The Digital Thread has allowed unprecedented improvements in quality and affordability for aircraft production. As the industry has applied the digital thread in current programs technologies have evolved which have allowed us to take greater advantage of the digital information including automation, getting the digital data into the hands of the mechanics, advanced metrology and finally to Industry 4.0 ( & IIoT). This final phase of the digital thread will integrate data from our Enterprise Systems and facilitate improved system performance and predictability with less mandraulic effort.
- Understand the current applications of the digital thread technologies
- Develop an appreciation for Industry 4.0 and IIoT applications to improve performance and reduce costs
- Apply digital thread philosophies to current and future production programs