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2018-08-22 ...
  • August 22-23, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
This seminar provides a functional understanding of the principles involved in conducting a Design for Manufacture/Design for Assembly study. DFM/DFA can support both manual and automated processes resulting in significant cost savings through simpler designs with fewer components. Related topics include workstation layouts, ergonomic considerations and errorproofing. Actual examples from the automotive industry are used to support the lecture and participants complete actual design efficiency using the DFM/DFA worksheet.
2018-06-27 ...
  • June 27-28, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFM+A), pioneered by Boothroyd and Dewhurst, has been used by many companies around the world to develop creative product designs that use optimal manufacturing and assembly processes. Correctly applied, DFM+A analysis leads to significant reductions in production cost, without compromising product time-to-market goals, functionality, quality, serviceability, or other attributes. In this two-day seminar, you will not only learn the Boothroyd Dewhurst Method, you will actually apply it to your own product design!
2018-06-11 ...
  • June 11-12, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Plastic - any class of synthetically-produced organic compounds capable of being molded and hardened into a specific shape or form. This course is designed to offer a basic understanding of plastics and plastic processing. Using plastics can be simple, but there is much more behind producing high performance plastic parts. This seminar will walk you through the molding process, provide a comprehensive look at the variables in the manufacturing mix, and review characteristics of typical automotive plastics such as PP, PVC, ABS, and more.
2018-04-09 ...
  • April 9-10, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
  • October 9-10, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) are now commonly used in automotive body structural applications. The high strength of this grade classification is attractive to help reduce mass in the automotive body through reduction in thickness. Strength also supports improvements in safety requirements so that mass increases are minimized. In some specific grades of AHSS, energy absorption is possible in addition to the high strength. This course will review the definition and properties of AHSS and cover several common applications in automotive body structures.
2017-10-31
White Paper
WP-0003
Actuators are the key to sophisticated machines that can perform complex tasks previously done by humans.
CURRENT
2017-10-13
Standard
AMS6456E
This specification covers a low-alloy steel in the form of welding wire.
CURRENT
2017-10-12
Standard
J2613_201710
This SAE Standard covers sub-critically annealed or normalized electric resistance welded flash controlled single-wall high strength steel tubing intended for use in hydraulic pressure lines and in other applications requiring tubing of a quality suitable for bending, double flaring, cold forming, welding and brazing. Material produced to this specification is not intended to be used for single flare applications due to the potential leak path caused by the ID weld bead. Nominal reference working pressures for this tubing are listed in ISO 10763 for metric tubing and SAE J1065 for inch tubing. This specification also covers SAE J2613 Type-A tubing. The mechanical properties and performance requirements of standard SAE J2613 and SAE J2613 Type-A are the same. The designated differences of Type-A tubing do not imply that Type-A tubing is in anyway inferior to standard SAE J2613.
2017-10-01
Book
He Tang
The evolution and execution of automotive manufacturing are explored in this fundamental manual. It is an excellent reference for entry level manufacturing engineers and also serves as a training guide for nonmanufacturing professionals. The book covers the major areas of vehicle assembly manufacturing and addresses common approaches and procedures of the development process. Having held positions as both a University Professor and as a Lead Engineering Specialist in industry, the author draws on his experience in both theory and application to fill the gap between academic research and industrial practices. This concisely written, comprehensive review discusses the sophisticated principles and concepts of automotive manufacturing from development to applications and includes: • 250 illustrations and 90 tables. • End-of-chapter review questions. • Research topics for in-depth case studies, literature reviews, and/or course projects. • Analytical problems for additional practice.
2017-09-29
Technical Paper
2017-01-5011
Raviprakash Shankaranarayana
Abstract Process Parameters play a vital role in product quality of Injection Molded components. Variation in process parameters will lead to Injection Molded manufacturing defects like Sink Mark, Flow Mark, Silver Streak, Flash, Warping, Weld lines, Jetting, voids, Short Shot & Bubbles. This manuscript is innovative because suppliers (Tier 1 and Tier 2) do not use DoE for standardization of their process parameters in Injection Molding and High Pressure Die Casting. They do trial and error method to arrive at the process parameters which is error prone and time consuming. The variation of process parameters can be optimized using Six Sigma approach, a structured methodology which is Process focused & data driven approach.
2017-09-27
Event
This technical session explores the advancements of portable drilling and fastening technologies and systems. Presentations detail the various technologies as well as the methodologies used and challenges faced during their implementation in aerospace manufacturing. Examples include the use of portable crawler type units as well as flex track guide systems in aerospace manufacturing along with their productivity gains and improvement of product quality.
2017-09-27
Event
Advancements in the production of metallic structure continue to be important to the aerospace and commercial aviation industries. This session features improved materials, processes, and joining methods for metallic components to meet the challenges put forth by demanding end product requirements.
2017-09-27
Event
Advancements in the production of metallic structure continue to be important to the aerospace and commercial aviation industries. This session features improved materials, processes, and joining methods for metallic components to meet the challenges put forth by demanding end product requirements.
2017-09-27
Event
Advancements in the production of metallic structure continue to be important to the aerospace and commercial aviation industries. This session features improved materials, processes, and joining methods for metallic components to meet the challenges put forth by demanding end product requirements.
