Automation in production of small aircrafts; from manual to semi-automatic processes

Reference number 2018-04777
Coordinator RISE SICOMP AB - Swerea SICOMP AB, Linköping
Funding from Vinnova SEK 125 000
Project duration December 2018 - August 2019
Status Ongoing

Purpose and goal

The aim of the present project is to map, evaluate and develop the current production processes currently in practice by Blackwing Sweden AB. According to company needs, a list of directives will be assembled towards automating as many parts of the production as possible.

Expected results and effects

A successful project outcome will have a significant impact in the company’s production rates, therefore to the company’s competitiveness. A functional workshop with optimized workflow will improve the manufacturing lead times, simplify the tasks of the stuff and overall reduce the manufacturing costs of the company’s aircraft. The implementation of automation will in turns provide grounds for stable quality control and, as previously, reduce manufacturing times and simplify the stuff’s tasks.

Planned approach and implementation

The project activities can be divided as follows: Kick-off meeting; initial meeting so as to formulate the action plan Identification of technical challenges in production; 1. use of automation solutions 2. optimization of the workshop workflow Result evaluation and reporting

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