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Ontario gets aerospace financial boost, 1,500 jobs

Ontario gets aerospace financial boost, 1,500 jobs | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Ottawa is investing millions of dollars in Pratt & Whitney's Mississauga, ON, facility, according to a news story from The Toronto Star.
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Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces
Experts in Vacuum Furnace Manufacturing VAC AERO designs, builds and retrofits advanced vacuum furnaces, hot zones and process controllers with the highest quality standards that will fulfill any of your specialized processing needs. From small horizontal laboratory units to large vertical models VAC AERO vacuum furnaces are ideal for a broad range of vacuum processing applications such as hardening, tempering, stress relieving, brazing, normalizing, annealing, and sintering of metals, specialty alloys, and engineered materials. VAC AERO vacuum furnace systems operate worldwide in diverse applications in aerospace, power generation, medical, nuclear, tool & die, research and other high-tech industries.
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Richard Sisson Named a Fellow of Two Materials Science and Engineering Professional Societies

Richard Sisson Named a Fellow of Two Materials Science and Engineering Professional Societies | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Richard Sisson Jr., George F. Fuller Professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the Manufacturing and Materials Science and Engineering programs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has been named a fellow of two materials science professional societies, the International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE), and the American Ceramic Society (ACerS).

Sisson, who directs the Center for Heat Treating Excellence, part of WPI’s Metal Processing Institute, received the IFHTSE fellowship at the 4th International Conference on HTSE in Automotive Applications in Spartanburg, S.C., in June, where he also delivered one of the conference’s three keynote addresses. His presentation was titled “Challenges and Opportunities for the Heat Treating Community: Threats, Risks, and Benefits.”
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ASM International Publishes Updated English Translation of "Metallography of Steels"

ASM International Publishes Updated English Translation of "Metallography of Steels" | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
"Metallography of Steels: Interpretation of Structure and the Effects of Processing" is a valuable reference publication that combines a metallographic atlas for steels and cast irons, and an introductory textbook covering the fundamentals of phase transformations and heat treatment of these materials. Every important stage of processing, from casting to cold working is clearly discussed and copiously illustrated with metallographs that show the obtained structures, both desired and those achieved when deviations occur.
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Standing Desks: Bane or Benefit?

Standing Desks: Bane or Benefit? | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
With more employers jumping on the standing desk bandwagon, the trend has raised questions about the benefits of this office furniture and the impact on federal disability law.

The boom in popularity of standing desks can be traced to a 2013 policy against sedentary behavior adopted by the American Medical Association that encouraged greater use of standing workstations to promote a healthier workplace. By 2018 a survey released by the Society of Human Resource Management found that standing desks are the fastest-growing benefits trend.
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New Cathode Material Triples the Energy Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteri

New Cathode Material Triples the Energy Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteri | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
As the demand for smartphones, electric vehicles, and renewable energy continues to rise, researchers are searching for ways to improve lithium-ion batteries—the most common type of battery found in home electronics and a potential way to store grid-scale energy. A team of scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory have found a way to boost the energy density of lithium-ion batteries, which could lead to longer-lasting batteries and expand the use of wind and solar energy.
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10 Great Aviation Documentaries to Watch on YouTube

10 Great Aviation Documentaries to Watch on YouTube | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it

As Geeks love to surf around YouTube. There, you can find audio of JFK ATC reprimanding an Air China pilot, incredible landings in crosswinds and plane-spotting at airports around the world. But Youtube also features longer-format documentaries to whet your appetite for all things airplane.

Here are 10 aviation documentaries available on YouTube.

(You’ll note that many of the best documentaries come from across the pond. The Brits seem to herald their aviation industry and aeronautical history more than we do here in the US.)

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The Real State of American Manufacturing

The Real State of American Manufacturing | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Here we are now, nine years into the recovery from the Great Recession, a year and a half into a new business-minded presidency, and currently in the wild midst of a digital transformation rocking the entire manufacturing sector.

In many ways, this is probably one of the most exciting, turbulent, and opportunity-rich times manufacturing has seen since the end of World War II. At the heart of it is a movement matching two equal-but-opposite forces simultaneously stymieing and bolstering the industry.
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Yes, Trade Deficits Are Hurting American Manufacturing

Yes, Trade Deficits Are Hurting American Manufacturing | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
A trade deficit occurs when a country imports more goods and services than it exports. The macroeconomic explanations are often convoluted and do not make sense to the average voter.

This typical example of a nebulous explanation comes from a leading manufacturing group: A trade deficit arises as a result of several factors, including overall domestic economic conditions and standards of living; domestic consumption and purchasing compared with savings rates; and the price of goods in the market, which is, in turn, affected by exchange rates, domestic structural issues (e.g., taxation regulation) and openness to international trade.

This long-winded sentence doesn’t really say whether the trade deficit is good or bad for manufacturing.
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Airbus aggressively sourcing more Canadian content

Airbus aggressively sourcing more Canadian content | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it

When Tom Enders, then the chief executive officer of Airbus, announced in October 2017 that Canada would become the company’s fifth home country and first outside of Europe, following a deal with Bombardier to acquire a majority stake in the C Series passenger jet, small- and medium-sized Canadian aerospace companies had reason to be optimistic.

