COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF PRODUCT DESIGNS FOR ROBOT ASSEMBLY.
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A microcomputer software system has been developed as a tool to help design engineers in the design of products which are to be assembled efficiently using general-purpose robots. The software gives rapid feed back of manufacturing costs for any particular product, identifies difficulties in robot assembly and gives an overall efficiency rating for the product design. A powerful spreadsheet editor is used to determine the effects of possible design changes on assembly difficulty and cost.
Dewhurst, P., and G. Boothroyd. "COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF PRODUCT DESIGNS FOR ROBOT ASSEMBLY.." (1986): 17-23. https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/mcise_facpubs/192