Illustrates recently developed fixture design and verification technology, focusing on their central role in manufacturing processes. The text uses up-to-date computer technology to minimize costs, increase productivity and assure product quality. It presents advanced data and analysis that is directly applicable to development of comprehensive computer-aided modular fixture design system.
". . .detailed and well written. . ..should be a valuable reference work for planning engineers and for research workers."
---The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Fixture-design principle; modular-fixture system; interactive computer-aided fixture design; group-technology-based computer-aided fixture design; automated fixture configuration design; constraint-based fixture assembly modeling and design; geometric analysis for automated modular-fixture design; fixturing accuracy analysis and verification; fixturing surface accessibility analysis; fixturing stiffness and clamping stability verification; fast interference-checking algorithm for automated fixture design; fixture planning and setup planning in CAD/CAM integration.