04 October 2011
04 October 2011
Vistagy has formed a strategic partnership with Delta Sigma to help streamline airframe fastener installation and verification processes.
According to Vistagy, their SyncroFIT 2011 software for designing and manufacturing complex assemblies and large aerostructures together with Delta Sigma's ProjectionWorks provide a best-in-class solution for managing fasteners, from defining the placement of holes and fasteners to verifying the finished part.
Vistagy say that SyncroFIT increases the efficiency and accuracy of developing airframe assemblies by enabling commercial 3D CAD users to fully define and manage fasteners, holes, joints, and interfaces between parts within complex assemblies. ProjectionWorks is an optical projection assembly system that enables manufacturers to install and verify thousands of fasteners quickly and without using stacks of drawings and manuals. They say that integrating the two solutions delivers detailed fastener data directly from the 3D model to the manufacturing floor, enabling airframe manufacturers to deploy an end-to-end turnkey solution and eliminating the need for custom integrations.
"For years, aircraft manufacturers have been struggling with how to define, install, and validate fasteners," said Roger Richardson, President of Delta Sigma. "By combining SyncroFIT, which has set the industry standard for managing fasteners, and ProjectionWorks, we are providing aerospace manufacturers with a great way to standardize and streamline what was formerly an extremely onerous process. This solution eliminates thousands of pages of documentation and error-prone manual processes."
"The ProjectionWorks technology is a great example of how SyncroFIT data can quickly be reused to support downstream processes," said Steve Peck, Director of Product and Market Strategy at Vistagy. "Delta Sigma's technology continues to build on the primary goals our customers have for speeding assembly processes and eliminating errors that lead to scrap and rework."
The Department of Lightweight Design and Structural Materials (LsW) at Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus has received a brand-new AFP system from Mikrosam.
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