Automatic assembly design for engineering-to-order products based on multiple models and assembly features (Conference Paper)
Chatziparasidis, I.a, Sapidis, N.S.b
aResearch and Development Department, Kleemann Hellas SA, P.O. Box 25, Kilkis Industrial Area, Greece
bDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Volume 492, 2016, Pages 261-27413th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management for Digital Transformation of Industries, PLM 2016; Columbia; United States; 11 July 2016 through 13 July 2016; Code 189979
When it comes to Engineering-To-Order (ETO) products, neither the exact number nor the form of the components in them can be predefined. Thus, existing assembly models and generative design techniques are not adequate to support development of design automation tools for ETO products. ETO companies usually use custom libraries with past case designs that are adjusted to a customer’s requirements. This method is not cost effective and it is prone to human errors. In this work, we present the Automatic Assembly Synthesis Model (AASM), connecting a Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) system and a CAD system to automate routine design tasks for ETO mechanical products.