American Machinist http://americanmachinist.com/rss.xml en Lockheed Buys 'Polysonic' Wind Tunnel, Will Update http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-buys-polysonic-wind-tunnel-will-update <div class="node-body article-body">Lockheed Martin acquired a Texas wind tunnel and plans improvements there, for testing aeronautic conditions on its designs and systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-buys-polysonic-wind-tunnel-will-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-buys-polysonic-wind-tunnel-will-update#comments News Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:22:00 +0000 24341 at http://americanmachinist.com Wabco’s New Plant Will Bring Brake Production to U.S. http://americanmachinist.com/news/wabco-s-new-plant-will-bring-brake-production-us <div class="node-body article-body">Wabco will expand North American manufacturing with a new plant in Charleston, S.C., producing air disc brakes, air compressors, and related systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/wabco-s-new-plant-will-bring-brake-production-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/wabco-s-new-plant-will-bring-brake-production-us#comments News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:30:00 +0000 24311 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Wabco offers two families of air disc brakes: the lightweight, single-piston PAN series for commercial vehicles; and the new MAXX series (shown) that Wabco will launch for trailers, calling it &ldquo;the most optimized ADB system for trailer applications in the region.&rdquo;</p> Taking the Initiative on Five-Axis Advantages http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/taking-initiative-five-axis-advantages <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran and Robert Brooks </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Hurco is introducing five new models of five-axis CNC machine tools, emphasizing five-sided machining for standard three-axis designs.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/taking-initiative-five-axis-advantages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/taking-initiative-five-axis-advantages#comments Machining / Cutting Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:23:00 +0000 24301 at http://americanmachinist.com Ultra-Short Pulse Laser Raises Precision for Diamond Tool Cutting http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/ultra-short-pulse-laser-raises-precision-diamond-tool-cutting <div class="node-body article-body">United Grinding’s five-axis Walter EWAG Laser Line Ultra machining center incorporates ultra-short pulse laser technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/ultra-short-pulse-laser-raises-precision-diamond-tool-cutting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/ultra-short-pulse-laser-raises-precision-diamond-tool-cutting#comments Machining / Cutting Gold Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:47:00 +0000 24291 at http://americanmachinist.com Cold is Hot Again for Cryo Machining/Programming Partners http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/cold-hot-again-cryo-machiningprogramming-partners <div class="node-body article-body">5ME and Okuma have teamed to demonstrate the advantages of aerospace part processing via cryogenic machining.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/cold-hot-again-cryo-machiningprogramming-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/cold-hot-again-cryo-machiningprogramming-partners#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:46:00 +0000 24281 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Liquid nitrogen is transmitted through the spindle/turret and tool body to the cutting edge to cool the surface, thereby allowing higher speeds/feeds.</p> Peterbilt Adds CNG-Powered Medium-Duty Trucks http://americanmachinist.com/news/peterbilt-adds-cng-powered-medium-duty-trucks <div class="node-body article-body">Peterbilt Motors is introducing two medium-duty trucks powered by compressed natural gas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/peterbilt-adds-cng-powered-medium-duty-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/peterbilt-adds-cng-powered-medium-duty-trucks#comments News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:26:00 +0000 24271 at http://americanmachinist.com Rolls Plans Center for Carbon-Fiber Composite Fan Blades, Cases http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/rolls-plans-center-carbon-fiber-composite-fan-blades-cases <div class="node-body article-body">Rolls-Royce is establishing a development center for carbon-fiber composite materials technologies for fan blades and fan cases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/rolls-plans-center-carbon-fiber-composite-fan-blades-cases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/rolls-plans-center-carbon-fiber-composite-fan-blades-cases#comments News Shop Operations Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:03:00 +0000 24251 at http://americanmachinist.com Global Steel Output Slowed in February, Up Slightly YTD http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-output-slowed-february-slightly-ytd <div class="node-body article-body">Global raw steel production fell nearly 5% during February 2015, to 127.6 million metric tons.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-output-slowed-february-slightly-ytd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/global-steel-output-slowed-february-slightly-ytd#comments Machining / Cutting News Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:13:00 +0000 24241 at http://americanmachinist.com Master Negotiations in 7 Steps http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/master-negotiations-7-steps <div class="node-body gallery-body">Life is about compromises, but if you are prepared to compromise, to negotiate, you can achieve the goals you set for yourself. