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Quality assured stiffened skin production relying on fully-automated patch-preforming and oven vacuum consolidation

Schuster, Alfons and Fischer, Frederic and Frommel, Christoph and Willmeroth, Mark and Thellmann, Arthur-Hans and Glück, Roland and Kupke, Michael (2018) Quality assured stiffened skin production relying on fully-automated patch-preforming and oven vacuum consolidation. In: 4th International Conference & Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites Conference Proceedings, pp. 70-74. MESSE BREMEN, M3B GmbH Bremen, Germany. ITHEC 2018, 30.-31. Okt. 2018, Bremen. ISBN 978-3-933339-31-7

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Abstract

Carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTPs) are a promising candidate for future single-aisle aircrafts components. In order to compete with low-cost metal based solutions highly effective and flexible production technologies are required. Production systems for organic sheets and thermoforming, as well as automated fiber placement machines combined with autoclave consolidation are frequently used and readily available. However, there is a lack of systems capable of efficiently and flexibly producing 3D-curved, near net shaped preforms which undergo less reshaping during consolidation thus giving a better control over fiber angles. At the Center for Lightweight Production Technology (ZLP) an automated process chain for advanced thermoplastic composites from as-delivered material to part assembly has been set up within an integrated work cell. In this work, we describe a smart manufacturing system that is capable of handling tailor-made individual cutpieces that are stacked on top of one another already within the curved mold (see Figure 1). An entire digital workflow from part design over automated cut-piece fabrication, generation of system related meta-information, virtual planning of the pick and place process to the final layup has been set up.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/123234/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Quality assured stiffened skin production relying on fully-automated patch-preforming and oven vacuum consolidation
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Schuster, AlfonsAlfons.Schuster (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7444-366X
Fischer, FredericFrederic.Fischer (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5421-4336
Frommel, ChristophChristoph.Frommel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3717-1087
Willmeroth, Markmark.willmeroth (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Thellmann, Arthur-Hansarthur.thellmann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Glück, Rolandroland.glueck (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7909-1942
Kupke, Michaelmichael.kupke (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2018
Journal or Publication Title:4th International Conference & Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites Conference Proceedings
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
In DOAJ:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 70-74
Publisher:MESSE BREMEN, M3B GmbH Bremen, Germany
ISBN:978-3-933339-31-7
Status:Published
Keywords:Patch-preforming, CF/PEKK, Oven vacuum consolidation, Ultrasonic Welding, In-line QS, NDT
Event Title:ITHEC 2018
Event Location:Bremen
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:30.-31. Okt. 2018
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
Location: Augsburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design > Automation and Production Technology
Deposited By: Schuster, Dr.-Ing. Alfons
Deposited On:29 Nov 2018 11:46
Last Modified:29 Nov 2018 11:46

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