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Title: LEGO Factory: An Educational CIM Environment For Assembly PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Pasek, Zbigniew
Yip-Hoi, Derek
Publisher: University of British Columbia
Description: This paper describes a general concept for a computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) environment intended for the design and assembly of "products" built out of Lego blocks. These "products" are conceptualized and designed within a Lego CAD System from a small set of the most commonly used Lego building blocks. Process planning and trajectory planning software is used to determine the build sequence and robot program for assembling the model directly from the 3D CAD model. The robot program is fed into a cell controller to perform the physical build of the "product." This paper also describes student projects designed to explore the feasibility of the technical concepts necessary for such a system. These include a robot gripper, a block sorting mechanism, and an assembly planning system integrated with the Lego CAD system and the physical assembly cell.
LC Classification: Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Control of production systems
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Data processing. CAD/CAM systems
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Manufacturing engineering. Process engineering -- Manufacturing processes
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Vocational Education -- Technical
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-07-28 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-13 15:26:57 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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