Advanced integrated manufacturing system (AIMS) for aero engine turbine and compressor discs
AIMS is a flexible manufacturing system for the production of aero engine disc components. These are the high value, rotating components which require structural integrity together with a high degree of precision during the manufacturing process.
The prime objective for the project was to cut operating costs and lead times and to reduce the value of work-in-progress to a level which would enable cost savings in inventory to finance the project capital cost.
The paper details concept strategy, examines equipment requirements, implementation aspects and computer hardware/software support.
KeywordsLead Time Flexible Manufacture System Handling System Aero Engine Compressor Disc
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