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Intelligent Assembly Modelling and Simulation (IAMS)
Contact: Thomas Gordon
Mailing address:
National Robotics Engineering Center
10 40th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Advanced Mechatronics Lab
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This page last updated - June 2010.
Overview
Designing complex electro-mechanical systems is a complicated problem because of the competing requirements for tight packing and assemblability. In current design practice, designers ofter use physical mock-ups to verify whether assemblability constraints are satisfied. The goal of IAMS is to avoid this expensive and time-consuming process by facilitating assemblability checking in a virtual, simulated environment. In addition to part-part interference checking, the IAMS tool will check for tool accessibility, stability, and ergonomics.