Browse Publications Technical Papers 2006-01-3162
2006-09-12

Composite Automatic Wing Drilling Equipment (CAWDE) 2006-01-3162

A custom 5-axis machine tool is constructed to enable fully automated drilling and slave-bolt insertion of composite and metallic wingbox components for a new military transport aircraft. The machine tool can be transported to serve many assembly jigs within the cell. Several features enhance accuracy, capability, and operator safety.

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