Model Based Inspection of Aerospace Parts

Participants in the aerospace industry have substantially reduced if not eliminated the use of 2D drawings to convey dimensional and design intent information about parts and assemblies throughout the various stages of manufacturing. The industry has accomplished this via the widespread implementation of Model Based Defini-tion (MBD), particularly by OEMs and their First-Tier suppliers. The use of a single authoritative digital source of part information has numerous systemic benefits, including:Eliminating errors that result from referencing an incorrect source.Making processes more efficient—no more searching to determine correct revision levels.Eliminating ...

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Composites Manufacturer Produces More Parts with Verisurf

"“The traditional method works, but it’s slow and not very accurate. The FaroArm offers accuracy comparable to fixed CMMs and software that is fully programmable for repetitive measurement so it greatly increases both the speed and accuracy of the inspection process. The result is that we are able to get more parts out the door with the same people while maintaining higher standards of quality.”Unitech Composites and Structures, a division of the AGC Aerospace & Defense Composites and Structures Group, designs and manufactures composite structures in commercial and military aerospace markets. Most of these parts have critical dimensional and structu...

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Nikon Laser Radar Applications

Agenda:Laser Radar overview of manufacturing implementation and applicationsImport, create, inspect and report to MBD or 3D GD&TInspection planning and automationComposite ply thickness measurements3D scanning and best fitting of point clouds to CADCustomized Excel reports...

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CAD Validation To Digital Product Definition Specifications

Agenda:Digital Product Definition (DPD) specifications overviewValidating CAD models before manufacturing and inspection operationsValidating Mastercam filesValidating CMM inspection points to authority CADCreating First Article Inspection (FAI) validation reports for source inspectors...

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In Process Quality For Composite Commercial Aircraft

Agenda:Digital Product Definition for global supply chainsCAD Model Validation requirements for commercial aircraftLaser projection programming of composite part layup and aircraft assembly guidanceBenefits of implementing MBD in manufacturingLocal waviness analysis of control surfacesNon-contact 3D scanning for discreet point capture of key characteristicsAutomated report generation for OEM quality reviews...

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