Machining / Cutting en Boeing Plans First Manufacturing Plant in Europe <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing Commercial Airplanes plans to open its first manufacturing operation in Europe at Sheffield, England, as early as 2018, to perform complex machining of gear systems and flight controls for the Next-Generation 737, 737 MAX, and 777 aircraft. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting News Tue, 28 Feb 2017 03:57:00 +0000 52121 at <p>Boeing will establish &ldquo;in-house manufacturing&rdquo; of critical actuation components and systems, including gear systems and flight controls for wing trailing edges on the 777 and other large-volume commercial aircraft programs.</p> Double-Digit Increases for Service Center Steel, Aluminum Shipments <div class="node-body article-body">North American service centers’ shipments of steel and aluminum products rose significantly during January 20176, with double-digit increases from December’s results and narrower but still notable year-on-year rises from January 2016. Inventory levels also rose, slightly. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting News Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:19:00 +0000 51201 at <p>Service center deliveries correspond to a significant volume of steel and aluminum products consumed by machine shops and fabricators, whose activities reflect the state of industrial activity in North America.</p> Ten Ways Industry Uses 3D Scanning <div class="node-body gallery-body">From prototyping to quality assurance, 3D scanning has become an integral part of the manufacturing process. Here are ten current uses. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Machinist Newswire Machining / Cutting News Shop Operations Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:43:00 +0000 51101 at 3 Trends That Will Drive the Automotive Industry in 2017 and Beyond <div class="field-byline"> Stefan Issing, Global Industry Director--Automotive, IFS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Look for mandatory IT on new cars, increased popularity of in-vehicle wi-fi hotspots, and an increase of EVs in China, among other developments. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Machinist Newswire Machining / Cutting News QC and Inspection Shop Operations Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:01:00 +0000 49711 at Global Steel Production Rose in 2016, Just Barely <div class="node-body gallery-body">Raw raw steel production rose just 0.8% year-over-year during 2016, with a 12-month total of 1.628 billion metric tons for the year. Steel output decreased in Europe, North and South America, and Africa, but it rose in Asia, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East, and Oceania. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting News Sun, 05 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000 48811 at Breakthrough In Fine-Finish Aluminum Face Milling <div class="node-body article-body">In one of its first U.S. high-volume applications outside the automotive industry, Ingersoll’s breakthrough PCD cartridge-type facemill has dramatically improved rough and finish milling for aluminum castings at Continental Motors.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Gold Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:13:00 +0000 48411 at Third Straight Quarterly Decline in Machine Tool Orders <div class="node-body article-body">Italian manufacturers’ new orders for machine tools fell for the third consecutive quarter during Q4 2016, though the trade association representing that industry described the situation as “stationary,” with demand from foreign buyers showing notable strength. UCIMU, which represents manufacturers of machine tools, automation systems, and auxiliary products, said its members’ fourth-quarter 2016 new orders rose just 0.3% versus the Q4 2015 result, and that its index of machine tool orders (2010 average = 100) increased to 133.3.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting News Wed, 01 Feb 2017 04:47:00 +0000 48111 at <p>UCIMU is a trade association for Italian manufacturers of machine tool, robots, automation systems, and related products (NC, tools, components, accessories.) It has over two hundred member companies, who represent more than 70% of such products manufactured in Italy.</p> Exploiting Web-Based Resources to Launch a CNC Shop <div class="node-body article-body"> helped a tool designer and consultant to adopt in-house, customized CNC precision machining capability, and the skills and business tactics necessary to compete successfully in that sector.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:55:00 +0000 47171 at Ford is Rolling Out a New Line of Auto Parts <div class="node-body article-body">Ford Motor Co.’s Customer Service Division is establishing a new brand for a line of replacement automotive parts that will be supplied to Ford dealers, allowing them to offer a new option to customers for Ford and non-Ford vehicles. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting News Wed, 25 Jan 2017 01:43:00 +0000 46871 at <p>1,500 of the most commonly requested replacement parts are now available from Ford&rsquo;s Omnicraft line, including oil filters, brake pads, brake rotors, loaded struts, starters, and alternators.</p> Boeing Set for New Organizing Battle in S.C. <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing is preparing for a new battle with the International Association of Machinists, the labor union that represents hundreds of Boeing workers in Washington State. The union petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to hold a secret-ballot election for approximately 2,850 production workers to organize and affiliate with IAM at the Boeing assembly plant in North Charleston, S.C.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machining / Cutting News Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:50:00 +0000 46341 at <p>Boeing&rsquo;s North Charleston, S.C., complex performs final assembly on the 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliners, and also fabricates, assembles, and installs systems for rear fuselage sections of the 787, and joins and integrates midbody fuselage sections.</p>