A Kinematic Approach for 6-DOF Part Positioning

  • Sajid Ullah ButtEmail author
  • Jean-Francois Antoine
  • Patrick Martin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Production Engineering book series (LNPE)


This article proposes a fixturing system consists of a cuboid baseplate located through a 3-2-1 configuration of locators. The locators are mounted on machine table/pallet and posses one axial DOF. The workpiece is mounted on the baseplate and all the elements are assumed to be rigid with zero friction. The positioning error of the workpiece is calculated and the compensation is performed by the axial movement of the locators. The proposed analytical model is verified by the simulation performed in the CAD model.


Analytical model Fixturing system Part positioning kinematic model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sajid Ullah Butt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jean-Francois Antoine
    • 2
  • Patrick Martin
    • 3
  1. 1.CEMENational University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)IslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.GMP, Le MontetVillers-lès-NancyFrance
  3. 3.LCFC, Art et MètiersMetzFrance

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