While it’s critical to test aircraft gearboxes as precisely and accurately as possible, there’s pressure to get aircraft back in operation quickly. These two goals sometimes conflict, but with some outside the box thinking, both objectives can be achieved.
NASA’s International Space Station is adopting industrial networking technology in an effort to lower integration costs associated with the build out of an external wireless communication system.
Launch vehicle costs can reportedly be cut by more than 50 percent using 3D printing to reduce part counts nearly 90 percent.
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The integration of product line engineering and PLM unifies mechanical, software and electronic assets across a product portfolio.
A new manufacturing facility, to be built by GE in Pennsylvania, will develop and implement additive manufacturing technologies.
The XS26-2 is expandable for a wide range of assembly applications.
By leveraging the Internet of Things concept and commercial off-the-shelf tools, Airbus is reimagining its production processes through a research and technology project designed to improve its competitiveness and efficiency.
Many of the technologies created for government programs have found their way into industrial applications. Now the sharing of innovation is also moving the other way, as wireless communications and computing power go from the commercial/industrial world into government equipment and facilities.
The hype around the Internet of Things concept has been pulsing heavy for a few years now. Recent announcements make it clear that the Internet of Things is quickly materializing in real world industrial applications.
The H-850KMLD hexapod system handles loads to 500 kg (1000+ pounds) and provides 1 µm minimum incremental motion over a 100 mm travel range in XY and 0.5 µm in the Z direction.
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