SAE 2014 Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening Conference & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Tuesday, September 23

Auto Fastening / Assembly & Tooling (AeroFast) - Assembly Methodologies & Advanced Assembly Fixtures and Tooling
(Session Code: AMAF103)

Room 251E  1:00 p.m.

This session deals with new and advanced methods of assembly for structures. Topics could include determinant assembly, jigless assembly, automated positioning, moving assembly lines and right sized portable drilling and fastening equipment.

Organizers - Gordon L. Allen; Archie D. Crowe; Clayton L. Munk, Boeing
Chairpersons - Archie D. Crowe

Time Paper No. Title
1:00 p.m. 2014-01-2249
Axiomatic Design of a Reconfigurable Assembly System for Primary Wing Structures
Thomas G. Jefferson, Svetan Ratchev, Richard Crossley, University of Nottingham
1:30 p.m. 2014-01-2250
E7000 ARJ -Manual Flexible Tooling for Horizontal Riveting System
Nicholas Lum, Electroimpact; Qun Luo, Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corp.
Implementing Determinate Assembly for the Leading Edge Sub-Assembly of Aircraft Wing Manufacture (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Lucas Irving, Svetan Ratchev, Atanas Popov, University of Nottingham; Marcus Rafla, Airbus Operations Ltd.

The papers in this session are available in SAE Technical Paper Collection, COLL-TP-00444, and also individually. To purchase visit

Planned by AeroFast International Committee / EMB Air and Space Group