Manufacturing in the aerospace and defense (A&D) industries is facing upheaval and innovation with the maturation of digital technology. The cloud, digitalization, smart materials, and additive manufacturing, among other things, are increasing in popularity. Modernization and globalization initiatives are gaining traction, compelling even the A&D companies, both large and small alike, to modernize. And digital transformation will be both a catalyst for change and a means of dealing with it.
With digitalization becoming more prevalent, A&D value chains are becoming highly complicated. As a result, many businesses are choosing to restructure their operations to obtain maximum flexibility, with investments in modernization encompassing the entire organization. Simple process and product designs, or, on a bigger scale, ramping up digital technologies before, during, and after manufacture, are examples of these investments. Companies are now fine-tuning their legacy designs to produce new components more quickly.
Besides, the global smart materials market is predicted to be worth a hundred billion dollars in the coming years, and A&D firms’ adoption is expected to rise. The prospects and scope for innovation with smart materials are vast and groundbreaking, including electronic sensors, self-healing fuselages, actuators, and more. The applications in A&D are growing, and smart materials, for example, can extend the life of modern aircraft by making them resistant to the typical circumstances, including malfunctioning, risk reduction, downtime, and others.
At this juncture, a variety of defense manufacturing solution providers are entering the market to cater to the different needs of enterprises. To help them choose the solutions that best fits their requirement, a distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, VCs, and other thought leaders from the industry, along with the editorial board of Aerospace and Defense Review, has selected the leading defense manufacturing solution providers. The magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the latest industry trends, best practices, and recent innovations.
We present to you Aerospace and Defense Review’s “Top 10 Defense Manufacturing Solutions Providers - 2022.”