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Essentials for Excellence in Aerospace Manufacturing

Typically, companies in the tiered aerospace supply chain face multiple challenges every day. Most of these are focused around efficiently producing complex components in exotic alloys, to tight geometric tolerances and even tighter schedules. With the industry looking to achieve 100 per cent OTIF (on time, in full) delivery there are no margins for error.

 

If this sounds like your business then ‘Essentials for Excellence in Aerospace Manufacturing’ is a must-attend event for you. This collaborative one day conference could provide some of the answers to these multi-faceted problems. Organised by CGTech and TTL, the conference will be held between 9.30am and 3.30pm at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Ansty, Coventry, on Thursday, 26th November 2015. Register at:

www.cgtech.com/aerospace-manufacturing

www.ttl-solutions.com/aerospace-manufacturing

 

Aimed primarily at precision engineering companies involved with the production of aero structure components ‘Essentials for Excellence in Aerospace Manufacturing’ has been developed to address the challenges faced by manufacturers within the industry. 

 

Illustrating an end-to-end programming and verification process the presentations by CGTech, Siemens PLM and TTL will highlight reducing the lead-time required for installing machine turnkeys by using virtual simulation to prove the technology; component optimisation with the efficient reprogramming of parts already in production to take advantage of the latest machine performance and capability, as well as reducing time with knowledge re-use.

 

Knowledge Re-use will be the focus of TTL, it includes the original CAD model, associativity with Siemens NX CAD/CAM software, toolpath generation, templates and libraries. This is logically followed by Simulation and Verification presented by CGTech, and will consider the VERICUT link to Siemens NX and the transfer of fixtures, tool library and stock materials.

 

The next step in the chain is NC Toolpath Verification, and CGTech will focus on verification and capture of mistakes leading to an error-free part and comparing the machined part to the original design using the Autodiff module. TTL will then consider and compare different machining strategies and the Replacement Assistant that incorporates design change, for easy reprogramming of any parts. The shopfloor application of VERICUT’s collaborative tool, Reviewer, that can run on PCs and Apple iPads, provides the final link in the process chain.

 

John Reed, Managing Director, CGTech Ltd, points out: ‘Anecdotally, we often hear this statement following a problem: ‘If you have the time to make the part again, you have the time to make it right in the first place’. So, any company that needs to reduce programming time and respond quickly to design updates, or is looking to confidently generate collision free toolpaths and eliminate costly errors on its machine tools should attend. We can show you how to make it right first time.’

 

Live software demonstrations, a customer testimonial, and presentations will be used to shine a spotlight on all the benefits available. ‘Across the aerospace industry orders are increasing at such a pace that the supply chain is struggling to deliver parts on time and within budget. This collaborative conference has been designed to help improve these efficiencies and control costs,’ explains TTL Managing Director, Rob Pope.

 

Published 19 October 2015
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