Wed. Dec 6th, 2023
    Unlocking New Heights: The Growing Role of Robotics in Aerospace Manufacturing

    Aerospace manufacturing has experienced a revolution, expanding beyond its traditional reliance on human labor and embracing the integration of automation with robotics. What was once predominantly the realm of automotive manufacturing and assembly has now become fertile ground for the application of advanced robotic systems. Dr. Bob Struijk, vice-president of FANUC Europe, acknowledges this transformation and sheds light on the significant contributions that robotics have made in the aerospace industry.

    With a rich history rooted in the development of numerically controlled machines and automation in manufacturing since its establishment in 1956, FANUC has emerged as a global leader in factory automation. Known for its CNC control systems, robots, and production machinery, FANUC has played a pivotal role in driving the progress of aerospace manufacturing. Today, with a vast network of operations spanning 271 locations worldwide, FANUC stands committed to delivering innovative solutions and superior customer support.

    The integration of automation and robotics has ushered in a new era of precision and accuracy in aerospace manufacturing. Every detail matters in the production of aircraft, where even the slightest misalignment or error can have dire consequences. Industrial robots have become indispensable assets in streamlining processes, maximizing productivity, and ensuring the highest standards of safety in the aerospace industry. FANUC has been at the forefront of developing diverse robot applications to meet the unique challenges of aerospace manufacturing. By continuously pushing the boundaries of technology, FANUC aims to make a remarkable contribution to this critical sector.


    How have robotics transformed the aerospace manufacturing industry?

    Robotics integration has revolutionized aerospace manufacturing by optimizing processes, increasing productivity, and ensuring precision and safety. Industrial robots have become indispensable tools in streamlining operations and enhancing overall efficiency.

    What role does FANUC play in aerospace manufacturing?

    FANUC, a global leader in factory automation, has been instrumental in the advancement of aerospace manufacturing. With their extensive portfolio of CNC control systems, robots, and production machinery, FANUC has developed various robotic applications tailored to the specific needs of the aerospace industry.

    Why is precision and accuracy crucial in aerospace manufacturing?

    In aerospace manufacturing, even the tiniest deviation can have severe consequences. Precision and accuracy are paramount to ensure the structural integrity and safety of aircraft components. Robotics offer the level of consistency and meticulousness necessary to meet these demanding standards.