Aerospace industry shows a remarkable growing on Commercial Aircraft, New Passenger and freight aircraft, Travel Demand, and defence sectors. Furthermore, the global aircraft supply chain faces a challenge to ensure that increasing requirements for capacity, quality, and deliver time.
Increase in travel demand resulting in a significant order increase for new aircraft including for the Low-Cost Airlines will have the opportunities to increase their demand according to the number shows by the INTERNATIONAL TOURIST ARRIVALS EXPECTED TO REACH 1.6 BILLION PEOPLE BY 2020 Source: World Tourism Organisation, Airbus.
Commercial aircraft has slight recovery after a slowdown in 2016 will primarily be due to aircraft production levels resuming growth in 2017, driven by strong demand for next-generation. Based on such growth, this industry face two significant trends and challenges to consider (1) the entrance of new global competitors, and (2) the impact on the supply chain.
The aerospace supply chain is expected to continue growing, which may result in new opportunities for some of the smaller companies that may respond quicker and to invest more in product innovation. One solution is through robotic automation. Some of the most common applications perform by robotics are:
Robot certainly very precise and accurate in welding. Robotic welding is widely used for their repeatability, tight tolerance and rigidity that is the main concern of the aerospace industry.
Drilling and fastening
Robot is huge time saver. The robot uses a vision system to drill the metal at the precise position in a single task
Dispensing and Sealing
Applying any kind of sealant a large aircraft part will be more suitable for the industrial robot than a manual operator. An integrator makes sure that all components, robot, end-effector and the rails built for the robot reach the desire are for the application to perform.