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Airframer journal -
September 2006 issue

Robots answer the riveting challenges of airframe assembly
By Richard Kleebaur
The multifunctional tool, or ‘effector’ is carried by the master robot. It was developed by French company ALEMA Automation.

Despite modern alternatives, the use of rivets for joining aircraft components is still an indispensable standard practice, and will remain so for many years to come.

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Quantifying methods for the evaluation of carbon-based composite surfaces for subsequent adhesive bonding


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