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USAF's New Bomber | Boeing Builds 777 with Robots | GE Expands Additive







August 2014








USAF to Develop New Bomber


In a program so secret no one is sure how mature it is, the Air Force announced it was moving forward with competitive bidding to begin building the nation’s next generation of bombers.  



Cool the cutting zone.


Produce higher quality grooves and increase productivity with through-coolant tools. The versatile S100 grooving and parting-off system with through-coolant port supplies fluid directly to the cutting zone ensuring optimal cutting conditions. The nozzle shape guarantees a targeted jet of coolant that aids in chip formation, evacuation and reduces tool wear. Visit Horn USA during IMTS 2014 at booth W-1722.

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More Aero Engineering to Montreal
LTA Corp and Tech Mahindra are moving to the Canadian metropolis, drawn by business climate and supply of engineers.








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GE Adds to Additive Production
A new facility in Alabama follows on an existing unit in Cincinnati as well as a new one in Greenville, SC. The Alabama plant could be printing 40,000 fuel nozzles by 2020.



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. Jet Edge, Inc: or call 1-800-538-3343. Coming to IMTS!

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Sciaky to Offer 3D Metal Printing Machines
Sciaky kept its additive manufacturing in-house, offering only services. Now, electron beam metal printers for parts within an 8.4 m3 build volume are for sale.





Machines Italia: Volume IX Now Available for Download


Machines Italia, a project by the Italian Trade Agency conducted in partnership with Italy's FEDERMACCHINE, the National Federation of Association of Manufacturers of Capital Goods, and serves as your NAFTA direct link to over 10,000 Italian manufacturing solutions providers from every capital good industry. When you're looking for the competitive advantage that comes with innovative technologies, take a closer look at Italian-made industrial equipment.

Explore this edition of Machines Italia and see for yourself how advanced manufacturing technologies from Italian solution providers are helping to fuel a new era in manufacturing. Click here to access the digital edition.
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On the 777 Line, Robots Know the Drill
Boeing is turning to robots to assemble 777 fuselages to drill about 60,000 holes per fuselage and install the necessary fasteners.
GE LEAP Engine Facility puts Lafayette in Aero Big Leagues
GE Aviation is building a 225,000-square-foot jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette, Indiana, for LEAP engines.
SES to Expand, Create 450 Jobs in Huntsville
The MRO company said the expansion project will begin immediately with capital improvements and renovations to its largest facility in Huntsville.
Methods Machine Tools Gets Aggressive on West Coast
New Technology Center in Anaheim, CA is aimed in part at aerospace manufacturers seeking to expand applications.
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