Jim Heley: Speaking at The Fastener Expo

Jim Heley

Advanced Aerospace Assembly Ltd (A3L)

The Application of Technology to Aid Fastener Insertion for Aerospace Applications

About Jim Heley

Jim Heley is the founder and Managing Director of Advanced Aerospace & Assembly Ltd (A3L), established in 2012 to develop and exploit digital technologies in manufacturing, initially in aerospace assembly.

More recently, A3L's focus has included working with Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across various sectors to boost performance through applications of robotics in manufacturing.

Jim has worked with global companies such as BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and Embraer to implement Augmented Reality solutions based on the market-leading ProjectionWorks software whose applications include fastener installation, Assembly and Wire Harness manufacture.

Jim also works to enable SMEs in manufacturing to introduce and exploit relatively low-cost robotics - with associated process engineering - to improve business efficiencies and competitiveness.

This presentation looks at the use of technologies that have been associated with fastener insertion over the last few years. It explores what technologies have been used and what benefits they can bring.It also considers the future and how the latest ideas such as Industry 4.0 can be achieved with such technologies.

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