Machinery and sparks


Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

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Founding Partner

About Boeing’s involvement

Boeing is a founding partner and member of MxD’s technical advisory committee. It has participated in several R&D projects. 

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Jonathan Vance

Associate Technical Fellow, Boeing

“As a member of the technology advisory committee, Boeing helps roadmap where MxD is going from a technology standpoint. The technical committee focuses MxD on the gaps and challenges we currently face with implementation of Industry 4.0 capabilities. This keeps the institute focused on a set of real world problems, which benefits all industry members.”

Featured Success Stories

Finding The Right Supplier for Precision Parts – The First Time

It can take months to manufacture a newly designed precision part, so it is crucial for manufacturers to choose suppliers with the ability to produce accurate parts the first time. This MxD project led by Boeing developed a software tool that virtually replicates a supplier’s machines and verifies their ability to produce parts to the required design specifications.

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Current Project

Human Workflow Digital Twin: Fatigue and Motion Analyses

This project will develop a new framework for a human centered digital twin by developing and demonstrating a viable means to measure worker motion and fatigue during manufacturing assembly tasks.

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