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Experimental design and investigation of a pin-type reconfigurable clamping system for manufacturing aerospace components

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posted on 26.05.2009, 09:50 authored by A. Al-Habaibeh, N. Gindy, Robert M. Parkin
This paper presents an experimental design and evaluation of a pin-type universal clamping system. The clamping system is designed for holding complex-shaped aerospace components, such as turbine blades, during machining processes. The experimental investigation is performed by comparing the pin-type clamping system with a dedicated clamping system during the machining of aluminium and steel parts. Force signals are monitored during machining. The experimental results are presented and compared with a dedicated clamping system. From the comparison, the performance of the clamping system is discussed. The results provide an evaluation of the designed pin-type clamping systems for machining operations. The results prove that the pin-type clamping system can be reconfigured for machining different complex shaped components with performance comparable with a dedicated clamping system.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Citation

AL-HABAIBEH, A., GINDY, N. and PARKIN, R.M., 2003. Experimental design and investigation of a pin-type reconfigurable clamping system for manufacturing aerospace components. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 217(12), pp. 1771-1777.

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Professional Engineering Publishing / © IMECHE

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VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2003

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This is an article from the journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture [© IMechE ]. It is also available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/095440503772680703

ISSN

0954-4054

Language

en