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January 29, 2020

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Why Aerospace and Defense Companies Should Pay Attention to 5G

Why Aerospace and Defense Companies Should Pay Attention to 5G

The backlog of commercial aircraft orders is serious, writes Anand Pradhan of Tata Consultancy Services. And 38,000 more aircraft are expected to be manufactured in the next 20 years. Luckily, he says, 5G provides aircraft makers with the ability to fully realize shop floor optimization, after-sales services and maintenance, and maximize uptime and lifecycle expectancies for existing and new aircraft alike. Aerospace manufacturers have always adopted technologies to drive efficiency. The combination of low latency and high speeds of 5G will complement automation, predictive analytics and robotics tech.

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Using Virtual Reality to Train Workers, Reduce Downtime

Using Virtual Reality to Train Workers, Reduce Downtime


It normally takes months to train a worker to operate in the “ingestion zone.” Delta Air Lines' goals include less downtime, quicker time to mastery and better knowledge retention. And it is using virtual reality (VR) experiences built by Foundry 45 to achieve those goals. “There’s a very quick ROI on VR training,” said Dave Beck, founder and managing partner of Foundry 45. Brett Brune, editor in chief of Smart Manufacturing magazine, has more.

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FANUC RoboDrill, Methods Automation Increases Output at Family-Owned Manufacturer

FANUC RoboDrill, Methods Automation Increases Output at Family-Owned Manufacturer


Timney Triggers, a second-generation, family-owned Phoenix based manufacturer of aftermarket triggers, decided to increase its production capabilities by pairing FANUC RoboDrills with Methods Automation. Methods designed a turnkey operation to fit Timney’s needs. The Timney cell includes an infeed conveyor, an outfeed tray, a re-gripper station, and a LR Mate FANUC robot with three grippers to handle the raw material...

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Prevent product movement with Captive Locating Screws

Prevent product movement with Captive Locating Screws

Carr Lane Mfg. Co. offers Captive Locating Screws that help keep all tooling at hand. Captive Locating Screws can be used for locating and clamping in one action, or for clamping only. Made with a precision-ground body that is positively retained in a locking bushing the spring pressure holds the products in place, which is useful if the fixture is turned upside down while handling. They are available in several sizes and styles, such as a socket-head or hand-knob. Available in thread sizes from 1/4-20 to 1/2-13 and M6 to M12 in metric.

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Enabling a More Flexible, Less Expensive, Faster Supply Chain

Enabling a More Flexible, Less Expensive, Faster Supply Chain


As manufacturers aim to become increasingly nimble in the marketplace, distributed manufacturing—making parts or finished products at or near the location where they will be used instead of at a central factory—is emerging as a way to advance a faster, more flexible and cheaper supply chain, writes Contributing Editor Karen Haywood Queen. Critical to the process is technology that secures the Digital Thread.

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Ready for New Frontiers in Energy Storage, Computing?

Ready for New Frontiers in Energy Storage, Computing?


Micro-sized ceramics already play a key role in the functioning of common products, such as computers, smartphones, automotive electronic controls and sensors, televisions and medical devices. But new, smaller-scale ceramic thin films are destined to have an even bigger impact. They can be used in a variety of different applications, including alternative energy storage via solid-state batteries. Jennifer L.M. Rupp, an assistant...

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New Boeing CEO Talks to the Press for the First Time

New Boeing CEO Talks to the Press for the First Time


David Calhoun, who took command of Boeing Co. on Jan. 13, last week talked to reporters for the first time. The new Boeing CEO committed to restarting production of the 737 Max as soon as April, The Washington Post said. That's two months before the company expects regulators to end their grounding of the aircraft. Boeing has been "our own worst enemy" by setting deadlines it didn't keep, Calhoun said on a conference call.

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Tesla Drives Past Volkswagen as World's Second Most Valuable Automaker

Tesla Drives Past Volkswagen as World's Second Most Valuable Automaker


Tesla Inc.'s market capitalization zoomed past the $100 billion mark, surpassing Volkswagen AG and making it the second most valuable automaker globally, Reuters said. Shares of the electric-car maker have more than doubled over the past three months. Toyota Motor Corp., with a market cap of more than $230 billion, is No. 1. Tesla shares have been helped by, among other things, a profitable third quarter and progress at a new plant...

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