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/master-negotiations-7-steps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/master-negotiations-7-steps#comments Shop Operations Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:43:00 +0000 24231 at http://americanmachinist.com Asymmetry Advances Boring Options with Precision and Productivity http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/asymmetry-advances-boring-options-precision-and-productivity <div class="node-body article-body">Precision bores in engineered components are essential to critical performance metrics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/asymmetry-advances-boring-options-precision-and-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/asymmetry-advances-boring-options-precision-and-productivity#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:54:00 +0000 24221 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Kennametal&rsquo;s asymmetric line-boring system increases machining robustness, process speeds, and bore quality, and reduces tool maintenance and handling.</p> Five-Axis Grinder Plus Options Add Up to Much More http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/five-axis-grinder-plus-options-add-much-more <div class="node-body article-body">The Schütte 325linear five-axis CNC grinder has extended X- and Y-axis movement and two auxiliary slides for better clamping and wheel guidance over the entire machining envelope. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/five-axis-grinder-plus-options-add-much-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/five-axis-grinder-plus-options-add-much-more#comments Automation Machining / Cutting Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:34:00 +0000 24211 at http://americanmachinist.com Service Center Shipments Still Sluggish in February http://americanmachinist.com/news/service-center-shipments-still-sluggish-february <div class="node-body article-body">Service center steel and aluminum shipments maintained a lackluster pace in February, though the year-over-year results were more positive situation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/service-center-shipments-still-sluggish-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/service-center-shipments-still-sluggish-february#comments News Shop Operations Thu, 19 Mar 2015 02:49:00 +0000 24201 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Service centers steel shipments fell 5.4% from January to February in the U.S., and 4.9% over the same period for Canadian service centers. &nbsp;</p> Machinists Seek Unionization Vote at Boeing’s SC Plant http://americanmachinist.com/news/machinists-seek-unionization-vote-boeing-s-sc-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The International Association of Machinists petitioned the NLRB to authorize a union organizing election for workers at Boeing’s North Charleston, S.C., plant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/machinists-seek-unionization-vote-boeing-s-sc-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/machinists-seek-unionization-vote-boeing-s-sc-plant#comments Machining / Cutting News Tue, 17 Mar 2015 01:18:00 +0000 24191 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The OEM has over 7,700 employees in total at Boeing South Carolina, the operation it began to develop in 2008 as a second site for its 787 Dreamliner production.</p> Cutting Tools Consumption Declined in January http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tools-consumption-declined-january <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturers’ consumption of cutting tools slipped 1.8% from December to January, to $181.9 million. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tools-consumption-declined-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/cutting-tools-consumption-declined-january#comments Cutting Tools News Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:01:00 +0000 24181 at http://americanmachinist.com Discover More With Mazak - Midwest http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-midwest-1 <div class="node-body event-body">Mazak will host a Discover More With Mazak event at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, showcasing more than 20 of Mazak’s latest machine tools, with several featuring the company’s new Smooth Technology platform. Special presentations on additive manufacturing, ancillary machine tool equipment and MTConnect will round out the event.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Mazak Midwest Technology Center </span> <div class="street-address"> 300 East Commerce Dr. </div> <span class="locality">Schaumburg</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <span class="postal-code">60173</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.061601">42° 3' 41.7636" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-88.068663">88° 4' 7.1868" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.061601+-88.068663+%28300+East+Commerce+Dr.%2C+Schaumburg%2C+IL%2C+60173%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Mazak will host a Discover More With Mazak<sup>&trade; </sup>event at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, showcasing more than 20 of Mazak&rsquo;s latest machine tools, with several featuring the company&rsquo;s new Smooth Technology platform. Special presentations on additive manufacturing, ancillary machine tool equipment and MTConnect will round out the event. