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Industrial concept for the automated production of small batch series preforms for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) components

Deden, Dominik and Gänswürger, Philipp and Buchheim, Andreas and Stefani, Thomas (2017) Industrial concept for the automated production of small batch series preforms for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) components. SAMPE Europe 2017, 14.-16. Nov. 2017, Stuttgart, Deutschland.

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Abstract

Modern helicopters often rely on components made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic to save weight in big structural components with simple geometries. There is great potential for further weight savings in smaller more complex structures. Low quantities, a high variability in geometry and freeform surfaces are characteristics of such components. Therefore a manual layup of the preforms is generally chosen for production. An automated process could help to exhaust the full lightweight potential and increase accuracy of the preforms. For small batch series a full automation is not cost effective. Using the example of an aerodynamic freeform component the Center for Lightweight Production Technology investigated an automated preforming concept. The concept incorporates manual sub-processes to support the automation without compromising the quality of the preform. A platform based tool that can easily be integrated in existing robotic cells is developed to meet the industrial needs for low machine costs. The flexibility of a platform based solution ensures short downtimes and enables the production of preforms with varying geometries. The embedment of the concept at industrial level will be discussed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/117583/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Industrial concept for the automated production of small batch series preforms for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) components
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Deden, DominikUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8959-8720
Gänswürger, PhilippUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Buchheim, AndreasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Stefani, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:November 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Small batch automation, CFRP Preforms, free form surface parts, flexible automation systems
Event Title:SAMPE Europe 2017
Event Location:Stuttgart, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:14.-16. Nov. 2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Structures and Materials (old)
Location: Augsburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design > Automation and Production Technology
Deposited By: Deden, M.Sc. Dominik
Deposited On:12 Jan 2018 11:43
Last Modified:22 Jan 2021 21:10

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