Faculty Advisor

Rong, Yiming


In manufacturing, the ability to use a flexible fixture design that works with numerous parts is very important from a productivity and cost standpoint, but the modularization of fixtures for a family of parts is dependent on several criteria. This project develops a method and general set of guidelines and rules for analyzing fixtures and part families so that appropriate feature changes can successfully be made to modularize a fixture. A Delphi ABS valve family and a corresponding fixture are used to demonstrate the techniques and display the results of the applied method that was used.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering