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February 5, 2020

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Boeing Records First Annual Loss Since 1997 on 737 Max

Boeing Records First Annual Loss Since 1997 on 737 Max

Boeing Co. reported a quarterly and full-year loss because of the grounding of the 737 Max. The 2019 deficit was the aircraft maker's first full-year loss since 1997. Boeing said it incurred $2.6 billion in 737 Max-related pretax costs in the fourth quarter and expects billions more during 2020. David Calhoun, Boeing's new CEO, took command on Jan. 13. “We recognize we have a lot of work to do," he said in a statement.

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Integrating Metrology Into Manufacturing

Integrating Metrology Into Manufacturing


Industry is moving toward networking machines and analyzing data as part of a system. With improved technology, metrology near or on the production line now produces results accurate enough and repeatable enough to provide dimensional verification. The cost and time savings of not having to move the part is enormous. Senior Technical Editor Bruce Morey examines the trend.

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Caterpillar Quarterly Profit Rises Despite Drop in Revenue

Caterpillar Quarterly Profit Rises Despite Drop in Revenue


Caterpillar Inc. reported an improved fourth-quarter profit despite a decline in company revenue. The maker of earthmoving machines and heavy equipment said keeping control over costs was a big reason. The company also warned of “continued global economic uncertainty” in 2020. Caterpillar customers include the mining and construction...

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More security by quality control

More security by quality control

Quality assurance is indispensable in the aerospace industry. ZEISS measuring systems deliver precise component geometries and material parameters to increase the safety of aircrafts, helicopters and spacecrafts. ZEISS CMMs are used for inspecting complex geometries such as engine components or for assembling large airframes. The material properties generated are also used for finite element simulation, flow analysis and reverse engineering.

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Durable Goods Orders Rise on Defense Aircraft Orders

Durable Goods Orders Rise on Defense Aircraft Orders


Orders for durable goods increased 2.4 percent in December, paced by a surge in orders for defense aircraft and parts. Such orders surged 168 percent, helping the overall transportation equipment category to post a gain. Excluding transportation, orders declined 0.1 percent.

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Renishaw Names President of U.S. Operations

Renishaw Names President of U.S. Operations


Renishaw Inc., a precision engineering and manufacturing technologies company, announced the appointment of Denis Zayia as president of its U.S. operations. The appointment was effective Jan. 1. Zayia started with Renishaw as coordinate measuring machine business manager...

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ARCH Global Precision Acquires Arundel Machine Tool

ARCH Global Precision Acquires Arundel Machine Tool


ARCH Global Precision, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., on Jan. 21 acquired Arundel Machine Tool, located in Arundel, Maine. Arundel manufactures high-precision components and assemblies primarily for the aerospace and defense market, as well as the semiconductor and oil and gas industries. Arundel will join the ARCH Precision Components Segment.

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Industrial M&A Activity Falls in 2019

Industrial M&A Activity Falls in 2019


Industrial merger and acquisition activity fell in 2019 because of slowing economies and trade uncertainty, consulting firm PwC said in a report. The number of transactions tracked by PwC declined to 2,374 last year, down from 2,591 deals in 2018. The consulting firm said concerns about slowing economic expansion “remain on the minds of deal makers” in 2020.

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Manufacturers are Setting Up Shop in the Sunshine State

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