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S7 Ep3. Concorde — an inspiration
2019 marked the 50th anniversary of Concorde’s first flight — it took off from Toulouse, France for its first test flight on March 2, 1969. Although no longer in operation, the development of Concorde led to the progression of pioneering technologies, which still help today’s aerospace engineers develop new high- speed aircrafts. Here Jonathan Wilkins, director at automation parts supplier EU Automation, discusses Concorde’s legacy.
S7 Ep2. Using COTS: is it worth the risk?
Concorde was certainly ahead of its time, but some of the problems its designers encountered still exist today, such as those encountered when using commercial off-the-shelf products (COTS). Here Jonathan Wilkins, director of obsolete industrial parts supplier EU Automation, explains why the obsolescence risk of COTS is just as prevalent today as it was during Concorde’s era.
S7 Ep1. The final frontier for aerospace manufacturing
The Condor Cluster was a supercomputer built out of 1,760 Sony PlayStation 3s (PS3s) running on the Linux operating system. Built to analyse high definition satellite imagery, the Condor Cluster was in operation for just a few months before Sony disabled the use of Linux on the PS3, leaving no means to procure functioning Linux replacement units.
S6 Ep3. Robots and cobots: bridging the gap
Over the last decade, manufacturers debated the pros and cons of traditional robots and cobots; often struggling to decide which to adopt in their facilities. Here we explore how the lines between the two will fade in the new decade, as each evolves and gains the benefit of the other.
S6 Ep2. The hidden cost of cobots
To most people, man and machine seamlessly working hand-in-hand is like something out of a science fiction film. However, it is steadily becoming commonplace in the modern manufacturing facility. The rise of collaborative robots in the manufacturing industry and considerations site managers must make when adopting them into their facility.
S6 Ep1. Know your robots
There is rarely, if ever, a one-size-fits-all approach to manufacturing. It is important that site managers know what considerations to make when choosing an industrial robot to automate their processes.