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Modular Composites - Assembly Process: "A perfect fit in new medevac helicopter"
"The modular assembly process, used globally on the [Bell Helicopter] 429, entails outfitting modules completely prior to assembling them with the rest of the airframe.
For example, in the floor module, all of the subsystems are installed first, including fuel tanks, wiring and controls, before it is integrated into the rest of the airframe.
This approach has eliminated the difficulty of fitting and mating parts, which previously required significant rework. All of the 429 tooling was adapted to enable this modular assembly, which reduced overall cycle time by 40 percent.
The parts fit so well - and so much better than on previous designs - that minimum shimming was required and, Bell reports, none of the design team's anticipated part-fit issues ever materialized.
That fact changed the dynamics of the manufacturing process: the build team was actually ahead of the engineering team."