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Flyaway Tooling for Higher Quality, More Cost-Effective, Aerostructure
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published June 02, 1998 by SAE International in United States
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Co-production of aircraft is resulting in demands for higher standards of manufacturing quality to ensure that parts and sub-assemblies from different companies and countries are compatible and interchangeable. As a result the existing method of building aerostructure using large numbers of dedicated manufacturing jigs and assembly tools, is now seen as being commercially undesirable, and technologically flawed. This paper considers an alternative, potentially more cost-effective, approach that embraces digital design, manufacturing, and inspection techniques, and in which reference and tooling features are incorporated into the geometry of the component parts. Within the aerospace industry this technology is known as ‘Flyaway Tooling’.
CitationBurley, G. and Corbett, J., "Flyaway Tooling for Higher Quality, More Cost-Effective, Aerostructure," SAE Technical Paper 981843, 1998, https://doi.org/10.4271/981843.
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