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Published: 8/22/2019

Lower Buy-to-Fly Ratios with Near-Net Additive Manufacturing
Building up large parts with wire-arc metal 3D printing rather than machining from solid has allowed this aerospace manufacturer to reduce its buy-to-fly ratio dramatically. 

Published: 7/8/2019

Shop’s Growth Takes Off by Supplying Aircraft Parts Directly
The process of gaining approval to supply aircraft parts to Boeing directly was long and difficult for Automatic Products, but the potential growth and stability have made the journey worthwhile.

Published: 7/7/2019

How to Become a Defense Industry Machined-Parts Supplier
Defense contractors are looking for capable shops to supply machined workpieces for a variety of major projects. To participate, however, you must have more than just top-notch machine tools and a skilled workforce.

Published: 7/3/2019

How Metal Burnishing Can Significantly Improve Product Life
Lambda Technologies’ low-plasticity burnishing process strengthens machined metal parts to extend product lifespans without compromising part geometry.

Published: 6/24/2019

Mission Critical: An Additive Manufacturing Breakthrough in Commercial Aviation
The GE9X is the first commercial aircraft engine to reach production with significant additive content. The story of GE’s accomplishment and why it matters.

Published: 6/22/2019

A Dramatic Debut and Key Collaborations at the Paris Air Show
News announcements by aerospace manufacturers and suppliers flew fast and furious throughout the Paris Air Show, but — at least for this writer — the long-awaited debut of the world’s largest engine and a series of announcements by...

Published: 6/18/2019

Are You Ready for Next-Gen Aerospace Manufacturing?
In light of this week’s Paris Air Show, we’re preparing for the next generation of commercial aircraft programs with a new special edition collaboration from Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing and CompositesWorld.

Published: 6/3/2019

Tackling the Aerospace Supplier’s Dilemma: Scalability
Automation and robotics can go a long way toward increasing capacity and growing a business dedicated to aerospace manufacturing. But Trinity Precision has learned that refining the indirect and unseen aspects of its operations can be just as valuab...

Published: 6/1/2019

Center of Excellence Is New Twist on Old Manufacturing Department Structure
The new Spirit AeroSystems facility for five-axis machining allows a small team to oversee a significant amount of machining capability. Is this the way of the future as machining systems become more automated?

Published: 5/28/2019

Relationships at the Heart of Manufacturing Move
Once again under the leadership of Ed Beaumont, fast-hole EDM supplier Beaumont Machine recently moved to a new facility. Relationships with customers, employees and the aerospace industry as a whole were cited as the reasons for this change.