To eliminate the ‘non-value added’ activity associated with aerostructure assembly (i.e. strip & de-burr) by utilising novel automation technology to conduct the drilling operations. There are a number of automated systems in production
The removal of the strip down and de-burr activities will dramatically reduce the wing assembly cycle time compared to the prevalent manual process. However, the technology has not yet been assessed to TRL4 and so the savings cannot be quantified.
|Other partner(s)||BAB, GKN, AI-UK|
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