Application of Dimensional Management on 747 Fuselage

975605

10/13/1997

Event
World Aviation Congress & Exposition
Authors Abstract
Content
In today's competitive aircraft industry environment, new design, manufacturing, and assembly methods must be developed to lower costs and provide a more consistent product. One of the methods being implemented is Dimensional Management. Dimensional Management allows the evaluation of an entire manufacturing process and distribution of tolerances within that manufacturing process. Boeing has been working with Northrop-Grumman and several other suppliers to create a digital definition of the existing 747 fuselage design. This is part of an effort to implement a new manufacturing method known as Determinant Assembly. Dimensional Management plays a key role in implementing Determinant Assembly as well as incorporating into the engineering definition acceptance criteria that is better defined.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/975605
Pages
8
Citation
Muske, S., "Application of Dimensional Management on 747 Fuselage," SAE Technical Paper 975605, 1997, https://doi.org/10.4271/975605.
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Published
Oct 13, 1997
Product Code
975605
Content Type
Technical Paper
Language
English