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Army Helicopter Prototypes, Robots in Washington, and 787-10 in S. Carolina







September 2014








Army Moves Forward with Helicopter Prototypes
The Joint Multi-Role – Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) program is intended to demonstrate a new generation of high-speed rotorcraft. Two teams — Bell Helicopter and Boeing-Sikorsky — selected to build flying prototypes for further evaluation.
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Kuka to Everett, WA


In a signal that Boeing is taking its cues from the highly automated automotive industry, this Kuka facility is the first in the US outside of Michigan—the center of automotive research and engineering.






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787–10 Assembly in SC Only


Boeing announced the plan in late July. Machinists Union based in WA expresses disappointment. The future could mean two 787 lines in South Carolina and only one in Everett, WA.  


(photo) Relock Vise


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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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Aircraft Maker Eclipse Lays Off Workers
Only a few months after announcing hiring for 100 new jobs, the biz-jet maker blamed “market conditions” for this round of layoffs.





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Coast Composites, Odyssey Add to Capabilities
Two AIP Aerospace companies, Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries, are adding new machining capabilities to manufacture large layup molds and assembly tooling for aircraft manufacturing.
3D Printing with Niobium-Based C-103 Alloy
MTI can now 3D print the alloy, which is widely used in aerospace because of its heat, cold and vibration resistance, light weight, and low cost.





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