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AM Poised to Transform Aviation MRO Industry

Big things are happening in the aviation maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) market: the first industry-wide material allowables for metal additive manufacturing (AM) parts are anticipated to be released this autumn.

Advanced Data Collection Methods Build Resilience

Embracing the digital transformation is key to growing out of volatility during this recovery period—and the defense industry’s success with Quality 4.0 tech proves how they support resilience in the face of uncertainty.

Directed energy deposition shapes the future of additive

When it comes to turbine blade repair, directed energy deposition is the go-to solution. This helps explain why Optomec has installed nearly 100 machines for this application, with more than 10 million blades repaired thus far.

How to Get Prepared for the Digital Natives

Digitization in manufacturing has focused on making simpler, more transparent processes that help shops boost machine availability and utilization, with the ultimate goal of increased productivity. However, it plays another, equally important role: catering to a future generation of “digital-native” decision makers.