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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.

  • Aerospace Innovation
  • Patrick Holland-Moritz
Autoclaves in industry: turning up the pressure © Wolfram Schroll

Autoclaves in industry: turning up the pressure

What do aircraft, racing cars, food and medical applications all have in common? The answer is the autoclave. These specialist devices play a major role in many different industry sectors and we explain how they work, why they are used, and what their name means.

  • Aerospace Innovation
  • Christian Vetterlein
The animal kingdom as a template for aerodynamics in industry

The animal kingdom as a template for aerodynamics in industry

When technology learns from nature, it is referred to as bionics. The methods by which lotus flowers repel water, geckos’ feet offer extraordinary adhesion, or dragonflies manage to fly through the air are some of the best examples of innovations that humanity has copied from the animal kingdom. In the field of aerodynamics, engineers are now working to use nature in their quest to optimise the behaviour of aircraft, vehicles and other objects as air flows over them.

  • Aerospace Innovation
  • Christian Vetterlein
Cold weather, ice and snow in industry - The unique challenges posed by winter

Cold weather, ice and snow in industry - The unique challenges posed by winter

Trains are cancelled or delayed, aircraft need to be de-iced, cars won’t start and machinery everywhere is pushed to the its operational limits: the challenges of the cold weather are particularly noticeable in the transportation sector but also demand creative solutions from all kinds of industries. At the same time, low temperatures, ice and snow represent a great deal of potential opportunity for countless different industries, from automotive technology to the chemical industry.

  • Aerospace Innovation
  • Christian Vetterlein
Air travel in 2050 – a glimpse into the future © Lilium GmbH

Air travel in 2050 – a glimpse into the future

Things move slowly in the field of aviation when compared to other sectors – technical innovations in aircraft building generally take many years to complete. Against a backdrop of increasing passenger numbers and cargo volumes, new requirements for propulsion technology and enduring price competition, the question nevertheless needs to be asked: what does the future hold for aviation?