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Articles about assembly technologies and trends in the aerospace industry.

ARTICLES

Northrop to Build Florida Manufacturing Facility

April 21, 2014

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL—Northrop Grumman Corp. is investing more than $100 million in a new Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence here. The facility will eventually employ 400.


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Mobile Robots Support Airplane Assembly

April 17, 2014

BERLIN—Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation have developed a mobile robot that can move along with aerospace workers and assist them as they assemble and test parts.


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Boeing Produces 8,000th 737

April 17, 2014

SEATTLE—The 8,000th Boeing 737 rolled off the assembly line here yesterday, a milestone for the best-selling airplane of all time.


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Airbus’ U.S. Assembly Line Takes Shape

April 14, 2014

MOBILE, AL—One year after the ground breaking ceremony for Airbus’ first U.S. assembly plant, the assembly line is making good progress. The main buildings are taking shape, and the first employees have started their on-the-job training in Hamburg, Germany.


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Carolina Assembly Plant to Add 228 Jobs

April 11, 2014

MAIDEN, NC—GKN Driveline will spend at least $113.8 million to expand its assembly plant here, adding 228 jobs within four years.


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Boeing to Deploy Robots to Produce 777X

April 10, 2014

EVERETT, WA—Boeing plans to deploy robotic assembly technology on the 777X that will dramatically change how the plane’s metal hull is built. The investment will enable Boeing to increase the production rate of the 777 beyond the current 100 jets per year.


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GE Assembly Plant First to Use New Ceramic Material

April 9, 2014

ASHEVILLE, NC—GE Aviation’s assembly plant here is the first in the world to make jet engine parts with new materials, called ceramic matrix composites, that will revolutionize flight in the years ahead.


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Airbus Awards Contract for Paint Shop at Alabama Assembly Plant

April 4, 2014

MOBILE, AL—Airbus Americas has awarded the paint shop contract for its A320 final assembly line under construction at Mobile Aeroplex to MAAS Aviation Aircraft Services.


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Bell Helicopter Opens New Composites Factory

April 2, 2014

BROUSSARD, LA—Bell Helicopter has opened a new composites manufacturing facility here. The $4.5 million, 28,000-square-foot plant will employ 30.


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Laser Wire Stripping

Lasers are a clean-cut alternative to mechanical blades.
April 1, 2014

Metal blades are typically used to strip insulation from wire or cable. However, there is an alternative—lasers.


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EVENTS

International Symposium on Advances in Resistance Welding

4/28/14
Atlanta, GA
United States

Technical conference on resistance welding topics presented by AWS and the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA)

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Measure Up for Success

5/6/14
Delta Meadowvale Hotel
Mississauga
Canada

The conference, held May 6-8 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, promises attendees the opportunity to connect with peers, participate in valuable learning experiences and bring home proven process-excellence solutions.

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Aluminum Conference

5/28/14
New Orleans, LA
United States

 The 17th Aluminum Welding Conference will feature a distinguished panel of aluminum-industry experts who will survey the state of the art in aluminum welding technology and practice. This conference also provides several opportunities for you to network informally with speakers and other participants, as well as to visit an exhibition showcasing products and services available to the aluminum welding industry. 

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The Big M

6/9/14
COBO Center
Detroit, MI
United States

Thousands of professionals from Michigan and the Great Lakes states will gather at an unprecedented event to celebrate manufacturing next year.

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Multimedia

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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.

Podcasts

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