Dr. Pritchard's current research is titled “Aerospace 4.0: Implications to the New Manufacturing Ecosystem” that focuses on the next generation single aisle aircraft (late 2020s) could be adopting advanced manufacturing robotic applications (Cobots, Mobots), automated fiber placement, additive manufacturing and thermoplastic composites airframe structures.
The aircraft’s clean sheet designs will integrate advancing robotic technologies with transforming the assembly process by eliminating traditional monument style production equipment/tooling. The next single aisle aircraft design will be standardizing the practices of additive manufacturing components (3D printing) which obsoletes many traditional machining technologies.
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Recent Conference Presentations
China Aircraft Industry Int’l Forum Shanghai, China
Wings of the Future Moscow, Russia
Air Finance Mobile Mobile, Alabama
Aircraft Builders Council South Miami Beach, Florida
SC Aerospace Conference & Expo Columbia, South Carolina
AeroDef Manufacturing Conference Hyderabad, India
Aerospace and Defense Mfg. and R&D Las Vegas, Nevada
2019 Pure Michigan Aerospace Summit Detroit. Michigan
Aircraft Builders Council Montreal, Quebec Canada
Canadian Mfg. Technology Show Toronto, Ontario Canada
American Mfg. Strategies Summit Houston, Texas
South Carolina Mfg. Conference Charleston, South Carolina
Vietnam International Aviation Expo Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Areas of Practice
Emerging Market Access Strategy
Research on Market Competition
Aviation Industry Intelligence Reports
Expertise in China Commercial Aircraft Industry
Insight on Trends in Aircraft Assembly Automation