Aerospace and Defense Companies
A wide range of common aerospace industry practices can qualify a company for R&D tax credits. Industry technologists, engineers, designers, and machinists spend a large amount of time developing and improving their design and manufacturing practices in order to stay competitive with the other companies within the industry.
Qualifying activities include
- Developing new composite materials and manufacturing methods
- Implementing automated processes and robotics
- Developing innovative ways to optimize strength and minimize weight
- Developing new alloys and powdered metallurgies
- Developing new or improved fasteners and bonding agents
- Designing new jigs, dies, fixtures, and tooling
- Designing new methods for manufacturing avionics and cable harness assemblies.
- Developing new heat treatment profiles and procedures
- Designing and developing of scaled-up manufacturing processes
- Experimenting with ways to increase product yield and decrease cycle times
With the continuous evolution of technologies and advancements in science, aerospace industries will continue to qualify for R&D credits due to their research activities.