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Aerospace Manufacturing

Solutions for Aerospace Manufacturing
Every partnership with Leica is influenced by one central idea: To supply our customers with unique, high-quality, cost-reducing and profitability-enhancing solutions in all areas of aerospace manufacturing.
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. “As a result the stringers, which are also made of CFP, must be attached to the shell,” explained Tim Lewerenz, responsible for the project at Premium Aerotec, which focuses on optimised stringer integration. more
Prototyping Eliminates Tooling, Nets Millions in Savings
Building complex prototypes can often grind a budget and timeline into mincemeat. With declining funds for space programs and tight budgets in the aerospace industry, every dollar spent is vital…every dollar saved is survival. Serving those industries, Carbon-Carbon Advanced Technologies, INC, (C-CAT) has taken steps to drive new efficiencies into longstanding practices. And their resourcefulness has yielded big rewards and quality products. C-CAT is a privately owned corporation and high-tech manufacturer specializing in the development of carbon-carbon structures for aerospace and commercial applications. more
Challenge of Assembling Airbus A380
The project for the assembly of the A380 was begun in 1998. Numerous new challenges had to be mastered: the extraordinary size of individual segments, the oval shape of the aircraft itself (round on other aircraft), double-decker fuselage, and so on. Besides, the tools used for the A340 had to be carried over. more
A380 production relies on Leica T-Probe
It hardly needs saying that measurement inaccuracies during aircraft construction can have enormous negative consequences. That is why the issues of quality assurance and measurement technology assume such paramount importance in the fields of aviation and space travel. And that is also why Airbus uses no fewer than seven Leica Geosystems Laser Trackers in its Bremen factory. By using the tracker in combination with the new T-Probe, the Bremen-based team has been able to achieve considerable savings in terms of both cost and time. The revolutionary hand-held Leica T-Probe enables inspection of hidden points and probing in areas unreachable by traditional probing solutions. more
Eurocopter ups production by 70%
Eurocopter, the world's leading helicopter manufacturer, has improved production line efficiency by up to 70% in just a few years - thanks to two new state-of-the-art Laser Tracker measurement systems from Leica Geosystems. more