Recent innovations in tooling has resulted in more options for aerospace and defense manufacturers. Information about tooling trends and advanced fastening and assembly systems that will help manufacturers achieve positive outcomes will be addressed. Discussion topics include how to streamline assembly procedures by utilizing tools with multiple functions; identify potential quality issues and mitigate them with swift decision making; and create a highly-accurate, repeatable, and traceable fastening method.
- Utilize precision fastening techniques to monitor and secure fasteners that have varying substrates and/or compositions while avoiding galling, stripped threads, dimpled panels, joints
- Reduce variance so that fasteners are consistently inserted at the right speed and at the right torque during all stages of the fastening
- Create a communications hub where fastening data is collected and stored for analysis to support data-driven decision-making and minimize quality issues