Development of an automated microfactory: Part 2 - Experimentation and analysis

Andrew E. Honegger, George Q. Langstaff, Andrew G. Phillip, Timothy D. Vanravenswaay, Shiv G. Kapoor, Grayce Wicall Gauthier, Richard E. Devor

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Abstract

An automated microfactory is developed and executed for improved multi-operation manufacturing of micro/meso-scale components. In this paper, the technologies developed are implemented and quantitatively analyzed. The results of performance analysis is presented for both pallet and mMT calibration, three-axis and five-axis mMTs, fixturing methods, automated tool placement, and part registration. An assessment of the microfactory performance and capabilities with regard to part/feature accuracy, portability, and throughput is made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransactions of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute of SME 2006 - Papers Presented at NAMRC 34
Pages341-348
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Sep 21 2006
Event34th North American Manufacturing Research Conference - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: May 23 2006May 26 2006

Publication series

NameTransactions of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute of SME
Volume34
ISSN (Print)1047-3025

Other

Other34th North American Manufacturing Research Conference
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI
Period5/23/065/26/06

Keywords

  • Automated tool placement
  • Calibration
  • Microfactory
  • Performance analysis
  • mMT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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