and many procedures have been proposed to solve it. Ho and Emrouznejad proposed to…




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