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InFactory Solutions (Taufkirchen, Germany) is an Airbus subsidiary created in 2016 to deliver automated, connected and intelligent systems for manufacturing. It offers sensor systems, data analytics and engineering consulting services mainly for composites production.

Its vision is that each step in a composites production process will be fully monitored and connected to a central data base that is analyzing for efficiency and may also optimize and adapt the production according to evolving needs.

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JEC World 2017 (March 14-16, Paris, France) was, by almost any measure, the biggest and busiest JEC event yet, and exhibitors came with much to show the world of composites about innovation in materials, equipment and technology. CompositesWorld was there for all three days, and senior editors Sara Black and Ginger Gardiner, along with myself, tried to capture as much as we could about what was new, interesting and noteworthy. Below is my coverage, and you can find Sara’s and Ginger’s here:

The automotive end market, in many ways, dominated the show. Material and equipment suppliers are working hard to make it difficult for automotive OEMs to overlook the capabilities of composite materials. Faster-curing resins and optimized manufacturing processes introduced at the show are clearly designed to meet the automotive industry’s high-volume, high-repeatability needs.

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It was a long three days – but a good three days at JEC World 2017. Check out the below video report where CW’s Jeff Sloan gives an update from the last day of the show. (And be sure to watch our other JEC World video reports, Watch: JEC World 2017 Day 1 Show Report and JEC World 2017: Day 2 Video Report).

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Automotive news took center stage during day two of JEC World 2017. Watch below for a video recap.  

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March 14th was the opening day of JEC World 2017. Check out below the Day 1 Show Report from CW’s Editor-in-Chief Jeff Sloan where he discusses some of the new technology launched at the show. 

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