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Modular Fixture Design for BIW Lines Using Process Simulate (v2.0)

Modular Fixture Design for BIW Lines Using Process Simulate (v2.0)



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Master ThesisMechanical Engineering, Master of Robotics ProgramDepartment of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science
2008: ROB03
Modular Fixture Designfor BIW Lines UsingProcess Simulate
Ali Keyvani
Thesis Project 
Modular Fixture Design for BIW Lines UsingProcess Simulate®
 The unchangeable need of securing and locating parts during different manufacturing processes turned the fixtures to key elements in many part production industries. Theiterations between design engineers and manufacturing planners because of late collisiondetection of the part/fixtures with robots cost a lot of time and money. The lead-time canbe reduced by developing tools and/or methods for early verification of the fixturesduring the simultaneous engineering phase. Different aspects of fixture designing,modeling and simulating is investigated as a base step to recognize the best practice work to do fixture planning in Process Simulate integrated PLM environment. The aim of theproject is to use Process Simulate to design and validate modular fixtures at the same timeand in a single environment. It also aims to investigate the possibility of adding kinematics, sensors, and actuating signals to the fixtures and utilize them to model thefixture behavior in a larger simulation study. The project narrows down its focus on thefixtures designed for robotic applications specifically in Automotive Body in White lines without losing generality. The document type stated at the title page and in the header of this page is
master thesis work
: Ali Keyvani
: Fredrik Danielsson
: Tobias Persson, SAAB
: Master programme in Robotics
: Thesis Project
: Advanced, 15 ECTS
: June 16, 2008
Report Number
: 2008: ROB03
Modular Fixture, Automate Fixture Planning, PLM software, Collision Detection, FixtureModelling, Process Simulate, Process and Manufacturing
: University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science,S-461 86 Trollhättan, SWEDENPhone: + 46 520 22 30 00, Fax: + 46 520 22 32 99 Web: www.hv.se
Modular Fixture Design for BIW Lines Using Process Simulate® 
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the people whose contributions andassistance helped tremendously in the completion of this research. I would like to show my appreciation to Dr. Fredrik Danielsson, my supervisor and advisor for his supportsand guides. I would also like to thank Mr. Tobias Persson from SAAB for hisarrangements and attentions.I also thank the great help offered by Dan Svensson from SAAB and Hans Hörfelt from Volvo Cars, which provide me information about MODFix project.Finally, I would also like to express my sincere thanks to all of my friends who have beenhelping me during the course.

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