Quality through closed-loop manufacturing
Pratt & Whitney has employed automated part probing as part of its manufacturing process to provide final inspection, data collection and analysis, and process adjustment.
A virtual fighter
The Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. use SGI's Origin 2000 servers and Silicon Graphics Onyx2 visual supercomputers to design their respective Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) demonstrators virtually.
Modular aerospace controls
Honeywell investigates a commercial off-the-shelf approach to the automated generation of safety-critical software for distributed control systems.
Automated fuselage mating
Brotje-Automation GmbH has developed an automated alignment facility designed to accurately position and align major aircraft fuselage sections.