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Dave Ciscel, Director of Engineering and Co-founder, CalRAM Inc.

12/11/2014

There is a “Catch-22” irony that plagues defense industry budgets; the more money spent on aging aircraft, the less money there is to buy new aircraft. Full Article

ALMMII Will Cut Ribbon to Open Detroit Innovation Acceleration Center Jan. 15



Press Release - ALMMII

1/12/2015

ALMMII, the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute will cut the ribbon to officially open its new innovation acceleration center in Detroit, Michigan on January 15, 2015. The 100,000 square-foot facility is part of a national network of research institutions and industrial companies geared toward advancing America's leadership in manufacturing technology. Full Article

Composites Processing: Is That All There Is?



Carroll Grant, Aerospace Contractor, Aerospace Composites Consulting

12/11/2014

Being a part of the aerospace composites industry since the early 1980s has been an especially rewarding experience in my career. I got involved with this industry in the early days of automated lamination development and got to see processes like automated fiber placement (AFP) mature over the years and become the premier process for making large composite structures.  Full Article

International Space Station Goes Into the 3D Printing Business



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

11/26/2014

The International Space Station is now part of the 3D printing industry.NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore installed a 3D printer in the space station Nov. 17 and on Nov. 24 produced a replacement part for the printer, according to a statement on NASA’s website.The space agency said two test prints were made before the first part was produced.  Full Article

Against the Odds at MTM



Edited by Senior Editor Michael Anderson from information provided by Seco Tools

10/22/2014

The odds are often stacked against May Technology & Manufacturing Inc. (MTM) when it comes to its aerospace work. For starters, the Kansas City, MO, shop operates in an intense high-mix/low-volume production environment, which affords little, if any, time for job setups and test runs. Full Article

SWE Honors Cindy Hoover, Emily Howard and Carol Weber with Prism Award



Press Release - Society of Women Engineers

11/5/2014

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to announce it bestowed its Prism Award on three recipients: Cindy Hoover, vice president of the 737 MAX program at Spirit AeroSystems; Emily Howard, senior technical fellow at the Boeing Company; and Carol Weber, senior engineering team leader at Caterpillar. Full Article

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