Flexible Fixture Systems

  • A. Y. C. Nee
  • K. Whybrew
  • A. Senthil kumar
Part of the Advanced Manufacturing Series book series (ADVMANUF)


In Chapter 1 the relationship between fixtures and manufacturing system flexibility was explained. Flexibility in manufacturing systems was discussed in terms of flexibility in scheduling (short-term flexibility), and flexibility in re-configuring the system to accept a not previously manufactured workpiece (reconfigurability or long term flexibility). Manufacturing systems must have both long and short-term flexibility, in order to satisfy both company demands for a high rate of return on investment and market pressures for a short lead-time for production of new products with changed characteristics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Y. C. Nee
    • 1
  • K. Whybrew
    • 2
  • A. Senthil kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Production EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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