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The use of zero-point tooling to allow for the rapid location of tooling sub assemblies and the clamping and removal of components.
Existing fixtures usually have bespoke fittings permanently attach to the main structure of the fixture with stand

Advances made in LOCOMACHS

The moulded features in the part allow for quick and accurate locations to defined into fixtures and tooling once the part is removed from the mould. Zero points have proven to be a quick and accurate positioning and holding feature for fixtures.

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) SAAB, MTC, LIU
Contact Kevin Peters
Applicability field(s) Best fit build philosophy
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This information was last updated on 09/01/2015