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Boeing and Airbus forecast a worldwide demand for up to 40,000 new aircraft over the next two decades. With a 10-year production backlog and new aircrafts increasingly counting on lightweight composites, manufacturing companies are developing advanced sandwich-structure composite solutions to fill the production gap.

As Lockheed Martin Aeronautics ramps up production of its fifth-generation F-35 fighter program, it is also looking to improve manufacturing efficiency. To address that goal, the company recently deployed Ubisense SmartSpace at its Fort Worth, TX, facility. SmartSpace is an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution for quantifying and measuring real-world processes involving moving assets.
SmartSpace provides a foundation platform for manufacturers’ Industry 4.0 strategy. The platform creates a real-time digital twin of the production environment, and connects activities in the real world to manufacturing execution and planning systems. It monitors spatial interactions in three dimensions in real time and uses the spatial events to control processes and make the environment react to worker movements.

NC-based CRP USA's latest and most innovative project, TuPOD, is a completely 3D-printed satellite. It was the first to be launched from the International Space Station (ISS)—from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Japanese Experimentation Module (JEM)—and sets the stage for a new era of small, reliable, additively manufactured satellites.

Indaero, recently invested in a StratasysFortus 450mc Production 3D Printer to complement its existing manufacturing services. The company manufactures aircraft panels for customers such as Airbus and its suppliers. Specifically, the Stratasys 3D printer acquisition has enabled Indaero to offer lightweight, complex tooling that it was previously unable to produce with traditional manufacturing methods.

 

Editor's Picks

AMS4303C | 2017-04-24
Aerospace Material Specification
This specification covers an aluminum alloy in the form of plate.
V126-1EJ | 2017-08-29
Journal
The SAE International Journal of Aerospace is the preeminent source for peer reviewed cutting-edge engineering research within the aerospace industry. The Journal is an essential resource for anyone in academia, industry, and …
WP-0001 | 2017-06-26
White Paper
NASA has embarked on an ambitious program to integrate additive manufacturing techniques and to develop processes for the microgravity environment. The most recent example of this program is the successful launch and deployment of the first 3D printer on the International Space Station. In this o…

In The News

Advanced Manufacturing
Millions of pounds have been contributed to establish an Autodesk Advanced Manufacturing Facility (AMF) in the city of Birmingham in the UK.
3D PI | 2018-02-23
Advanced Manufacturing aerospace
Safran Landing Systems is world leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of landing gear systems. A unique combination of advanced engineering capabilities, integrated systems technology and experience on an exhaustive range of programs enables Safran Landing Systems to provide innovative solutions for a diverse range of aircraft.
Metrology | 2018-02-22
Work Group 2
Traveling by plane can be a hassle, especially for students who live far away from home. An average flight from Daytona Beach to Los Angeles takes seven hours from one spot to the next. What if it was possible to reduce that time to less than an hour?
The Avion | 2018-02-20
Advanced Manufacturing aerospace
Maple Plain, Minnesota-based Proto Labs has acquired Rapid Manufacturing Group LLC, a Nashua, New Hampshire-based custom parts supplier specializing in quick-turn sheet metal fabrication and CNC machining for $120 million.
Aerospace M&D | 2018-02-20
Advanced Manufacturing
Salary is an uncomfortable point of discussion that makes many people squirm. Nevertheless, it is often the number one deal breaker when negotiating a job offer. This is common for most industries, but what makes the 3D printing / additive manufacturing industry especially vulnerable to this subject, is its novelty.
3Dprint.com | 2018-02-20