A Collaborative Design and Analysis Environment for Flexible Fixture

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Designing a flexible fixture is much more complicated. In this paper a collaborative environment was introduced for flexible fixture design. The tasks involved in fixture design are analyzed and decomposed into five subtasks, which are assigned to workgroups by a project manager. The workgroups can be distributed in different departments or in different locations geographically. The framework of collaborate design environment is constructed. Each workgroup is responsible to a certain job. However, the information needed for flexible fixture design is shared among these workgroups. The information exchanging and management in the environment are expressed with a block diagram. Finally, an example of flexible fixture for manufacturing a thin-walled workpiece is employed to illustrate the efficiency of the collaborative environment.

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Periodical:

Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 407-408)

Edited by:

Fan Rui, Qiao Lihong, Chen Huawei, Ochi Akio, Usuki Hiroshi and Sekiya Katsuhiko

Pages:

225-229

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.407-408.225

Citation:

W. F. Chen et al., "A Collaborative Design and Analysis Environment for Flexible Fixture", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 407-408, pp. 225-229, 2009

Online since:

February 2009

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