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Virtual SJCC: How Airplanes Are Made
April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The UW Osher Lifelong Learning Institute virtual lecture series continues with how planes are built and how their designs are tailored to their buyers’ ways of doing business, with focus on the Boeing 787 and Airbus A380.
Free, however, space is limited and registration is required. Please register here:
Cars, planes, ships, and skyscrapers are among the most complex things made. Compared in that order, they are made by the millions, thousands, tens, and ones, and cost thousands, hundreds of millions, many hundreds of millions, and billions. Planes, ships and skyscrapers are designed and built to order with particular customers in mind. In this talk, I will explain how planes are built and how their designs are tailored to their buyers’ ways of doing business, with focus on the Boeing 787 and Airbus A380.
Daniel Whitney was born in Chicago and spent his adult life in the Boston area on the faculty and staff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He did research and consulting in robotics and other areas of manufacturing for 50 years. He has been to hundreds of factories making everything from cars to razor blades and can tell an unlimited number of stories about how things are made. His work with MIT students has taken him to nearly every manufacturing site of Boeing and Airbus. He and his wife Cynthia moved to Trilogy at Redmond Ridge in April 2018.