Title: Agile Analysis of Manufacturing Cell Costs for Molding of Small Composite Parts
Authors: Daniel A. Charles, Michael P. Matlack, and Gail L. Hahn
Abstract: In 2016, RApid High Performance Molding (RAPM) for Small Parts was initiated by a Boeing-led team and the U.S. Government (DARPA) under the guidance of the United States Army Research Office to revolutionize the cost paradigm for small composites parts enabling pervasive use in defense applications that are insensitive to part mix and rate fluctuation. This paper discusses the cost modeling effort to predict the cost implications for the technology development efforts pursued in the program and their appropriateness in various production environments, the value proposition for reconfigurable tooling concepts, selected trade study results, and potential applications and implications of the technologies evaluated in RAPM.
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Conference: SAMPE 2019 - Charlotte, NC
Publication Date: 2019/05/20
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