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This design technical target addresses the challenge of designing complex integrated co-cured structural components. The focus is on the tolerance and variation management at interfaces, controlling these with a view to reduce/eliminating shimming on a

Advances made in LOCOMACHS

Control of interface zones to meet tolerance requirements as defined by the 3D tolerance analysis perform by Anatole-Flex software. Tapered Stringer Feet allow for greater Rib Foot bond area.Rib Foot Co-curing option not feasible with the Stringer pitc

Contribution to LOCOMACHS High Level Objectives

  • Design and manufacturing rules defined and validated
  • Increased use of tolerance and variation management
  • Reduced recurring costs of shimming operations
  • Reduced recurring costs of dismantling operations
  • Reduced recurring costs through increased automation
  • Reduced NDI/NDT lead time
Lead partner GKN
Other partner(s) DLR, NLR, IAI, TAI
Contact Paul Anderson
Applicability field(s) Accurate part manufacturing
Assembly automation
Assembly system simulations
Assembly tooling
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This information was last updated on 09/01/2015