Design Analysis for Automatic Assembly
Rapid technological innovation and the multiplicity of pertinent assembly design features mean that large quantities of information have to be processed for assembly-suitable designing. In order to be able to utilize purposefully the knowledge obtained in this way, the designer must be able to discover the weak points in the design with respect to automated assembly. In view of the complex interrelationships between the design features and the assembly effort and the constantly shorter development times for the product, the designer is overtaxed in the solution of the problem. If he must nevertheless incorporate the requirements of a simple product assembly into the design, the assembly experts have the job of providing him with the proper aids for assembly-appropriate designing. This article presents solution rudiments for such aids. The processes described disclose the inherent mathematical interrelationships of a design with respect to the assembly effort and assist in analyzing a product with reference to its suitability for assembly. The processes are based predominantly on heuristic inceptions.
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