Browse Publications Technical Papers 2002-01-2629

C-17 Cargo Ramp and Door Automated Drilling & Fastening System - Project Overview 2002-01-2629

To further reduce airframe costs associated with fastener installation, an Automated Drilling & Fastening System (ADFS) has been implemented on the C-17 Program to enhance current Mold Line attachment processes. The ADFS will automate up to 90% of all Cargo Ramp and Door Mold Line fastener installations.
Implementation of the C-17 ADFS captures a five goal technological approach identified at project onset: 1) Increase the use of automated drilling and fastening equipment, 2) System shall be Numerically Controlled, 3) High speed drilling techniques shall be used, 4) Minimize the use of current tooling, and 5) Design the system to use components common to other Boeing drilling & fastening machines.


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