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APRIL 2014

 
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GE to Build Jet Engine Factory in Indiana.

The $100 million jet engine assembly is GE’s seventh new US facility in as many years.

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Top Ten Ways Cloud Computing Is Revolutionizing Aerospace and Defense

Forward-thinking A&D manufacturers are quickly getting beyond the quick fix of cost reduction strategies and relying on collaboration to reduce costs and improve product and service quality.

Read this paper to understand how cloud platforms can enable aerospace and defense manufacturers to synchronize:
• New product development
• Supply chains
• Production and maintenance
• Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)

 
 

Airbus Extends A320 Assembly Venture in China to 2025

Ten-year extension worth an additional $10 billion.

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ReLock Vise from Toolex
 

Reduce Set-Up Time with Toolex Vises

The ReLock Vise from Toolex can save you time and money by drastically reducing set-up times and improving your accuracies. Jaws can be changed in seconds without sacrificing repeatability. Vise systems are available in 4", 6" & 8" sizes in two and eight station configurations. Hydraulics are also available. Our new line of Compact Vises are ideal for 5-axis machining applications. Visit our website at www.toolexvises.com for details.

 
 
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Cirrus SF50 Jet Test-flown

Final assembly of production models slated for Duluth, MN; 550 orders booked so far.

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Jet Edge EDGE X-5
 

Jet Edge 5-Axis Waterjet Cuts Taper-Free 3D Parts

Jet Edge's EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet system with Aquavision Di Controller cuts complex taper-free and 3D parts from virtually any material. Featuring Jet Edge's innovative Permalign EDGE cutting head technology, the EDGE X-5 dramatically increases your waterjet cutting capabilities by allowing you to produce chamfers, weld bevels and sophisticated 3D parts such as impeller blades - all with a taper-free finish. Jet Edge, Inc: www.jetedge.com or call 1-800-538-3343.

 
 

Electric Airplanes Closer to Reality

Distributed Electrical Aerospace Propulsion project is moving forward, reports SAE.

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First 737 at 42-Per-Month Rate Rolls Out

Boeing plans to produce 47 a month by 2017, says The Tacoma News Tribune.

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Belotti Stiles
 

Cost effective solutions for machining advanced materials

Stiles Machinery’s Belotti machines provide the automotive, aerospace and composite industries with smart and cost effective solutions. For over 30 years, Belotti has been manufacturing milling and water-jet 3-axis and 5-axis CNC machining centers. For applications on advanced materials such as carbon, kevlar and light alloys, special systems have been designed to achieve the best accuracy and machining reliability. For more information, visit www.stilesmachinery.com/belotti.

 
 

Additive Manufacturing at MTU Aero Engines

Borescope bosses for the Pratt & Whitney GTF will be first ever made by additive manufacturing, MTU says.

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IMTS
 

Come together. Leave smarter.

Where else can you meet the minds that are moving manufacturing forward? Nowhere but IMTS 2014. With a focus on success through cooperation, the week will be filled with technology, education, and ideas that we can all benefit from. It’s happening September 8-13 at McCormick Place Chicago. So come together and leave smarter. Register now or learn more at IMTS.com.

 
 
Georgia Tech biofuel

Replacing JP10 for Missiles with Biofuel

Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute are developing high-volume production methods.

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NASA Tech Briefs a Must-read for Design Engineers

NASA Tech Briefs is the #1 monthly magazine that features exclusive reports of innovations developed by NASA and its industry partners and contractors that can be applied to help develop new and improved products and solve engineering or manufacturing problems.
Click here to sign up for a FREE subscription in print or digital format.

 

Mitsui Seiki Joins GE Aviation in Developing GE9X Engine

Parent company of Mitsui Seiki USA will be a key partner in developing the lightweight, powerful GE9X aircraft engine for the next generation of wide-body airplanes. Catch Mitsui Seiki at IMTS 2014.

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S11 Grinder
 

West Coast Event to Unveil New Grinding Technology

Experience two of the industry’s newest and most advanced grinding systems during a special showing at DMARK Corporation in Los Alamitos, California. As part of the FREE, two-day event on April 22 and 23, UNITED GRINDING will present its new S11 and HELITRONIC MINI AUTOMATION grinding systems. There will also be live demonstrations, one-on-one application discussions and software presentations. Register now at s11tour.com/CA.

 
 
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