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Supply chain is key to manufacturing success

Supply chain is key to manufacturing success | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
In its latest report, Pulling Together, the CBI found that boosting growth in the manufacturing subsectors through innovation and growth could provide an economic boost by 2025 and create over 500,000 new jobs.
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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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Boeing Deploys Executive to Rolls-Royce to Help End 787 Engine Crisis - Bloomberg

Boeing Deploys Executive to Rolls-Royce to Help End 787 Engine Crisis - Bloomberg | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Boeing Co. has dispatched a prominent executive to help Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc work through escalating engine problems that have grounded dozens of 787 Dreamliners.

Keith Leverkuhn is serving as Boeing’s eyes and ears at Rolls factories in Singapore and Derby, England, where the Trent 1000 engine is manufactured and being repaired. Leverkuhn, an engineer with expertise in propulsion, is best-known for steering Boeing’s 737 Max through development to its commercial debut a year ago, months ahead of schedule.

Leverkuhn’s special assignment to Rolls signals the importance Boeing is placing on containing the disruption to its marquee jetliner -- and placating airline customers as the crucial summer travel season approaches. About 34 Dreamliners are parked and awaiting repaired engines, and the number is at risk of rising in the coming months, said people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified because the details are private.
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Taiwan’s China Airlines first member to join Airbus MRO Alliance | Taiwan News

Taiwan’s China Airlines first member to join Airbus MRO Alliance | Taiwan News | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China Airlines announced it has signed up as a member of the Airbus MRO Alliance (AMA), making it the first airline in the world to join the coalition launched by the European corporation to pursue high-quality maintenance, repair, and overhaul services in the aviation market.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) inked between China Airlines and Airbus on December 21, 2016 laid the foundation for the leading aerospace manufacturer to provide Taiwan’s largest airline with support to enhance its capabilities in maintenance, engineering, and technologies in the airline industry, reported the Liberty Times.
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Advanced Manufacturing Center Opens at University of New Hampshire

Advanced Manufacturing Center Opens at University of New Hampshire | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Manufacturing education got a boost last week when the University of New Hampshire officially opened the John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center near the school’s main campus in Durham, NH.

The 7,500-square-foot center, which has been under development for the past year, was made possible by a $5.3 million grant from Whelen Engineering, a manufacturer of audio and visual warning equipment for the aviation and automotive markets. The center is named after John Olson, a former president of Whelen, who retired after a 40-year run as the head of the company.
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Bombardier bets on Global business jets with new long-range variants - Canadian Metalworking

Bombardier bets on Global business jets with new long-range variants - Canadian Metalworking | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Montreal-based aerospace giant is expanding its Global Business Jet family with the addition of two new aircraft options.

Reportedly, the two new jets will be manufactured at the company's existing Canadian production lines and Bombardier anticipates its new Global 5500 and Global 6500 will enter service at the end of 2019.

These two aircraft build on the successes of their predecessors, the Global 5000 and Global 6000, adding significant range increases and a 13 per cent fuel burn advantage, lowering the operating costs. The Global 5500 has a range of up to 5,700 nautical miles while the Global 6500 offers a range of 6,600 nautical miles, both topping speeds of Mach 0.90.

Bombardier boasts that these new jets include a large cabin and smooth ride. The interior is both spacious and designed for comfort, and include Bombardier’s patented Nuage seating—ideal for long-haul flights. The wings have been optimized for performance and the jets are powered by an all-new Rolls-Royce Pearl engine.
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Trent 1000 Engine Inspection Efforts Expand | Rolls-Royce

Trent 1000 Engine Inspection Efforts Expand | Rolls-Royce | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Rolls-Royce PLC reported that the corrosion defects discovered on certain if its Trent 1000 turbofan engines are now evident on more of those units than it previously understood.  Specifically, the problems that were categorized as specific to the Trent 1000 package C engines are now evident on Package B engines.

As a result, Rolls-Royce will conduct “one-off” inspections of 166 more Trent 1000 engines than were previously under evaluation, “to further inform our understanding.”  The inspections will be carried out by agreement with relevant regulatory authorities (e.g., FAA, EASA) and Boeing Commercial Airplanes, which buys and installs the engines in its 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
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Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Woes Widen as Thousands of Job Cuts Loom - Bloomberg

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc’s engine-durability crisis worsened after the company detected new issues that will require extra repair shop visits on a further batch of turbines that power Boeing Co.’s 787 airliner.

