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2009-08-19
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Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems is strongly encouraging its supply chain to explore the use of Siemens' Sinumerik 840D solution line CNC and Sinumerik Volumetric Compensation System (VCS) to achieve high-tolerance machined parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
2008-06-30
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Eclipse Aviation will use an integrated software suite from Right Hemisphere to generate consistent and transferable manufacturing and maintenance procedures for its production facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and for its various service centers in the U.S.
2008-06-30
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Reducing cycle time and time to market while improving quality and efficiency are the benefits customers of Intercim’s Pertinence Suite can expect, according to the company. The Suite manages the entire production process, from design through final inspection.
2008-06-30
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For the average person, what constitutes a hot day is subjective. The same with a cold day. For aerospace engineers, though, it’s not subjective—and there’s a new SAE standard to prove it. The S-15, Gas Turbine Performance Simulation Nomenclature and Interfaces Committee, recently published ARP210, “Definition of Commonly Used Day Types (Atmospheric Ambient Temperature Characteristics Versus Pressure Altitude).”
2008-06-30
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Renishaw says early adopters of its ultra-high-speed scanning system for coordinate measuring machines are achieving good productivity gains. At the heart of the Renscan5 system is the infinite-positioning REVO head. The system is being applied to complex parts that take long to manufacture.
2008-06-30
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Two recently published SAE International standards (AS5725 and AS5653) address communications between aircraft and weapons systems. AS5725 concerns the interface for miniature mission stores, and AS5653defines a high-speed fiber channel network to improve the capability of MIL-STD-1760 to transfer digital data between aircraft/platforms, carriage systems, and mission stores.
2008-06-30
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Machine tool makers, software developers, and companies involved in other facets of manufacturing are gearing up for the Westec show later this month in Los Angeles.
2008-06-30
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Delivering ahead of schedule, GKN Aerospace recently supplied Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) with the first blended winglets for the Boeing 737-300/500. Under a multi-year agreement finalized in April 2007, GKN is to deliver 200 737-300/500 blended winglet aircraft sets over several years.
2008-06-30
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The world’s largest titanium producer, VSMPO-Avisma, has ordered four three-spindle MAG Cincinnati Ti (titanium) profilers for its plant in Verkhnaya Salda, Russia. The three-spindle machines will be used to produce several parts, including large landing gear components, for Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
2008-06-30
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Boeing announced another three-month delay—from the end of the first quarter in 2008 to the end of second quarter—for the first 787 flight. Boeing is pushing back first delivery from late 2008 to early 2009.
2008-06-30
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Among Aerospace Recommended Practices (ARPs) recently adopted by SAE International is ARP 5757, Guidelines for Engine Component Tests. It was developed to provide a standard for substantiation of aircraft engine component airworthiness, according to ARP5757 sponsor Jim Schmohe of GE-Aviation.
2008-06-30
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The new EC-630PP (PP for pallet pool) horizontal machining center from Haas Automation Inc. was one of the company’s highlighted products at the recent Westec show, where the company’s sprawling display was front and center. The company says the machine tool dramatically expands the production capability of its EC series of horizontal machining centers (HMCs).
2008-06-30
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The idea behind SAE International’s Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening conference and exhibition slated for September 16-18 in Charleston, SC, is to round up a bunch of manufacturing engineers in an appropriate venue, provide them with some organized learning and sharing opportunities, then turn them loose.
2008-06-30
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SAE International has formed a new committee, E-1, to address all facets of how the aerospace industry responds to environmental requirements contained “in rules, regulations, and law.”
2008-06-30
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As accuracy requirements increase in the aerospace manufacturing industry, machine tool builders and control providers are responding in different ways. For CNC control provider Siemens Energy & Automation, it means taking volumetric compensation to new heights.
2008-06-30
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After three years of collaborative development with aerospace engine components suppliers seeking a drilling machine with higher speeds and more accuracy, Mitsui Seiki has launched the VLD-300 five-axis vertical CNC laser driller.
2008-06-30
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For the average person, what constitutes a hot day is subjective. The same with a cold day. For aerospace engineers, though, it’s not subjective—and there’s a new SAE standard to prove it. The S-15 Gas Turbine Performance Simulation Nomenclature and Interfaces Committee recently published ARP210, “Definition of Commonly Used Day Types (Atmospheric Ambient Temperature Characteristics Versus Pressure Altitude).”
2008-06-30
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Vought Aircraft Industries has secured another contract to supply Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. with Black Hawk helicopter cabin structures. Under the preceding contract with Sikorsky, assembly work on the cabin structure for the newest Black Hawk variant, the UH-60M, began last year at Vought’s 5.4 million-ft2 Jefferson Street plant in Dallas, where it also builds tail sections, wings, and other major components for a variety of aircraft makers.
2008-06-30
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Sandvik Coromant’s cooling system for high-pressure coolant applications solves chip removal and swarf control problems, supports higher speed cutting data, and increases productivity.
2008-06-30
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The FAA has approved a regulation that requires cockpit voice recorders (CVRs) to retain the last two hours of conversation. As part of the regulation, the FAA is imposing additional requirements related to CVRs and digital flight data recorders (DFDRs).
2008-06-30
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SAE International has adopted ARP4418A, an aerospace recommended practice that provides guidance to measure contaminant levels in engine bleed air used in aircraft environmental control systems.
2008-06-30
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AgustaWestland recently held a grand-opening ceremony for its new AW139 medium twin helicopter assembly line in Philadelphia. The event underlined the company’s growing presence in the U.S. and the expansion of its Philadelphia complex, which in addition to the AW139 assembly is also responsible for AW119 Ke production and support of the expanding fleet of AgustaWestland helicopters in North and South America.
2008-06-30
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The SA2 machine is the latest in the Low Voltage Electromagnet Riveter (LVER) family of automated fastening equipment from Electroimpact, and it is being used on the Airbus A320 aircraft.
2008-06-30
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With the need for speed greater than ever, Gulfstream continues to pursue supersonic flight despite the U.S. government’s current prohibition on it.
2008-06-30
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Participants in the opening panel at SAE's AeroTech Congress and Exhibition urge universities to cultivate some degree of "unspecialization" to avoid creating "silos of ignorance."
2008-06-30
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For a guy who said he did not have the obligatory joke to go with his speech, engineer extraordinaire David Urie managed to coax quite a few laughs out of his AeroTech audience.
2012-01-06
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The aviation industry is now deploying biofuels on commercial flights after years of demonstration test flights, but high costs will keep bookings few and far between for a few more years.
2012-06-29
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Employment prospects and salaries have improved for the majority of commercial-vehicle engineers (including those in the off-highway industry) since the end of the global recession, according to the recently released 2012 SAE International Salary Study. Whether one’s salary went up or down depends heavily on where one works.
2012-11-15
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“I do a lot of recruiting. The kids I’m hiring now are phenomenal. They look at things differently. They’re energetic and they’re sharp,” said John Craig, Chief Engineer of Network Systems for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
2009-09-03
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Saft recently won a $9 million contract to supply lithium-ion batteries for six new satellites for a U.S. Government program. The batteries will use Saft’s VL 48E (48 A·h) cells, which are specifically configured to meet the satellites’ bus size and power needs for space missions.
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