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YCM Introduces “Aero” Series Double-Column Machining Center Targeted to Aerospace Industry

June 19, 2020
YCM Technology (USA) Inc., Carson, Calif., has announced the introduction of the “AERO” Series of next-generation, high-performance double-column, multi-axis DCV2018A/B-5AX machining centers.
By YCM Technology Inc. Press Release
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Durable Goods Orders Plunge Amid COVID-19 Disruptions

May 28, 2020
Durable goods orders plunged 17.2 percent in April from the month before as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disrupted the economy, the U.S. Commerce Department said in a report today.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
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Boeing Posts $641 Million Quarterly Loss, Burns Through Cash

April 29, 2020
Boeing Co. today reported a $641 million first-quarter loss as the 737 Max aircraft remained grounded and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) slashed demand for the company’s aircraft.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media

Automating Aerospace Manufacturing with FANUC

April 29, 2020
Aerospace is thought of as the industry with some of the most advanced technology, including automation. However, especially in automation, that may not be exactly true. In this podcast, Bruce Morey senior technical editor for Manufacturing Engineering magazine talks with Rick Schulz of FANUC America about some of the challenges and misperceptions in using automation more fully in aerospace manufacturing. Mistakes to be avoided, such as simply replacing humans with a robot, and how to use collaborative robots. The main message is that employing automation to its fullest requires a systematic approach to the entire manufacturing process.
Bruce Morey
By Bruce Morey Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
Boeing 737

Durable Goods Orders Slide on Transportation

April 24, 2020
New orders for durable goods orders plunged in March as commercial aircraft and vehicle orders slid because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-13), the U.S. Commerce Department said today.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media

Optimal Machining Concepts For Aerospace -- Program The Part Not The Machine

April 10, 2020
In this podcast discussion with Rick Schultz of FANUC America and Bruce Morey, Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering Magazine, current practices in aerospace machining is dissected. Many shops today stick with the tried and true to reduce risk to schedule and profit, but that tried and true is stuck in the 1980s and 1990s. Rick discusses practical ways to get the most out of 21st century machining technology, by programming for the part and not the machine.
Bruce Morey
By Bruce Morey Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
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