American Machinist http://americanmachinist.com/rss.xml en CFM Confirmed for Malaysia Airlines' $630M Engine Order http://americanmachinist.com/news/cfm-confirmed-malaysia-airlines-630m-engine-order <div class="node-body article-body">Malaysia Airlines Berhad finalized its order with CFM International for a series of LEAP-1B engines to power 25 737 MAX 8 aircraft, an order the carrier placed in July. The engine builder confirmed its contract is worth $630 million at current list prices, and deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2019.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/cfm-confirmed-malaysia-airlines-630m-engine-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/cfm-confirmed-malaysia-airlines-630m-engine-order#comments News Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:46:00 +0000 34561 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The LEAP 1-B is Boeing&rsquo;s exclusive choice to power its new 737 MAX 8 twin-engine aircraft. Various design and material selections for the high-bypass engine are intended to reduce weight overall and extend performance life.</p> Results from IMTS Suggest Potential for CapEx Revival http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/results-imts-suggest-potential-capex-revival <div class="node-body article-body">September’s International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 offered some evidence for a rebound in capital spending, as the six-day event drew over 2,400 exhibitors and 115,612 attendees -- at or near record levels. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/results-imts-suggest-potential-capex-revival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/results-imts-suggest-potential-capex-revival#comments IMTS 2016 Machining / Cutting Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:47:00 +0000 34551 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The number of registered visitors represents the third-highest total over the 31 stagings of the biannual International Manufacturing Technology Show.</p> Making Multi-Spindle Design, Performance as Smooth as Possible http://americanmachinist.com/automation/making-multi-spindle-design-performance-smooth-possible <div class="node-body article-body"><p>ZPS America, in Indianapolis, builds high-production volume, multi-spindle machine tools, for a long list of end-product applications. Lately, its main focus has been precision machining technology for automotive OEMs, and one of its longest-standing customers is a nearby high-volume manufacturer.</p> <p>Mitchel &amp; Scott Machine Co. is a multi-skilled precision parts producer for manufacturers in the HVAC, agricultural, defense, and hydraulic systems sectors &mdash; but especially in the heavy-duty diesel and automotive OEM markets.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/automation/making-multi-spindle-design-performance-smooth-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/automation/making-multi-spindle-design-performance-smooth-possible#comments Automation Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Gold Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:49:00 +0000 34531 at http://americanmachinist.com <p class="Body">Multi-spindle machine in runout at ZPS America, in Indianapolis.</p> World Steel Production Stabilizes in August http://americanmachinist.com/news/world-steel-production-stabilizes-august <div class="node-body article-body">Global steel production totaled 134.1 million metric tons during August, rising only 0.2% from the July result and 1.95% more than the August 2015 figure. Global raw-steel capacity utilization during August was just 68.5%, just 0.1% higher than the utilization rate for July, and 0.5% less than the rate during August 2015. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/world-steel-production-stabilizes-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/world-steel-production-stabilizes-august#comments News Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:00:00 +0000 34521 at http://americanmachinist.com WESTEC 2017 http://americanmachinist.com/westec-2017 <div class="node-body event-body">WESTEC brings you the very latest technologies – from software, cutting tools to multi-tasking machines – all from top international equipment manufacturers. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Los Angeles Convention Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 1201 S Figueroa St. </div> <span class="locality">Los Angeles</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">90015</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.040265">34° 2' 24.954" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.269544">118° 16' 10.3584" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.040265+-118.269544+%281201+S+Figueroa+St.%2C+Los+Angeles%2C+CA%2C+90015%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The West Coast&rsquo;s premier&nbsp;manufacturing event, WESTEC brings you the very latest technologies &ndash; from software, cutting tools to multi-tasking machines &ndash; all from top international equipment manufacturers.</p> <p>WESTEC is where collaboration starts &ndash; a place to network, form relationships, build partnerships, and solve your firm&rsquo;s most pressing problems. If these are your company&rsquo;s goals, WESTEC is where you need to be!</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/westec-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/westec-2017#comments 34.040265 -118.269544 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:41:00 +0000 34511 at http://americanmachinist.com Mfg4 http://americanmachinist.com/mfg4 <div class="node-body event-body">Mfg4 is an event developed for the aerospace, defense and medical industries, with an emphasis on industry-specific solutions and cross-collaboration.