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  • Aerospace Innovation
  • Christian Vetterlein
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in manufacturing and industry © Patrick Holland-Moritz

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in manufacturing and industry

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are currently in the process of creating permanent change to industrial development, production, and operational processes: from design development in the automotive sector, through to virtual representations of aircraft engines and investigating the effects of clashes during mechanical engineering, AR and VR offer seemingly limitless possibilities. The advantages are obvious: processes can be made more efficient, designs optimised well in advance of development, and complex machines can be maintained more intelligently.

  • Career Advice
  • Theresa Heinig
Digitalisation of the workplace – new opportunities for employees

Digitalisation of the workplace – new opportunities for employees

The digitalisation of the workplace, Work v4.0, and the digital transformation of work: these terms are currently in wide use. People’s everyday working lives will change due to technical and digital progress, and both employees and employers must adjust in response.

  • expertise4innovations
  • Patrick Holland-Moritz
Additive Layer Manufacturing: A Revolution in 3D © Wolfram Schroll

Additive Layer Manufacturing: A Revolution in 3D

3D printers have triggered a new industrial revolution, enabling companies to manufacture complex components more easily and at a lower cost than ever before. At the same time, the process opens up new options for lightweight construction techniques. Car manufacturers, Formula 1, and many other sectors are already making use of this technology, and in the aviation industry, entire engine parts and fuselage sections are made by 3D printing.

  • Success-Stories
  • Kevin Czibor
Introduction of Statistical Process Control (SPC) at Airbus’s Structural Assembly Facility in Hamburg © AIRBUS 2017 - photo by H. Goussé / master films

Introduction of Statistical Process Control (SPC) at Airbus’s Structural Assembly Facility in Hamburg

Kevin Czibor uses his expertise to support Airbus’s quality management operations at their Hamburg facility on a daily basis. His goal is to develop a process approach for the introduction of statistical process control and optimisation (SPC) with general application across the structural assembly of the A330. Section 16, Assembly Location 601, serves as the pilot project in this regard.

  • Icons of Aerospace
  • Christian Vetterlein
Bertha Benz – the inspirational woman who paved the way for the automotive industry © Daimler.com

Bertha Benz – the inspirational woman who paved the way for the automotive industry

Her spectacular endurance journey, all the way from Mannheim to Pforzheim, not only helped the automobile to achieve a breakthrough: it made the entire process of innovation possible thanks to her courage, determination and idealism. Without her gift for business and her support, her husband, Carl Benz, would probably never have achieved the social and economic rewards that his invention brought him.