Manufacturing Methods Report. Feasibility of Pre-Programming for ATLS.
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL MANAGEMENT AND COMPUTER SCIENCES DIV
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Preprogramming NC control tapes for ATLS Automated Tape Layup System using computerized methods is demonstrated to be feasible. An interactive ATLS Software System is constructed and utilized to create control information on tape which is subsequently employed to demonstrate the manufacture of fiberglass components for the CH-47FRB helicopter rotor blades. The economics of digitizing compared to preprogramming with the ATLS Software System Language are estimated, and recommendations are made for extensions to control other tape layup systems and manufacture components of different geometrical configurations. Author
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Laminates and Composite Materials