In Aerospace, More Capacity Will Be Needed

Boeing is considering raising its production target for the 787 Dreamliner.

This photo from Boeing shows the test flight of the first Dreamliner to be built in the company’s South Carolina facility.
Here is one of the reasons for the new TRAM3 aerospace manufacturing conference this September: Boeing is considering raising its production target for the 787 Dreamliner. This implies that capacity in the supply chain will expand—in some cases as suppliers adopt more efficient methods and technologies than what they are using today.

Those methods and technologies will be the focus of TRAM3, which stands for Trends in Advanced Machining, Manufacturing and Materials. The two-day conference will run September 12-13 during IMTS in Chicago’s McCormick place, and Boeing and Rolls-Royce are the lead sponsors. To see a list of speakers and topics—and to register to attend—go to