Assembly Automation: Volume 33 Issue 2


The international journal of assembly technology and management

Table of contents - Special Issue: Assembly of MEMS devices

Review of manufacturing cells as they achieve high levels of autonomy and flexibility

Richard Bloss

The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of the most recent IMTS show in Chicago with emphasis on the new manufacturing automation innovations and applications on display.

Design of a scalable assembly system for product variety: a case study

D.T. Matt

The purpose of this paper is to develop and test a design approach based on the investigation of the sensitivity of assembly systems to volume fluctuations as part of the…

Advanced quality management system for product families in mass customization and reconfigurable manufacturing

Shaniel Davrajh, Glen Bright

Production of a high variety of products introduces complexities in the quality processes involved in a manufacturing system. Previous methods of quality assurance and…

Optimization of slicing direction in laminated tooling for volume deviation reduction

Hossein Ahari, Amir Khajepour, Sanjeev Bedi

Due to an uncertainty between actual model and assembled slices, there is always an extra material on assembled slices in laminated tooling. Therefore, a post processing…

Auto body taillight assembly modeling and fitting variation induced by tighten‐up sequence analyzing

Hua Wang, Xiang Gao

This paper seeks to propose an auto body taillight assembly model using finite element analysis. Fitting variation induced by tighten‐up sequence is analyzed by the model…

A review of virtual reality and haptics for product assembly: from rigid parts to soft cables

Pingjun Xia, António Mendes Lopes, Maria Teresa Restivo

The use of virtual reality for product assembly has been studied for more than 20 years; however its practical application in industry is still very much in its infancy…

Modelling and optimization of fully flexible assembly systems (F‐FAS)

Giulio Rosati, Maurizio Faccio, Christian Finetto, Andrea Carli

The paper aims to address the modelling and optimization of fully flexible assembly systems (F‐FAS), a new concept in flexible automation recently introduced by the authors.

Flexible field factory for construction industry

Santiago Martínez, Alberto Jardón, Juan Gonzalez Víctores, Carlos Balaguer

The paper aims to present the concept, the layout design and the evaluation performed of a flexible field factory for construction industry. Both the concept and layout…

AI tools for use in assembly automation and some examples of recent applications

David Sanders, Alexander Gegov

This paper aims to review seven artificial intelligence tools that are useful in assembly automation: knowledge‐based systems, fuzzy logic, automatic knowledge…




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