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Resin Infusion

Boeing Resin Infusion technology can help companies shorten the composite manufacturing time, use less material and make a lighter and stronger product.

Boeing has made advancements in resin infusion processes, developing techniques which can:

  • increase the strength of the manufactured elements
  • reduce the weight of the manufactured elements
  • improve the evacuation process
  • improve consistency of the infusion
  • require less resin to infuse materials
  • recycle and reuse materials
  • combine processes for shorter manufacturing times

Other advancements include improved methods for molding larger composite parts and structures as a one-piece composite.

Boeing’s resin infusion technology could benefit companies in resin and composite manufacturing, especially those engaged in high-volume production, such as automotive, wind blades, sporting equipment and marine vehicles fabrication.

Non-Destructive Testing

Boeing has a wide range of non-destructive testing (NDT) technology that can help cut manpower cost, increase productivity and safety, and add new capability for challenging NDT projects.

The portfolio includes remote and semi-autonomous mechanisms developed to meet the challenges of testing large structures with complex geometries and in limited-access situations. These mechanisms can operate with variety of interchangeable sensors.

Boeing NDT technology areas include ultrasonic, radiographic, electromagnetic, laser and imaging technologies; setting the company among NDT industry leaders.

Original equipment manufacturers, service firms and companies in industries like automotive, construction, energy, industrial, marine and transportation infrastructure could benefit from Boeing’s wide variety of competitive NDT technology solutions.

Mobile Ad Hoc Networking

Boeing’s Ad Hoc Networking technology provides network solutions where typical cell site solutions are impractical, in locations and environments where traditional network infrastructure is insufficient or unavailable.

Boeing’s advanced protocols enable mobile communication over longer distances, discovery of other network nodes, and maintenance of network connections between mobile network nodes.

Originally developed and proven in harsh military environments, Boeing’s Ad Hoc Networking could be useful to telecommunications infrastructure companies, network carriers, and municipalities that are establishing and managing ad-hoc networks in challenging mobile environments.

Additive Manufacturing/3D printing

Boeing has technology for every major aspect of 3D printing, from comprehensive manufacturing cycles to materials, process management, complex geometries, rapid prototyping and final production fabrication.

Our 3D printing technology advancements offer:

  • design flexibility
  • scalability for large and complex structures
  • materials and process efficiency
  • the ability to adapt special materials

The portfolio includes technology in selective laser sintering (SLS), direct metal laser sintering, electron beam melting, stereolithography and fused deposition modeling; encompassing both metal and plastic materials.

The company has made particular advancements that help enable taking SLS from a rapid prototyping method to production manufacturing technology.

Original equipment manufacturers, manufacturing and engineering specialists, as well as materials firms, can significantly benefit from Boeing 3D printing technologies.

Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

Many technologies defining next generation cars, as well as other vehicles, have long been implemented in aerospace. Boeing offers a vast portfolio in telematics, sense and avoid, mapping-imaging, navigation-location, security, fleet management and advanced driver assistance systems. These technologies enhance vehicle operations, as well as driver experience and safety. Auto manufacturers, suppliers, specialty component makers and telecommunications firms can adopt Boeing autonomous car technologies to gain competitive advantage over rivals.