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Airframer journal -
August 2007 issue

Automation in the aerospace industry takes a leap forward but still has some way to go

Manually or semi-automatically drilling thousands of holes in large aerostructures and parts such as wing spars, and fettling afterwards, incurs high costs. Faced with making savings and competing against the lower prices of companies in the Far East or southern Asia, aircraft manufacturers in Europe are turning to fully automated solutions.

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