Assembly Automation: Volume 32 Issue 3


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents - Special Issue: Inspection and Testing

New NDT techniques for new materials and applications

Robert Bogue

The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight into the techniques used for the non‐destructive testing (NDT) of non‐metallic structural materials, notably polymer and…

Programmable materials for architectural assembly and automation

Skylar Tibbits, Kenny Cheung

The purpose of this paper is to explain a current implementation of a programmable and computational material, Logic Matter, and to describe potential applications for…


Design of kitting system in lean‐based assembly lines

Huseyin Selcuk Kilic, Mehmet Bulent Durmusoglu

The purpose of this paper is to develop a mathematical model for designing the kitting system by determining the optimum values of the related design parameters.


Development of a design feature database to support design for additive manufacturing

Shajahan Bin Maidin, Ian Campbell, Eujin Pei

The purpose of this paper is to propose a method to aid design practitioners and students towards the design of additive manufactured products or parts produced using…


Study of shape memory polymers snap‐fit for disassembly

Hua Li, Javier Ortega, Ying Chen, Bang He, Kai Jin

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of different shape memory polymer based snap‐fits in terms of disassembly time and reusability.

Generating NC program based on template for mass customization product

Xinsheng Xu, Tianhong Yan, Xizhu Tao, Tianrong Zhu, Dan Li

In the case of mass customization, product variety leads to exponentially increased variation in the production system. Providing flexible manufacturing solution for…

Fastener identification and assembly verification via IR tracking

Leonard Rusli, Anthony Luscher

The purpose of this paper is to create an assembly verification system that is capable of verifying complete assembly and torque for each individual fastener.

Intelligent gripping system for handling flexible web fabric

Muhammad A. Ayub, Ruziyati Tajuddin, Michael R. Jackson

In the garment industry, web lace fabric material must be tensioned and placed at the right position and orientation prior to the cutting process. In order to avoid a…

Moulds design for adhesive bulk and joint specimens manufacturing

Mariana D. Banea, Lucas F.M. da Silva, Raul D.S.G. Campilho

The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight into the techniques which are used and developed for adhesive bulk and joint specimens manufacturing.

Conceptual design and workspace analysis of reconfigurable fixturing robots for sheet metal assembly

Hongjian Yu, Bing Li, Yang Wang, Ying Hu

Reconfigurability of the assembly fixtures, which enables a set of sheet metal automotive parts to be produced on a single production line, is becoming crucial to…




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