The development of innovative TECHNOLOGIES has always had, at its core, man’s dream of experimenting to go beyond his abilities. With the result of radically changing our way of life.
THE “TECHNOLOGIES” PRODUCTION CHAIN
It would not be rhetorical to say that man has challenged and overcome his limits thanks to the development of technologies connected to automobiles and aerospace.
Only in the last 100 years have we witnessed a notable leap in quality in the development of new technologies. In hardware with innovative materials such as special steels (cars and aeroplanes), aluminium (wing surfaces, auto structures); magnesium (motors, gear boxes), special alloys (turbine blades, combustion engines), plastics (aeronautical and automobile multi-layer glass), carbon fibre (structures for automobiles, survival structures), nanotechnology applied to materials (paints, structures, electrical components), to electronic components (electronics on board aeroplanes and cars, wireless systems), motors (electrical, combustion, diesel, turbine, rocket), system design (electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic). In software, for the management of automatic systems, user friendly and ergonomic interface systems, position tracking systems (GPS), automatic drive systems, active security systems (auto and aerospace sector), batteries, photovoltaic, and more.
The development of TECHNOLOGIES has seen the growth of technical standardisation norms which, in any case, are not always able to keep up with the rapid technical evolution.
Also, the continuous updating and creation of standards makes it so that the state of the art quality level in the auto and aerospace sector is always very high.
THE AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN
The TECHNOLOGIES production chain is made up of a chain value including numerous agents: hardware and software component manufacturers, machinery manufacturers in the automotive and aerospace sectors, designers, and the whole world revolving around this context.
In the future, we will also witness greater integration between automotive and aeronautical sector technologies, and you can already envision a strong drive towards the development of sustainable technologies, which will make these products cleaner and more integrated in the environment, thus widening the value chain.
ICIM’S PROPOSAL FOR AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN
Evaluating the trends and requests of the market, ICIM has developed proposals for qualified certification and policy guidance services. This allows the manufacturers of components, machinery and systems, and the designers to have wide-ranging qualifying coverage of their own products and services.