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By Yasmin Tadjdeh www.nationaldefensemagazine.org New manufacturing processes, such as 3D printing, have gained worldwide attention for creating everything from entire houses to guns. While used for many novel purposes, the defense and aerospace industry is eyeing it as a way to cut costs and improve efficiency. Three-D printing shakes up the traditional process of manufacturing [...]

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DEARBORN, Mich., February 14, 2014—AeroDef® Manufacturing Summit and Exposition 2014 will include a panel discussion, “3D Modeling in Manufacturing: The Changing Aerospace and Defense Supply Chain and the Digital Innovation Imperative,” on Thursday, February 27, as part of its Executive Insights Series. AeroDef Manufacturing, takes place February 25–27, 2014, at the Long Beach (Calif.) Convention [...]

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By Kyunghee Park and Anurag Kotoky www.bloomberg.com Airbus Group NV (AIR) may be able to deliver its latest A350 aircraft before deadline as the manufacturer is ahead of schedule in testing, according to Qatar Airways Ltd., the plane’s biggest customer. The A350 is due for delivery to Qatar Air in December, Akbar Al Baker, the [...]

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), maker of flexible hones and industrial brushes, is announcing plans to attend AeroDef Manufacturing from February 25 to 27 at the Long Beach, California Convention Center. Defense and aerospace manufacturers are invited to visit BRM in Booth #554 and discover industry-leading surface finishing solutions. [...]

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By Graham Warwick graham.warwick@aviationweek.com Source: AWIN First February 10, 2014 Credit: Bombardier Bombardier has delivered a third CSeries airliner to the flight-test program as firm orders pass the 200 mark with the purchase of an additional three CS300s by an unidentified existing customer. With the total now standing at 201 aircraft, the company has targeted [...]

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By W.J. Hennigan www.latimes.com Aerospace giant Boeing Co. said it is going to start cranking out the company’s bestselling 737 jets at its highest production rate ever. The company, which assembles the single-aisle airliner in Renton, Wash., said it is going to build 737s at the increased rate of 42 airplanes per month. That’s up 33% [...]

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By Mark Kleszczewski GCXMAG.com Heading into 2014, the aerospace and defense sectors are facing some of their greatest challenges in decades. In addition to national budget turmoil, obstacles in implementing new federal regulations and air traffic system upgrades continue to loom over the industry. For example, ongoing cost overruns and delays in the Federal Aviation [...]

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DEARBORN, Mich., February 3, 2014— Panel discussions on issues fundamental to the future of aerospace and defense manufacturing are previewed in new podcasts posted in advance of AeroDef® Manufacturing Summit and Exposition 2014, which takes place February 25–27, 2014, at the Long Beach (Calif.) Convention Center. SME and the nation’s largest OEMs are looking for [...]

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Leaders in aerospace and defense manufacturing are set to meet in Long Beach this February. At stake is our ability to maintain our competitiveness in the global marketplace. Top agenda items at AeroDef Manufacturing Summit and Exposition 2014 have a direct impact on the regional economy and, fortunately for Long Beach, there are signs of [...]

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BAE Systems said that it has produced and certified a replacement part for the BAe 146 regional jet for the first time using additive manufacturing, or “3-D printing” technology. Now the company is exploring using 3-D printing to supply replacement parts for other commercial aircraft types. BAE Systems Regional Aircraft looked for help from BAE’s military [...]

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