Automation of Composite Manufacturing Using Off-the-shelf Solutions, Three Cases from the Aerospace Industry
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Composite Materials, 2015Conference paper (Other academic)
With an increased use of composite materials follows a need for rational, cost-efficient manufacturing processes. This paper explores how off-the-shelf solutions, developed for other purposes than composite manufacturing, can be used to build systems for automated composite manufacturing. Three demonstrators, each of them dealing with a specific type of material and all of them representing different manufacturing technologies for automated composite manufacturing, are presented and analyzed to find aspects that affect the ability to use off-the-shelf solutions. The three demonstrators target low to medium manufacturing volumes of complex products and they have been developed in collaboration with industrial partners within the aerospace industry. The conclusions drawn from the development of the demonstrators are that it is technically feasible to use off-the-shelf solutions in the three cases while adhering to the high quality standards of the industry. Furthermore three groups of aspects, quality aspects, product aspects and system aspects, which affect the ability to use off-the-shelf solutions for automated composite manufacturing, are identified.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
composite manufacturing, automation, off-the-shelf, aerospace
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120300OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-120300DiVA: diva2:843138
ICCM20 - The 20th International Conference on Composite Materials, 19-24th July 2015, Copenhagen Denmark