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NC Programming Automation to Drill and Countersink Dissimilar Material Stack-Ups 2000-01-3026

“One shot” drilling and countersinking multiple stack ups of dissimilar materials with automated equipment requires a system of elements and controls. Each of the elements necessary to drill and countersink multiple stack ups of dissimilar materials in a single operation has been successfully combined and applied to an automated system.
An explanation will be provided for the use of Microsoft Excel, standard drill libraries and math formulas to rapidly determine and insert the proper end effector position and drill/countersink commands into the machine control programming code. Surface location identification for coordination of the machine time and measurement based coding and the machine components necessary to interact with the time and measurement based machine code will also be explained.


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