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Collins Aerospace to Manufacture F-15EX Wheels and Brakes

Collins Aerospace recently announced its selection by Boeing to provide boltless wheels and carbon brakes for lots one through three on the F-15EX aircraft in production for the...

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Software

Air Force Awards $100 Million to Continue B-1 Digital Engineering Program

The B-1 System Program Office (SPO) recently awarded a six-year, $100 million follow-on contract to Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Remanufacturing Reimagined: How Selective Electroplating Extends Service Life and Reduces the Cost of Aerospace Components

Selective brush plating has dramatically evolved from its origins of touching up existing plating jobs.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Flexible Manufacturing Cell Increases Efficiencies, Component Readiness

A flexible manufacturing cell (FMC) currently under development is projected to save Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) approximately $2.5 million annually in...

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Test & Measurement

Navigation Unit

This contract paves the way for the mass production of navigation units for subsequent launches of VEGA-C and other space missions.

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Defense

5-Axis Machining Center

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

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Defense

Anniston Army Depot Aids Artillery Modernization Efforts

Anniston Army Depot recently completed the modification of two cabs for the Army’s Extended Range Cannon Artillery project. The ERCA is a part of an Army modernization strategy...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Northrop Grumman Is Building Poland's WISLA Engagement Operations Centers

Northrop Grumman's Huntsville Manufacturing Center has taken delivery of six shelters that will be outfitted as Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Laser Wire Additive Manufacturing System

ADDere printing not only a rocket combustion chamber and nozzle, but seamlessly merged them into one full size rocket thrust chamber assembly.

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Air Force Gunsmith Shop Creates Rifle for Aircrew

The Air Force Gunsmith Shop – part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Armament Directorate – recently completed delivery of a new rifle for aircrew in most ejection...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Battle Tank Protection Systems Outfit Four Brigades of Army Tanks

Trophy Active Protection Systems will ultimately outfit four brigades of tanks.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Products

Metal 3D Printers, Dispensing Robots, Resistance Spot Welding, and More

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Inside Story: Allied Motion

Many medical devices — from robotic surgery to autonomous delivery robots in hospitals, to dialysis equipment — use motion control products to operate. Allied Motion’s long and successful experience as a...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Aerospace Work Platforms — More than Meets the Eye

For maintenance personnel in the aerospace industry to do their jobs effectively, they need to be able to get physically close to the equipment they are working on. This statement sounds...

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Aerospace

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Preventing Premature Part Failures with Electropolishing

Design engineers in the aerospace industry are constantly challenged to improve fit and function of components used in commercial and military aircraft. Parts used in these aircraft...

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Aerospace

3 Key Benefits: Better Corrosion Resistance, Fatigue Life, Part Integrity

Electropolishing has become a common metal finishing process used in the aerospace industry to help improve the overall quality of metal components. These components...

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Medical

The 3D Printing Landscape: Then and Now

Frequently used as a design validation and prototyping tool in its early days, the 3D printer now supports a much wider range of applications, from shape-conforming electronics to the creation of...