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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: 6/1/2019

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.

Published: 5/20/2019

A Flight Plan for Next-Gen Manufacturing
Learn more about the materials and processes that will shape next-generation aircraft in a collection of stories from Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing and CompositesWorld, available to read or download for free.

Published: 4/22/2019

Grind to Finish: A Postprocessing Solution for Additive Manufacturing
3D printed metal parts typically feature little stock remaining for finishing. Grinding is potentially an effective solution for meeting final tolerances. An abrasive technology provider investigates grinding as a complement to AM.