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Fixture Design for Tacking and Welding of Loadall Inner Boom and Jib Head: A Review

Research Area: Volume 3 Issue 1 Year: 2014
Type of Publication: Article Keywords: Case based reasoning, Computer aided fixture design, Fixture, Loadall inner boom
  • Amol M. Mhaske
  • R. M. Metkar
  • Ajaykumar Singh
  • Subhash Hiwase
Journal: IJMER Volume: 3
Number: 1 Pages: 1-5
Month: January
ISSN: 2277-8128
This topic deals with the design and analysis of welding fixture, which can be used for tacking and welding of Loadall inner boom and jib head. Fixtures are tools that are used to hold a workpiece in place while it undergoes a machining or assembly process. Fixtures are used to ensure high quality and low variability in parts. The boom is one of the parts of Loadall handlers. The Loadall Boom consists of outer boom and inner boom. The inner boom slides inside the outer boom for the variations in the length of the boom as per the applications. The fixture for Loadall inner boom has some problems. One of them is that, no permanent arrangement provided in fixture for side plates to jib-head alignment. The big clamp unit is required for clamping of side-plates with jib-head. Computer-aided fixture design (CAFD) systems have been developed through the years to assist the designer during the various stages of fixture design. Case based reasoning (CBR) is a method of using previous cases to help aid the development of solutions to new problems. The application of both the CAFD and the CBR system provided an environment that allowed the creation of fixtures for welding assemblies and the retrieval of past cases. The combination of both of these elements allowed the development of a fixture that based on the historical data stored in cases, provided the support and versatility needed for identifying solutions to new cases
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