Automated Fixture Configuration for Rapid Manufacturing Planning. Nelaturi, S.; Rangarajan, A.; Fritz, C.; and Kurtoglu, T. In Proceedings of the 2013 SIAM Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling (GD/SPM13), 2013.
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Practical fixture configuration largely remains an experience driven manual activity to enable customization for varying workpiece geometry, and most automated solutions do not scale well to accommodate such variation. In this paper, we address the problem of rapidly synthesizing a realistic fixture that will guarantee stability and immobility of a specified polyhedral work-part. The paper addresses both theoretical and practical issues in 3D fixturing and makes contributions to both. Many examples are shown.
@InProceedings{nel-ran-fri-kur-gdspm13,
  author = 	 {Saigopal Nelaturi and Arvind Rangarajan and Christian Fritz and Tolga Kurtoglu},
  title = 	 {Automated Fixture Configuration for Rapid Manufacturing Planning},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2013 SIAM Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling (GD/SPM13)},
  year = 	 2013,
  abstract = {Practical fixture configuration largely remains an experience driven manual activity to enable customization for varying workpiece geometry, and most automated solutions do not scale well to accommodate such variation. In this paper, we address the problem of rapidly synthesizing a realistic fixture that will guarantee stability and immobility of a specified polyhedral work-part. The paper addresses both theoretical and practical issues in 3D fixturing and makes contributions to both. Many examples are shown.},
  url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010448513001681},
  keywords = {Digital Manufacturing}
}