Optimal locations and postures of reconfigurable fixtures

Introduction of the Training:

When deploying a reconfigurable fixturing system to mount a set of different workpieces, it is necessary to determine optimal locations and postures of the hardware elements from which a fixturing system is constructed. This module provides an optimization procedure for the determination of optimal layouts for fixturing systems built from Stewart platforms. A MATLAB framework for optimizing the layout is presented and examples are given.

Key Users/Stakeholder:

This training is intended to participants from an industrial background. The participants are using or intend to use reconfigurable fixtures in an agile manufacturing environment.

Requirements:

Passive reconfigurable fixtures,  tool exchange system, robot with payload ≥ 4 kg, workpiece CAD models or specifications, computer with MATLAB. The optimal locations and postures of reconfigurable fixtures determination software is closed source and licensing fees are to be negotiated.

Training part 1 -> video