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Efficient CFRP-manufacturing using multiple industrial robots

Schreiber, Markus and Delisle, Dominik Peter Patrick (2018) Efficient CFRP-manufacturing using multiple industrial robots. 8th International Symposium on Composites Manufacturing for High Performance Applications, 21.-22. Nov. 2018, Marknesse.

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Abstract

To increase the competitiveness and efficiency of next generation transportation systems, the production costs and the time of production of large structures made of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) need to be reduced. This can be achieved by using highly industrialized layup technologies as well as improved layup strategies. For this purpose, within the project GroFi, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Stade developed an innovative plant concept for a fully automated fiberplacement (AFP) process using multiple robot units working simultaneously on one or more parts. Within the scope of the project "Efficient Wing Cover Manufacturing" (EWiMa) the functional capability of the research platform GroFi could be demonstrated by realizing the first mulithead AFP-process worldwide. For the demonstration a generic wing cover with a span of 8 m was manufactured using two layup units working simultaneously. In addition, efficiency improvements of a fiber placement process using multiple industrial robots were investigated. Within the scope of the presentation the multihead approach and the results of the EWiMa project will be demonstrated.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/124521/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Efficient CFRP-manufacturing using multiple industrial robots
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Schreiber, MarkusMarkus.Schreiber (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1790-8923
Delisle, Dominik Peter PatrickDominik.Delisle (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0970-187X
Date:22 May 2018
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:GroFi, Multihead Manufacturing, AFP
Event Title:8th International Symposium on Composites Manufacturing for High Performance Applications
Event Location:Marknesse
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:21.-22. Nov. 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 - Simulation and Validation
Location: Stade
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Composite Process Technology
Deposited By: Schreiber, Markus
Deposited On:17 Dec 2018 15:30
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:22

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