Advanced Manufacturing and Production

Lockheed Martin Metal 3D Printer

Advanced Production

Beyond brick and mortar, Lockheed Martin factories across the U.S. are built on digital foundations to incorporate smart manufacturing components, embrace the Industrial Internet of Things and deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers rapidly and affordably. In these intelligent factories, teams can collaborate better across industry, using legacy tools and advanced production technologies that ensure our work processes are as innovative as the capabilities we deliver.

Lockheed Martin's advanced production priorities: an intelligent factory framework; a technology-enabled advanced manufacturing environment; and a flexible factory construct to support customer priorities.

Merging the power of human and machine, Lockheed Martin manufacturing artisans work with digital tools with maximum efficiency. Investments in robotics, artificial intelligence and augmented reality reduce the need for hard tooling, elevating the human experience to speed production and improve quality.

Mission-Driven Transformation

The digital thread takes shape long before hardware starts coming together on the factory floor. Design data powers smart tools, connected machines, augmented reality and networked supply chains. And the data generated on the factory floor gives customers the insights they need to move at the speed of relevance in the field. That’s why advanced production technologies are a key element of Lockheed Martin’s Mission-Driven Transformation.

Mission-Driven Transformation

The digital thread takes shape long before hardware starts coming together on the factory floor. Design data powers smart tools, connected machines, augmented reality and networked supply chains. And the data generated on the factory floor gives customers the insights they need to move at the speed of relevance in the field. That’s why advanced production technologies are a key element of Lockheed Martin’s Mission-Driven Transformation.


 

Digital Engineering Driving Advanced Production Across Lockheed Martin

Warfighters depend on Lockheed Martin to deliver the most advanced systems to remain competitive against threats and adversaries. Through our digital factory capabilities, we are weaving a digital thread to deliver hypersonic excellence at the Home for Hypersonic Strike Production in Courtland, Alabama.


 

Latest News

Sikorsky’s Digital Factory

What may seem like the “factory of the future” is today’s reality at Sikorsky. Our digital thread continues to drive affordability, producibility and sustainability, reducing program costs and ensuring our aircraft are at the ready for our customers’ missions. 

Intelligent, Flexible Factory Opens at the Skunk Works®

The new 250,000 square foot facility has digital foundations to incorporate smart manufacturing components, embrace the Internet of Things and deliver cutting edge solutions rapidly and affordably to support the United States and its allies.

Teaching Machines to Talk

Lockheed Martin is laying the groundwork for faster and more agile production operations with a new cybersecure network that can automatically predict maintenance needs, analyze production performance and monitor quality.