Automated Assembly Planning: From CAD model to Virtual Assembly Process – 14-02-04
February 7, 2017
Lead Organization: Oregon State University
Other Organizations: ESI North America
Awarded: July 2015
Description: This project aims to develop a computational tool to automatically transform a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) assembly into a set of assembly instructions with as little initial user commitment as possible. Quick predictions of an assembly plan will provide feedback to both design and industrial engineers so that they can see how their decisions impact assembly time and cost. For manufacturing companies that choose to use the developed toolset, it could result in millions of dollars in savings.