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Connecticut Convention Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 100 Columbus Boulevard </div> <span class="locality">Hartford</span>, <span class="region">CT</span> <span class="postal-code">06103</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.762452">41° 45' 44.8272" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-72.667881">72° 40' 4.3716" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.762452+-72.667881+%28100+Columbus+Boulevard%2C+Hartford%2C+CT%2C+06103%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Mfg4 is an event developed for the aerospace, defense and medical industries, with an emphasis on industry-specific solutions and cross-collaboration.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/mfg4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/mfg4#comments 41.762452 -72.667881 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:35:00 +0000 34501 at http://americanmachinist.com EASTEC 2017 http://americanmachinist.com/eastec-2017 <div class="node-body event-body">EASTEC is an event dedicated to keeping Northeastern manufacturers competitive. It’s where manufacturing ideas, processes and products that make an impact in the northeast region, are highlighted through exhibits, education and networking events. The event offers a unique chance to connect with resources that can solve your company’s most pressing problems, improve productivity and increase profits.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Eastern States Exposition Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 1305 Memorial Ave. </div> <span class="locality">West Springfield</span>, <span class="region">MA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.091132">42° 5' 28.0752" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-72.616088">72° 36' 57.9168" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.091132+-72.616088+%281305+Memorial+Ave.+%2C+West+Springfield%2C+MA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>EASTEC is New England&rsquo;s premier manufacturing exposition. With more than 500 exhibitors, complimentary conference sessions, industry keynotes and much more, EASTEC is an event dedicated to keeping Northeastern manufacturers competitive. It&rsquo;s where manufacturing ideas, processes and products that make an impact in the northeast region, are highlighted through exhibits, education and networking events. The event offers a unique chance to connect with resources that can solve your company&rsquo;s most pressing problems, improve productivity and increase profits. It&rsquo;s clear why so many business owners, engineers, designers, production managers and purchasing executives attend EASTEC to keep their operations current. EASTEC brings human ingenuity and manufacturing brilliance together. Make sure it&rsquo;s part of your strategy and reserve the dates on your calendar!</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/eastec-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/eastec-2017#comments 42.091132 -72.616088 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:47:00 +0000 34491 at http://americanmachinist.com The MFG Meeting 2017 http://americanmachinist.com/mfg-meeting-2017 <div class="node-body event-body">The MFG Meeting is an event where professionals meet to discuss the current and future state of manufacturing, find solutions to business challenges, and network with their peers. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Omni Amelia Island Plantation</span> <div class="street-address"> 39 Beach Lagoon Rd </div> <span class="locality">Fernandina Beach</span>, <span class="region">FL</span> <span class="postal-code">32034</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="30.555673">30° 33' 20.4228" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-81.443847">81° 26' 37.8492" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=30.555673+-81.443847+%2839+Beach+Lagoon+Rd%2C+Fernandina+Beach%2C+FL%2C+32034%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Bringing together the complete chain of the manufacturing industry, The MFG Meeting is an event where professionals meet to discuss the current and future state of manufacturing, find solutions to business challenges, and network with their peers. The MFG Meeting will take place March 22 - 25, 2017, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation on Amelia Island, Florida.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/mfg-meeting-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/mfg-meeting-2017#comments 30.555673 -81.443847 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:43:00 +0000 34481 at http://americanmachinist.com Military Aircraft Manufacturing -- Dossier http://americanmachinist.com/datasheet/military-aircraft-manufacturing-dossier <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/military-aircraft-manufacturing-dossier" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://americanmachinist.com/site-files/americanmachinist.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/jet-engine.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">This dossier presents graphs and tables about military aircraft manufacturing worldwide and in the United States. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/datasheet/military-aircraft-manufacturing-dossier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Reports Gold Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:58:00 +0000 34471 at http://americanmachinist.com Truck Builder Picks Volvo Penta for EPA’s Tier 4 Emissions Standard http://americanmachinist.com/news/truck-builder-picks-volvo-penta-epa-s-tier-4-emissions-standard <div class="node-body article-body">Capacity Trucks selected Volvo Penta to supply EPA Tier 4 Final engines to power its Sabre series of terminal trucks. Texas-based Capacity supplies trucks for ports, warehouses, and intermodal terminals, and the Sabre line (developed with parent company REV Group) reportedly will set new standards for "durability, efficiency, productivity and lifetime costs of ownership."