Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Loughborough University Institutional Repository

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4713

Title: Experimental design and investigation of a pin-type reconfigurable clamping system for manufacturing aerospace components
Authors: Al-Habaibeh, A.
Gindy, N.
Parkin, Robert M.
Keywords: Fixturing
Aerospace
Reconfigurable clamping system
Pin-type clamping system
Machining
Low-melt alloy
Phase change material
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing / © IMECHE
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.
Abstract: 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.
Description: 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
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1243/095440503772680703
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4713
ISSN: 0954-4054
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering)

Files associated with this item:

File Description SizeFormat
Al-Habaideh2.pdf1.25 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

 

SFX Query

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.