With the objective of contributing to the development of programs and policies that facilitate the incorporation of industry 4.0 to companies installed in the State, globally serving the needs of the sector, through solutions that answer the local dynamics, was celebrated the second summit of experiences Industry 4.0, strengthening the Aerospace sector in Mexico.

 

The Universidad Aeronautica in Queretaro, working together with NC Tech, formed a strategic alliance for the strengthening of the educational quality serving the challenges and opportunities that integrate digital transformation and future factories.

 

During his welcoming message Jorge Gutierrez de Velasco Rodriguez, dean of the Universidad Aeronautica in Queretaro (UNAQ) said: “The French Mexican Campus for Aeronautic Formation is a faithful reflection of the effort of management and wills of the Mexican and French Governments that allowed to configure this space for teaching the aeronautic maintenance within the most real conditions possible for the development of capabilities and competences in young people; today we have 12 aircrafts, more than 50 engines and equipment unique in Latin America; I am convinced that it is possible to dream and materialize important projects for the aerospace sector in Mexico,” he ended confirming the commitment of such institution to continue betting in the country’s development.

 

Jose Antonio Velazquez, director of the Aero Cluster Queretaro, said that it is expected that for 2020, aerospace companies fulfill investments in the implementation of technologies for industry 4.0, for a total of 5 % of its annual income, what represents an approximate of 15 billion dollars worldwide, this will represent an operational cost reduction in the order of 3.7 % that represents a reduction in operative costs of up to 9 billion dollars, “Industry 4.0 promotes the increase of productivity, standardization, ergonomics, process cleaning, improvement in maintenance, innovation and the development of highly qualified workforce,” he underlined.

 

“Without doubt Industry 4.0 is directly influencing in the aerospace industry installed in the country and in our State, that is why soon the Aero Cluster Queretaro will be launching a series of initiatives that will seek serving this subject in particular taking as first step the fulfillment of a Human Resources Symposium where ‘Human Resources 4.0,’ issues will be addressed, with the opportunity of starting a discussion about the impact this trend will have on the human factor in our organizations,” ended Jose Antonio Velazquez.

 

Carlos Robles, president of the Mexican Federation of Aerospace Industry (FEMIA, by its Spanish initials) and vice-president of the Bombardier Aerospace Mexico, said that this kind of events reflects what future is today, “being in this enclosure is emblematic, I believe this places the UNAQ in the world map, taking into account that there are educational entities in Mexico and the world that are seeking to replicate this successful model and the human resource training, this kind of events, are without doubt an indicator that the Mexican aerospace industry in Queretaro is at forefront looking for solutions and applications to continue growing and moving towards the future,” he said.

 

In addition of interesting lectures, the attendees had the opportunity of knowing the latest in technologies 4.0 applied to the aerospace sector.

 

In interview for Mexico Industry, Victor Hugo Avila, general director of NC Tech, said: “We presented an area of experiences where attendees can find technologies such as the internet of things, one of the most important ones due to the impact it leaves, since it is possible to monitor the information of a company and determine its efficiency, equipment use, installed capacity, among others, allowing the directives controlling and knowing what is taking place in their companies on real time, we also have augmented reality technologies, on the other hand we have virtual reality technology through which are achieved more efficient training without  the need of having the equipment since it is done in a virtual world and finally the additive manufacture through which we provide companies with tools so they can be more versatile in their processes.”