Haptic Virtual Reality DFMA - A Case Study

Avery Read, James Millar Ritchie, Theodore Lim

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Design for manufacture and assembly (DFMA) provides a key way of improving the design of products, however current tools for this type of analysis have not taken an integrated approach. This paper provides a brief review of the literature concerning DFMA and computer aided versions before presenting a new DFMA system virtual paradigm. This combines previous approaches to DFMA with the addition of a haptic virtual reality-enabled modelling and assembly environments to provide interactive feedback on the design as the assembly and individual parts are edited in an iterative process. The operation, functionality, and implementation of the system are described followed by a case study in mechanical engineering design illustrating the system’s application. The paper concludes with a discussion of the case study results and conclusions on its success.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Subtitle of host publicationEuroVR 2017
EditorsJ. Barbic, M. D'Cruz, M. Latoschik, M. Slater, P. Bourdot
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-72323-5
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Dec 2017
Event14th International Conference on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality - Laval Virtual Center, Laval, France
Duration: 12 Dec 201714 Dec 2017
Conference number: 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference14th International Conference on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Abbreviated titleEuroVR 2017
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  • Design for assembly
  • Haptic assembly


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