An Airbus A220-300, in flight. The aircraft family formerly known as Bombardier C Series is part of the motivation for Airbus’ increased presence in Canada. Canada has typically ranked eighth or ninth among Airbus suppliers. But with the C Series now firmly under the Airbus tent (it was renamed the A220 in July).

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Is the Engineering Profession Still a “Good” Job?

Is the Engineering Profession Still a “Good” Job? | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it

Kicking off our yearly Salary and Career Survey will be a highlighted focus on job satisfaction. How happy are engineers in the workplace, what could be better, and is engineering still all that it’s cracked up to be?

It’s time once again for Machine Design’s annual Salary and Career Survey. This year we are breaking down our report into a five-article series that will hone in on specific aspects of the engineering profession. Up first is job satisfaction and how engineers feel about their profession. We’ll highlight the good, the bad, and the ugly of engineering, and if engineers still think it’s all worth it.

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New Global Debut

New Global Debut | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it

In May, Bombardier Business Aircraft (BBA) upstaged its major competitors at the annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Switzerland when it revealed it had been secretly flying a new member of the Global corporate jet family, powered by a brand new turbofan engine.

Bombardier Business Aircraft president David Coleal surprised an EBACE audience by unveiling a luxurious bronze-painted Global 6500 flight test vehicle at a reception. 


One day prior to the opening of EBACE, industry and media guests were attending a Bombardier reception in the Tag aviation hangar when BBA president David Coleal surprised the audience by dropping a curtain to reveal a luxurious bronze-painted Global 6500 flight test vehicle (FTV1). The shiny jet is powered by a pair of brand

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Ford Celebrates 10 Millionth Mustang

Ford Celebrates 10 Millionth Mustang | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it

The Ford Mustang -- an iconic American symbol of cool -- reached a major milestone Wednesday as the 10 millionth vehicle rolled off an assembly line at a Detroit-area plant. 

Ford marked the occasion for the car, celebrated in American song and film and recognized the world over as a quintessentially American cultural export, with a big party and parade at the Michigan headquarters -- complete with a flyover from World War II-era P-51 Mustang fighter jets that are the car's namesake.

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Engineers Taught a Drone to Herd Birds Away from Airports

Engineers Taught a Drone to Herd Birds Away from Airports | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Engineers at Caltech have developed a new control algorithm that enables a single drone to herd an entire flock of birds away from the airspace of an airport. The algorithm is presented in a study in IEEE Transactions on Robotics.

The project was inspired by the 2009 “Miracle on the Hudson,” when US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of geese shortly after takeoff and pilots Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles were forced to land in the Hudson River off Manhattan.
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Boeing Faces New Production Snarls for 737 Jetliner

Boeing Faces New Production Snarls for 737 Jetliner | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Boeing Co. is working through cascading supplier problems that will hamper third-quarter deliveries of its 737 jetliner, the planemaker’s largest source of profit.

Hiccups at the makers of fuselages and engines, combined with record 737 output, have contributed to a production logjam at the planemaker’s Seattle-area factory. Like Airbus SE, Boeing is starting to feel the consequences of its fastest-ever tempo for narrow-body aircraft as suppliers struggle to keep pace.
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UK, Canada to launch challenge to improve aircraft performance

UK, Canada to launch challenge to improve aircraft performance | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
An alliance between the UK and Canada is set to launch a technological challenge to use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the performance of aircraft by making them less costly and more eco-friendly.

The AI Innovation Challenge is open to start-ups and researchers based in the two countries with an aim to help develop AI-based systems, which can be used to prevent ice build-up on plane wings and to help aircraft perform optimally in extreme weather conditions.

The solutions are expected to reduce operational costs and fuel consumption to make operations more eco-friendly.

The UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has funded the challenge with an investment of £30,000, while the sponsors have provided £70,000.

UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) in Canada, Digital Catapult, Bombardier, and the Consortium in Aerospace and Research & Innovation in Canada (CARIC) have organised the challenge.
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New materials with mysterious properties could transform aerospace industry

The discovery of a new group of smart materials could transform the aerospace industry with more efficient and quieter engines.

A team of researchers from Texas A&M University has announced the discovery of a group of smart materials with the potential to transform the aerospace industry.

Based on early promise, it is believed they could not only one day significantly improve the efficiency of fuel burn in jet engines, but could also reduce engine noise over residential areas.

In fact, researcher Dr Ibrahim Karaman believes the materials could open up a whole new field of scientific research.
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A Canadian's Path to the Stars

A Canadian's Path to the Stars | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Selected in 2009 by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) as one of two Canadians to be trained as part of that year’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Astronaut Candidate class, David Saint-Jacques is now closing out the final phase of his mission-specific training and is in the midst of completing his final flight-readiness exams; he is preparing to fly on Dec. 20, 2018.

