Measurement assisted assembly and the roadmap to part-to-part assembly

Jody Muelaner, Amir Kayani, Oliver Martin, Paul Maropoulos

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    Abstract

    Cycle times and production costs remain high in aerospace assembly processes largely due to extensive reworking within the assembly jig. Other industries replaced these craft based processes with part-to-part assembly facilitated by interchangeable parts. Due to very demanding interface tolerances and large flexible components it has not been possible to achieve the required interchangeability tolerances for most aerospace structures. Measurement assisted assembly processes can however deliver many of the advantages of part-to-part assembly without requiring interchangeable parts. This paper reviews assembly concepts such as interface management, oneway assembly, interchangeability, part-to-part assembly, jigless assembly and determinate assembly. The relationship between these processes is then detailed and they are organized into a roadmap leading to part-to-part assembly.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of DET2011
    Subtitle of host publication7th international conference on Digital Enterprise Technology
    Pages11-19
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event7th international conference on Digital Enterprise Technology - Athens, Greece
    Duration: 28 Sep 201130 Sep 2011

    Conference

    Conference7th international conference on Digital Enterprise Technology
    Abbreviated titleDET2011
    CountryGreece
    CityAthens
    Period28/09/1130/09/11

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  • Research Output

    • 3 Conference publication

    Economical analysis for investment on measuring systems

    Zhang, M. X., Maropoulos, P. G., Jamshidi, J. & Orchard, N., 2011, Proceedings of DET2011: 7th international conference on Digital Enterprise Technology.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

  • Integrated Dimensional Variation Management in the Digital Factory

    Muelaner, J. & Maropoulos, P., 2011, Proceedings of DET2011: 7th international conference on Digital Enterprise Technology. p. 39-46 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

  • Metrology enhanced tooling for aerospace (META): a live fixturing Wing Box assembly case study

    Martin, O. C., Wang, Z., Helgasson, P., Muelaner, J. E., Kayani, A., Tomlinson, D. & Maropoulos, P. G., 2011, Proceedings of DET2011: 7th international conference on Digital Enterprise Technology. p. 83-92 10 p.

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    Cite this

    Muelaner, J., Kayani, A., Martin, O., & Maropoulos, P. (2011). Measurement assisted assembly and the roadmap to part-to-part assembly. In Proceedings of DET2011: 7th international conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (pp. 11-19)