Aerospace Assembly

Articles about assembly technologies and trends in the aerospace industry.


Growth in Aerospace Industry Challenges Suppliers

DETROIT—Rapid growth in the aerospace industry could pose challenges for Michigan-based suppliers that are already plagued by capacity constraints.

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More Jobs Posted for Airbus Assembly Plant in Mobile

MOBILE, AL—Airbus is seeking a final assembly line planner and a delivery planner for its assembly plant under construction here.

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Boeing, University of Washington Open Aerospace Assembly Research Center

SEATTLE—Boeing and the University of Washington are taking their collaboration to greater heights with a new campus research center where doctoral engineering students, UW professors and Boeing engineers will work side by side on projects focused on automating aircraft assembly processes.

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Four Assembly Plants Among IW’s “Best Plants”

CLEVELAND—Four North American assembly plants are among the six factories named as Industry Week magazine’s “Best Plants.” The six factories are Boston Scientific (Maple Grove, MN); Cessna Mexico (Chihuahua, Mexico); L.B. Foster Rail Technologies Corp. (Vancouver, BC); General Cable Corp. (Marion, IN); The Raymond Corp. (Greene, NY); and T&S Brass and Bronze Works (Travelers Rest, SC).

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Aerospace Supplier to Build Assembly Plant in Washington State

SUMNER, WA—GKN Aerospace will build a new assembly plant here, after winning a contract to build winglets for Boeing’s forthcoming 737 MAX. The facility will open in late 2015 and employ approximately 75 people at full production.

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Automating the Riveting Process

Plenty of options are available for semi- or fully automatic riveting.

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Lubricant Dispensing

Accurately placing just-enough oil or grease onto a part is easy with the right valve and lubricant-delivery system.

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Crane Lifts Spacecraft to New Heights

On Sept. 18, 2013, the unmanned Cygnus cargo spacecraft was launched into orbit for the first time. Shortly thereafter, it reached and docked with the International Space Station (ISS).

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GE Begins Hiring for Jet Engine Assembly Plant

LAFAYETTE, IN—GE Aviation has started the initial hiring of employees for the $100 million jet engine assembly plant under construction here. The factory will employ more than 200 workers within five years.

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Pratt & Whitney to Invest $67 Million in Canadian Assembly Plant

ENFIELD, NS—Pratt & Whitney Canada will invest $67 million in its assembly plant here over the next six years.

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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.


 Live from The ASSEMBLY Show, Bob Wood, president of ECI Spinnomatic, talks about his company’s newest product: a fully automated riveting cell equipped with a rotary indexing table, a six-axis robot, an orbital forming unit, and laser sensors. 

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