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Design of a multifunctional cell for aerospace CFRP production

Krebs, Florian and Larsen, Lars and Braun, Georg and Dudenhausen, Wolfgang (2013) Design of a multifunctional cell for aerospace CFRP production. In: Advances in Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing Systems, pp. 515-524. Springer International Publishing. International Conference Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Porto, Portugal. ISBN 978-3-319-00556-0 ISSN 2195-4356

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Official URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-00557-7_42

Abstract

Due to the rising demand in efficiency and sustainability in commercial aviation, aircraft manufacturers increase the usage of high performance, lightweight materials like carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP). These materials pose new challenges to manufacturing processes concerning cost-effectiveness and quality requirements. To meet these challenges the Institute of Structures and Design within the German Aerospace Center (DLR) designed a flexible robotic manufacturing cell at the Center for Lightweight Production Technology (ZLP) in Augsburg. The multifunctional cell (MFZ) can integrate processes for production and inspection on an industrial scale. Due to large workpieces like fuselage components or wing skins and low production quantities, workshop space, and investment cost are major concerns for effective CFRP production. The large size of the cell (30 × 15 × 7 m) demands a highly reconfigurable space. The platform is composed of five ceiling mounted robots on a gantry like machine frame and may be divided in smaller independent cells. The multifunctional cell will improve the understanding of requirements of future production processes for lightweight components by providing a highly flexible platform on an industrial scale.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/87590/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Design of a multifunctional cell for aerospace CFRP production
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Krebs, Florianflorian.krebs (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Larsen, Larslars.larsen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Braun, Georggeorg.braun (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Dudenhausen, Wolfgangwolfgang.dudenhausen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2013
Journal or Publication Title:Advances in Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing Systems
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 515-524
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Azevedo, AmericoUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN:2195-4356
ISBN:978-3-319-00556-0
Status:Published
Keywords:Multifunctional cell, robot, flexible workcell design
Event Title:International Conference Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM)
Event Location:Porto, Portugal
Event Type:international Conference
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Structures & Materials (old)
Location: Augsburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design > Automatisierung und Qualitätssicherung in der Produktionstechnologie
Deposited By: Krebs, Florian
Deposited On:14 Jan 2014 08:50
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:31

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