So, you want to create a digital thread, improving traceability from new product introduction to the shop floor? Aerospace and defense companies worldwide have adopted engineering design improvements that we can programmatically and systematically leverage, yet there are many ways to create a “weak” thread. In this presentation, we will discuss nine areas of weakness that break the thread in the digital manufacturing process, before the shop floor assembles or cuts any parts.
Digital manufacturing itself has been around for over 30 years, so why is it still considered to be “niche market”? Attend this presentation for an aerospace-specific, multi-decade view.
- Improve their company’s idea of how to effectively deploy digital twins, with lessons learned via decades of consulting on digital manufacturing at aerospace companies worldwide
- Prevent pitfalls plaguing digital manufacturing from becoming more mainstream, by understanding nine issues that appear to be common across aerospace companies worldwide
- Create engineering to manufacturing digital threads with value-added results, by learning where the digital thread typically gets broken at the digital manufacturing level, and how to prevent them
Why Is It Important?
Digital manufacturing has been around for over 30 years. The concept of digital twins for the purpose of establishing full traceability from engineering to manufacturing and beyond has arisen in the last 5 years, mostly enabled via technology advancements and the understanding that companies can choose to leverage these improvements and decrease time to market, control costs, and increase quality. Current aerospace business drivers force these improvements from OEMs and also their risk-sharing partners, tier-N supply chain, etc. How do we leverage digital manufacturing, which has been deemed as “niche market,” “OEM required,” and “mostly non-value added” to add maximum value?