Precision Flexible Machining Cells within a Manufacturing System.
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST
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This report discusses the conceptual design of a manufacturing cell for a small-batch manufacturer. The cell produces precision parts with a minimum of machining equipment. The cell design emphasizes near-term technology and uses off the shelf items where possible. The proposed cell can run unattended for a moderate period of time eg. over-night. The design philosophy is to treat the cell components and control programs as discrete modules in a hierarchy. The resulting cell is easily integrated into a larger system. It is also readily modified or expanded as more sophisticated equipment and techniques becomes available.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Machinery and Tools