Theoretical benefits of Industry 4.0 are well-known, but how can its adoption be accelerated and what practical tools are available to those who want a factory of the future?
AeroEdge finds a competitive advantage by choosing compact, 5-axis machines.
Cut, etch, or mill features to specific, varying depths.
Designing thermal management systems with additive manufacturing improves performance and reduces costs.
Precision workholding leads to greater production efficiency, increasing profits.
Sophisticated drop-shape analyzers can optimize plasma treatments to improve bonding.
Paul Fabrications adds a Prima Power Laserdyne 795XL fiber laser system to manufacture aerospace silencers, engine combustors, and related hot section parts.
Bill Vejnovic, vice president of sales for universal machines at GROB Systems in Bluffton, Ohio, on combating common aerospace machining challenges.