WEST CHESTER, OH – FEBRUARY 2019] Fastems LLC, manufacturer of automation equipment and software, will share its knowledge and experience relevant to the aerospace industry at AeroDef Manufacturing 2019 in Long Beach, California April 29 – May 2, 2019. Fastems has proven experience in automating the manufacture of metal and composite wing parts, fuselage parts, engine components and other industry-specific workpieces. Further supporting the company’s expertise in helping companies move towards Industry 4.0, Mr. David Suica, president of Fastems LLC, will present “Automation of Your Additive Manufacturing System” in Room 202C, May 2 from 8:15 to 8:40 am.

The company’s exhibit will highlight its automation management software and its ergonomic operator interface. Fastems’ Manufacturing Management Software (MMS) is one of the most progressive solutions for automatic production processing, complete with planning, controlling, visualization and monitoring capabilities. Based on a manufacturer’s current order and all required or available resources, the software plans the production straight from an ERP system. Not only does MMS administrate all NC programs needed for the production processes, but also all the tool data. It also monitors tool life and prompts the operator for new tooling if required. If an unforeseen situation should arise that was not included in the production plan — for example a particularly urgent order, MMS can automatically rearrange the schedule in real time, taking into account the changed production process priorities.


Fastems’ automation equipment includes a variety of extendable and flexible manufacturing systems and robot applications, such as controls; stacker cranes; conveyors; loading/unloading stations; pallet magazines and assembly organizers; and raw material stations. These “open” automation systems can be incorporated with virtually any modern CNC machine tool and auxiliary equipment brands. Typical applications range from joining two machine tools together with a Flexible Palletized Container (FPC) to highly sophisticated, factory-wide flexible manufacturing systems.


Fastems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fastems Oy Ab, Tampere Finland. The company established its Cincinnati-area North American headquarters in 2006 as an independent integrator of flexible automation systems. Fastems currently employs about 400 people in the U.S., Europe, and Asia and has more than 4,500 systems installed worldwide.

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