Precision Assembly Technologies for Mini and Micro Products: Proceedings of the IFIP TC5 WG5.5 Third International Precision Assembly Seminar (IPAS'2006), 19-21 February 2006, Bad Hofgastein, Austria

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Svetan Ratchev
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 19, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 336 pages
Customers increasingly expect products that are smaller, have improved functionality and reliability and cost less. Miniaturisation and integration of mechanical, sensing and control functions within confined spaces is becoming an important trend in designing new products in industries such as automotive, biomedical, pharmaceutical and telecommunications. In micromanufacture often manual assembly becomes unfeasible due to the small size of the products. As a result microassembly is becoming a sector of strategic importance in high labour cost areas due to the specific needs of automated fabrication and assembly processes which make outsourcing a less attractive option. It is well recognised that the production of miniaturised products will require radical rethinking and restructuring of the underlying technologies and system engineering approaches in high precision assembly as well as developing unprecedented and unique commercial concepts and infrastructure for delivering new technologies. In precision assembly there is a clear need for modular and highly customisable miniaturised production systems based on plug and produce assembly units with micro and nano accuracy of operation. From the equipment point of view the key emphasis is on developing new solutions for the automatic handling of large volumes of very small parts; development of multi-process microassembly machines using a smaller mechanical base and incorporating a wide variety of specialised product specific processes, capable of meeting the increased demands on process capability, repeatability and traceability.
 

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Contents

MultiAxes Micro Gripper for the Handling and Alignment
11
Design Fabrication and Characterization of a Flexible
21
Design and Experimental Evaluation of an Electrostatic
37
A Generic Approach for a Micro Parts Feeding System
43
Pneumatic Contactless Feeder for Microassembly
53
Parvus A MicroParallelSCARA Robot for Desktop
65
Assembly Applications
75
Compliant Parallel Robots
83
Miniature Reconfigurable Assembly Line for Small
193
Conception of a Scalable Production for Micro
201
Towards an Integrated Assembly Process Decomposition
214
Evolvable Skills for Assembly Systems
227
Toward the Vision Based Supervision of Microfactories
238
Precision MultiDegreesOfFreedom Positioning Systems
251
Economic Aspects of Microassembly
265
Life Cycle and Cost Analysis for Modular ReConfigurable
277

Test Environment for HighPerformance Precision
93
Sensor Guided Micro Assembly by Using LaserScanning
101
High Speed and Low Weight Micro Actuators for High
109
Automated Assembly Planning Based on Skeleton
121
Morphological Classification of Hybrid Microsystems
137
First Steps in Integrating MicroAssembly Features into
151
The Importance of Concept and Design Visualisation in
167
Assembly of Hybrid Microsystems 181
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Impact of Bad Components on Costs and Productivity
287
The Reliable Application of Average and Highly Viscous
295
Laser Sealed Packaging for Microsystems
307
Modelling and Characterisation of an OrthoPlanar Micro
315
the Project ASSEMIC
327
Author Index
333
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