The glitch concerns a pressure compressor on “Package B” Trent 1000 engines for the wide-body plane, London-based Rolls said in a statement on Monday. Shares of the U.K. company, which is expected to announce thousands of job cuts this week as part of a restructuring plan, fell as much as 2.2 percent.

Following an agreement with Boeing and safety regulators, some 166 engines that are potentially affected will undergo a one-time inspection to assess the extent of the problem,Rolls said. Package B turbines have been in service since 2012, with evidence of excessive wear detected on a small number of the most-used units, it added.
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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? The city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands will start building the world’s first 3D-printed neighborhood later this year. The undertaking, called Project Milestone, will consist of five habitable homes printed from concrete. Four of the homes will have several stories, and one will be a three-room single-floor house. People will be able to move into that house in the first half of 2019.

Why does it matter? The team, which includes the municipality of Eindhoven, Eindhoven University of Technology, contractor Van Wijnen, real estate manager Vesteda, the materials company Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix and the engineering firm Witteveen+Bos, says that printing homes from concrete can reduce costs and also help the environment, because 3D printing uses less concrete than traditional building methods (concrete production generates tons of CO2). Printing also gives designers more freedom and allows them to print complete walls “with all necessary functionalities.”
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Air Canada and Air China sign first China-North American airline joint venture

Air Canada and Air China sign first China-North American airline joint venture | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it

At a ceremony in Beijing on June 6 — attended by Jianjiang Cai, chairman of Air China; Zhiyong Song, president of Air China; and Calin Rovinescu, president and chief executive officer of Air Canada — Air China and Air Canada signed the first joint venture agreement between a Chinese and North American airline, deepening the two carriers’ longstanding partnership.

The joint venture enables the two countries’ flag carriers and Star Alliance members to expand their existing codeshare relationship and deepen it by increasing commercial cooperation on flights between Canada and China and on key connecting domestic flights in both countries to provide customers travelling between the two countries with greater and sustainable benefits including an unparalleled range of flights, products and services.

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World’s Richest Man Jeff Bezos Wants A Home In The Moon – Billionaire Monitor – Daily News On Billionaires And Ultra High Net Worth Individuals

World’s Richest Man Jeff Bezos Wants A Home In The Moon – Billionaire Monitor – Daily News On Billionaires And Ultra High Net Worth Individuals | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
The world’s richest man and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos believes that in the future, humans will have to vacate the earth, with the planet being reserved only for residential and light industrial activities.

And the American billionaire is proposing a partnership with his company with government bodies like NASA to quicken the possibility of creating a permanent settlement for humans on the moon.
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Boeing shifts emphasis to Canadian presence

Boeing shifts emphasis to Canadian presence | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it

Boeing Co. has turned the page on a cross-border trade dispute as the U.S.-based plane maker looks to strengthen its relationship with Canada. According to Boeing Canada’s Kim Westenskow, Boeing deals with more than 560 suppliers in Canada and employs 2,100 people across the country.

Canada is the second-largest single contributor to Boeing’s global supply chain, trailing only Japan, said Kim Westenskow, managing director for Boeing in Canada. Looking to the future, Westenskow said Canada is well-positioned to benefit in the aviation sector.

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A guide to the top ten world economies | IG UK

A guide to the top ten world economies | IG UK | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
We are moving toward a global economy. One way of approaching that is to pull the covers over your head. Another is to say: it may be more complicated - but that's the world I am going to live in, I might as well be good at it,’ – Philip Condit, former president, chief executive and chairman of Boeing.

Over two-thirds of the world economy is concentrated in just ten countries, making them key to international markets and global growth. The rapid development in emerging markets is hastily changing the landscape so that nations like China and India are overtaking the developed nations, such as the US and those in Europe, who have established themselves as integral cogs in the world engine. 
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Gas giants look to renewables to cut energy expenses

Gas giants look to renewables to cut energy expenses | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Two of the biggest players in WA’s gas-propelled economy, Woodside Petroleum and Alcoa, are starting to look to renewables to slash their gas use as doubts rise about how big a role the fossil fuel will play in the transition to clean energy.

The Woodside-operated Karratha Gas Plant consumes 7 per cent of the gas it gets from offshore to generate power to run itself, and this creates about 70 per cent of the plant’s carbon emissions.

Chief executive Peter Coleman told the oil and gas industry last month that cutting the amount of gas used for fuel by combining solar panels and batteries with gas generation would increase LNG exports and made environmental and economic sense.
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Rolls-Royce develops new engine for Bombardier’s business jets

Rolls-Royce develops new engine for Bombardier’s business jets | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it

Rolls-Royce has developed an engine family called Pearl to exclusively power Bombardier’s new business jets, Global 5500 and Global 6500.

