Technology spotlight: multi-point tooling in DATAFORM project
With manufacture procedures increasingly requiring fast adaptable and easy-to-use tooling, a new flexible and reconfigurable system will benefit the manufacture of aircraft panels.
Digitally Adjustable Tooling for themanufacturing of Aircraft panels using multi-point FORMing methodology, or DATAFORM, is a project granted by the European Commission inside the 6th Framework Programme to develop an accurate and flexible technology for the manufacture of 3D aircraft panels. As its title suggests, it is based on digitally-adjustable multipoint tooling methodology.
Please read the full articlein Aerospace Manufacturing magazine, March 2008 edition, pp. 15-16.