Computer-aided generation of fixture configuration design using polychromatic sets

Ping Ji, Francis K.H. Lau, Lili Jiang, Min Li, Zhongbin Li

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This paper presents a new approach to the generation of fixture configuration design in manufacturing. First of all, the concept of polychromatic sets is introduced. Then the polychromatic set approach to the generation of fixture configuration design is proposed. This approach first identifies the relationship between fixture elements and then derives a contour matrix and its corresponding Boolean matrix. Furthermore, feasible paths and final alternatives to the fixture configuration design are found using the theory of polychromatic sets. A fixture configuration design example is used to illustrate the approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-294
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Applications in Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2007


  • Computer aided fixture design
  • Fixture configuration design
  • Polychromatic sets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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