Quality assured alignment for aircraft assembly operations
Our multifaceted measurement and inspection solutions enable manufacturers to select the best sensor type for every component, whether it’s metal, plastics or composite material. The ability to fully-digitise parts to CAD allows manufacturers to simulate assembly using virtual assembly methods even before components leave their production plant. This enables any rework to take place before shipping, minimising logistics cost for maximum process efficiency.
Virtual assembly also allows parts to be digitally mated with the most suitable components in the batch to ensure best-fit construction. Many aerospace manufacturers are also now using Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence laser tracker technology to guide robotic assembly systems, adding positioning accuracy to the high repeatability of standard industrial robots for operations like wing assembly, stringer placement for fuselage sections, engine mounting and other aero assembly functions.