</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/truck-builder-picks-volvo-penta-epa-s-tier-4-emissions-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/truck-builder-picks-volvo-penta-epa-s-tier-4-emissions-standard#comments News Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:37:00 +0000 34451 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Texas-based Capacity Trucks supplies vehicles for ports, warehouses, and intermodal terminals, and the new Sabre line reportedly will set new standards for &quot;durability, efficiency, productivity and lifetime costs of ownership.&quot;</p> The Buzz on Manufacturing Technology from IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/buzz-manufacturing-technology-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">After months of previewing new manufacturing technology — machinery and devices, tooling, automation, programming software, etc. — the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 is in the books, leaving some first impressions and lasting ideas that will shape manufacturing and technology going forward.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/buzz-manufacturing-technology-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/buzz-manufacturing-technology-imts-2016#comments Automation IMTS 2016 Cutting Tools Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:13:00 +0000 34441 at http://americanmachinist.com Steel, Aluminum Shipment Totals Improve for August http://americanmachinist.com/news/steel-aluminum-shipment-totals-improve-august <div class="node-body article-body">Metals service centers in the U.S. increased their shipments of steel and aluminum during August, and improved their inventory positions, too. In Canada, service centers’ deliveries declined at a reduced rate.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/steel-aluminum-shipment-totals-improve-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/steel-aluminum-shipment-totals-improve-august#comments Machining / Cutting News Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:40:00 +0000 34431 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Service center shipments correspond to a substantial volume of the metals consumed by machine shops and fabricators, and the activities at those operations reflect the state of industrial activity in the North America.</p> Pratt & Whitney Cuts Forecast for 2016 Engine Deliveries http://americanmachinist.com/news/pratt-whitney-cuts-forecast-2016-engine-deliveries <div class="node-body article-body">Pratt & Whitney has cut its 2016 target for deliveries of the PW1000G series geared turbofan engine, indicating supply-chain problems are keeping it from completing on-time deliveries to aircraft builders like Bombardier Inc. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/pratt-whitney-cuts-forecast-2016-engine-deliveries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/pratt-whitney-cuts-forecast-2016-engine-deliveries#comments News Mon, 19 Sep 2016 02:00:00 +0000 34421 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Pratt &amp; Whitney&rsquo;s PW1000G is designed with the engine fan separated from the low-pressure compressor and turbine, so that each module operates at optimal speeds.</p> Cutting Tool Consumption Down 17.2% in Latest Tally http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-down-172-latest-tally <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturers’ cutting tool consumption totaled $146.95 million during July, a 16.2% less than the June total and 17.2% less than the July 2015 result. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-down-172-latest-tally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tool-consumption-down-172-latest-tally#comments Cutting Tools Thu, 15 Sep 2016 04:48:00 +0000 34401 at http://americanmachinist.com U.S. Machine Tool Orders Drop Again, Outlook Dims http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-drop-again-outlook-dims <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturers ordered $246.38 million worth of new machine tools and related technology during July, down 24.8% from June and down 23.0% from July 2015, according to the monthly U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-drop-again-outlook-dims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-drop-again-outlook-dims#comments Machining / Cutting Mon, 12 Sep 2016 04:01:00 +0000 34391 at http://americanmachinist.com IMTS Helped Launch a Secondary Growth Phase for Alumalloy http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/imts-helped-launch-secondary-growth-phase-alumalloy <div class="node-body gallery-body">Alumalloy Metalcasting Co. is a medium-sized Ohio foundry supplying aluminum cast parts and finished subassemblies to global manufacturers of heavy trucks, autos, and industrial equipment. Secondary machining generates 40% of its revenue. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/imts-helped-launch-secondary-growth-phase-alumalloy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/imts-helped-launch-secondary-growth-phase-alumalloy#comments IMTS 2016 Machining / Cutting Sat, 10 Sep 2016 19:36:00 +0000 34381 at http://americanmachinist.com Secondary Machining Makes Alumalloy a First-Rate Supplier http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/secondary-machining-makes-alumalloy-first-rate-supplier <div class="node-body article-body">Alumalloy Metalcasting Co. is a foundry and machine shop, supplying aluminum cast parts and finished subassemblies to global manufacturers of heavy trucks, autos, and industrial equipment. Secondary machining generates 40% of its revenue. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/secondary-machining-makes-alumalloy-first-rate-supplier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/secondary-machining-makes-alumalloy-first-rate-supplier#comments IMTS 2016 Machining / Cutting Gold Sat, 10 Sep 2016 17:45:00 +0000 34371 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Alumalloy Metalcasting Co. has 104 employees in an 110,000-sq.ft.uare-foot foundry and machine shop, supplying aluminum cast parts and finished subassemblies to global manufacturers of heavy trucks, autos, and industrial equipment. Secondary machining generates 40% of its revenue.