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Profitable and Flexible CNC Manufacturing for Aerospace & Defense industry

Manufacturers in the aerospace & defense industry use high-end CNC machines for batch production that comes with many challenges in combining profitability with flexibility and production resilience. Intelligent automation enables high spindle hours and resource utilization, fast and reliable lead times, constant quality, full traceability and automated production planning for flexibility even when facing sudden changes. Want to know how? Download our CNC automation guide from below!

Fastems is the leading supplier of CNC automation solutions for variable batch production. We’re an automation open-integrator with 40 years and 4000 systems worth of experience, much of it in the aerospace & defense industry. We integrate your CNC machines and supportive processes to one highly productive unit operated with our industry-leading MMS control.

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The ‘What’, ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Automation

Take a look on the typical applications, the production challenges, automation benefits and the best practices around automation below to understand the relevance of automation for the aerospace and defense industry.

CNC automation applications include parts for:

  • Jet engines (e.g. turbine blades or axels) ​
  • Fuselage parts
  • Wing ribs/skeletons
  • Landing gear​
  • Helicopters and drones​
  • Armored vehicles​
  • Aerospace hydraulics and actuation
  • Aircraft brake components

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Production Challenges and Automation Benefits:

  • More customization and amount of variants​
  • Shorter lead times and planning horizon​
  • Costs & tied capital reduction​
  • Demand variance​
  • Traceability needs​
  • Availability of workers​
  • Constant quality

See How Automation Helps With The Challenges

Automate Production – Not Just Movement

Learn how to get the most out of your CNC machines and other equipment by applying batch production automation best practices summarized below:

  1. Stabilize and integrate manufacturing process steps
  2. Automate physical part transfers throughout the value chain
  3. Benefit from automated, intelligent production planning software

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Solution Finder

Use the filters below to find the suitable automation solution for your manufacturing setup. Please note Fastems is an open integrator and therefore able to integrate almost any machine tool in the world, so if you can’t find what you were looking for, just contact us directly!

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Next steps? Download the Guide for Aerospace Automation!

If you are under consideration on how to reduce cost per unit, cut down setup costs, increase unmanned production or reduce WIP or inventory, this guide is the one to download.

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