Kosuke Nagata

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Recent digital fabrication tools have opened up accessibility to personalized rapid prototyping; however, such tools are limited to product-scale objects. The materials currently available for use in 3D printing are too fine for large-scale objects, and CNC gantry sizes limit the scope of printable objects. In this paper, we propose a new method for(More)
Industrial snap assembly processes remain largely a manual task. Much of the research in snap assembly has not sought to design strategies and controllers according to the class of snap-fastener used. Three fastener types are used in manufacturing: cantilever, torsional, and annular snaps. As a first step in solving the snap automation problem, sought to(More)
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