The technology innovations proposed and described in this presentation and paper will replace the rigid, costly, inflexible and heavy assembly tools that have dominated aircraft assembly plants for decades. Transformational technologies have evolved and are combined and leveraged to offer an assembly process that removes the non-recurring burden of this antiquated model for airplane assembly. It will be replaced by digital analytics that drive independent collaborative machine decisions for combining families of parts into airplane assemblies without need for assembly tools.
- Clearly understand the evolution of technologies that will change the current air and space vehicle assembly methods
- Identify transformational technologies emerging that will change the the current processes
- Identify and understand how to break down the barriers that have limited the spread of technologies currently common in the public domain
Why Is It Important?
The benefits of digital analytics and AI have not been fully realized in aerospace manufacturing. This presentation and paper will clearly and concisely define the transformational technologies that will change the the decades old model for assembling air and space vehicles.