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Awards for Excellence - 2008

Outstanding Papers

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Assembly Automation

Gunter Wittenberg Award
Gunter Wittenberg (d. 1995), a dedicated engineer, who made his knowledge of assembly automation available in simple, clear and concise papers. He received the Nuffield Silver Medal for services to the Institute of Production Engineers. He worked for Amnesty International and charities, using his engineering skills in harnessing technical advances to help the disabled.


Volume 27 number 1
Selecting the right system - assembly system comparison with total cost of ownership methodology
Juhani Heilala, Jari Montonen, Kaj Helin

Highly commended

Volume 27 number 1
The cost of flexibility
Johannes Van Biesebroeck

Volume 27 number 2
Teleoperated assembly of a micro-lens system by means of a micro-manipulation workstation
Anna Eisinberg, Arianna Menciassi, Paolo Dario, Joerg Seyfried, Ramon Estana, Heinz Woern

Volume 27 number 4
Linking product design in CAD with assembly operations in CAM for virtual product assembly
Chi-haur Wu, Yujun Xie, Swee Mean Mok