Introducing Automated Optical Inspection for Aerospace & Aviation Industries

Since 2010, Nanotronics has been providing and leading automated inspection services for the aerospace and aviation industries. Following the construction of our high-tech manufacturing hub in New York City’s Brooklyn Navy Yard, we have taken great pride in optimizing industrial inspection for our customers and continue to expand our industry expertise in partnering with the most influential aerospace companies in the world. Nanotronics is dedicated to delivering exceptional high-volume output, solidifying our position as a foremost contributor to the production of avionics sensors and other aerospace technologies.

Nanotronics’ state-of-the-art automated optical inspection systems utilize AI software and sophisticated imaging solutions to meet FAA safety requirements by eliminating need for human interpretation in close examination of aerospace materials. nSpec® makes use of machine learning and robotics to accelerate and refine production, it is optimal for manufacturing highly accurate feedback systems while ensuring hermetic security of aircraft control devices.



  1. Nanotronics incorporates our nSpec® suite in tandem with the nControl™ platform to address any risks associated with potential contamination and prevent potential malicious activity.
  2. Our proprietary machine learning technology deploys supervised learning, data augmentation, pattern recognition, and local instancing to maximize data integrity, security, and robustness.
  3. AIPC® is designed to reinforce a factory’s operations, and by synthesizing existing data with actively collected data, fills in informational gaps that a network of dispersed operators naturally produce.


Industry Applications

  • NDI

    Implementing Nanotronics’ AOI and process control tools in NDI ensures that aircraft materials are of the highest quality and functionality. Visual inspection methods are advantageous as they produce the fastest possible results with minimal training and part preparation.


    Nanotronics’ highly precise defect detection systems ensure that defects often overlooked by the human eye are immediately identified, quantified, and classified. Our process control system learns adaptively from present production procedures and applies novel information to future activity, eliminating the need for tedious adjustments.




Nanotronics’ AOI tools are deployed for easy identification of contaminations and manufacturing errors throughout assembly processes to ensure the highest quality of final product. Inspection allows manufacturers to collect granular microdata and essential metrics at all stages of the supply chain to propel faster, more reliable data-driven decisions that speed innovation, increase manufacturing yields, reduce waste, and lower costs.


Nanotronics brings over a decade of manufacturing experience to our customers’ facilities. Our suite of inspection, AI, and security tools enable us to ensure that prototypes and manufacturing processes are designed to yield an optimized final product.


Incorporating AI into manufacturing processes adds an extra layer of security to your industrial facility. AI can remotely monitor for process variations that cause drastic factory shutdown and allows operators to make key decisions, preventing critical errors that slow and stall production.


The Nanotronics Difference

Nanotronics is bringing the future of manufacturing to the aviation industry by optimizing Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) processes and avoiding costly aerospace materials testing that creates unnecessary waste. nSpec®’s iterative functionality allows operators to create an individualized mapping of wafers and customize process control for highly repeatable results, making it ideal for sensor fabrication and enabling Inspection Authorization (IA) holders to identify material anomalies including cracks, impurities, and defective electronics quickly and precisely. Our distinct expertise in silicon and silicon alternatives gives us a unique edge in developing advanced solutions for complex contemporary radar systems aligned to necessary parameters, ensuring reliable monitoring, control, and navigation of aircraft. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is repeated inspection of aerospace materials necessary?

Inspections provide early detection of defects, manufacturing errors, and premature deterioration of materials, assisting maintenance teams in obtaining essential information about the particularities of a defective component. Conducting regular inspections and maintenance tasks ensures that aircraft will remain serviceable for the duration of travel.


What is Aerospace NDI?

NDI stands for Nondestructive Inspection & Testing and is used to determine the airworthiness of a component without damaging it. NDI is a safe and reliable method of inspecting components that is cost-effective and requires little to no disruption to workers or machinery.


What is Aerospace DVI?

A Detailed Visual Inspection (DVI) may be carried out during defect rectification or as a proactive maintenance requirement. DVI’s are a commonly used method of quality control, data acquisition, and data analysis that are applied consistently so that components maintain airworthiness.


What is FAA Flight Inspection?

FAA Flight Inspection is a two-step inspection process that ensures key instruments and materials are functioning properly and adhere to FAA international and national flight regulations. The first step in FAA Inspection is conducted by an avionics expert, and the following step mandates 100-hour training for equipment operators involving the close examination of aircraft owned by an external party. Important aircraft components to be inspected include wing and center section assembly, deterioration of fabric or skin, distortion, evidence of failure, and faulty attachment.