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Liquid shim materials have the benefit of fast application, but there are restrictions on the size of the gap that can be filled . To clarify and quantify the long term behaviour of new shimming materials and its long term effect on the joint. The qual

Advances made in LOCOMACHS

The qualified shim materials shall live throughout the life of an aircraft without affecting the bolted joint more than what can be accepted. By having better knowledge about the behaviour of the shim some shimming can allow thicker liquid shims and th

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 Swerea KIMAB
Other partner(s) BAB
Contact Niclas Stenberg
Applicability field(s) Accurate part manufacturing
Assembly system simulations
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This information was last updated on 09/01/2015