Factory of the Future – As Seen in Aviation Week & Space Technology

Aviation Week & Space Technology covers the A&D industry with compelling features and news coverage. Below are a few recent articles we thought you’d be interested in. Note that the publication’s website will require you to subscribe to read the articles in depth.

How to Prepare Aerospace Workers for the Factory of the Future, by Anthony Velocci.

“As more aerospace manufacturers come to terms with what the production world of the future will look like, one of their biggest challenges almost certainly will be tied to critical workforce issues—preparing engineering teams and attracting enough people with the right technical skills to keep pace with technology’s extremely rapid pace of advancement.

To facilitate such training, Dassault Systemes and Airbus have partnered with Wichita State University’s (WSU) National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) on NIAR’s Innovation Campus.”

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Who Will Be Left Behind From The Factory Of The Future?, by Anthony Velocci.

“The aerospace manufacturing landscape is undergoing a massive collective shift toward seamless integration of the digital and physical worlds, with the ultimate goal of interconnecting every process essential to the production of aircraft and other aviation platforms.

This transformation goes by various names—Industry 4.0, e-Factory, Intelligent Manufacturing, Connected Factory. No matter what it’s called, however, these terms all refer to the same thing: the factory of the future (FoF). When fully implemented, it will enable companies to be more responsive to customer demands, achieve greater operational efficiency and speed up product innovation.”

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Sharon Rodger

Sharon Rodger

Editor; Internal & Digital Communications at Dassault Systemes
Sharon Rodger is the editor of Navigate the Future and a member of the North America marketing team for Dassault Systemes, the 3DEXPERIENCE company. Sailing and ski mom to Connecticut College daughter (Go Camels!). See the ocean every day and breathe. Suggestions on great podcasts are welcome.
Sharon Rodger