Aircraft engine

Close up view of an aero engine front

Enabling efficient aero engines to take flight

Smart manufacturing solutions for aero engine design, production and inspection.

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As demand for air travel grows and thousands of new engines are ordered every year, aircraft engine manufacturers are increasingly focused on high-volume manufacturing.

An engine carrying more than 3000 components contains hundreds of thousands of parts that must be designed, produced, measured and assembled to support program ramp-up. These include many complex geometric components such as compressor and turbine blades, blisks, vanes, casings and gears. Hexagon has developed advanced production capabilities to help manufacturers produce these components efficiently and sustainably

Hexagon’s aero engine solutions for aircraft engineers include structural, acoustic and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation tools that provide accurate test environments to optimise designs and processes.

Our production software solutions support all kinds of production simulations.

To help aero engine manufacturers reduce production cycle times and overall cost, Hexagon has helped pioneer the move towards in-line, shop-floor and automated tactile and non-contact metrology for engine component measurement.

Using our statistical process control (SPC) toolset offers aero engine manufacturers options for continuous process monitoring and optimisation. Engine producers also now have the option to use Hexagon's technology in real-time feedback loops for tool path optimisation right at the point of production.

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The aerospace industry is under pressure to deliver sustainable aviation on a mass scale. Smart manufacturing solutions can accelerate innovation, optimising aircraft designs and maximising production efficiency. See how Hexagon’s aero engine solutions are enabling the industry to deliver greener aircraft in a more sustainable way.

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.

Production phase

Maintain a digital thread through production, optimise machine tools, measure environmental variances and prevent downtime with predictive data analyses.

Inspection phase

Automate and digitalise quality measurement with our world-leading metrology hardware and software, creating a bridge between the real and digital worlds.

Digital transformation

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.