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July 2014








Driverless Army Demo


The US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Lockheed Martin transform ordinary vehicles into autonomous, higher-speed driverless systems.  



Streamline Your Setups with Speroni Tool Presetters from BIG Kaiser


Speroni FUTURA has quickly become the standard by which all other tool presetters are measured. With its 1 micron repeatable precision, sturdy pearlitic cast iron construction and ergonomic design enhancements, you are guaranteed to reach higher efficiency and productivity levels. Click here to see how the FUTURA can slash setup times—and costs.

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New India Aircraft Plant


The Tata Group sets its sights on building a factory for an entire aircraft, the Dornier 228, under license from Swiss company Ruag Aviation. Tata’s plan is long term, and includes future Indian defense work.






Come Together. Leave Informed.


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 informed. Early bird pricing closes August 8, so register today at

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Commercial Aircraft for Iran?
In the wake of talks aimed at resolving international disputes over the country’s nuclear program, talks are underway with western-bloc suppliers for up to 100 commercial passenger jets.



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Pratt & Whitney Opens New Jet-Engine Center
The $63 Million expansion in South Florida will add roughly 340 jobs and build F135 engines for the F-35 fighter.


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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
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GE Aviation Breaks Ground on NC Facility
The company announced a $65 Million expansion that will add 105 jobs by 2017. The expansion is driven by orders in the LEAP engine.
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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Alcoa Boosting Aero Capabilities in Virginia
To meet demand for next-generation aircraft engine parts, the company is making investments to produce lighter nickel-based airfoil blades. A breakthrough process promises up to 20% weight savings, the company announced.


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Rolls-Royce Opens £100m Aerospace Factory
New plant in Northeast Britain will make more than 2500 fan and turbine discs a year. UK government pledges £45m for research into low-carbon engines.

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