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AFP Automated Inspection System Performance and Expectations
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published September 19, 2017 by SAE International in United States
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In AFP manufacturing systems, manually inspection of parts consumes a large portion of total production time and is susceptible to missing defects. The aerospace industry is responding to this inefficiency by focusing on the development of automated inspection systems. The first generation of automated inspection systems is now entering production. This paper reviews the performance of the first generation system and discusses reasonable expectations. Estimates of automated inspection time will be made, and it will be shown that the automated solution enables a detailed statistical analysis of manufactured part quality and provides the data necessary for statistical process control. Data collection allows for a reduction in rework because not all errors need to be corrected. Expectations will be set for the accuracy for both ply boundary and overlap/gap measurements. The time and resource cost of development and integration will also be discussed.
- Bradley Davis - Electroimpact
- Joshua Cemenska - Electroimpact Inc.
- Todd Rudberg - Electroimpact Inc.
- Michael Henscheid - Electroimpact Inc.
- Andrew Lauletta - Electroimpact Inc.
- Joshua Cemenska - Electroimpact Inc
- Todd Rudberg - Electroimpact Inc
- Michael Henscheid - Electroimpact Inc
- Andrew Lauletta - Electroimpact Inc
CitationCemenska, J., Rudberg, T., Henscheid, M., Lauletta, A. et al., "AFP Automated Inspection System Performance and Expectations," SAE Technical Paper 2017-01-2150, 2017, https://doi.org/10.4271/2017-01-2150.
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