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.
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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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.