manufacturing process capability, and allocation of tolerances and datums for jigless assembly, the definition of assembly features needs to be clarified and. Aerospace Manufacture’ (JAM) project which was set-up to investigate and development of a methodology to design for jigless assembly and a process of. Jigless Aerospace Manufacture-The Enabling Technologies The shear size and flexibility of the larger airframe parts makes it.

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Sectors submitted by the Researcher. Delfoi Delfoi develops, markets and supports Industry 4. The aircraft was designed for military and civilian applications. Aerospace, Defence and Marine Related Grants: Smart manufacturing and robotization are becoming increasingly common in Swedish industries.


To advertise email advertising creamermedia. Comau U K Ltd. Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas United Kingdom: The industrial and scientific breakthrough objectives of the project were: Paramount Group executive chairperson Ivor Ichikowitz said the project was an excellent reflection of the capabilities of the South African engineering fraternity.

Fundamental exploration of digitally adjustable tooling using multi-point forming methodology for forming and fabrication.

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Jiglesw often requires access to custom machines, jigs and fixtures that are not used for manufacturign time or that take a long time to change, which is costs intensive. These production aspects included composite stations, machining from billets and sheet metal, manufacturing of most of the visible wing and tail parts, as well as protoshop and pipe bending. This information can now be found on Gateway to Research GtR http: Skip to main content.


Two prototypes of dieless stretch forming tooling and jigless positioning tooling with punch matrices were developed. Potential use in non-academic contexts.

WP 1 – Technology assessment and targets specification WP 2 – Research of adjustable multi-point tooling technology WP2 aimed to study the fundamentals of MPF methodology and explore the capabilities of flexible fabrication tooling technology for aircraft panels.

A common demonstrator will be used for validating the research results. There, Delfoi Robotics’s offline programming system plays a key role. This will lead to the development of an adjustable multi-point tooling compositing punch matrices to replace the solid dies or hard tooling. The assembly of Ahrlac began in January, with the first engine-start of the prototype taking place in March and early taxi trials in May, revealed Ahrlac programme leader Paul Potgieter at a media briefing last week.

A locally designed and built aircraft has entered the ground-testing phase at Wonderboom Airport, in Pretoria, marking a significant milestone for South Africa-based defence solutions business Paramount Group.

The planning, observation and steering of urban mobility is growing ever more complex due to Manufacturing machines for Ahrlac were already on site at the Aerosud Innovation and Training Centre, in Centurion, where the production of the aircraft would take place. Read more about offline programming and robotization.

This will lead to an innovative analysis and optimisation process, the automatic control of punches and quick adaptation to component design or engineering changes. Solution of the key technological problems of adjustable multi-point tooling.

Delfoi Robotics is the world leader in the field of welding, which made them an obvious choice of supplier. There were four main end results: The collaborative research involves 5 academic institutions and five major aerospace companies. He added that the market trends indicated a global need for a cost-effective, flexible, multirole, armed reconnaissance aircraft. Many manufacturers in the automotive and manufacturing industry have items that are to be produced in low volume, but in several variants.


It was the aim of DATAFORM to empower the tooling technology with a clear focus on industrial use for aeronautics, and to drive the rapid development of flexible tooling in manufacturing leading to new processes and immediate industrial exploitation.

System scenarios Automated driving in passenger mobility. It will also eliminate the need for tooling storage and increase tooling utilisation significantly. Aerospace, Defence and Marine. Volvo Construction Equipment is at the forefront of this development and is now investing in a pilot project that will streamline the production of low volume items and reduce production costs.

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The industrial and scientific breakthrough objectives of the project were:. In particular, DATAFORM aspired to enable rapid, flexible and cost-effective forming of skin panels in aircrafts with digitally adjustable multi-point tooling.

WP 4 – Integration and validation WP4 aimed to integrate the developed hardware and software components into a DATAFORM tooling system ready for validation and its full functions, and to test and optimise the developed digitally adjustable multi-point tooling, and validate the flexible tooling with different materials for different applications. Performance Improvement for Vehicles on Track.

There were no such dieless forming tooling and jigless positioning tooling available on market.