This presentation will describe the technology and process changes integrated into C-130J insulation blanket manufacturing process. Automated cutting and optical projection are the two key technologies that led to reduction in man hours, increase in quality, reduction in floor space requirements, reduction in configuration control costs, and improved the process for correcting any issues identified with the insulation blankets. This presentation will discuss challenges that the C-130J Program faced when trying to develop and integrate automated cutting and optical projection for a platform that lacks the digital data and how the integration team created a seamless digital tapestry. This digital transformation has enabled the transition from paper templates and manual processes to optimized digital data and automated processes for the C-130J Program.
- Understand how optical projection was adapted to C-130J interior trim blanket process
- Understand how Catia V5 can be used to generate multiple pattern files from one base pattern using multiple layers within the CAD file
- How to rapidly scan 2d patterns back into the digital environment for processing change requests
Why Is It Important?
The application of automated cutting and optical projection were combined to create a complimentary process that significantly improved the manufacturing process for both cost and quality. Challenges in both technical and data management were solved with clever methods that the audience will find interesting and pertinent to many other manufacturing processes.