Airlines compete on passenger experience. Every commercial jet boasts specific styles of seats, galleys, luggage compartments and side and ceiling panels.
Cabin interiors must be aesthetically pleasing and comfortable for passengers yet remain lightweight to reduce fuel consumption.
Hexagon’s simulation and analysis software helps aircraft cabin interior designers use new materials such as composites and utilise processes like additive manufacturing and plastic injection moulding to create lightweight parts accurately.
Flying at altitude involves pressurising, heating the cabin and increasing humidity. It can be a challenge to simulate and optimise the environment onboard. Hexagon’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software includes a unique method to account for human body temperature within these calculations to bring simulations closer to reality.
With the aerospace industry predicted to double in size in the next 20 years, cabin interior panels and seats must be produced at high rates while reducing costs and time.
From a production point of view, part volumes are high and surface finishing is important to the cabin aesthetic, as is gap and flush alignment during installation. Hexagon’s specialised tools for fit and finish are increasingly used to support this phase of cabin interior fitting.
With tens of thousands of new aircraft coming to production in the next fifteen years, production lines need to be more automated. Hexagon’s in-line tactile and non-contact measurement solutions can support quick dimensional checks of components and the assembled part quality.
Design and engineering phase
With Hexagon’s innovations in manufacturing technology, users can digitally simulate and optimise product design and engineering to ensure component manufacturability, production productivity and output quality.
Maintain a digital thread through production, optimise machine tools, measure environmental variances and prevent downtime with predictive data analyses.
Automate and digitalise quality measurement with our world-leading metrology hardware and software, creating a bridge between the real and digital worlds.
Deploy Hexagon’s sensor software systems to transform siloed and disconnected processes into an integrated, data-driven manufacturing ecosystem that captures and creates value across the product lifecycle, enabling new business models and automating workflows to become increasingly autonomous, efficient and sustainable.