Big things are happening in the aviation maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) market: the first industry-wide material allowables for metal additive manufacturing (AM) parts are anticipated to be released this autumn.
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Suppliers need to conduct inquiries now about how to improve machining, processes and operations so they are ready for the flight out of the pandemic pit.
Embracing the digital transformation is key to growing out of volatility during this recovery period—and the defense industry’s success with Quality 4.0 tech proves how they support resilience in the face of uncertainty.
NASA HUNCH (High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware) was founded by Stacy Hale at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The HUNCH hardware program charges students with machining components for lockers on the International Space Station (ISS).
NASA landed another rover on Mars in February, thanks in part to the work and leadership of Adam Steltzner. SME’s Smart Manufacturing interviewed him shortly thereafter.
Methods Machine Tools has signed an agreement with an intent to acquire Koch Machine Tool, a machine tool dealer and Methods’ avenue into the Texas machining market since 2010. Methods anticipates a definitive agreement by January 1, 2022.
The new patent pending TRU TEMP 2nd GEN mid-temperature black oxide is a re-engineered and improved finish based on the original and widely used product, according to its manufacturer, Birchwood Technologies.
The most important step in digitizing any manufacturing or supply chain process is analysis of the ROI and business case and being able to demonstrate success to company leaders.
The vicissitudes of the Argentine economy make it difficult for small and medium-sized companies to plan long term. That’s why Conextube feels the urgent need to add “intelligent production technology” and increase process automation through the adoption of robots.
Reverse engineering is becoming multifaceted and complex. The key drivers: new metrology sensors and more capable software, enabled by ever more powerful and cheaper computing.