STELIA North America, a manufacturer of advanced composite structures for commercial, space and defense applications, has announced the selection of Plataine’s IIoT solution to digitize and streamline its manufacturing processes.
Plataine’s technology will deliver a range of benefits including quality improvement, increased throughput, material savings and full visibility into STELIA’s manufacturing process. STELIA North America is a subsidiary of STELIA Aerospace, one of the world leaders in aerostructures, pilot seats and Business & First Class passenger seats.
The company decided to adopt a Digital Manufacturing software solution as part of a business-wide internal manufacturing modernization program designed to ensure STELIA North America maintained its industry-leading proficiency in manufacturing aerospace composite structures and integrate the multiple sources of data into an integrated system.
Plataine was selected due to its strong track record at using IIoT technology to help aerospace composite parts manufacturers optimize their operations. Plataine’s Material Shelf Life Management application automatically tracks “out-of-freezer” time for sensitive material such as composite pre-pregs and resins throughout production, and leverages AI to ensure higher quality and reduce re-work and waste.
Digital records of the entire production process from raw material to end product are automatically stored, forming a Digital Thread for full manufacturing traceability. Meanwhile, this extensive automation process reduces human error and frees up skilled staff from repetitive tasks such as manual paperwork and calculations. It also optimizes material consumption and reduces waste related to shelf life.
26 March 2020