First steps in integrating micro-assembly features into industrially used DFA software

Timo Salmi, Juhani Lempiäinen

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    This paper discusses the problems of micro-scale part manipulation and assembly. Parts less than 10×10×10 cm³ in size need special attention when they are designed. There is a need for handling tools, feeding systems, and fastening methods that resemble macro-scale industrial systems but are of a special nature. No effort has been made prior to this presentation to collect the data in any systematic form for designers. The Finnish DFA-Tool software version 3.0 is the first attempt to try to formulate this problematic in a systematic and suitable presentation for product designers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPrecision Assembly Technologies for Mini and Micro Products
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the IFIP TC5 WG5.5 Third International Precision Assembly Seminar (IPAS ’2006)
    EditorsSvetan Ratchev
    Place of PublicationNew York
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-31277-4
    ISBN (Print)978-0-387-31276-7, 978-1-4419-4063-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event3rd International Precision Assembly Seminar, IPAS 2006 - Bad Hofgastein, Austria
    Duration: 19 Feb 200622 Feb 2006
    Conference number: 3

    Publication series

    SeriesIFIP International Federation for Information Processing


    Conference3rd International Precision Assembly Seminar, IPAS 2006
    Abbreviated titleIPAS 2006
    CityBad Hofgastein


    • micro-assembly
    • design for assembly
    • DFA
    • assemblability analysis


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