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Electric Tube Bender Spurs Aerospace Supplier Growth

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Aerospace Manufacturing Inc. (AMI) and sister-company Aerospace Welding Minneapolis Inc. (AWI) are both just south of the Twin Cities, in Eagan, MN. Both serve the aerospace industry, with AMI focused on OEM customers and AWI supplying the aftermarket. AMI is a leading provider of tubular engine components, mounts, and aircraft exhaust systems, float fittings, landing gear and various other welded and machined components and assemblies. Full Article

Pratt & Whitney Searching for Products, Services to Ramp Up Monthly Engine Production

Editor Brett Brune, Smart Manufacturing


Pratt & Whitney is aggressively searching for smart manufacturing solutions that will allow it to successfully ramp up monthly production of engines for military and commercial aerospace engines, Kimberley Hagerty, Hot Section Module Center lean transformation manager, said yesterday at the 2nd Smart Factory World Symposium. In 2010 P&W delivered about 55 engines a month. In 2017, that number grows to about 100 engines a month. And in 2024, it continues to climb to about 158 engine deliveries a month, she said.  Full Article

Bell Helicopter Announces Program Relocations

Bell Helicopter Press Release


Bell Helicopter announced plans to relocate several programs in order to optimize manufacturing capabilities across multiple plants. Effective immediately, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X final assembly in Lafayette, LA, will relocate to the company’s Mirabel Assembly and Delivery Center in Canada. Full Article

Siemens Gives Some Details of 'Digital Twin' Work with SpaceX, Maserati

Brett Brune, Smart Manufacturing Editor


Siemens is working to fulfill the Industry 4.0 vision with the digital twin, speakers from the software firm told people attending its namesake product lifecycle management (PLM) software conference this week in Orlando, FL. Zvi Feuer, senior vice president of manufacturing engineering software for Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, recalled a visit to Hawthorne, CA-based SpaceX a few months back. Full Article

New LIFT Technology Project Pits Computers Against Corrosion



PRESS RELEASELIFT       Detroit, May 13. LIFT Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, a public private partnership committed to the development and deployment of advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies, has announced the formation of a team Full Article

P3 Automotive Unveils Mobility Innovation Center in Metro Detroit

PRESS RELEASE-- P3 Automotive


SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 20, 2016 – Representing the continuation of its significant North American growth over the past 11 years, P3 Automotive unveiled its Mobility Innovation Center (MIC) in Southfield, Michigan, announced plans to hire 100 employees by year end and committed to investing in research and development of new and advanced technology solutions to address the dynamic changes in the industry.
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