A Method for Design of Modular Reconfigurable Machine Tools
AbstractPresented in this paper is a method for the design of modular reconfigurable machine tools (MRMTs). An MRMT is capable of using a minimal number of modules through reconfiguration to perform the required machining tasks for a family of parts. The proposed method consists of three steps: module identification, module determination, and layout synthesis. In the first step, the module components are collected from a family of general-purpose machines to establish a module library. In the second step, for a given family of parts to be machined, a set of needed modules are selected from the module library to construct a desired reconfigurable machine tool. In the third step, a final machine layout is decided though evaluation by considering a number of performance indices. Based on this method, a software package has been developed that can design an MRMT for a given part family. View Full-Text
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Xu, Z.; Xi, F.; Liu, L.; Chen, L. A Method for Design of Modular Reconfigurable Machine Tools. Machines 2017, 5, 5.
Xu Z, Xi F, Liu L, Chen L. A Method for Design of Modular Reconfigurable Machine Tools. Machines. 2017; 5(1):5.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xu, Zhengyi; Xi, Fengfeng; Liu, Lilan; Chen, Li. 2017. "A Method for Design of Modular Reconfigurable Machine Tools." Machines 5, no. 1: 5.
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