Accession Number:

ADB091983

Title:

Sheet Metal Fabrication Systems. Volume 2.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Sep 82-30 Nov 84 on Phase 3,

Corporate Author:

BOOZ-ALLEN AND HAMILTON INC CLEVELAND OH

Report Date:

1985-04-12

Pagination or Media Count:

228.0

Abstract:

The overall objective of this Air Force program was to develop automated sheet metal fabrication systems for blanking and bending. Phase I of the program analyzed manufacturing needs and system requirements. Phase II work analyzed state-of-the-art and emerging technologies for blanking, bending, robotics and control systems. Phase II resulted in preliminary designs for a blanking cell and an bending cell. Both cell designs included plans for coupling and interactive operator control systems. Phase III involved the detailed design, construction and implementation of a blanking work cell which was installed and demonstrated at Fairchild. This technical report briefly reviews phase I and II results, and presents the details of the phase III design work for both mechanical and control systems. Economics and a cost tracking system are also reviewed. Successful cell operation and favorable economics has resulted in many firms having interest in replicating this system in their own facilities. A separate systems software documentation manual has been submitted to the ICAM office along with a drawing package. Section II of the software documentation presents the operator and maintenance manuals. Additional keywords Computer aided manufacturing.

Subject Categories:

  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE