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Robust Fixture Configuration Design for Sheet Metal Assembly With Laser Welding

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Bing Li, B. W. Shiu, K. J. Lau

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, P. R. China

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 125(1), 120-127 (Mar 04, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1536172 History: Received October 01, 2000; Revised August 01, 2002; Online March 04, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Illustration of sheet metal laser welding with new locating scheme
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Two pins of a simple assembly
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Illustration of the direct locating area
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Interface structure of GA and FEA
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Finite element model of the example
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Response surface and contour plot for locator D1 and D2

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