CNC Automation for Aerospace & Defense Industry
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.Get your free CNC automation guide
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
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
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:
- Stabilize and integrate manufacturing process steps
- Automate physical part transfers throughout the value chain
- Benefit from automated, intelligent production planning software
Case Examples from the Aerospace & Defense Industry
Here you can find a few success stories we have delivered for the aerospace and defense industry.
“Fastems is a world leader in FMS logistics but this installation pushed even them to the limits of their technology.”
MTU Aero Engines
To maximize the production capacity of its machine tools, MTU signed a contract with Fastems for the delivery of a Multi-Level System (MLS).
Advanced Machining & Fabricating
FMS for Low-Volume, High-Mix shop provides stable, predictable process. Increased requests for complex components? The solution: Fastems FMS.
Fastems to Deliver a Laser Cleaner Robot for F-35 Lightning II Wing Assembly Line
Fastems is delivering two Automated Structure Laser Cleaner (AutoSLC) units for the F-35 Lightning II Wing Line. The delivery of the new project is estimated to be completed in the end of 2021. Fastems’ AutoSLC solution is based on a robotized system, which is equipped with a laser ablation scan head, designed to automatically remove primers and other protective coatings from F-35 wing components. Laser ablation provides a pristine surface to which nutplates can be mechanically bonded without using attach […]
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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FPT - Flexible Pallet Tower
Easy plug-and-play pallet tower that supersedes traditional pallet pools and automatic pallet changers.
FPC - Flexible Pallet Container
Easy and extendable pallet automation solution that supersedes pallet pools and automatic pallet changers.
MLS - Multi Level System
Integrates any machine tools in the world together. Comes with industry leading software, tool automation and various auxiliary processes.
Flexible production of heavier workpieces in varying batch sizes thanks to the Manufacturing Management Software (MMS) by Fastems.
TSC - Tool Service Cell
Tool Service Cell is a robot-based setup cell that automates the cutting tool renewal process.
AMC - Agile Manufacturing Cell
AMC is robot-based manufacturing cell that brings the traditional benefits of flexible manufacturing for direct machine tending.
Automated tool logistics save money by increased unmanned production hours and secured availability.
ALD - Autoloading Cell
Automated raw material loading and ready part unloading with a robot – stable quality and longer unmanned production periods.
RFC - Robotized Finishing Cell
Automated grinding, polishing, deburring and other finishing processes for increased quality and unmanned production hours.