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Boeing Bets Big on Automation

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Boeing plans to invest heavily in automation to tackle its huge backlog of commercial jetliners.


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Boeing Developing Automated Assembly System for 777

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SEATTLE—At a secret facility in Anacortes, WA, a small group of Boeing engineers will begin testing advanced automation methods for building the soon-to-be-launched 777X jet. The project promises to dramatically change how the plane’s metal hull is built.


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UConn Opens Additive Manufacturing Center

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STORRS, CT—The University of Connecticut and Pratt & Whitney, have opened of a new additive manufacturing research laboratory here.


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Bell Helicopter to Expand Tennessee Operations

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PINEY FLATS, TN—Bell Helicopter plans to invest more than $10 million to expand its manufacturing operations here.


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Italian Plane Maker Lands in Florida

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KISSIMMEE, FL—Italico Aviation, a manufacturer of light sports aircraft, plans to open an assembly plant here.


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Boeing Assembly Plant Gets New Crane

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CHARLESTON, SC—American Crane & Equipment Corp. has completed installation of a custom underhung crane system at Boeing’s 787 assembly plant here.


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KUKA to Design Northrop Assembly Line

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HERNDON, VA—Northrop Grumman Corp. has contracted with KUKA Systems to design an automated assembly line to make training jets for the U.S. Air Force.


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Embraer Expands U.S. Production Line

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MELBOURNE, FL—Embraer plans to assemble its Phenom 300 light jet here, in addition to its Phenom 100.


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Boeing Looks to Add Third Assembly Line Into Washington Plant

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RENTON, WA—Boeing is grappling with how to pack a third assembly line into its assembly plant here, which needs to build 737s at a record pace.


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Bell Helicopter Picks Kuka to Design Assembly Line

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STERLING HEIGHTS, MI—Bell Helicopters has picked KUKA Systems to develop the assembly line for a new commercial helicopter.


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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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