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Accession Number ADA564700
Title IFAB Smart Manufacturing Adapting Rapidly to Product Variants (SMARTV).
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 103p
Personal Author B. Widmer D. Bourne K. Saitou P. Bose S. K. Gupta
Abstract This one-year project developed and demonstrated a SMARTV iFAB Foundry, a single node within a larger, future iFAB Foundry network. Our work embodied the key idea of evolving a smart technology that can integrate design objectives with manufacturing realities and adapt rapidly to diverse product challenges. The SMARTV project focused on welding and assembly operations to support rapid manufacturing of custom military vehicles under the larger iFAB program. Our goal was to fabricate an HMMWV spaceframe with assembled attachments at least five times (5x) faster than the current best practices allow.
Keywords Assembly lines
Automated process planning
Ifab(Instant foundry adaptive through bits) program
Industrial engineering
Lessons learned
Rapid manufacturing

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
41G - Quality Control & Reliability
41J - Tooling, Machinery, & Tools
Corporate Author Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. Robotics Inst.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 20 May 2011-31 May 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number FA8650-11-C-7128

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