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Shop Roots Out Long Set Up Times with Advanced Automation

Erik Anderson, president and CEO of Basin Precision Machining LLC, has determined that setups are the root of all evil when it comes to manufacturing productivity. They cause part variations, downtime, and high-percentage scrap rates.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

In my capacity as the Chair of the Council of the Manufacturing USA institute directors, I often get asked about trends in U.S. advanced manufacturing.

Boeing Throws Up the White Flag on 737 Max

Boeing Co., which had wanted to return the 737 Max to service this month, threw up the surrender flag on Dec. 16. The company said it will suspend 737 Max production in January.

Contain the Risks of Obsolete Engineering Information

Engineering information is both pervasive and essential within manufacturing plants. And, it changes constantly as a result of maintenance-related adjustments, alterations in plant processes, or the swap-out of components.

Spirit AeroSystems Announces Leadership Transition

Spirit AeroSystems announces Patrick M. Shanahan as interim CEO, succeeding Thomas C. Gentile III, who resigned from the Board. Shanahan, a seasoned aerospace executive with Department of Defense experience, will lead the company while a search for a new CEO is conducted.

Making Automation Work for Aerospace

Aerospace manufacturing is on the brink of an automation revolution, offering greater efficiency, safety and cost-effectiveness. Dive into the key considerations, from ROI analysis to worker benefits, and find out how the industry's future is set to soar with automation.