Laser Tracker Corrects The Exact Position Of Robots In Aircraft Construction
With A350, it’s a different story. Each aircraft fuselage is provided with profiles, so-called stringers, for reinforcement. Up until now, they have mainly been made of aluminium. In general, they are manually positioned over holes created by a milling machine. With the A350, which is primarily comprised of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFP), this doesn’t work. The material hardens in an autoclave, a pressurised oven, so it can’t be drilled.