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IJAT Vol.4 No.2 pp. 117-126
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2010.p0117
(2010)

Paper:

Advances in the TUT Microfactory Concept Development

Riku Heikkilä, Eeva Järvenpää, and Reijo Tuokko

Department of Production Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Korkeakoulunkatu 6, 33720 Tampere, Finland

Received:
October 15, 2009
Accepted:
December 17, 2009
Published:
March 5, 2010
Keywords:
microfactory, micro assembly, flexible feeding, logistics, TUT microfactory
Abstract

Microassembly, micromanufacturing and microfactories are currently widely studied around the world. Tampere University of Technology (TUT) has had a strong background on microfactory research since 1999. This paper summarizes the results of the microfactory research accomplished at TUT during the recent projects. The paper introduces the TUT microfactory concept and discusses the demonstrations from the areas of assembly, laser machining and medical applications realized with TUT microfactory concept. It also presents some conceptual ideas for the factory level logistics of microfactory systems.

Cite this article as:
R. Heikkilä, E. Järvenpää, and R. Tuokko, “Advances in the TUT Microfactory Concept Development,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.4, No.2, pp. 117-126, 2010.
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