Design of experiments-based SCARA robot parameter evaluation for embedding electronics into 3D print
Additive manufacturing processes combined with enhanced technologies for electronics production enables a highly flexible manufacturing of personalized 3D electronic devices. Due to the enormous progress within the last years, these technologies made their way from prototyping towards manufacturing. The growing request for products manufactured in batch size, making use of a robot to incorporate the electronic components necessary to make functional 3-Dimensional-Structural Electronics will extend the mass production possibilities. There is significant interest in automation of a process is which parameters are influential in the occurrence of assembly defects and which adjustments should be made to those variables to reduce assembly defects. The present study aimed at investigating the accuracy of the electronic parts mounted on the 3D printed board, and to what extent these factors are significant for the accurate assembly process. The full factorial experiment was conducted to illustrate and explain the findings in the parameter optimization. Finally, optimal settings for the robot are proposed for more accuracy and repeatability.
Boppana, Sreekara Charith, "Design of experiments-based SCARA robot parameter evaluation for embedding electronics into 3D print" (2016). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10248817.