Modeling and Optimization of End Effector Layout for Handling Compliant Sheet Metal Parts

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D. Ceglarek

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706-1572e-mail: darek@engr.wisc.edu

H. F. Li

General Motors Corp., Warren, MI 48089

Y. Tang

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, P.R. China

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 123(3), 473-480 (Jun 01, 2000) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1366682 History: Received August 01, 1999; Revised June 01, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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An example of a material handling system in a stamping line
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An example of a part handling trajectory
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An example of N-2-1 layout
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Impact of the locating layout in the primary datum plane on the rigidity in the other two planes
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The end effector layout design procedure
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Part deformation simulation
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Principle of optimization scheme
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Dimensions and the initial end effector layout for the fender blank
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FEA mesh and the critical points for the fender blank
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The measurement principle
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Results of the FEA optimization and the test for the fender blank (a) The original and the optimal cup layout (b) Part deflection




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