Magazine Article

Digital Preassembly Process

TBMG-7406

08/01/2001

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Because the International Space Station is being assembled in orbit, there was a need to verify in advance that it could, indeed, be assembled there and that the various assembled parts would function as intended. A digital preassembly process was devised to satisfy this need for verification, without having to perform assembly on Earth. The process enables designers to simulate the assembly of major elements of large structures by use of a computer-aided design (CAD) system. The process could also be applied in any type of manufacturing and in many types of construction.

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"Digital Preassembly Process," Mobility Engineering, August 1, 2001.
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Aug 1, 2001
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TBMG-7406
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Magazine Article
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English