With thousands of fastener holes being drilled by automated drilling systems, there is a resulting process that is completely manual and very time-consuming, yet required prior to fastener installation. Deburring of fastener holes in a composite/aluminum stack is required to maintain high material fatigue life and prevent premature material cracking due to burrs created during drilling operations.
- Purpose of deburring F-35 components
- Current manual and future automated process for deburring
- Benefits, results, and path forward for automated deburring of F-35 components