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Adaptive Test Fixture

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060421D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Cummins, AW Gasparri, AS Grivjack, S [+details]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby an adaptive test fixture is used to properly position the personal computer back panel during the testing and registration marking of personal computers. During the assembly and testing functions of the personal computer, precise alignment is required between the personal computer back panel and the test equipment as the computer advances during the automatic testing procedures. The adaptive test fixture allows tolerance variations to exist and allows precise alignment. As the pallet-mounted personal computer proceeds to the test station, a tooling ram begins to move the adaptive test fixture toward the back panel of the personal computer. The adaptive test fixture uses pre-reference blocks 10, as shown in Fig.