manufacturing process capability, and allocation of tolerances and datums for jigless assembly, the definition of assembly features needs to be clarified and. Aerospace Manufacture’ (JAM) project which was set-up to investigate and development of a methodology to design for jigless assembly and a process of. Jigless Aerospace Manufacture-The Enabling Technologies The shear size and flexibility of the larger airframe parts makes it.

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Delfoi Delfoi develops, markets and supports Industry 4. There were four main end results: The main advantageous features of DATAFORM were rapid, universal, and cost-effective with high flexibility compared with present hard fabrication tooling.

This reduces the number of production stops and reduces production costs.

It often requires access to custom machines, jigs and fixtures that are not used for some time or that take a long time to change, which is costs intensive. Usability of public transport premises for sustainable city logistics.

This allows every part to fit together and saves [on] costs and time. Aerospace, Defence and Marine. Ahrlac integrates design concepts from attack helicopters, surveillance platforms and reconnaissance aircraft. Paramount Group executive chairperson Ivor Ichikowitz said the project was an excellent reflection of the capabilities of the South African engineering fraternity.

Read more about manufacturinb programming and robotization. Offline manufacturkng means that the robots are programmed in a computer environment without disturbing the process.


Offline programmimg Offline programming means that the robots are programmed in a computer environment without disturbing the process. The industrial and scientific breakthrough objectives of the project were:.

The Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft Ahrlac is a compact twin-boom, single-engine surveillance and light-strike manufacturkng for a tandem-seated crew of two people.

WP 1 – Technology assessment and targets specification WP 2 – Research of adjustable multi-point tooling technology WP2 aimed to study the fundamentals of MPF methodology and explore the capabilities of flexible fabrication tooling technology for aircraft panels.

Final Annual Project Report Final report.


This will lead to an innovative analysis and optimisation process, the automatic control of punches and quick adaptation to component design or engineering changes. This information can now be found on Gateway to Research GtR http: Knowledge-based platform for predicting mobility bottlenecks and promoting sustainable behavioral change. There, Delfoi Robotics’s offline programming system plays a key role. A locally designed and built aircraft has entered the ground-testing phase at Wonderboom Airport, in Pretoria, marking a significant milestone for South Africa-based defence solutions business Paramount Group.

Two prototypes of dieless stretch forming tooling and jigless positioning tooling with punch matrices were developed. He added that peripheral applications for the Ahrlac were continuously being found. Urban logistic systems face great challenges: Ahrlac was digitally manufactured using design-for-manufacture, paperless digital manufacturing concepts, advanced metrology and high-speed computer numerically controlled machinery.

Skip to main content. Legal notice Cookies Contact Search. Mainly, it is about items up to about 60 kilos, but in the long run the concept can also be an integral part in the production of major components such as vehicle frames. WP2 also studied in detail the use of the adjustable multi-point tooling technology for the procedures of joining, measurement or assembly of aircraft panels, in particular on manhfacturing for surface positioning and non-contact measurement.


South African aerospace company Aerosud was subcontracted by Ahrlac Holdings to develop the aircraft, which Potgieter noted was designed to meet the diverse needs of homeland security, such as airborne and electronic surveillance, and advanced combat training.

System scenarios Automated driving in jivless mobility.

SA-designed and -built aircraft enters test phase

Volvo Construction Equipment wants to move away from this by introducing a new type of robotization. This will lead to manufacturin development of an adjustable multi-point tooling compositing punch matrices to replace the solid dies or hard tooling.

Many manufacturers in the automotive and manufacturing industry have items that are to be produced in low volume, but in several variants. Development manufscturing implementation of digitally adjustable multi-point tooling and techniques in the manufacture of aircraft products. The increasing digitalization and automation will lead us to a significant change of the transport