Browse Publications Technical Papers 2019-01-1346
2019-03-19

Automatic Drilling and Fastening System for Large Aircraft Doors 2019-01-1346

Electroimpact has developed a system for drilling and fastening of cargo door structures which efficiently addresses many of the manufacturing challenges that such parts present. Challenges to door automation include 1) the presence of an inner skin that must be processed, in addition to the outer skin, and 2) a stiff frame structure, which makes the clamping and drilling processes that are typical to automated fastening machines very unforgiving of any errors in workpiece positioning. In this case, the manufacturing cell was to be installed in an existing facility with very limited ceiling height, further complicating the system and process design. New methods were devised to solve these problems, and the solutions found will likely have utility in future applications.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

Development of a New Concept for Automatic Assembly Machines

931754

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Design, Fabrication and Test of a Complex Helicopter Airframe Section

801213

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

LISI#OneSide, a Set of Solutions for Efficient Blind Fastener Installation

2017-01-2098

View Details

X