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Design of an automation system for preforming processes in aerospace industries

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5 Author(s)
Angerer, A. ; Inst. for Software & Syst. Eng., Univ. of Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany ; Ehinger, C. ; Hoffmann, A. ; Reif, W.
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Due to their material properties, carbon fiber-reinforced plastics have become more and more important in aerospace industries since the 1980s. However, their efficient use is still limited by a largely manual manufacturing process. In this paper, we present a novel automation system for preforming and draping dry carbon fiber textiles into a mold. It consists of a multi-functional robot end-effector, which integrates the three essential functions gripping, draping and fixation, as well as a software solution which supports the automation of the process. Experimental results gained on industrial reference toolings show the feasibility and flexibility of the approach.

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Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 2011 IEEE Conference on

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24-27 Aug. 2011