Competitiveness and continuously increasing production rates fuel the need for aerospace and defence manufacturers to transform towards digital factories, utilising automation, augmented reality, IoT and analytics.
Quality assurance has traditionally been reliant on a legion of human operators armed with clipboards and pens. The combination of artificial intelligence, edge computing and advanced algorithms is changing that, and fast!
In their keynote at Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit 2018, co-organisers Dassault Systemes took to the main stage to discuss the vital importance of cross-industry learnings for sustainable manufacturing.
The term “the experience economy” was coined in the 1990s to describe how customer experiences would become the main competitive battleground for companies. Today, we find ourselves in the middle of this new economy. In order to survive, companies now need to focus on “experience innovation” and increase their customers’ involvement in their innovation process.
While the digital revolution disrupting manufacturing has grabbed most of the headlines, revolutionary engineering processes are being developed that could have an equally profound impact on the sector.