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.
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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 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.
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.