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Flexible Automated Riveting and Assembly of Fuselage Skin Panels
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 current state of development of a highly flexible assembly and auto-riveting system based around multiple robots and compact and innovative riveting and assembly end-effectors. The riveting end-effectors are capable of drilling, countersinking, sealing and upsetting operations. The assembly end-effectors are re-configurable and can handle ant stringer or frame on a Bombardier Aerospace CRJ700 fuselage panel. The cell is also equipped with non-contact metrology systems that are used to compensate for compliance and remove the requirement for large and complex fixtures. The riveting system has been fully evaluated and a number of test coupons submitted for testing. Detailed analysis of these has proved that the resulting riveted joints are of production quality. The final system will be non-product specific allowing a single cell to produce a number of different aircraft components.
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- Philip Webb - School of Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering and Management The University of Nottingham
- Sara Eastwood - School of Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering and Management The University of Nottingham
- Alex Chitiu - School of Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering and Management The University of Nottingham
- Carole Fayad - School of Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering and Management The University of Nottingham
- Colm McKeown - Bombardier Aerospace PLC
CitationWebb, P., Eastwood, S., Chitiu, A., Fayad, C. et al., "Flexible Automated Riveting and Assembly of Fuselage Skin Panels," SAE Technical Paper 2003-01-2954, 2003, https://doi.org/10.4271/2003-01-2954.
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