Over the next two decades, the commercial aircraft market has to produce 40.000 new planes. To meet this demand, OEM’s are ramping up the production of their single aisle aircraft, leaving (parts) manufacturers throughout the supply chain no other choice than to follow suit.
The space sector is no longer a place reserved for governments and institutions. New private companies are innovating the market in rapid speeds. To catch up and meet demand the (New)Space sector needs disruptive solutions, in terms of price level, production capacity and reliability. Automation can tackle many challenges at once.
With mass transportation, we refer to trains, trams, busses, vessels, etc. Advanced composites are more and more being used within these vehicles for a variety of reasons. As this sector is faced with the same challenges and opportunities, automating the production lines will bring benefits here as well.
In the automotive industry, advanced composites aren’t any longer only used for Formula 1 cars or high-end sportscars. Especially in electrical cars we see an increased use of composites. With the high variety of parts and the high throughput, this sector suits perfectly for automation.