Improving the Wire Harness Manufacturing Process
Boeing planes comprise more than half of the entire world’s air fleet, and the growing demand requires faster, more efficient production. In modern airplanes, there are miles of wiring that supply power, run communication, and ensure safe operation and flight in exceptionally harsh conditions. These wire assemblies, which are largely assembled by hand, represent some of the most intricate and difficult operations in the entire manufacturing process. Thus, finding ways to support assembly technicians to increase their efficiency of fabricating these wire bundles is a key area of interest. This year, the Boeing SCOPE team is tasked with expanding upon work that previous Boeing SCOPE teams have worked on by designing and fabricating a complementary prototype that will integrate into and improve the wire bundle production process.