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|Title:||Modelling and simulation of a novel modular fixture for a flexible manufacturing system|
|Authors:||Matejic, Milos |
|Journal:||International Journal of Simulation Modelling|
|Abstract:||© 2018, Vienna University of Technology. All rights reserved. Wrong or inadequate design and manufacture of modular fixtures can lead to deformations and displacements of workpiece and fixture-workpiece assembly, as well. Deformations and displacements can significantly impact final workpiece accuracy, rendering the fixture less efficient. With that in mind, this paper reviews development of a novel multi-purpose solution for a modular fixture design with higher efficiency, higher accessibility and flexibility. The results of simulations and modelling indicate that the proposed modular fixture design has advantages over the existing, conventional modular fixtures. The proposed framed structure of modular fixtures exhibits versatility in that it allows reliable locating and clamping of workpieces featuring complex geometry and shape. The novel design solution for modular fixtures opens new directions for future investigation, regarding selection and optimization of materials, shape and geometry of fixture elements which can be used to extend and upgrade modular fixtures. All this contributes to higher workpiece quality and accuracy, as well as the higher productivity and lower production costs.|
|Appears in Collections:||University Library, Kragujevac|
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