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Optimal Placement of Fixture Clamps: Maintaining Form Closure and Independent Regions of Form Closure

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Rodrigo A. Marin, Placid M. Ferreira

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 124(3), 676-685 (Jul 11, 2002) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1471527 History: Received December 01, 2000; Revised September 01, 2001; Online July 11, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Dependent regions of form closure for two clamps
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(a) Optimal clamping scheme without form closure (b) optimal clamping scheme with form closure
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Basic wrenches on convex cylindrical face
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Dependent regions of form closure on a cylindrical face
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(a) Optimal clamping scheme with a cylindrical face and without form closure (b) optimal clamping scheme with a cylindrical face and with form closure
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Hypercube inside polyhedral convex cone
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Independent regions of form closure
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Magnification of independent regions of form closure
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Independent regions of form closure on a cylindrical face

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