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SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

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Aerospace

CAD-CAM-CNC System

Siemens Industry, Inc.
Munich, Germany
1-800-743-6367
www.siemens.com

DMG MORI manufactures a wide variety of conventional chip-cutting and ultrasonic machining centers for OEMs and production job shops...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Machining Beryllium

Because beryllium is extremely expensive, the learning curve for potential competitors is costly.

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Software

3DEO Launches New Metal 3D-Printing Platform

California-based 3DEO unveiled in February its new metal 3D printing platform and patented technology, Saffron. The proprietary platform has been in development for the past five years....

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Manned Systems

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

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Materials

5-Axis Machining Center

Honeycutt Manufacturing made a major investment in a 5-axis universal machining center.

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Products
Test & Measurement

New Products and Services

Optical adhesives, radar test equipment, welding positioners, and more.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Tesla Casts a New Strategy for Lightweight Structures

Aluminum is synonymous with “weight-saving” in most contemporary automotive-engineering reference points. But apart from a few applications – most notably Ford’s F-Series...

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Electronics & Computers

New Ampere EV Motor Aims for Power, Torque Benchmarks

Consider an EV traction motor rated at 220 kW and weighing 10 kg (22 lb). Is it too good to be true? “We’ll find out within nine months when we build it,” said Ian Foley,...

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Materials

Machining Titanium Aero-Frames

The rise of titanium for aerospace applications has been well documented in recent years. Equally, the challenges associated with the efficient, productive and high-quality machining of this popular material,...

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Materials

Aerospace Manufacturers Turn to Non-Hazardous PVD Coatings as Regulations Tighten on Toxic Hard Chrome Plating

The search for a suitable replacement to hard chrome plating on aerospace components has been a key supply chain priority for...

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Technology Report
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Ford Investing $45 Million in New Advanced Manufacturing Center to Speed Production Innovations

Ford Motor Company is investing $45 million in its new Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) in Redford Township, Michigan, to help quickly...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

SAE International Debuts AS13006, Process Control Methods Aerospace Standard

SAE International in Warrendale, Pa., has published AS13006: Process Control Methods, a new standard with guidance material to support specific aerospace engine...

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Automotive

Raytheon Invests in Advanced, Autonomous Manufacturing Technologies for Radar Development, Testing

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) in Waltham, Mass., has upped its investment in advanced manufacturing innovations, including automated and...

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Software

Using the Full CAD-CAM-CNC Process Chain in Ultrasonic and Conventional 5-Axis Machining

DMG MORI manufactures a wide variety of conventional chip-cutting and ultrasonic machining centers for OEMs and production job shops serving the...

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Software

CAM Software Technology Keeps Pace with Aerospace Manufacturing Challenges

Aerospace industry component manufacturing is in a large growth cycle. Advancements to materials and engine efficiency have created clear benefits for replacing a...

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Materials

BAAM Gets Bigger

At the end of 2017, Additive Engineering Solutions (AES) took delivery of a second “big area additive manufacturing” (BAAM) machine and two CNC machining centers: a large-format, Thermwood 5-axis router and a...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Electric Oil Pump

The Model OP40i brushless dc electric oil pump from Engineered Machined Products Inc. (EMP) features high-performance gerotor pumping technology, including a long-life, brushless, dc sensorless motor, which is sealed and...

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Photonics/Optics

Aircraft Casting Alloy

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.
Wilmington, MA
855-237-2522
www.ibcadvancedalloys.com

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. will continue production of components for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II...

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Materials

Dry Drilling Composites Using Carbon Dioxide Cooling

The ground vehicle and aerospace industries use carbonfiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) because it is more durable and lighter than other materials. CFRP is used in components such...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Northrop Grumman Opens Innovation Lab

Northrop Grumman Corp. recently celebrated the grand opening of its Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) at the company's Space Park facility in Redondo Beach, CA. The 5500-ft² laboratory was inspired...

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Technology Update
Aerospace

Boeing Reveals Innovative Method of Building 777 Fuselages

Boeing announced on the opening day of the Farnborough Air Show that it is in the final phases of testing and production readiness of a new method for building 777 fuselages “as...

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Technology Update
Defense

Boeing advances automation with smart and portable orbital drilling tools for 787

Since robotic work cells have proven to be highly effective in certain applications, and the technology is always improving, some might dream of a day when...

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Technology Update
Aerospace

Automated drilling machine takes the burr out of fuselage joint

More than 1200 large-diameter (up to ¾-in) holes must be drilled into titanium/ carbon stacks for the side-of-body joint on a particular Boeing commercial aircraft fuselage....

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Stencil Mask Methodology for Parallelized Production of Microscale Mechanical Test Samples

Over the past decade, there has been considerable progress in the development of new mechanical testing methods to characterize the properties of...

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Aerospace

New Honing Technology Improves Aerospace Accuracy

Invented more than 70 years ago to de-glaze cylinder bores in early automobile engines, conventional honing today is meeting the most advanced aerospace requirements for ultra-precise...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Nozzles for Focusing Aerosol Particles

Several nozzles have been designed to aerodynamically focus aerosol particles into a small-diameter jet, so that individual particles can be illuminated by a laser beam and their light scattering and/or laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) spectra can be measured. An additional nozzle can aerodynamically puff...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Progress Toward Carbon-Nanotube Arrays for Probing Cells

Progress has been reported in research oriented toward the goal of fabricating arrays of interconnected single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) that could serve as probes for measuring...

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Information Technology

Developing Condition-Based Maintenance

Like any manufacturing equipment, semiconductor fabrication systems have a finite lifetime. Technicians normally perform maintenance on these hardware systems according to preset schedules and...

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