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Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Yearbook 2020

The 2020 edition of the Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Yearbook is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
Six Trends to Watch for in Aerospace and Defense This Year

Six Trends to Watch for in Aerospace and Defense This Year

October 7, 2020
The world has changed remarkably in 2020. The new decade began with a sense of optimism and historically strong economies in both the commercial aerospace and defense sectors.
By John Kenkel VP of Strategy, Cyient



  • Product Design & Engineering

    Mastering Microturbines

    October 1, 2020
    Extreme complexity is inherent to jet engines of all sizes, from those on a Boeing 777x to ones that power the smallest drone.
    By Will Hasting - Director of Aviation and Power Turbine Solutions, Velo3D
  • Smart Manufacturing

    Embracing Digital Twins

    October 1, 2020
    The concept of the digital twin in A&D was born in the 1970s, when NASA began employing full-scale virtual mock-ups of space capsules to forecast the performance of machines in outer space.
    By Johan Gout - COO, Capture 3D Inc.
  • Smart Manufacturing

    AR Brings Extreme ROI

    October 13, 2020
    It is not surprising that the aerospace and defense industry exists at a higher plane of manufacturing. The components and end products being assembled must endure intense forces and pressures, are expected to perform without failure, and even the slightest mistake comes with extreme safety risks.
    By David Nedohin - Chief Customer Officer, Scope AR
  • Product Design & Engineering

    Avoiding Costly Defects

    October 14, 2020
    Avoiding product defects—and quickly finding and fixing those that occur—is a critical priority for all manufacturers.
    By Cathy Martin - Vice President, BigLever Software
  • Grinding & Deburring

    No Burrs, No Defects

    October 2, 2020
    A burr could become a danger point in the turbine engine. Classical manufacturing processes like turning, milling and grinding can lead to burr formation and unwanted sharp edges.
    By Christian Janko - General Manager, Bruker Alicona

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