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>The broad range of machine tool demonstrations at the event will allow attendees to experience the latest advancements in Multi-Tasking, 5-axis, milling, turning, automation and CNC technologies for all metalworking sectors. Mazak applications experts will also be available during the demonstrations to discuss part-processing optimization.</p> <p>Designed for small parts production, Mazak&rsquo;s new Universal products redefine the quality and productivity standards of value-based CNC milling and turning machines. Event attendees will get to see several of these machines in action, including the Vertical Center Universal 400A 5X, Vertical Center Universal 400T and Vertical Center Universal 500A with a twin-pallet changer. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Larger part processing will be demonstrated on machines that include the Integrex e-1600V/10S, Horizontal Center Nexus 6800-II, Multiplex 6300Y, Slant Turn Nexus 500M and Vertical Traveling Column 200C.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Mazak will also showcase its new Mazatrol SmoothX CNC on the Integrex i-200, Variaxis i-600 and Integrex e-1600V/10S. The company engineered the CNC to offer maximum speeds that are four times faster than previous-generation controls. It also coincides with Mazak&rsquo;s new Smooth Technology process-performance platform that spans the entire part-production landscape, from programming to metal removal to data collection. As a result, manufacturers can dramatically shorten machine cycle times, enhance simultaneous 5-axis operations and more. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>A special additive manufacturing display will focus on the company&rsquo;s recently announced Integrex i-400AM Hybrid Multi-Tasking machine. Attendees will see how this forthcoming turnkey solution represents an innovative alternative to conventional part processing in terms of design and machining.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mazak designed the Integrex i-400AM primarily for small lot production of very difficult-to-machine materials such as those used in the aerospace, energy and medical industries. With its additive capability, the machine can easily generate/clad near-net-shape component features then quickly complete them via high-precision finish machining operations. &nbsp;</p> <p>Throughout the event, attendees will be able to connect with several of Mazak&rsquo;s Value Inspired Partners to discuss the latest ancillary machine tool equipment for creating total manufacturing solutions. These partners will also host a variety of sessions on ways attendees can enhance productivity via their equipment.&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to the machine tool demonstrations and partner presentations, attendees can participate in technical seminars on how to improve factory utilization using the MTConnect open-source, royalty-free manufacturing protocol.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-midwest-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-midwest-1#comments 42.061601 -88.068663 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:12:00 +0000 24171 at http://americanmachinist.com Airbus, Rolls-Royce Land New Order from Turkish Airlines http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-rolls-royce-land-new-order-turkish-airlines <div class="node-body article-body">Turkish Airlines ordered four Airbus A330-200F aircraft with Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-rolls-royce-land-new-order-turkish-airlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/airbus-rolls-royce-land-new-order-turkish-airlines#comments News Fri, 13 Mar 2015 03:53:00 +0000 24161 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The Trent 700 is a high-bypass turbofan jet engine developed and built by Rolls-Royce &ndash; the first variant of the Trent engine series. Introduced commercially in 1990, it is mainly installed in Airbus A330 aircraft, and was the basis of the current series standard, the Trent XWB.</p> The Future of the Manufacturing Supply Chain —Networked, Mobile, and Collaborative http://americanmachinist.com/white-papers-manufacturing-ebooks/future-manufacturing-supply-chain-networked-mobile-collaborative <div class="node-body article-body">As we move through 2015, the subject of the future of the supply chain has come back into focus. What does the future supply chain look like, and what do we expect some of the essential characteristics to be? Although this requires a degree of speculation, there are also some trends and technologies that clearly are having, and will continue to have, an enormous impact on the supply chain </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/white-papers-manufacturing-ebooks/future-manufacturing-supply-chain-networked-mobile-collaborative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/white-papers-manufacturing-ebooks/future-manufacturing-supply-chain-networked-mobile-collaborative#comments White Papers & Manufacturing eBooks Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:29:00 +0000 24151 at http://americanmachinist.com New Interface Option for CNC Machine/Software Interoperability http://americanmachinist.com/automation/new-interface-option-cnc-machine-software-interoperability <div class="node-body article-body">NUM Corp. developed a communications interface that complies fully with the MTConnect interoperability standard. