The AeroDef conference sessions will include presentations in six main topic areas.
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING/3D PRINTING
The latest equipment, materials and services in additive manufacturing and the processes that make them possible.
3D Imaging & Scanning/CT Scanning
Additive Manufacturing Applications
Additive Manufacturing Design Considerations
Business & Economic Considerations
Materials Used in Additive Manufacturing (ceramics, composites, metals, etc.)
Final Part Production
Hybrid Systems Applications
Process Monitoring, Control & Qualification
Quality & Standards
Software & Modeling
Applied Academic Research
ADVANCED INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES
Advanced inspection, quality control, validation methods, and equipment for mission-critical operations.
AS 9100—NAD CAP Certification
FOD—(Foreign Object Damage/Debris)
Holographic Measurement Technique
Laser Tracking Systems
Multi Sensor & Optical Systems
Non-Destructive Testing & Evaluation
Portable Measuring Arms
SPC—(Statistical Process Control)
Structural Fatigue & Material Testing
Thermal Imaging Cameras
AUTOMATION, ASSEMBLY & ROBOTICS
Advanced techniques for automated manufacturing, robotics and assembly that enable commercial and defense aerospace suppliers to meet stringent cost targets, quality requirements and time constraints for increased production.
Robotics – Robots, Co-Bots
Holographic Projection in Assembly
Visual Work Instruction
Quick Curing Adhesives
Motors & Drive
Special Test Equipment
Virtual Simulation and Modeling
COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING & ADVANCED MATERIALS
The latest developments in composites manufacturing and the high-performance materials and processes that make them possible for commercial and military aircraft.
Automated Composites Manufacturing
Composite Curing (autoclave, non-autoclave, oven, e-beam etc.)
Composite Structures, Assembly & Repair
Ceramic Matrix Composites
Machining of Composites
Out-of-Autoclave Tooling & Processing
Composites Part Manufacturing – Case Studies
Liquid Molding Processes (RTM, VARTM, etc.)
Composite Design & Tooling for Composite Parts (innovations, materials, surface treatments, etc.)
Quality Systems, Requirements and Inspection
Composites Structures, Assembly & Repair
Hand Layup Processing
Laminate Reinforcements (core, stringers, etc.)
Lean Manufacturing in Composites
ELECTRIFICATION OF THE AIRCRAFT
New technologies and equipment necessary to create an aircraft that no longer uses gasoline engines and instead uses an electric battery.
SMART MANUFACTURING / INDUSTRY 4.0
The use of internet connections to monitor production and identify opportunities for automating operations using data analytics, simulation and virtual environments to improve performance and aid in the design for manufacturing and assembly.
Factory of the Future
IIoT – Industrial Internet of Things
3D Simulation for Manufacturing
Using advanced manufacturing technologies and processes that feature complex surfaces, thin walls and challenging part geometries.
Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Forming & Fabricating
High Speed Machining
Machine Verification Software
Outer Mold Line (OML) Control