2017-09-27
Event
This technical session explores the advancements of portable drilling and fastening technologies and systems. Presentations detail the various technologies as well as the methodologies used and challenges faced during their implementation in aerospace manufacturing. Examples include the use of portable crawler type units as well as flex track guide systems in aerospace manufacturing along with their productivity gains and improvement of product quality.
2017-09-27
Event
Advancements in the production of metallic structure continue to be important to the aerospace and commercial aviation industries. This session features improved materials, processes, and joining methods for metallic components to meet the challenges put forth by demanding end product requirements.
2017-09-27
Event
The need for more innovative technologies towards lowering the cost and cycle time for drilling, fastening, and assembly of hybrid metal/composite structures has created a sense of urgency in the airplane manufacturing field. This session covers methods, tools, and technologies to enable manufacturability of hybrid joints while factoring in the most economical methods. Tools and techniques to improve drilling and assembly of the hybrid metal/composite will be addressed.
2017-09-27
Event
This technical session explores the advancements of portable drilling and fastening technologies and systems. Presentations detail the various technologies as well as the methodologies used and challenges faced during their implementation in aerospace manufacturing. Examples include the use of portable crawler type units as well as flex track guide systems in aerospace manufacturing along with their productivity gains and improvement of product quality.
2017-09-22
Technical Paper
2017-01-5010
H.J. Liu, X.D. Zhang
Abstract In order to research the effect of process parameters (laser power, welding speed, wire-feed speed, spot diameter) on mechanical properties of Zn-coated Steel Laser Brazing Lap Joint for vehicle, the influence of welding parameters on energy input of brazing seam cross section was theoretically analyzed, and then a great number of laser brazing experiments of 0.7mm galvanized steel was carried out. After that, the tensile strength and micro-hardness tests were also done for well-formed joints of galvanized steel formed in the laser brazing. The results show that joints with good mechanical properties and surface morphology can be formed when laser power is in the range of 2500-3200W and the other parameters keep in a specified range. Joint performance significantly reduces when the value of wire-feed speed exceeds 3.0m/min for that a wider brazing seam cross section can’t be formed.
2017-09-22
WIP Standard
AMS4937E
This specification covers a titanium alloy in the form of extruded bars, tubes, and shapes, and of flash welded rings and stock for flash welded rings.
CURRENT
2017-09-22
Standard
AMS2685F
This specification defines the requirements for joining metals and alloys using the gas-tungsten-arc welding (GTAW) methods.
CURRENT
2017-09-20
Standard
AMS2510F
This specification covers the engineering requirements for finishng aircraft parts and assemblies with an engine gray enamel.
CURRENT
2017-09-19
Standard
AMS2690D
This specification defines the equipment, procedures, and requirements for joining leads by parallel gap resistance welding. For attaching leads by parallel gap resistance welding in the assembly of microelectronic circuitry to thin film substrates.
2017-09-19
Technical Paper
2017-01-2148
Ho-Sung Lee
In this paper, manufacturing of launcher structural components with superplastic forming (SPF) and solid state welding technologies is presented with several examples. Some of high strength aerospace alloys, like aluminum, titanium and superalloys, are known to have superplasticity so that complex shapes of aerospace components can be produced with this technology. A combination of superplastic forming and solid state welding processes produces lighter and stiffer components than one manufactured with conventional machining and welding. Solid state welding is an attractive method to weld materials without melting where mechanical properties are important since the welding interface is homogeneous without liquid phases.
2017-09-19
Technical Paper
2017-01-2093
Thorsten Dillhoefer
Ever increasing process applications inspire us, as suppliers of aircraft, structural-assembly, and equipment to design innovative and modular, manufacturing cells in compliance with modern specification. The result is the new highly flexible Aerospace application specific robot identified as “POWER RACe”. This paper describes how benchmarks for flexible automated drilling and fastening are being achieved with the Power RACe technology platform.
2017-09-19
Technical Paper
2017-01-2080
James Merluzzi, Isaac Bahr
Abstract Manually changing stringer-side tooling on an automatic fastening machine is time consuming and can be susceptible to human error. Stringer-side tools can also be physically difficult to manage because of their weight, negatively impacting the experience and safety of the machine operator. A solution to these problems has recently been developed by Electroimpact for use with its new Fuselage Skin Splice Fastening Machine. The Automatic Tool Changer makes use of a mechanically passive gripper system capable of securely holding and maneuvering twelve tools weighing 40 pounds each inside of a space-saving enclosure. The Automatic Tool Changer is mounted directly to the stringer side fastening head, meaning the machine is capable of changing tools relatively quickly while maintaining its position on the aircraft panel with no machine operator involvement.
2017-09-19
Technical Paper
2017-01-2077
John McClelland, Michael Morgan, Caroline McClory, Colm Higgins, Rory Collins, Adrian Murphy, Yan Jin
The need to drill several million holes per aircraft through composite and hybrid material stacks is a large challenge for the aerospace assembly process. The ability to produce high quality holes for the lowest tooling costs is at the forefront of requirements for aircraft assembly factories worldwide. Consequently, much research has been conducted into tool design and development, however, the effect of drilling platform characteristics has not been well covered in literature. Respectively, this research has compared the drilling abilities of a 5-axis precision CNC platform, a hybrid parallel kinematic machine and an articulated robotic arm fitted with a drilling module. In-process force measurement and post process hole and tool analysis methods were used to better understand the effect of static and dynamic platform characteristics on the achievable hole quality, cycle time and tool wear when drilling aerospace metal alloy stacks.
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