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Measurement-Assisted Assembly Applications on Airbus Final Assembly Lines
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published September 08, 2003 by SAE International in United States
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This paper describes the ‘Measurement-Assisted Assembly’ activities led by the Final Assembly Line unit at Airbus - Toulouse. These activities are meant to eliminate some of the problems associated with the conventional process of locating and positioning large airframe sub-assemblies during the final assembly process, like fuselage-to-fuselage or wing to fuselage junctions. All these activities include laser or photogrammetry subsystems, computer-aided measuring systems, Best-Fit optimization software, specific Graphical User Interface. The combination of these technologies offers: jigless assembly, faster assembly process, rework and waste reduction and many more advantages.
CitationMarguet, B. and Ribere, B., "Measurement-Assisted Assembly Applications on Airbus Final Assembly Lines," SAE Technical Paper 2003-01-2950, 2003, https://doi.org/10.4271/2003-01-2950.
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