1995-05-01

Quality Improvement of Manual Riveting Machine Process 951188

Since riveting operations on airplane panels are usually performed manually by skilled workers and unrecoverable tolerances or errors are possible. In this paper, a semi-automated riveting system, which improves the product quality, and reduces cost, is proposed. The system setup is illustrated while related technology is described. The system uses optical equipment along with computer vision technology to assist riveting operators to find the locations of the rivets automatically, which may help reduce some setup procedures for riveting operations.

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