Skies correspondent Sean Costello, in conjunction with SpaceFlightInsider.com, has been covering the professional development of Saint-Jacques and others within the CSA since 2011, tracking Canada’s progress and investments in critical science and health research. In the following report, Costello takes us behind closed doors and into restricted operational areas to learn from instructors, program managers and CSA leaders about all that goes into the preparation of a mission-ready Canadian astronaut.
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Truth, Tariffs and the Perils of Short-Term Gains

Truth, Tariffs and the Perils of Short-Term Gains | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
I'm on a mission for truth, for objective fact. I'm out to understand the world around us—this industry and its infinite moving parts—and to tell that story to as wide an audience as I can. 

We have a glimpse of truth here on IndustryWeek, packaged up in the IW U.S. 500. It's a long list of cold facts—hard data on the real-world performance of 500 of the top manufacturing companies in the country.

There's no arguing with the results: revenue, income, profits, margins—they were all up in 2017. In some cases, dramatically so.
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The 2018 U.S. 500

The 2018  U.S. 500 | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
The annual IW U.S. 500 ranks the largest and top revenue-generating public manufacturers in the country.

This free database includes the full ranking of this year's class—sortable by ranking, industry, and financial performance (based on 2017 performance)—plus a complete data profile for each company on the list.

To sort the list, click the column heading of the data you'd like to re-order. To sort in reverse, click the column heading a second time. For the full company data set, just click the company name.
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The 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

The 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Scientists have figured out how to 3D print tiny objects from graphene, the world’s strongest material, and use to same stuff to make an eye implant that could reverse vision loss. They also found a fast way to suck out CO2 from the atmosphere and store it in rocks. Plus: a better alternative to the stethoscope and an intricate map of the brain.
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Hybridization: The Future of Design and Manufacturing

Hybridization: The Future of Design and Manufacturing | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
The manufacturing world is undergoing a profound transformation based on new design technologies that couple 3D representations of highly complex structures with artificial intelligence, model-based reasoning, and data-driven learning. Design representations of the future will be hybrid, fusing complex geometric information with physics and machine-learning models.

At the same time, we are seeing the introduction of intricate new materials into a broad range of manufacturing processes. In many ways, design technologies have not been able to keep up with this rapid pace of change. As a result, manufacturing capabilities are driving the evolution of design technologies, not the other way. For example, hybrid manufacturing technologies that allow seamless interleaving of additive and subtractive processes are already available, but there are very few designs that are truly enabled by these technologies.
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The Servitization Revolution in Industrial Manufacturing

The Servitization Revolution in Industrial Manufacturing | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Engineering & Manufacturing (E&M) companies are advancing their business models to focus more on providing services and capability to their customers, a practice known as “servitization.” As core markets are becoming increasingly saturated, and product margins are under pressure, companies are aligning their supply chain strategies to meet their customers’ heightened expectations.

Service type activities already make up from one-third to more than one-half of manufacturing employment in some industries. And in today’s marketplace, more and more companies are offering after-market services or complete solutions that are closely coupled to the manufacturer’s products.
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World's largest plane with wingspan bigger than football pitch and power of six jumbo jets set to take first flight

World's largest plane with wingspan bigger than football pitch and power of six jumbo jets set to take first flight | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it

FLYING LAUNCH PAD World’s largest plane with wingspan bigger than football pitch and power of six jumbo jets set to take first flight. The colossal Stratolaunch aircraft is so big it requires two cockpits and the six jet engines just to get it off the ground

THE largest plane ever built - the mighty Stratolaunch -  is scheduled to take to the skies within the next few months.

The colossal aircraft, backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is so big it requires two cockpits and six jet engines just to get it off the ground.

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Looking up

Looking up | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it

As it launched into the blue, cloud-streaked sky over Farnborough International Airport in mid-July, the aircraft formerly known as Bombardier’s C Series CS300 seemed to blend in as much as it stood out.

It was just days removed from a major rebrand, after Airbus’ controlling stake in the C Series took effect on July 1, and the aircraft arrived at Farnborough in a simple, white-and-blue livery and with a new name painted on its side: Airbus A220-300.

Appearances aside, the A220-300’s arrival at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), which ran July 16 to 22, may have been a turning point in the program.

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The 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

The 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
What is it? A team at the University of Michigan is on a race to create the world’s smallest computer. Earlier this summer, the team created a computer that measured just .3 millimeters across — “dwarfed by a grain of rice,” according to the university.

Why does it matter? The latest computer was designed at Michigan as a “precision temperature sensor” — that is, it reads temperature and converts the data into time intervals, communicated via electronic pulse. Such a minuscule device could be used within the body, for instance, to take the temperature of tumors, allowing oncologists to determine how hot they’re running relative to surrounding tissue, and evaluate the efficacy of therapies. The team presented its study in June at the 2018 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits.
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How to Inspire Our Next Generation of Manufacturing Leaders

How to Inspire Our Next Generation of Manufacturing Leaders | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
In early July I dropped by Cleveland State University to check out the Advanced Materials for 3D Printing conference presented by the Northeast Ohio Additive Manufacturing Cluster.

Industry experts and materials technologists had come together to talk about advancements in materials used for additive manufacturing, as well as to speak about market opportunities.
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