</p> Ceramic End Mill is a Stellar Success http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/ceramic-end-mill-stellar-success <div class="node-body article-body">With the help of a Kennametal SiAlON KYS40 ceramic end mill, Stellar Precision Components completed an order for Inconel 625 prototype aerospace parts, with precision, speed, and cost-efficiency. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/ceramic-end-mill-stellar-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/ceramic-end-mill-stellar-success#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:46:00 +0000 34361 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Kennametal&rsquo;s full ceramic end mills operate at spindle speeds up to 10 times faster than carbide, and provide far greater tool life.</p> Engine Delays Force Bombardier to Cut Delivery Forecast http://americanmachinist.com/news/engine-delays-force-bombardier-cut-delivery-forecast <div class="node-body article-body">Bombardier Inc. reduced its forecast for 2016 deliveries of the new C Series aircraft – a twin-engine, medium-range jet developed for the single-aisle aircraft market — citing delays in the availability of Pratt & Whitney’s PW1500G engines.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/engine-delays-force-bombardier-cut-delivery-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/engine-delays-force-bombardier-cut-delivery-forecast#comments News Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:15:00 +0000 34351 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Pratt &amp; Whitney&rsquo;s PW1000G is a high-bypass, geared turbofan engine that is the exclusive engine option for the Bombardier C Series. It&rsquo;s been selected by Airbus, Embraer, Mitsubishi, and Irkut, too.</p> Federal-Mogul Agrees to Icahn Group Purchase http://americanmachinist.com/news/federal-mogul-agrees-icahn-group-purchase <div class="node-body article-body">Federal-Mogul Holdings agreed to be merged with a subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises L.P., the portfolio controlled by investor Carl Icahn. The Icahn group already is the largest shareholder in Federal-Mogul; its all-cash offer is estimated to be worth about $282 million.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/federal-mogul-agrees-icahn-group-purchase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/federal-mogul-agrees-icahn-group-purchase#comments News Wed, 07 Sep 2016 04:21:00 +0000 34341 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The Federal-Mogul Powertrain business produces aluminum pistons for OEMs, like BMW, and a range of other products like piston rings, cylinder liners, valve seats, valve guides, bearings, and spark plugs.</p> New Technologies for Automation, Connectivity, and Precision, at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-technologies-automation-connectivity-and-precision-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">For machine shop operators performance objectives like consistency, continuity, and accuracy remain constant goals, necessitating emphasis on automation systems, machinery, and technology to meet those standards.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-technologies-automation-connectivity-and-precision-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-technologies-automation-connectivity-and-precision-imts-2016#comments Automation IMTS 2016 CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:13:00 +0000 34331 at http://americanmachinist.com GE to Buy, Leaseback Five 777s for Korean Air http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-buy-leaseback-five-777s-korean-air <div class="node-body article-body">GE Capital Aviation Services Ltd. has a new purchase-and-leaseback arrangement with Korean Air Lines Co. Ltd. concerning five Boeing 777F freighters, with delivery to begin this year. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-buy-leaseback-five-777s-korean-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-buy-leaseback-five-777s-korean-air#comments News Fri, 02 Sep 2016 02:52:00 +0000 34321 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The Boeing 777 is a long-range wide-body twin-engine jet that with seating for up to 451 passengers. It is powered by the largest-diameter turbofan engines of any aircraft. The 777 was designed to replace older, wide-body airliners and bridge the capacity difference between Boeing&#39;s 767 and 747.</p> Siemens Buys 3D Printing Company, Expanding AM Strategy http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/siemens-buys-3d-printing-company-expanding-am-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">Siemens AG acquired an 85% stake in Materials Solutions Ltd., an additive manufacturing company producing nickel-superalloy parts for gas turbines (land based and aero engines), and specialty steel and titanium components for aerospace systems and performance automotive systems. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/siemens-buys-3d-printing-company-expanding-am-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/siemens-buys-3d-printing-company-expanding-am-strategy#comments Shop Operations Fri, 02 Sep 2016 02:38:00 +0000 34311 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Siemens burner heads produced by Materials Solutions Ltd. via selective laser melting.</p> Taking on Titanium’s Hardness, Elasticity, and Other Challenges http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/taking-titanium-s-hardness-elasticity-and-other-challenges <div class="field-byline"> Radu Pavel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite its advantages for designers and consumer, titanium is notoriously difficult to machine. And, the difficulties presented in machining the material itself also negatively impact tool life. Taking on these problems is the task for manufacturing engineers and machine shops.