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A New Method in Selective Assembly to Minimize Clearance Variation for a Radial Assembly Using Genetic Algorithm

Summary: [This abstract is based on the authors' abstract.]Selective assembly is a method of obtaining high-precision assemblies from relatively low-precision components. However, the dimensional distributions of the mating parts are not the same and will result in surplus parts. A new approach to selective assembly is proposed that uses genetic algorithm to find the best combination of the selective groups for minimizing the clearance variation. The approach is illustrated with a case of hole and shaft assembly that is done in three stages in order to use all components.

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  • Keywords: Algorithm,Assembly line methods,Manufacturing,Tolerance,Variation
  • Author: Kannan, S.M.; Asha, A.; Jayabalan, V.
  • Journal: Quality Engineering