Aviation

July 18, 2012 5:00 AM

Robots are becoming a crucial part of aircraft production

Before the use of robots, technicians at Spirit AeroSystems, wearing welders’ jackets and hoods, sprayed hot flames on certain airplane parts to increase their durability.

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