Aerospace 4.0: Start at the end

Digital transformation is a must for every industry, including aerospace. These are FINN’s highlights from this week's Industry 4.0 Summit in Manchester.

The summit's opening panel discussion addressed the head-on challenges of delivering Britain's fourth industrial revolution, and it isn't all about robots and digital.

For a show focused on digitising the manufacturing process, there was a lot of talk about skills and people. It’s critical that the industry develops good talent throughout organisations to embrace the future  because it's coming fast.

Where to start?

Industry 4.0 technology, including 3d printing and augmented and virtual reality, are being adopted across aerospace and defence as a way of reducing development time and increasing productivity.

We talked to the companies making it happen.

Key messages from the experts were: don’t digitise for digitisation’s sake; “start at the end” and understand what the challenges and goals are first.

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