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Title: Method and apparatus for automated assembly

Abstract

A process and apparatus generates a sequence of steps for assembly or disassembly of a mechanical system. Each step in the sequence is geometrically feasible, i.e., the part motions required are physically possible. Each step in the sequence is also constraint feasible, i.e., the step satisfies user-definable constraints. Constraints allow process and other such limitations, not usually represented in models of the completed mechanical system, to affect the sequence.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SANDIA CORP
OSTI Identifier:
872641
Patent Number(s):
5980084
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; automated; assembly; process; generates; sequence; steps; disassembly; mechanical; step; geometrically; feasible; ie; motions; required; physically; constraint; satisfies; user-definable; constraints; allow; limitations; represented; models; completed; affect; mechanical system; /700/

Citation Formats

Jones, Rondall E., Wilson, Randall H., and Calton, Terri L. Method and apparatus for automated assembly. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Jones, Rondall E., Wilson, Randall H., & Calton, Terri L. Method and apparatus for automated assembly. United States.
Jones, Rondall E., Wilson, Randall H., and Calton, Terri L. Fri . "Method and apparatus for automated assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872641.
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year = {1999},
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