This video shows how ProjectionWorks is helping Northrop Grumman assemble the F-35. The introduction of this installation into the F-35 program is expected to save over $100 million over the life of the program.
Previously, 2D flat drawings had challenges to define the exact fastener locations on curved faces. The shop floor used to draw the fastener maps on nylon pieces and wrap the pieces around the doors to convey work instructions or run quality checks. Now the fastener maps that were previously made on nylon pieces have been digitized.
A Romer Arm Scanner was used to measure surface deviation from the CAD model. The colors represent the amount of deviation from nominal.
Announcing the release of DirectProject - an application shell that allows custom tailored applications to be written to leverage ProjectionWorks 3D projectors.
Examples of applying Augmented Reality (AR) to real-world assembly applications.
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Northrop Grumman is opening up new production spaces and introducing advanced manufacturing technology on its F-35 center fuselage integrated assembly line (IAL) here in preparation for a doubling production in the next five years.
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