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Fixture assembly planning in a web-based collaborative environment

Fixture assembly planning in a web-based collaborative environment Collaboration is essential for enterprises' survival in today's competitive global market. Web-based environments enable designers to communicate and perform functionalities with their geographically distributed partners. Although much research has been conducted in fixture design theory and verification, little attention was paid to fixture assembly planning in a distributed collaborative environment. Fixture assembly planning is subject to geometrical and functional constraints related to the fixture in a working environment. This paper presents a fastener based geometrical approach to fixture assembly planning in a distributed environment. The topological disassemblability of fixture elements and fasteners, the assembly tool feasibility, and fixture functionality are analysed based on geometrical constraints. The developed system is implemented in a three-tier client/server architecture. The example demonstrates the developed system. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services Inderscience Publishers

Fixture assembly planning in a web-based collaborative environment

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1751-6048
eISSN
1751-6056
DOI
10.1504/IJIMS.2008.019632
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Abstract

Collaboration is essential for enterprises' survival in today's competitive global market. Web-based environments enable designers to communicate and perform functionalities with their geographically distributed partners. Although much research has been conducted in fixture design theory and verification, little attention was paid to fixture assembly planning in a distributed collaborative environment. Fixture assembly planning is subject to geometrical and functional constraints related to the fixture in a working environment. This paper presents a fastener based geometrical approach to fixture assembly planning in a distributed environment. The topological disassemblability of fixture elements and fasteners, the assembly tool feasibility, and fixture functionality are analysed based on geometrical constraints. The developed system is implemented in a three-tier client/server architecture. The example demonstrates the developed system.

Journal

International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and ServicesInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2008

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