Automated Setup Assembly Mechanisms for the Intelligent Machining Workstation

F. Brack Hazen
tech. report CMU-RI-TR-90-20, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 1990


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Abstract
This report describes the mechanical details of the fixtures and assembly tools used to automatically produce setups for machining within the Intelligent Machining Workstation (IMW) project. Motivation for the project, a brief description of the IMW, and a review of fixturing techniques are presented. The basic method of automated setup assembly is described. Finally, individual devices are introduced. A new fixture table, as well as passive and active fixture elements, comprise a modular tooling kit expressly designed for automated setup construction. A new style of gripper, bolt assembly tool, and repositionable camera platform have been created in order to manipulate, fasten, and inspect the fixture elements on the base.

Notes
Sponsor: Air Force Wright Aeronautical Lab
Grant ID: F33615-86-C-5038
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Rapid Manufacturing Lab
Number of pages: 65

Text Reference
F. Brack Hazen, "Automated Setup Assembly Mechanisms for the Intelligent Machining Workstation," tech. report CMU-RI-TR-90-20, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 1990

BibTeX Reference
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   author = "F. Brack Hazen",
   title = "Automated Setup Assembly Mechanisms for the Intelligent Machining Workstation",
   booktitle = "",
   institution = "Robotics Institute",
   month = "December",
   year = "1990",
   number= "CMU-RI-TR-90-20",
   address= "Pittsburgh, PA",
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