Enjoying its International launch at Farnborough International Airshow (FIA2022) this July, FANUC’s Aerospace Portal hosts all the information that specialists need in their search for efficient and risk-managed aerospace manufacturing solutions in one easy to navigate platform.
Free to access, the FANUC Aerospace Portal enables users to research and investigate automation solutions by component, application, system integrator partner, supplier, or even particular engineering requirements. It also features a range of customer case studies, highlighting success stories in the aerospace industry.
“Given the sheer scale of the industry, even seasoned veterans may not be aware just how far automation and robotics have advanced in terms of meeting engineering requirements in a particular area,” says Bob Struijk, Vice President European Business Development & Managing Director, FANUC Israel. “At the same time, our Aerospace Portal documents the proven track record of each technology and application, providing a vital combination of inspiration and reassurance through customer case studies and end-user success stories.”
Optimised for use on tablets, FANUC’s Aerospace Portal allows users to scroll their way through different options, fast-tracking the process of innovation and automation, while de-risking it with a support structure of application examples. Users can navigate through different functions, from machine tending and handling to laser cladding, or from carbon fibre lay-up to robot-based 3D printing or deburring and grinding. There is an explanation of each function and of applications within aerospace engineering. Those curious to know more can then follow prompts through to FANUC solutions or partner systems.
As the pioneers of numerical controls combined with the widest range of robots in the world, FANUC has one of the most comprehensive toolboxes within the aerospace sector. Now, for the first time, it is making this available to the wider industry, providing aerospace firms with a fast-tracked route to automation and helping to improve their manufacturing processes.
“All this is reflected in the applications offered by our industry partners,” explains Oliver Selby, FANUC UK. “As well as our UK-based system integrators, the Portal features no fewer than 30 of our partners across Europe. But the platform’s global perspective means there are no limits to its reach when it comes to process innovation and automation.”
With this kind of wide-ranging resource, there is also a strong element of ‘lateral thinking’ and cross-fertilisation. Seeing how other parts of the industry are building in greater efficiency, quality and precision can spark inspiration relating to a very different type of process or part, helping users to remain competitive on the global stage.
To see the Aerospace Portal, visit the FANUC UK stand 1311, at the Farnborough International Airshow, Farnborough, 18-22 July 2022