The Pearl 15 is the first of the planned Pearl engine family and marks the sixth new civil aerospace engine introduced by Rolls-Royce in the past ten years. Pearl combines technologies from Rolls-Royce’s Advance2 technology demonstrator programmes with solutions from the Rolls-Royce BR700 engine family that serves the business aviation sector.

Capable of delivering up to 15,125lb of thrust, the Pearl 15 is designed to allow travellers to travel farther, faster, quicker and quieter. The engine can offer up to 9% more thrust during take-off than the BR700 engine as well as two decibels quieter and consume 7% less fuel.

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GM, Autodesk partner to push automotive 3D printing [VIDEO]

Cleveland, Ohio – General Motors is looking at the possibility of 3D printing components for production vehicles, an endorsement of a technology often considered too slow for mass production environments.

Working with software company Autodesk, officials with the automaker are studying ways to cut vehicle weight by using additive manufacturing’s (AM’s) geometric freedom – consolidating multiple discrete components into a single piece that would be difficult or impossible to produce with machining, stamping, or injection molding.

“This disruptive technology provides tremendous advancements in how we can design and develop components for our future vehicles to make them lighter and more efficient,” said GM Vice President Ken Kelzer, Global Vehicle Components and Subsystems. “When we pair the design technology with manufacturing advancements such as 3D printing, our approach to vehicle development is completely transformed and is fundamentally different to co-create with the computer in ways we simply couldn’t have imagined before.”
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Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan engine cuts down fuel burn by 40 million gallons

Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan engine cuts down fuel burn by 40 million gallons | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
13 June, 2018: Pratt & Whitney, an American aerospace manufacturer with global service operations estimates that its customers have saved more than 40 million gallons of fuel worth more than $75 million USD, while reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions since the Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine entered service in early 2016.

The GTF engine powers a current fleet of 165 aircraft across three aircraft platforms and 23 airline operators globally. Total flight hours are more than 830,000 for the combined GTF-powered fleet of A320neo, C Series and E190-E2 aircraft.
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Solar Turbines, Inc. Selects Penn State to Establish Center of Excellence in Gas Turbines

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – After completing an extensive evaluation of institutions of higher learning, Solar Turbines Incorporated has chosen Penn State as a university partner to establish a center of excellence in gas turbines. The center involves numerous faculty across Penn State’s College of Engineering.

“Our faculty and students are honored that Penn State has been chosen by Solar Turbines to be a Center of Excellence – which is the first of its kind for Solar Turbines,” said Karen Thole, distinguished professor and department head of mechanical and nuclear engineering, who played an instrumental role in establishing the Center. “This new collaboration will give us an exciting opportunity to make an impact in this important energy industry.” 
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Pioneer in Metallic 3D Printing in Aviation Acquires Airbus Spin-Off – Heat Treat Today

Pioneer in Metallic 3D Printing in Aviation Acquires Airbus Spin-Off – Heat Treat Today | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
APWORKS, located near Munich, Germany, was purchased from Airbus by Premium AEROTEC, which is located in Augsburg, Germany. This acquisition will allow APWORKS to focus on its objective to support clients in advancing in additive manufacturing-related areas, including prototyping, development, and distribution of the patented material Scalmalloy®, a high-strength aluminum alloy for additive manufacturing of components, and above all the development of qualified mass production applications.

Premium AEROTEC is a pioneer in the use of metallic 3D printing in aviation. As the first aviation supplier, the company has succeeded in integrating 3D printed titanium components into the aircraft structure.

“With the entry of Premium AEROTEC, we are taking a big step closer to our vision of industrial series production using AM technology,” said Joachim Zettler, managing director of APWORKS. “The goal is to combine APWORKS ‘highly dynamic approach to solving our customers’ AM issues with the decades of premium AEROTEC’s manufacturing experience to deliver the maximum value along the AM value chain to our customers across a broad range of industries.”
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The Perfect Storm for the Manufacturing Workforce

The Perfect Storm for the Manufacturing Workforce | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Just as American manufacturing seems to be hitting its stride, the sector now faces the perfect storm when it comes to finding and developing the workforce of the future:

Baby boomers are retiring from all sectors at a rate of 10,000 a day in the United States, taking their institutional and technical knowledge with them into retirement.
The number of American youth with sufficient STEM education for a shop floor or R&D department is inadequate – and those who do have these skills typically do not entertain manufacturing as a career option, often favoring the tech sector.
In recent years, the opioid crisis has reached critical levels, and a new report by the MAPI Foundation shows an ominous geographic overlap between U.S. manufacturing-centric regions and opioid abuse.
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MHPS completes gas turbine replacement at Torishima Energy Center in Osaka

MHPS completes gas turbine replacement at Torishima Energy Center in Osaka | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Operated by Gas and Power, a Daigas Group company, the new power plant with a rated generation capacity of 140.5MW has commenced operations, said MHPS.