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/automation/new-interface-option-cnc-machine-software-interoperability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/automation/new-interface-option-cnc-machine-software-interoperability#comments Automation CAD/CAM Software Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:17:00 +0000 24141 at http://americanmachinist.com UTC Preparing to Unload Sikorsky Aircraft http://americanmachinist.com/news/utc-preparing-unload-sikorsky-aircraft <div class="node-body article-body">United Technologies Corp. is set to conduct “a review of strategic alternatives” for its Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary, a manufacturer of helicopters.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/utc-preparing-unload-sikorsky-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/utc-preparing-unload-sikorsky-aircraft#comments News Thu, 12 Mar 2015 01:49:00 +0000 24131 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Sikorsky Aircraft&rsquo;s UH-60 Black Hawk is a twin-engine, utility helicopter in service as the U.S. Army&rsquo;s tactical transport helicopter since 1979. Variants of the UH-60 are in use by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard, and by the defense forces of numerous other nations.</p> Discover More With Mazak - Southeast http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-southeast <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Mazak Southeast Technology Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 1075 Northbrook Parkway </div> <span class="locality">Suwanee</span>, <span class="region">GA</span> <span class="postal-code">30024</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.012309">34° 0' 44.3124" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.065485">84° 3' 55.746" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.012309+-84.065485+%281075+Northbrook+Parkway%2C+Suwanee%2C+GA%2C+30024%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Mazak Southeast Technology Center in Suwanee, Georgia, invites manufacturers working in the aerospace, automotive, medical and other key regional industries to its Discover More With Mazak&trade; event on April 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registered attendees will be able to see the company&rsquo;s latest machine tools and CNC technology in action as well as discuss total manufacturing solutions with ancillary machine tool equipment suppliers.&nbsp;</p> <p>During the event, Mazak will demonstrate advancements in multi-tasking, 5-axis, milling and turning technologies on its latest machine tools, which include the Quick Turn Universal 350MY, Vertical Center Universal 500 5X and Vertical Center Universal 400T.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation, the company&rsquo;s new Unversal-type machines redefine the quality and productivity standards of value-based CNC milling and turning machines. &ldquo;Our forward-thinking design and engineering teams in Kentucky applied amazing ingenuity to develop innovative machine features and functions that take our world-class technology to the highest possible levels of affordability,&rdquo; he noted.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Mazak will also run simulations of its new Mazatrol SmoothX CNC. Made for complex, multi-axis machine tools, the company engineered the CNC to offer maximum speeds that are four times faster than previous-generation controls. The CNC coincides with Mazak&rsquo;s new Smooth Technology process-performance platform that spans the entire part-production landscape, from programming to metal removal to data collection. As a result, manufacturers can dramatically shorten machine cycle times, enhance simultaneous 5-axis operations and more &mdash; capabilities that will further enhance Mazak&rsquo;s dominance in industries such as aerospace.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>A special kiosk on the company&rsquo;s recently announced Integrex i-400AM Hybrid Multi-Tasking machine will explain how this forthcoming turnkey solution represents an innovative alternative to conventional part processing in terms of design and machining.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mazak designed the Integrex i-400AM primarily for small lot production of very difficult-to-machine materials such as those used in the aerospace, energy and medical industries. With its additive capability, the machine can easily generate/clad near-net-shape component features then quickly complete them via high-precision finish machining operations. &nbsp;</p> <p>Throughout the two-day event, attendees will also be able to connect with several of the industry&rsquo;s top suppliers of cutting tools, bar feeders, coolant systems, workholding solutions, 3D software and conveyor equipment to discuss total manufacturing solutions. Among the suppliers in attendance include Horn, Kennametal, Sandvik Coromant, LNS, Kurt, SolidWorks and Jorgensen Conveyors.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski will stop by the event to meet with attendees and sign autographs. Mazak Corporation and Team Penske have been strong partners since 1994, and over the past two decades, the team has engineered an edge over the competition by keeping more parts manufacturing in-house on equipment supplied by Mazak.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-southeast#comments 34.012309 -84.065485 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:13:00 +0000 24111 at http://americanmachinist.com U.S. Machine Tool Orders Start Year With Sharp Decline http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-start-year-sharp-decline <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturers ordered $341.17 million worth of new machine tools during January, a 32.9% drop from December orders. