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The final frontier for manufacturing

Product obsolescence becomes a major threat when off-the-shelf products are used to build a system. Here, obsolete industrial parts supplier EU Automation’s marketing director, Jonathan Wilkins explains how aerospace manufacturers can avoid delays in production by managing obsolescence and production correctly.

Educating the management

The International Institute of Obsolescence Management’s upcoming Obsolescence Management conference is almost upon us. Aerospace Manufacturing hears what is in store for attendees to this important event in the aerospace calendar.

The dawn of digitisation for MRO

The drive is on to increase efficiency and reduce complexity in maintenance, repair and operations in aircraft, and as Mark Venables explains at its core is digitisation.

Take a peek into overmoulding

During the recent JEC World show, Mike Richardson caught up with TenCate Advanced Composites’ global chief technology officer, Scott Unger to hear about the company’s latest forays into PAEK-based composite overmoulding technologies.

Weighting in the wings

Cyient’s senior vice-president - aerospace & defence, Anand Parameswaran and head of aerospace and defence, EMEA, Ian Thompson discuss the evolution of aircraft wings and the innovations that create significant improvements in aerodynamic performance.

New materials lift ideas off the ground

As the aerospace industry rises to the challenge of reducing the weight of aircraft while keeping manufacturing costs down, new materials and techniques are playing an increasingly important role in component design. Stephen Dyson, head of Industry 4.0 at Proto Labs, considers the latest developments.

The titanium revolution is here!

Norsk Titanium, a pioneer in the supply of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components made the headlines recently with the announcement that its parts are set to fly on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Mike Richardson reports.

Adding value with 3D printing

When the Airbus A350-1000 enters service at the end of this year it will feature an abundant array of 3D printed components. But as Mark Venables explains, this aircraft could witness the coming of age for 3D printing in the aerospace sector.