Adaptive Product, Process and Tooling Design Strategy for Optimal Dimensional Quality of Automotive Body Assemblies

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Bai Zhang, Jun Ni

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 125(4), 835-843 (Nov 11, 2003) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1616946 History: Received August 01, 2001; Revised April 01, 2003; Online November 11, 2003
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