Industrial computed tomography is a cost-effective, reliable way to meet intensifying requirements for qualifying both the design of aerospace parts and the materials needed for their construction.
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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 new patent pending TRU TEMP 2nd GEN mid-temperature black oxide is a re-engineered and improved finish based on the original and widely used product, according to its manufacturer, Birchwood Technologies.
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.
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, an assemblage of information and computer security controls, is required of Department of Defense suppliers starting this year, with rolling deadlines over the next few years.
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.
After a few years of mostly hype, blockchain is starting to deliver and prove its value in manufacturing, particularly in aerospace and defense and within additive manufacturing.
The COVID-19 pandemic clearly proved challenging to the manufacturing industry in myriad ways. Now, as nations and industries begin to navigate their way forward as restrictions are lifted, manufacturers have an opportunity to put into practice some lessons learned.
Smart manufacturing is transforming A&D manufacturing as more companies adopt automation, artificial intelligence and robotics. Some manufacturers are also focusing on eliminating so-called islands of automation and integrating the technology across entire processes.