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-start-year-sharp-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/us-machine-tool-orders-start-year-sharp-decline#comments Machining / Cutting Tue, 10 Mar 2015 02:54:00 +0000 24101 at http://americanmachinist.com Ford Adds Four-Cylinder Engines at Retooled Cleveland Plant http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/ford-adds-four-cylinder-engines-retooled-cleveland-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Ford started producing 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines at the Cleveland Engine Plant for North American assembly lines. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/ford-adds-four-cylinder-engines-retooled-cleveland-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/ford-adds-four-cylinder-engines-retooled-cleveland-plant#comments Machining / Cutting News Mon, 09 Mar 2015 03:35:00 +0000 24091 at http://americanmachinist.com Slower Growth Ahead for Chinese Machine Manufacturing http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/slower-growth-ahead-chinese-machine-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body">Machinery production in China will expand by 6.9% in 2015, the slowest rate of growth since 2012 for the industrial sector in the world’s second-largest economy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/slower-growth-ahead-chinese-machine-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/slower-growth-ahead-chinese-machine-manufacturing#comments Machining / Cutting News Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:59:00 +0000 24081 at http://americanmachinist.com GE Starts Demo Testing CMC Parts for Jet Engines http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-starts-demo-testing-cmc-parts-jet-engines <div class="node-body article-body">GE Aviation started ground testing ceramic matrix-composite components for its GEnx jet engine, a high-bypass turbofan engine, developed specifically for the Boeing 777-8x/9x..</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-starts-demo-testing-cmc-parts-jet-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/ge-starts-demo-testing-cmc-parts-jet-engines#comments News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:21:00 +0000 24071 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>GE is investing $500 million this year to develop new technologies and product for the new GE9X engine, a slightly smaller variant of the GE90 high-bypass turbofan engine, developed specifically for the Boeing 777-8x/9x.</p> Seven Military Skills for Career Success http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/seven-military-skills-career-success <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran and Robert Brooks </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Career planning is not difficult because of a lack of options, but because of the surplus of options.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/seven-military-skills-career-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/seven-military-skills-career-success#comments Shop Operations Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:55:00 +0000 24061 at http://americanmachinist.com Bombardier’s New Single-Aisle Jet Makes First Flight http://americanmachinist.com/news/bombardier-s-new-single-aisle-jet-makes-first-flight <div class="node-body article-body">Bombardier Commercial Aircraft conducted the maiden flight of its new twin-engine jet, the CS300.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/bombardier-s-new-single-aisle-jet-makes-first-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/bombardier-s-new-single-aisle-jet-makes-first-flight#comments News Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:59:00 +0000 24051 at http://americanmachinist.com Discover More With Mazak - Northeast http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-northeast-0 <div class="node-body event-body">Mazak will host a Discover More With Mazak™ event for manufacturers at its Northeast Technology Center in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. The technology and education event will showcase new metalworking innovations and techniques for boosting productivity and profitability. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Mazak Northeast Technology Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 700 Old County Circle </div> <span class="locality">Windsor Locks</span>, <span class="region">CT</span> <span class="postal-code">06096</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.908897">41° 54' 32.0292" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-72.662963">72° 39' 46.6668" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.908897+-72.662963+%28700+Old+County+Circle+%2C+Windsor+Locks%2C+CT%2C+06096%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <style type="text/css"> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Times; panose-1:2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} @font-face {font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-font-charset:78; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1791491579 18 0 131231 0;} @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:"Helvetica Neue"; panose-1:2 0 5 3 0 0 0 2 0 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-2147483545 0 0 0 1 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Helvetica Neue"; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p {mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-margin-top-alt:auto; margin-right:0in; mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto; margin-left:0in; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Times; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:11.