Quality assurance and flight certification of critical aerospace parts and assemblies have reached new levels of sophistication in recent years. Leading aerospace and defense manufacturers worldwide now consider computed tomography (CT) scanning to be an essential part of their non-destructive testing (NDT) toolkit.
The concept of the Digital Twin is still evolving but it is powerful and self-evident enough that most manufacturers believe that they need it.
It’s not just on the machine, software is Critical to Successful AM Builds.
Quality less than predictable? OEE not where you’d like it? Maybe PLM can help deliver on ERP’s promises.
Designing these innovative vehicles requires powerful, integrated digital tools.
Tooling design is challenging work. In the case of jigs and fixtures, the part must be held securely enough that it won’t move during machining, but not so tightly that damage or distortion can occur.
Whether it’s for the portable generator that keeps the refrigerator cold and the light bulbs lit during a power outage, or the hybrid-electric engines that can lift delivery drones high into the sky, the world needs compact and reliable energy sources. Making them smaller, more powerful, and especially more affordable is the vision of Enrique Enriquez, president of KW Micro Power.
There is a lot of promise in the coming adoption of Model-Based Definition (MBD) in industry. MBD is the practice of attaching useful information to a 3D CAD model, such as tolerances or material properties.
The tools that robotics developers use to design new products are just as important to performance as their choice of materials and components, according to nTopology. The New York-based software company works with aerospace, automotive, consumer, medical, and industrial design customers.
Brad Rothenberg, cofounder and CEO of New York, NY-based nTopology, provider of nTop Platform engineering sofware for additive manufacturing (AM), discusses the current state of 3D metal printing and its future. Spoiler alert: he's really excited.