Assembly Design and Evaluation in an Augmented Reality Environment
Author(s)Pang, Y.; Nee, Andrew Y. C.; Youcef-Toumi, Kamal; Ong, S. K.; Yuan, M. L.
The technologies and methodologies of assembly design and evaluation in the early design stage are highly significant to product development. This paper looks at a promising technology to mix real components (e.g. physical prototypes, assembly tools, machines, etc.) with virtual components to create an Augmented Reality (AR) interface for assembly process evaluation. The goal of this paper is to clarify the methodologies and enabling technologies of how to establish an AR assembly simulation and evaluation environment. The architecture of an AR assembly system is proposed and the important functional modules including AR environment set-up, design for assembly (DFA) analysis and AR assembly sequence planning in an AR environment are discussed in detail.
Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology (IMST);
Augmented reality, assembly simulation, design for assembly