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.
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Safran Landing Systems needed to ramp up capacity while maintaining the highest standards of accuracy and repeatability. More automation of its parts inspection process was the solution.
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.
Calculated use of an increasing variety of information-gathering tools is turning Big Data into Even Bigger Data and democratizing access to the information collected.
NASA landed another rover on Mars in February, thanks in part to the work and leadership of Adam Steltzner. SME’s Smart Manufacturing interviewed him shortly thereafter.
The most important step in digitizing any manufacturing or supply chain process is analysis of the ROI and business case and being able to demonstrate success to company leaders.
The vicissitudes of the Argentine economy make it difficult for small and medium-sized companies to plan long term. That’s why Conextube feels the urgent need to add “intelligent production technology” and increase process automation through the adoption of robots.
Reverse engineering is becoming multifaceted and complex. The key drivers: new metrology sensors and more capable software, enabled by ever more powerful and cheaper computing.
The digital thread is one piece of the digital transformation underway at NASA and throughout the manufacturing community.
Applications for flexible hybrid electronics in aerospace and defense exist in environmental monitoring, biomedical assessment, security, communications, energy generation and storage, computation, supply chain management and asset sustainment.