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October 07, 2020

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Manufacturing Economic Expansion Eases in September

Manufacturing Economic Expansion Eases in September

Manufacturing economic expansion eased in September while remaining at strong levels overall, the Institute for Supply Management said in a monthly report. The Tempe, Ariz.-based group’s manufacturing index, known as the PMI, registered at 55.4 percent last month. That slipped from 56 percent in August. Still, ISM said the results indicate that manufacturing expansion still is cruising. “This report is a very positive report,” said Timothy R. Fiore, chair of ISM’s Manufacturing Business Survey Committee.

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Manufacturing Adds 66,000 Jobs Paced by Motor Vehicles and Parts

Manufacturing Adds 66,000 Jobs Paced by Motor Vehicles and Parts


U.S. manufacturing added 66,000 jobs in September, with the majority of that in durable goods, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said. Among durable goods industries, the big job gainer was motor vehicles and parts, up 14,300. Machinery also boosted employment by 13,800. However, the number of manufacturing jobs still is below February levels, the last month before COVID-19 slammed the U.S. economy.

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Seeking Faster Tools to Make Large Aerospace Parts

Seeking Faster Tools to Make Large Aerospace Parts


After three years of work, military researchers are near the end of a project to find a faster, cheaper way to make tools for large aerospace parts like skins for wings and fuselages. Results are looking good for large-scale additive manufacturing (AM) of carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic materials that can be autoclaved. Compared with metals, the researchers typically saw...

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FAA Chief Says He Liked What He Saw During 737 Max Test Flight

FAA Chief Says He Liked What He Saw During 737 Max Test Flight


Steve Dickson, chief of the Federal Aviation Administration, said he was satisified with changes made to Boeing Co.'s 737 Max after conducting a test flight. “I liked what I saw on the flight this morning,” Dickson said, according to The Seattle Times. The FAA will determine if the 737 Max can return to the air after being grounded since March 2019. Dickson is a one-time commercial airline pilot.

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Addressing Supply-Chain Risk Laid Bare by COVID-19

Addressing Supply-Chain Risk Laid Bare by COVID-19


When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many aerospace and defense manufacturers realized they were not resilient enough to withstand the resulting challenges in their supply chains, writes Contributing Editor Karen Haywood Queen. Before COVID-19, manuacturers focused on being lean with just-in-time deliveries. Now, manufacturers are studying ways to bolster their supply...

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No Burrs, No Defects

No Burrs, No Defects


A burr could become a danger point in the turbine engine. Classical manufacturing processes like turning, milling and grinding can lead to burr formation and unwanted sharp edges. Meanwhile, turbine engines have increasingly complex geometries. That means there are more demands on measuring technology for quality control. High resolution, optical 3D metrology is one way to meet such requirements.

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What Consolidation of Boeing 787 Production Means for South Carolina

What Consolidation of Boeing 787 Production Means for South Carolina


Boeing Co. last week said it will consolidate production of the 787 Dreamliner in South Carolina and will eventually shut down 787 operations in Washington state. The move will require months to plan but has "been years in the making," according to The Post and Courier. Boeing expects 787 deliveries to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic. Any rebound in 787 work will occur in South...

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