Combining assembly planning with redesign. An approach for more effective DFA

Sukhan Lee, Gerard Jounghyun Kim, George A. Bekey

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Abstract

This paper presents an integrated system for assembly planning and redesign, based on 'Design for Assembly (DFA)' principles. DFA criteria are used in the generation of cost effective assembly sequences for mechanical products, using a technique known as 'Backward Assembly Planning'. If the assembly cost can be further reduced by redesign, the system performs 'Reverse Engineering', produces a default design plan, and provides assistance in a DFA-based redesign process. The planner also takes into account special processes encountered in assembly, such as cleaning, painting and testing, in search for an optimum assembly sequence. The paper presents the architecture of the combined system, properties of the planning and redesign modules and their implementations. Also described is how the combined system can provide an effective method of DFA compared to currently available DFA tools. The system is designed to be compatible with either robotic, manual or automated assembly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages319-329
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0818634529
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 1993 May 21993 May 6

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

OtherProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period93/5/293/5/6

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lee, S., Kim, G. J., & Bekey, G. A. (1993). Combining assembly planning with redesign. An approach for more effective DFA. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 319-329). (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation; Vol. 3). Publ by IEEE.