Digitalization in Aerospace Manufacturing

Aerospace Manufacturing and Design
May 22, 2023
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Photo by Ramon Kagie on Unsplash

Photo by Ramon Kagie on Unsplash


Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) capabilities can eliminate an aerospace manufacturer’s pain points of cost-per-part. Often overlooked IIoT implementations include machine setups and part loading times.

According to a recent report, mentions of digitalization in the filings of aerospace and defense companies have increased 225% since 2016. Digitalization methodologies include additive manufacturing (AM), materials science, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) all becoming ubiquitous in the industry’s race to manufacture stronger, lighter, and more efficient aircraft.

Let’s examine digitalization and what operators need to consider when connecting machines. For Sandvik Coromant, this describes connecting machines across a manufacturing facility or multiple manufacturing sites. Data collected from connected machines allows information to be visualized easily so an operator can make decisions based on real-time data. However, collating data alone isn’t enough.

Understanding machine analytics

When machine shops depend on the status of green, yellow, or red Andon lights, they’re not making the best use of the data their machines are generating. What’s a red light telling you? Has the machine crashed? Is engineering doing a test, or is the machine out of work material?

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