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March 2014

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Boeing Picks Wing Site

Keeping work in Washington required concessions from machinists and reversed trend in outsourcing of large, high value parts.

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10 Critical Questions to Ask a Manufacturing ERP Vendor

If you are a manufacturer you need to make sure you are choosing the right ERP solution for your manufacturing operations. This white paper talks about the key questions a manufacturer should be asking in terms of usability, fit for business, ease of modification, infrastructure and total cost of ownership.


C Series Cost Up $1 Billion

Series of delays lead to increases in cost estimates; meanwhile Bombardier plans to begin full fly-by-wire flights of its new jetliner.

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Watch Productivity Soar with BIG Kaiser’s High Precision Finish Boring Heads

KAISER finish boring heads are manufactured with craftsmanship and materials that allow them to perform long after other tools have ceased being useful. This makes them more flexible and cost effective, essential for complex and always changing aerospace demands. And now, the entire KAISER boring range is available in digital. It's KAISER quality for unsurpassed precision and durability. Guaranteed.

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Boeing's New 787 Problem: Making Enough Planes

The situation for the giant aerospace company's technologically groundbreaking plane has changed from 'Will it work?'
to 'When will I get mine?'.

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Chicago Hub To Advance AeroDef Manufacturing

$250 million in private funds augment DOD contributions to enhance defense and aerospace development in Midwestern digital manufacturing innovation center.

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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


Toray To Invest $1 Billion, Hire 500 In SC


Company has chosen Spartanburg County, SC, for facility to supply aerospace industry -

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Boeing Sees Huge Market for New Planes in Asia Pacific


Low-cost carriers, intra-Asia travel expected fuel demand for single-aisle airplanes. - Boeing press release

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Space Tech Expo - Exhibition for spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies

Taking place in Long Beach, the Space Tech Expo exhibition and conference brings together global decision-makers involved in the design, build and testing of spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies. Leading the West Coast space and satellite industry, Space Tech Expo is where end-users connect with solution providers; a platform for industry leaders, specifiers and buyers to meet manufacturers and the supply chain for civil and commercial space. Visit for more information.


Bone-Like Material Could Lead To Lighter Spacecraft

Researchers use a 3D printer to produce a material "inspired" by human bones to develop lighter spacecraft. - Los Angeles Times (Khan)

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Boeing To Chop Copter Work At Chinook Plant

Boeing said it will end work on the CH-47 Chinook helicopters at its plant in Macon, GA, by early 2016. It will likely lead to a loss of about 400 jobs. - Macon (GA) Telegraph (Morris, Crenshaw).

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