Meet some of the many technical experts at Boeing who are making the impossible possible.
Building for disruption
Fatmata Barrie (right), a Boeing metals and ceramics engineer, seeks ways to use additive manufacturing to produce structurally critical commercial-jetliner parts through robust, repeatable processes that can earn Federal Aviation Administration certification.
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Q&A with Phil Freeman, a Boeing Senior Technical Fellow in automation research
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This paper describes the design and equipment characteristics of developing and integrating electromagnets into aircraft assembly systems.Learn More
This paper examines developments in nondestructive evaluation, a critical technology at Boeing that allows a structure to be evaluated without harming or affecting its purpose.Learn More
Six decades ago, before most people knew what a computer was or what it did, a Boeing illustrator and manager started calling the electronically created technical drawings “computer graphics.”Learn More
The Boeing Manufacturing Development Center at Georgia Tech is the home of a research partnership between Boeing and the school that explores the nontraditional use of automation in industrial applications.Learn More
The British city of Sheffield is the home of historic achievements in materials. It’s also the location of a Boeing manufacturing research center – and is the site of a forthcoming Boeing components factory.Learn More
Collaborative robots, or “co-bots,” represent an evolution in robot technology. They are a new class of lightweight robotic arms that are force-limited and designed to work alongside people.Learn More
Built To Innovate
Boeing's advanced manufacturing innovations make up a fascinating and underappreciated story about the company, says Dr. Greg Hyslop (right), Boeing chief technology officer.
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Other Thought Leadership Columns
3D Printing Done Right, by Richard Aston, Boeing Senior Technical Fellow
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The Creative Destruction Lab, a seed-stage accelerator at the University of Toronto, has launched a program to harness the nascent power of quantum computing for artificial intelligence applications.
Researchers studying cosmic rays as part of the Pierre Auger Collaboration have determined that these rare, high-energy particles originate outside the Milky Way galaxy.
The KRISTINA Project is developing a translation application with human-like multimodal communications capabilities including culture-specific facial expression and gesture generation and analysis. A prototype is currently being evaluated.
The government of Tanzania will begin using drones for just-in-time delivery of emergency and life-saving medical supplies to public health facilities across the country. The company Zipline, which owns and operates the drones, has been providing emergency blood deliveries to transfusion clinics in Rwanda since October 2016.
An agricultural “city” comprising 50,000 smart greenhouses, seawater desalination and solar power plants, and other agriculturally focused technical projects is being built in Egypt as part of a $10 billion cooperative protocol of the country and the Korea-Arab Society.
New active thermography inspection of fiber-composite material aircraft components may be faster and more accurate than traditional ultrasonic approach. Developed by FACC, in partnership with Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences and the Higher Technical School, Andorf, the method detects component defects by measuring thermal waves.
Researchers at Imperial College, London, have developed a tunable nanoparticle filter that can switch between a mirror and a window.
Innovation Quarterly is a publication by and for the community of technical professionals at Boeing worldwide. Expected release of each edition is February, May, August and November. Comments and letters are invited by email and may be published in subsequent editions. Submissions are subject to editing; no more than 90 words will be published. To submit a letter to the editor, email email@example.com.
On the cover: Fatmata Barrie is a metals and ceramics engineer based in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Publisher: Greg Hyslop | Associate Publisher: Peter Hoffman
Website: Junu Kim | Conan Kisor