Zero-defect manufacturing of composite parts in the aerospace industry

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Zero-defect manufacturing of composite parts in the aerospace industry

Material efficiency

General description

Material efficiency is a description or metric which expresses the degree in which raw materials are consumed, incorporated, or wasted, as compared to previous measures in construction / manufacturing projects or physical processes.  Making a usable item out of thinner stock than a prior version increases the material efficiency of the manufacturing process.  (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Material_efficiency)


Specifics for Project ZAero | Zero-defect manufacturing of composite parts in the aerospace industry

Description The project will provide a solution by developing inline quality control methods for the key process steps: automatic lay-up (dry fibre placement and automatic dry material placement) and curing.
 Periodic Reporting for period 1 - ZAero (Zero-defect manufacturing of composite parts in the aerospace industry) Result description A specific challenge for Automated Dry Fiber Placement (ADMP) was the large width of material that is placed with this method.
 Material efficiency Taxon title Material efficiency Taxon description   Making a usable item out of thinner stock than a prior version increases the material efficiency of the manufacturing process.