284 Partners is Boeing’s sole licensing agent in the automotive industry.
Together with 284 Partners, Boeing is undertaking a broad initiative to open its commercial technology portfolio to potential partners in the automotive industry. 284 Partners is committed to connecting potential partners with Boeing technology portfolios, technical specialists, and thought leaders.
The technology areas identified below are merely examples. Potential partners in the automotive industry are invited to consider the entire Boeing commercial technology portfolio.
Boeing Out of Autoclave (OOA) Resin Infusion technology can help companies shorten the composite manufacturing time, utilize lower cost infrastructure, use less material, and make a lighter and stronger product.
Boeing has made advancements in resin infusion processes, developing techniques which can:
- Increase strength and reduce weight of manufactured elements
- Improve the evacuation process
- Improve consistency of the infusion
- Require less resin to infuse materials
- Recycle and reuse materials
- Combine processes for shorter manufacturing times and smaller factory footprint
- Reduce tool cleaning
Other advancements include improved methods for molding larger and/or complex composite parts and structures as one piece composites.
Boeing has technology for every major aspect of 3D printing, including comprehensive manufacturing cycles, materials, process management, complex geometries, rapid prototyping, and final production fabrication.
Boeing 3D printing technology advancements offer:
- Advanced composite manufacturing
- Design flexibility
- Scalability for large and complex structures
- Materials and process efficiency
- Applicability to metals and plastics
- The ability to adapt special materials
The portfolio includes technology in selective laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering, electron beam melting, stereolithography, and fused deposition modeling. Boeing’s advancements help take SLS from rapid prototyping to production manufacturing.
Boeing has a wide range of non-destructive testing (NDT) technology that can help reduce labor cost, increase productivity and safety, and add new capability for challenging NDT projects.
The portfolio includes remote and semi-autonomous mechanisms developed to meet the challenges of testing large structures with complex geometries and in limited-access situations. These mechanisms can operate with variety of interchangeable sensors.
Boeing NDT technology areas include ultrasonic, radiographic, electromagnetic, laser, and imaging technologies; setting the company among NDT industry leaders.
Many technologies defining next generation cars and other vehicles have long been implemented and refined within Boeing products and operations. Boeing network and communication technologies are useful to automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and specialty component makers, and span numerous technology areas:
- Sense & Avoid
- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
- Mapping / Imaging
- Navigation / Location
- Fleet Management
- Cybersecurity / Secure IoT Networking
- Broadband over Power
These technologies improve vehicle operations as well as driver experience and safety.
Mobile Ad Hoc Networking
Boeing Mobile Ad Hoc Networking technology provides network solutions where typical cell site solutions are impractical and traditional network infrastructure is insufficient or unavailable.
Originally developed and proven in harsh military environments, Boeing Ad Hoc Networking technology and manufacturing know-how are useful to automotive and infrastructure suppliers developing vehicle communication systems for challenging mobile environments.
Among other advancements, Boeing protocols enable:
- Self-forming and self-healing networks
- Monitoring and management
- Network optimization
- Mobile communication over long distances
Boeing advanced manufacturing technologies streamline and improve manufacturing processes via proprietary breakthroughs in areas ranging from data capture to augmented and virtual reality. Boeing technologies in this area include:
- Object and spatial recognition
- RFID tie-ins
- Net-enabled manufacturing processes
- Self-directed and ambulatory robotics
- Safety and ergonomics technology
- Manufacturing-focused data capture
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