High-Flying Robots

Weber, Austin
May 2009
Assembly;May2009, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p30
The article reports on robots which are slowly becoming a key part of military ad commercial aircraft production lines as the aerospace industry adopts new materials. Aircraft manufacturers are using six-axis robots to build airframes, cockpits, engines, landing gear, wings and other subassemblies to streamline production, increase flexibility and reduce costs. Spirit AeroSystems Inc., which is a leading supplier of airframes, uses robots in some applications that were previously done manually.


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