Generalized Kinematic Modeling of Reconfigurable Machine Tools

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Yong-Mo Moon, Sridhar Kota

Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48019

J. Mech. Des 124(1), 47-51 (Jun 01, 1998) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1424892 History: Received June 01, 1998
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Conceptual Design of a Reconfigurable Machine Tool; (a) initial configuration; (b) after reconfiguration
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An Overview of the Automated Design Methodology
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Universal Support Module
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Part to be Machined; (a) Part geometry; (b) Operation plan and interpretation
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Systematic Selection and Generation of Alternate Machine Tool Designs; (a) Solution graph showing alternate solution paths. The thick-lined path is the design shown in Fig. 5(b). (b) A synthesized solution.




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