Portable Coordinate Metrology for Large Cast Part Machining

Machining large parts, especially castings, is not for everyone.  The generalization ‘parts are parts’ does not apply in this case.  To be proficient requires commitment to constant process improvement, equipment evaluation and investment.  And to top it off, mistakes are very expensive. There are unique challenges associated with machining large parts, today.  Customers are demanding ever tighter tolerances, parts are large, heavy and quite often castings.  Increasing quality and efficiency is a tall order – how can you do both?  TCI Precision Metals approached  the challenge by analyzing variables of the machining process th...

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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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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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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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