Avionics systems use hundreds of miles of mainly copper cables to send signals between the connected components in the electrical wiring systems on airplanes. As new passenger amenities such as advanced In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems and satellite-based Wi-Fi service are implemented on commercial airplanes, aerospace engineers now need to meet performance demands for very fast data transfers of more information than ever before. Wi-Fi and IFE are not the only drivers for high speed communication. Flight controls also require faster data transfers for communication between survey cameras and the cockpit. Providing pilots with real time pictures requires high speed links.... read more.
In 2015, Radiall employees spearheaded a transformation project known as Radiall 2025. More than 40 facilitators are leading projects on agility, innovation, culture, the factory of the future, and digital technology. The purpose of Radiall 2025 is to champion projects that will enable Radiall to meet the challenges of the future through the implementation of new, innovative practices and cutting-edge capabilities.... read more.
In 2015, Radiall launched a company-wide project called Radiall 2025. The employee led project focuses on building the Radiall of the future. It is comprised of 5 working groups – Culture, Agility, Innovation, Factory of the Future, and Digital Transformation – each designed to generate unique sets of ideas and objectives for creating a sustainable, successful Radiall.... read more.
Passenger expectations are determining the system requirements for airline connectivity. The challenge is delivering a data-rich experience that is similar to a home broadband service. Satellite-based Wi-Fi providers are working to provide Wi-Fi connectivity solutions to airlines that close the gap between in-fight Wi-Fi and home internet speeds.... read more.
3D printing or additive manufacturing is the process of creating solid parts from three-dimensional models, by adding layer upon layer of material. There are many 3D printing technologies that build 3D structures and objects (e.g. laser melting, fused deposition modeling, electron beam melting, material jetting). The processes are slightly different and have their own unique advantage and disadvantages. For this post, we’re going to cover SLA print technology, which is what we use for desktop 3D printing at our Centr'Alp facility.... read more.
The first Industrial Revolution was a period marked by mechanization and a shift to improved systems of transportation. The second Industrial Revolution brought rapid mass production; and the third era of industry introduced automation – the beginning of computers and robots replacing human workers.... read more.
Cleanrooms are controlled environments with very low levels of pollutants to ensure manufacturing processes aren’t adversely impacted by small particles. Radiall uses cleanrooms to develop and manufacture certain fiber optic and active products such as D-Lightsys transceivers, where small particles would adversely affect the manufacturing process.... read more.