Engineering solutions for verification, validation and traceability in aerospace industry manufacturing and aircraft assembly

In the highly-competitive aerospace industry, product performance and through-life product support are crucial to market success. With the pressures of regulatory changes, environmental concerns and the need to reduce operating costs, standing still with measurement technology and manufacturing processes is not an option for OEMs, Primes or the supply chain. As aircraft producers embrace distributed manufacturing, new construction materials and productions techniques like additive manufacturing and advanced machining, knowledge-based manufacturing is becoming imperative.

System engineering and process integrated metrology are key ideas as aviation transitions from craft construction towards more automated processes. Aerospace engineers are seeking new ways to model, simulate and validate designs ahead of production and final assembly, supporting the move from 100% inspection to 100% validation. From the 3D coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) that inspect the complex geometries of aero engine components, the laser tracker guided assembly of the largest airframes, non-contact laser scanning or optical measurement for lightweight materials, to statistical analysis and digital information transfer, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence technologies and solutions play an important role in guaranteeing design validity and production accuracy to make planes, helicopters and spacecraft safer.


Nauwkeurige assemblage en structurele symmetrie is essentieel voor efficiënte aerodynamische prestaties en veilige werking gedurende de levensduur van het product, ongeacht de grootte of het type vliegtuig.


Of het nu gaat om de kleine tot middelgrote motoren van kleine vliegtuigen of de enorme straalmotoren van 's werelds grootste commerciële passagierstoestellen, vliegtuigmotoren bestaan laag na laag uit complexe geometrische componenten


Defensiebudgetten worden steeds verder ingekrompen, maar overheden verlangen nog steeds de hoogste normen in apparatuur, zodat servicepersoneel veilig en effectief kan opereren. Toeleveranciers van defensie staan onder druk om kostenbesparingen door te voeren in hun fabricageprocessen.


Sinds de mensheid naar de sterren begon te reiken, heeft het veld van ruimteonderzoek steeds de grenzen van de technologische vooruitgang opgerekt


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