Aerospace industry shows a remarkable growing on Commercial Aircraft, freight aircraft, Travel Demand, and defence sectors. The supply chain faces a challenge to ensure that increasing requirements for capacity, quality, and deliver time.
The demand for new aircraft to fullfill this sector will result in a significant order increase including for the Low-Cost Airlines according to the the International Tourist Arrival. Hence, it is expected to reach 1.6 billion people by 2020 Source: World Tourism Organisation, Airbus.
Based on such growth, this industry faces two significant trends and challenges to consider (1) the entrance of new global competitors, and (2) the impact on the supply chain.
Since, the aerospace supply chain is growing, which may result in new opportunities for SMEs that may respond quicker and invest in new technology. 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 and extremely accurate. The robot will 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. 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.