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Every inch of Bell Flight’s Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) will be monitored and controlled by a network of IT, IoT, and cybersecurity systems that manage activity throughout the factory.

How Additive Manufacturing Enables Next-Gen Aircraft

November 28, 2022
A look at Bell’s Manufacturing Technology Center, also known as the MTC, a digitally-connected proving ground for new manufacturing technologies.
Glenn Isbell
By Glenn Isbell Vice President of Prototyping and Testing, Bell Flight
Figure 1: Turbomachinery components like those shown here are typically produced using laser metal fusion.

Additive Manufacturing is Propelling the Next Generation of Space Exploration

November 28, 2022
The next frontier includes 3D-printed materials and antennas.
Eliana Fu
By Eliana Fu Laser Technology Industry Manager, Aerospace & Medical, TRUMPF Inc.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner

October Durable Goods Orders Rise on Transportation

November 23, 2022
New orders for durable goods climbed in October, paced by transportation equipment, the U.S. Commerce Department said today.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
his investment casting pattern was 3D-printed using QuickCast technology, saving the manufacturer significant amounts of time and increasing design flexibility.

Improved AM Processes Shorten Lead Times, Boost Quality

November 23, 2022
Improved additive manufacturing (AM) processes used for tooling and sandcasting molds and cores are shortening design and manufacturing lead times from months to weeks.
By Karen Haywood Queen Contributing Editor, SME Media
Norton BlueFire Belts provide high metal removal performance.

Grinding Solutions for Aerospace

November 22, 2022
A discussion of grinding solutions for new alloys being used in aerospace.
By Richard M. Sargood Supervisor Product Engineering, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives
By Philip Varghese, PhD Group Leader, Advanced Application Engineering, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives
Bruce R. Gustafson Senior Application Engineer Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives North America www.norton
By Bruce R. Gustafson Senior Application Engineer, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives
By Gary Kardys Principal Engineer, IEEE GlobalSpec
Launcher’s Orbiter spacecraft

Insource? Of Course!

November 22, 2022
Not having control over the creation of most piece parts and sub-assemblies, or the ability to alter the design freely, can severely impact the speed at which optimization can occur.
Tim Berry
By Tim Berry Head of Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Launcher Inc.
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