The Roadmap To The Five Levels Of Manufacturing Automation

People say:

"This is Aerospace, we don't need any automation!"

"My machinists are highly skilled; automation won't make them more skilled.

"The production volumes are too low to justify it!"

"My product mix is too high. It will be too complicated to automate."

Is this right?


Automation systems are very appropriate in Aerospace applications, even with lower part volumes, they do offer multiple benefits. These include production flexibility, process control simplification, unattended operations, and more. This white paper will discuss the five levels of manufacturing automation and how they may be achieved, not just in Aerospace, but in all manufacturing industries.