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.
Calculated use of an increasing variety of information-gathering tools is turning Big Data into Even Bigger Data and democratizing access to the information collected.
SINUMERIK ONE digital-native CNC selected as the control of choice for new line of milling and turning production machines
Artificial Intelligence combined with endless cloud computing resources means more machine involvement and a faster progression to end-to-end automation for manufacturing plants.
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.
When it comes to turbine blade repair, directed energy deposition is the go-to solution. This helps explain why Optomec has installed nearly 100 machines for this application, with more than 10 million blades repaired thus far.
We can be proud of how companies have remained resilient throughout the pandemic. That resiliency will be further challenged.