Holdex — Holding Device Expert System

  • B. S. Lim
  • J. A. G. Knight
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Advances in manufacturing technology such as the introduction of FMS and modular fixturing systems, (MPS), have drastically reduced the tooling requirements for the efficient production of components. Also the advent of CAD has given a new design tool for the tooling design process. Unfortunately, although there are many advantages in using CAD systems, such systems are still found to be inadequate, particularly due to the lack of problem solving capability and their inability to embed tolerancing information.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. S. Lim
    • 1
  • J. A. G. Knight
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Production Engineering & Production ManagementUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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