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IMTS 2014: Modig Machine Tool—The Most Respected Machine Tool Builders You've Never Heard Of

Senior Editor Michael Anderson

9/11/2014

They’re quietly walking through the aisles of IMTS 2014, taking a few meetings and looking at the technology—but if you passed them, you wouldn’t know who they are. They’re David Modig, the third-generation president of Modig Machine Tool Sweden, and David Waldron, president of the newly established Modig Machine Tool US. Full Article

3D Printing Fuels Satellite Improvements



Senior Editor Michael Anderson

8/19/2014

True innovators in aerospace know that fast development times and constant performance improvement are not the only essential qualities of a leader—it takes thorough testing processes, and the ability to control costs and reduce risk. One company accelerating innovation in aerospace is Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems Company (SSC; Littleton, CO). Full Article

ECM Technology for Aero Engine Manufacturing



Oliver Hagenlocher, EMAG LLC

8/19/2014

One important correlation has been found in the manufacture of aero engines: the higher the temperatures generated by the engine, the more efficient it is. The aircraft will consume less fuel over the same distance and increase its flying range. The higher temperatures irrevocably lead to the use of extremely hardwearing materials that perform better under stress within the engine.   Full Article

Navy Automation System Calibrated for Industry



Troy Clarke, Public Affairs, Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona

8/19/2014

The US Navy’s award-winning Metrology Bench Top (METBENCH) automation system helps sailors perform some 10,000 calibrations each year. Now the technology has been licensed to industry for the first time, marking the Navy's first cross-licensing patent agreement of its type. Full Article

Army Moves Forward with Potential Helicopter Replacements



Edited by Contributing Editor Bruce Morey

8/29/2014

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.  Full Article

Kuka to Open Facility in Everett, Washington



Edited by Contributing Editor Bruce Morey

8/29/2014

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.  Full Article

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