Special Issue "Aerospace Manufacturing"
A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: integrated product development; aircraft design; metrology; high value manufacturing; manufacturing automation, transforming initial design to manufacturable design
Conventional aerospace manufacturing was a serial effort. Serious manufacturing considerations would only start once the design was finalized in the product development process. The large number of quality concessions during the building of aerospace product highlights the problems associated with this approach. The backlog of order delivery for almost all major aerospace manufacturing industries is a testament to the need for more manufacturable designs, and streamlined manufacturing processes that allow for a faster throughput. Integrated aircraft design, as a potential solution to this problem, necessitates two-way communications between design and manufacturing engineers, from the early stages of product development. This is intensified by the increasing level of complexity in modern airframes, and the business pressures related to regulations and competition. The ever-increasing demand for cost reductions brings additional challenges to the manufacturing, assembly and product verification processes. This can be helped with an effective utilization of advanced materials, manufacturing and metrology technologies, and computer power. Extensive collaborative R&D efforts are therefore essential for converting a well-engineered aircraft design into a cost-effective, manufacturable aircraft product. This Special Issue welcomes papers on ongoing or recently-finished research projects related to aerospace manufacturing, especially on:
- manufacturing simulation and digital manufacturing
- manufacturing systems development around aerospace products
- CAD/CAM for aerospace
- advanced materials and their impact in aerospace manufacturing
- additive manufacturing for weight reduction in aerospace applications
- reconfigurable manufacturing and tooling systems for aerospace assemblies
- cloud based manufacturing
- cooperative manufacturing
- manufacturing and assembly automation
- maintenance and refurbishment of high-value aerospace systems and components
Dr. Jafar Jamshidi
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- manufacturing technologies
- manufacturing systems engineering
- manufacturing enterprise operations
- manufacturing automation
- manufacturing machines
- manufacturing simulation
- digital manufacturing
- composites manufacturing
- metrology for aerospace manufacturing
- aerospace design and manufacturing
- composite structures and health monitoring
- aerospace component refurbishment
- design for manufacturing
- design integration
- design communication