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Design for Fixturability (DFF) Methodology for Commodity Parts: A Case Study With Connecting Rod Designs

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Khurshid A. Qureshi

Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI 48124e-mail: kqureshi@ford.com

Kazuhiro Saitou

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125e-mail: kazu@umich.edu

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 2(1), 21-27 (Jun 05, 2002) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1481036 History: Received March 01, 2001; Revised March 01, 2002; Online June 05, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
Topics: Design
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Figures

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Main GUI (designer Interface) of connecting rod DFF system
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A typical connecting rod
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A connecting rod showing machining datums
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Location of datum A1 of facility f1, with respect to 3 design variations of example connecting rod
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Location of datum A1 of facility f2, with respect to 3 design variations of example connecting rod
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Location of datums A2 and A3 of facility f3, with respect to 3 design variations of example connecting rod
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Location of datums A2 and A3 of facility f4, with respect to 3 design variations of example connecting rod
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8 Location of datums A2 and A3 of facility f5, with respect to 2 design variations of example connecting rod

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