A classification and coding system for micro-assembly

Amar Kumar Behera, Shiv G. Kapoor, Richard E. DeVor

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This paper presents the development of a standard classification and coding system for micro-scale assembled devices that can link micro-assembly concepts and technologies to the attributes of the assembly components and their interrelationships that define the assembled device/product. The proposed system is based on an n-digit coding of both individual parts as well as the assembly. The coding scheme identifies a form code, a material code and a process code for both parts and the assembly and then partitions each into the relevant attributes. A specific example of coding of the parts of a miniature spin bearing has been considered to illustrate the applicability of the coding system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMicro-Assembly Technologies and Applications
Subtitle of host publicationIFIP TC5 WG5.5 Fourth International Precision Assembly Seminar (IPAS'2008) Chamonix, France February 10-13, 2008
EditorsSvetan Ratchev
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2008

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1571-5736


  • Classification
  • Coding
  • Micro-assembly
  • Micro-parts
  • Spin bearing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management


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