Michael Standridge, Aerospace Industry Specialist, Sandvik Coromant
By all accounts, aerospace manufacturing is entering a boom cycle. The existing global fleet is aging; simultaneously, emerging markets are ramping up the demand for new aircraft. All the while, the frequency of technological advancements is accelerating, speeding up obsolescence and shortening the useful lives of air fleets across markets. Full Article
Senior Editor Michael Anderson
One of the most innovative new in-field technologies used by the US Army during its campaign in the Middle East was developed at Focus: HOPE, a nonprofit civil rights organization based in Detroit.Focus: HOPE was founded in 1968 after the Detroit riots. Full Article
Edited by Senior Editor Michael C. Anderson with information provided by Mazak Corp.
Hansen Engineering Co. (Harbor City, CA) constantly looks for trouble to maintain its competitive advantage. As a supplier to the aerospace industry, the shop specializes in tackling those troublesome jobs that other shops have given up on or tend to avoid altogether. Full Article
Scott Walker, President, Mitsui Seiki USA Inc.
There’s a compelling part production trend occurring in the aerospace industry. The aerospace OEMs and their top tier suppliers are realizing that the days of taking a part from the machine to buffing to measuring to final assembly are coming to an end. Now, you might be thinking, “Scott, this is not a news flash,” and you are right. Full Article
Edited by Senior Editor Michael Anderson from information provided by GF AgieCharmilles
Since machining its first aerospace part in the mid-1960s, Christopher Tool & Manufacturing Co. (Solon, OH) has always met the continuously tightening part-tolerance requirements of its customers. This success includes overcoming one particular challenge that began in 2007, when the initiative of “zero defects” was introduced into the aerospace industry. Full Article