Essentials for Excellence in Aerospace Manufacturing
| 24th September 2015
Do you need to accelerate development and get into production faster? Are you are looking for new ways to stay competitive?
If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’ then a collaborative one day conference entitled ‘Essentials for Excellence in Aerospace Manufacturing’ could provide the solutions. 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 here.
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. Focusing on making components right the first time and reducing programming lead time the presentations at ‘Essentials for Excellence in Aerospace Manufacturing’ will be aimed primarily at precision engineering companies involved with the production of aero structure components.
Presentations by CG Tech, Siemens PLM and TTL will illustrate an end-to-end programming and verification process chain. They will cover reducing lead time for deploying machine turnkeys; efficient re-programming of parts already in production to take advantage of the latest machine performance and capability, as well as reducing time with knowledge re-use.
Following a brief overview of the process chain, TTL will look at Knowledge Re-use, including 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 Toolpath Verification, and CGTech will focus on verification and trapping errors 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 re-programming 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.
TTL Managing Director, Rob Pope, states:
“Developments in the CAD/CAM arena make Siemens NX a viable option for the aerospace manufacturing sector. Synchronised with the CAD/CAM software, the partnership between TTL and CGTech will highlight ‘Joined-up thinking for Part Manufacturing’.”
Live software demonstrations, a customer testimonial, and presentations will be used to shine a spotlight on all the benefits available.
“Commercial Aircraft orders are increasing at record pace and the supply chain is struggling to deliver parts on time and at cost. This collaborative conference is designed to help improve efficiencies and control costs,” explains John Reed, Managing Director, CGTech.