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 small and medium companies (SMEs) that invest in new technology. One key solution is through automated robots.
Some of the most common applications perform by robotics are:
Robots are reliable because they are 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 or any other material at the precise position in a single task.
Dispensing and Sealing
Applying any kind of sealant to a large aircraft part is suitable for the robotic robot. An integrator makes sure that all components, robot, end-effector and the rails built for the robot reach the desire object. For example a robot cell is design based on needs.