Date of Original Version

1990

Type

Technical Report

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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."

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