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.


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