CHAPTER FIVE

THE RAPID INNOVATION TEAM

Constellium develops and manufactures high-value aluminum products from alloy to finishing, focusing on the aerospace, automotive, and packaging markets. In 2016, the company's advanced innovation team recognized an opportunity to take advantage of cheap sensors and cloud technology to achieve greater knowledge and control over the manufacturing process, a project they called “Big Data.”

People don't always think about such initiatives as “innovation” because most of the work isn't visible outside the company. But Constellium is extremely focused on the consistency of its fabrication processes, so that companies like Airbus can count on the quality and performance of the alloys and parts it produces. Introducing ...

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