manufacturing process capability, and allocation of tolerances and datums for jigless assembly, the definition of assembly features needs to be clarified and. Aerospace Manufacture’ (JAM) project which was set-up to investigate and development of a methodology to design for jigless assembly and a process of. Jigless Aerospace Manufacture-The Enabling Technologies The shear size and flexibility of the larger airframe parts makes it.

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SA-designed and -built aircraft enters test phase 25th July By: Final Annual Project Report Final report. Offline programming means that the robots are programmed in a computer environment without disturbing the process.

Volvo CE invest in Smart Manufacturing in a new pilot project

It can carry a comprehensive weapons suite for specific mission applications as well as physically and electronically integrate equipment in a plug-and-play manner. Volvo Construction Equipment is at the forefront of this development and is now investing in a pilot project that will streamline the production of low volume items and reduce production costs. This allows every part to fit together and saves [on] costs and time.

Aerospace, Defence and Marine Related Grants: These production aspects included composite stations, machining from billets and sheet metal, manufacturing of most of the visible wing and tail parts, as well as protoshop and pipe bending.

TOOL FOR JIGLESS ASSEMBLY | [primary-term] content from Aviation Week

Mainly, it is about items up to about 60 kilos, but in the long run the concept can also be an integral part in the production of major components such as vehicle frames. He added that peripheral applications for the Ahrlac were continuously being found. There were no such dieless forming tooling and jigless positioning tooling available on market.

Sectors submitted by the Researcher. This reduces the number of production stops and reduces production costs. The work involves definition of the role of tooling within the assembly environment and the inter-relationships between product design, manufacture and assembly characteristics.


The flight test programme represents the culmination of all our efforts, which makes it an extremely exciting phase to be part of. The assembly of Ahrlac began in January, with the first engine-start of the prototype taking place in March and early taxi trials in May, revealed Ahrlac programme leader Paul Potgieter at a media briefing last week. Sch of Industrial and Manufacturing Scie Organisation: Performance Improvement for Vehicles on Track.

The increasing digitalization and automation will lead us to a significant change of the transport It will also eliminate the need for tooling storage and increase tooling utilisation significantly. This will lead to the realisation of rapid dieless forming of skin panels and to the accurate jigless fabrication of panel structures in aviation. Many manufacturers in the automotive and manufacturing industry have items that are to be produced in low volume, but in several variants.

The industrial and scientific breakthrough objectives of the project were:. It often requires access to custom machines, jigs and fixtures that are not used for some time or that take a long time to change, which is costs intensive. Potential use in non-academic contexts.

The industrial and scientific breakthrough objectives of the project were: Delfoi Robotics is the world leader in the field of welding, which made them an obvious choice of supplier. This will lead to the development of an adjustable multi-point tooling compositing punch matrices to replace the solid dies or hard tooling. This information can now be found on Gateway to Research GtR http: Fundamental exploration of digitally adjustable tooling using multi-point forming methodology for forming and fabrication.

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Corbett, Professor J Other Investigators: Skip to main content. Aerospace, Defence and Marine. Ahrlac integrates design concepts jgless attack helicopters, surveillance platforms and reconnaissance aircraft.

South African aerospace jiglwss Aerosud was subcontracted by Ahrlac Holdings to develop the aircraft, which Potgieter noted was designed to meet the diverse needs of homeland security, such as airborne and electronic surveillance, and advanced combat training. Legal notice Cookies Contact Search. In particular, DATAFORM aspired to enable rapid, flexible and cost-effective forming of skin panels in aircrafts with digitally adjustable multi-point tooling.


The aircraft was designed for military and civilian applications. The optimization involves introducing “jigless ” welding in production, i.

SA-designed and -built aircraft enters test phase

Read more about offline programming and robotization. Two prototypes of dieless stretch forming tooling and jigless positioning tooling mankfacturing punch matrices were developed.

Comau U K Ltd. Development and implementation of digitally adjustable multi-point tooling and techniques in the manufacture of aircraft products.

WP 3 – Development of digitally adjustable multi-point tooling The primary objective of WP3 was to build a novel and efficient digitally adjustable multi-point tooling system based on the principle of MPF and manudacturing develop automatic robotic control techniques for a flexible fabrication tooling.

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Paramount Group executive chairperson Ivor Ichikowitz said the project was an excellent reflection of the capabilities of the South African engineering fraternity. Smart manufacturing and robotization are becoming increasingly common in Swedish industries. Summary on Grant Application Form The research seeks to develop methodologies, software tools, and to exploit technological advances in robotic and measurement technology to build an environment for enabling jigless assembly of Aerostructures.

Jiglexs manufacturing flexibility also requires the fast creation of programs when the manufacturinf weld a new item. There, Delfoi Robotics’s offline programming system plays a key role. The collaborative research involves 5 academic institutions and five major aerospace companies.

The planning, observation and steering of urban mobility is growing ever more complex due to A theoretical analysis on the mechanism of MPF was carried out for dieless forming applications.