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Helvetica Neue"; mso-ascii-font-family:"Helvetica Neue"; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-hansi-font-family:"Helvetica Neue"; mso-fareast-language:JA;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --> </style> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt">Mazak will host a Discover More With Mazak&trade; event for manufacturers at its Northeast Technology Center in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, May 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. A special student day will be held on May 14 for local learning institutions. The technology and education event will showcase new metalworking innovations and techniques for boosting productivity and profitability.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt">A variety of Mazak machine tool demonstrations will allow attendees to experience advancements in Multi-Tasking, 5-axis, milling, turning and CNC technologies. Mazak applications experts will also be available during the demonstrations to discuss part-processing optimization.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt">Machines from the company&rsquo;s new Universal Series will be among the models on display during the event. Designed for small parts production, Universal machines redefine the quality and productivity standards of value-based CNC milling and turning solutions.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt">Mazak will also spotlight its new Mazatrol SmoothX CNC, which provides maximum speeds that are four times faster than previous-generation controls. The CNC also coincides with the company&rsquo;s new Smooth Technology process-performance platform that spans the entire part-production landscape, from programming to metal removal to data collection.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt">A special kiosk on the company&rsquo;s recently announced Integrex i-400AM Hybrid Multi-Tasking machine will explain how this forthcoming turnkey solution represents an innovative alternative to conventional part processing in terms of design and machining.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt">Mazak designed the Integrex i-400AM primarily for small lot production of very difficult-to-machine materials such as those used in the aerospace, energy and medical industries. With its additive capability, the machine can easily generate/clad near-net-shape component features then quickly complete them via high-precision finish machining operations. &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:12.0pt">Throughout the event, attendees will be able to connect with several of Mazak&rsquo;s Value Inspired Partners to discuss the latest ancillary machine tool equipment for creating total manufacturing solutions.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-northeast-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/discover-more-mazak-northeast-0#comments 41.908897 -72.662963 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:54:00 +0000 24041 at http://americanmachinist.com Lockheed-Sikorsky JV Re-Upped for Navy Helicopter Support http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-sikorsky-jv-re-upped-navy-helicopter-support <div class="node-body article-body">Maritime Helicopter Support Co. has been renewed by the U.S. Navy for its H-60 aircraft program support.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-sikorsky-jv-re-upped-navy-helicopter-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/lockheed-sikorsky-jv-re-upped-navy-helicopter-support#comments News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:35:00 +0000 24031 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The fixed-price, performance-based logistics contract format, MHSCo is rewarded according to the flight hours achieve by the U.S. Navy&rsquo;s H-60 series helicopter fleet.</p> CPI Aero Contracted by USAF for Jet Modifications http://americanmachinist.com/news/cpi-aero-contracted-usaf-jet-modifications <div class="node-body article-body">CPI Aerostructures Inc. has a new, $49-million U.S. Air Force contract to supply structural modification kits for the T-38C Pacer Classic III aircraft. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/cpi-aero-contracted-usaf-jet-modifications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/cpi-aero-contracted-usaf-jet-modifications#comments News Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:19:00 +0000 24021 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The T-38C Pacer Classic III (PC III) aircraft is a twin-engine, two-seat supersonic jet used for training fighter pilots.</p> Using the Cloud to Impact Manufacturing Performance http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/using-cloud-impact-manufacturing-performance <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran and Robert Brooks </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Web-based applications can be useful to help manufacturers grow their enterprises and sustain their competitive advantages. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/using-cloud-impact-manufacturing-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/using-cloud-impact-manufacturing-performance#comments Enterprise Software Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:07:00 +0000 23991 at http://americanmachinist.com