Ekso x Boeing
How Ekso Is Speeding Production in Aerospace Manufacturing
With a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation, Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defence, space, and security systems. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines in the U.S. as well as allied government customers, in more than 150 countries.
Boeing shifted their strategy from market share to production, with the goal of reducing the cost of production of their 787 Dreamliners, while increasing the rate of production from 12 to 14 airliners per month.
In order to reach this goal, Boeing adopted EksoVest and found that it caused an increase in worker speed in test groups of South Carolina mechanics. The adoption of Ekso has increased worker strength and speed, as well as reduced fatigue on repetitive tasks, such as overhead drilling.
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The adoption of EksoVest at Boeing’s manufacturing plants helped accelerate their production by 17% — from 12 airliners per month to their goal of 14. This production rate increase was central to Boeing’s efforts to raise profit margins, reducing the $23 billion in production costs by $16 million per aircraft.