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/taking-titanium-s-hardness-elasticity-and-other-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/taking-titanium-s-hardness-elasticity-and-other-challenges#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Gold Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:13:00 +0000 34301 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Despite its advantages to component designers, titanium is notoriously difficult to machine. And, the difficulties presented in machining the material itself also negatively impact tool life.</p> Leasing Group Raises Airbus Contract by $574.5M http://americanmachinist.com/news/leasing-group-raises-airbus-contract-5745m <div class="node-body article-body">BOC Aviation ordered five A321ceo narrow-body aircraft from Airbus SAS, jets that the Bank of China holding indicated it has already leased to an unnamed Asian airline. The leasing group reported the purchase value at $574.5 million, though Airbus has not confirmed that total.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/leasing-group-raises-airbus-contract-5745m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/leasing-group-raises-airbus-contract-5745m#comments News Thu, 01 Sep 2016 01:17:00 +0000 34291 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>&ldquo;The A320 family aircraft is a sound financial asset as confirmed by leading lessor BOC Aviation, based in the world&rsquo;s fastest growing aviation market,&rdquo; stated Airbus&rsquo;s John Leahy, Airbus. &ldquo;This order also confirms the trend by customers to increase capacity by upsizing to larger aircraft models.&rdquo;</p> Rolls-Royce to Redesign, Replace Turbine Blades for 787 http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-redesign-replace-turbine-blades-787 <div class="field-byline"> AM Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ANA Holdings confirmed it will replace or repair all Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines on its Boeing 787 Dreamliners in order to deal with an outbreak of cracks in the medium-pressure turbines caused by excessive vibration. The issue has caused All-Nippon Airways to cancel 18 flights in the past week.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-redesign-replace-turbine-blades-787" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/rolls-royce-redesign-replace-turbine-blades-787#comments News Wed, 31 Aug 2016 01:40:00 +0000 34281 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Rolls-Royce CEO Warren East commented that the damage to its Trent 1000 engines represents &ldquo;an issue, but it&#39;s a manageable issue. &hellip; With the more intensive use, the natural wear and tear on the engines happens sooner.&quot;</p> Lockheed Draws DOD Contract Upgrade for Cargo/Transport Planes http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-draws-dod-contract-upgrade-cargotransport-planes <div class="node-body article-body">Lockheed Martin Corp. has landed a $287.2-million mark-up to an earlier U.S. Dept. of Defense contract for its C-130J transport aircraft, raising the value to roughly $5.7 billion, and setting the total aircraft to be delivered at 88 over five years.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-draws-dod-contract-upgrade-cargotransport-planes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-draws-dod-contract-upgrade-cargotransport-planes#comments News Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:47:00 +0000 34271 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The C-130 Hercules is a Lockheed-designed and built, four-engine turboprop aircraft, used for troop and cargo transport.</p> New Technologies for More Efficient Machine Shop Operations, at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-technologies-more-efficient-machine-shop-operations-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">IMTS visitors have the unusual opportunity to see new technologies that offer them ways to change the limitations of space and time, from compact turning machines to precision cutting systems, to new metrology concepts and advanced ERP and CRM modules.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-technologies-more-efficient-machine-shop-operations-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-technologies-more-efficient-machine-shop-operations-imts-2016#comments IMTS 2016 Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:04:00 +0000 34261 at http://americanmachinist.com GE Building $165-Million Plant in Ontario http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-building-165-million-plant-ontario <div class="node-body article-body">General Electric staged a groundbreaking event to mark the start of construction for a new industrial gas-engine plant in Welland, Ont., a project it stated represents a first-phase investment of $165 million. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-building-165-million-plant-ontario" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-building-165-million-plant-ontario#comments News Mon, 29 Aug 2016 01:53:00 +0000 34251 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>GE&#39;s Distributed Power business designs and produces engines, and power equipment for industrial power generation and gas compression at or near the point of use.</p> Showing the Cooler, More Customizable Side of Cryogenic Machining http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/showing-cooler-more-customizable-side-cryogenic-machining <div class="node-body article-body">5ME is developing new resources and applications to show users how its cryogenic machining technology can make their high-value production programs more profitable and efficient.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/showing-cooler-more-customizable-side-cryogenic-machining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/showing-cooler-more-customizable-side-cryogenic-machining#comments IMTS 2016 Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Gold Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:31:00 +0000 34241 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The 5ME cryogenic machining technology transmits liquid nitrogen through a spindle/turret and directly to the cutting edge, at -321&deg;F.</p>