Accession Number : ADB073806

Title :   Sheet Metal Fabrication Systems. Volume 1. Preliminary Designs.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jan-30 Jun 82 on Phase 2,

Corporate Author : BOOZ-ALLEN AND HAMILTON INC CLEVELAND OH

Personal Author(s) : Takacs, Paul ; Lambert, John ; Bowen, Gary ; Caridi, Theodore ; Gutmann, Kirk

Report Date : JUL 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 310

Abstract : Preliminary designs for blanking and bending sheet metal work cells are developed based upon established aerospace manufacturing requirements and current technology assessments. Levels of automation are established utilizing advanced state-of-the-art and emerging technologies. Flexible manufacturing systems are established that incorporate interactive operator cell control coupled to CAD systems for both cells. These designs are recommended for Phase III implementation based upon economic returns and projected productivity increases. The addendum to this report covers detailed project simulation and modeling work. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *MANUFACTURING, *METALS, SHEETS, INDUSTRIES, ROBOTICS, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, CONTROL SYSTEMS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, PRODUCTION CONTROL, MODELS, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, DATA DISPLAYS.

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE