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FAA May Restrict Drones | Rolls-Royce Downsizing | Aerospace Business Surging







December 2014








Drone Makers Await FAA


New restrictive rules expected from FAA may inhibit use and the emerging industry of supplying drones and unmanned aerial vehicles. Rules may be response to safety concerns. FAA is expected to release draft rules by end of 2014.  


CUSTOM DIE CASTER & MACHINE SHOP – ISO 9001:2008 certified, TS 16949 compliant.


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Honda Reveals Jet Engine in NC Factory
The joint venture between GE Aviation and Honda Aero may deliver as many as 100 engines per year out of the North Carolina facility.








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Rolls–Royce Downsizes


While much of the aerospace sector is growing due to the orders in commercial aircraft, the UK-based engine maker is facing layoffs and issuing profit warnings.  





Advanced Manufacturing and Using Big Data to Enhance Production from Big Shops to Small Shops


Manufacturing has been identified as President Obama’s number one priority, as it is critical for the economic prosperity and national security of the USA.  Professor Tom Kurfess will discuss how Big Data and Cyber Physical Systems can be employed to move manufacturing completely into a digital domain by employing digital models, in conjunction with readily available High Performance Computing platforms, low cost deployable sensing and high bandwidth connectivity. Click Here to Learn More and Register.
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Alcoa Growing in Aerospace
Alcoa is moving into value-added offerings from its base offering of aluminum raw material. From thick plate to 3D printing, the company seems to be attracted by the possibilities in the growth in commercial aircraft.





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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Defense Spend May Trigger Sequester Cuts
The CBO released a report projecting that defense spending "could increase by 20% over the next 15 years," which "would 'significantly exceed' the funding set in current budget caps and could eventually trigger automatic sequester cuts."


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Maximizing Metal Removal in Titanium
A hard look by Mark Huston, VP, Global Engineered Solutions at Kennametal, in a feature from our Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing 2014 publication.





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