Welcome to the June edition of Aerospace Manufacturing. The global pandemic has been the strangest of times for aviation. For some it has destroyed livelihoods whereas for others it’s meant rethink, reimagine and reinvent. It’s been a chance to ‘reset’ and look at how efficiently we run our businesses.
Flying under their own power has fascinated many people since the dawn of humanity. Next year, a human-powered aircraft race across the English Channel will test both pilots and planes. Ian Parker reports.
In a Q&A session, Aerospace Manufacturing hears from WFL Millturn Technologies managing director of sales, technologies and customer services, Günther Mayr and how the company’s CNC machining centres play a vital role in the daily take-offs and landings made by today’s modern aircraft.
When it comes to G-code verification, what are you really checking? NC code simulation and verification software specialists, CGTech reveals how simulating, verifying and optimising the machining process with VERICUT, eliminates the fears of proving out a new NC program.
Dassault Systèmes’ global affairs director, Severine Trouillet looks at how simulated airflow technology can help to restore passenger confidence, validate the efficiency and effectiveness of open ventilators and highlight potential cross-infection areas in airports.
Jocelyn Vecchio, director of engineering and innovation at JPB Système, looks at recent changes and challenges for companies like JPB, as well as why a fully-connected shopfloor is the way forward for any manufacturer seeking to fully realise the Industry 4.0 vision.
Dr Jill Miscandlon, senior manufacturing engineer at the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and Professor Yuan from the University’s department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, examine the cool ways to research fully-electric long-haul flights – combining low temperatures and manufacturing expertise.