“Good Vibrations” Achieve Higher Productivity, Higher Quality and Higher Tool Lifetime
With 1 billion rivets per year for aircraft structural components, the drilling of rivet holes is a key step in the production and assembly of airplanes. The performance of the aircraft structural components depends significantly on the quality of the produced borehole. Furthermore, these boreholes are created at the end of the value chain and errors cause significant additional costs. In addition to the high quality requirements, the costs per borehole are an important profitability factor. To improve quality and minimize costs, fully automated robots and CNC machines are used. LTI Motion has been awarded with an Innovation Award for its magnetically levitated drilling spindle, revolutionizing the drilling of aluminum, titanium and carbon fiber in aviation. The fully automatic innovative drilling process is up to 3 times faster, with better quality and lower tool costs.