As part of its contract, MHPS replaced the original M501DA gas turbine of the Japanese thermal power plant with its H-100 gas turbine. The operation of the original steam turbine of the power plant has been retained, said MHPS.

The company, in a statement, said: “The H-100 is a heavy-duty 2-shaft gas turbine in the 100MW class that delivers flexible, quick-response operation and high reliability, combined with low maintenance needs. Users also appreciate the H-100’s fast start-up time and moderate space requirements.”
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The Fabricator's 2018 FAB 40

The FAB 40 list is created with the help of those metal fabricators willing to share their revenue numbers and company information with The FABRICATOR and its readership.

The first step in the information gathering occurred in February when an email was sent out to slightly more than 1,000 publication subscribers who also identified their companies as being part of the fabricated metal product sector, as defined by the North American Industry Classification System. The email requested company financial information, feedback on current operations, and outlook for 2018. A follow-up e-mail was sent in March to those companies that did not respond to previous attempts to contact them. Note that companies were not asked to break down headcounts by full-time, part-time, and temporary workers, so the number of employees shown may not necessarily reflect the number of full-time-equivalent employees.
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Brazilian Aircraft Giant Embraer to Land in Macon, Employing 100 at Maintenance Hub

Brazilian Aircraft Giant Embraer to Land in Macon, Employing 100 at Maintenance Hub | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Editori’s note: Updated June 6 at 3:30 p.m. with comments from the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Development Authority and the Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace. Brazilian aircraft giant Embraer is setting up an operation to maintain and repair commercial jets in Macon, a move that will bring 100 jobs to the Middle Georgia city.  The Read more
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Boeing's Bastion in South Carolina Breached by Union in Rare Win

Boeing's Bastion in South Carolina Breached by Union in Rare Win | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Boeing Co. technicians voted to form the first collective bargaining unit at the planemaker’s factory in South Carolina, scoring a rare victory for organized labor in a state traditionally hostile to unions.

The “micro-unit” will represent more than 170 flight-line workers, a small subset of the 7,000 mechanics who build Boeing 787 Dreamliners in North Charleston. But the result gives the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers a foothold in a so-called right-to-work state. Boeing said it would challenge the election, contending it was in violation of U.S. labor law.
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What Manufacturing Associations are Saying About the Trafiffs

What Manufacturing Associations are Saying About the Trafiffs | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
As of June 1, the tariffs on steel ( 25%) and the tariffs on aluminum (10%) became effective. 

Manufacturing associations reacted swiftly and strongly letting the administration know how this would affect their respective markets. 

Reactions ranged from warning that " alienating our strongest global allies by launching a tit-for-tat trade war would harm the U.S. economy and undermine American leadership” to "American consumers will continue to bear the brunt of a trade war with our key economic partners.” 
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Seven Types of Annealing, and Why Bearing Manufacturers Should Turn to Spheroidization – Heat Treat Today

Seven Types of Annealing, and Why Bearing Manufacturers Should Turn to Spheroidization – Heat Treat Today | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
Heat treating more often than not includes the process of annealing in order to induce precise softness; to alter ductility, strength, or properties; or to produce a definite microstructure. Because of the wide variety of steels and metal alloys, it is important for heat treaters to match the correct annealing process with the steel grade and to the application of the parts being treated.
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Fuel Cells Finally Find a Killer App: Carbon Capture - IEEE Spectrum

Fuel Cells Finally Find a Killer App: Carbon Capture - IEEE Spectrum | Alan Charky - VAC AERO Vacuum Heat Treating Furnaces | Scoop.it
At the 2.7-gigawatt James M. Barry Electric Generating Plant, in Bucks, Ala., an experiment is under way that could one day usher in a new era of nearly emissions-free fossil-fuel-powered electricity. This year, technicians and engineers will begin installing a pair of boxy white containers in the shadow of the main power plant. The containers house a novel type of fuel cell, designed not only to generate power but also to capture and concentrate up to 90 percent of the carbon dioxide coming from the main plant, which burns coal as well as natural gas. If implemented at scale, that level of carbon capture would give the Barry plant an emissions profile more like a geothermal plant’s and without the intermittency of wind and solar power.
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