Additive Manufacturing Expansion Slowed in 2016
U.S. Manufacturers’ Confidence at 20-Year High, NAM Finds
Tower International produces structural stampings frames and assemblies for cars and pickup trucks with Ford Motor Co as a primary customer
The LEAP jet engine is a highbypass turbofan design developed by CFM International GE Aviationrsquos joint venture with French manufacturer Safran Aircraft Engines It is designed with a fully integrated propulsion system IPS and a range of other advanced technologies including 3Dwoven carbonfiber composite fan blades and fan case a debris rejection system ldquofourthgeneration threedimensional aerodynamic designs the TwinAnnular PreSwirl TAPS combustor with additivemanufactured fuel nozzles ceramicsmatrix
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama builds Honda Odyssey and Pilot SUVs and Ridgeline light truck and also produces the Acura MDX SUV
ldquoSmart shipsrdquo is a term for the various applications of automation and Big Data to maritime transport and logistics to enhance connectivity and allowing shipping lines to communicate more securely and effectively
February Tonnage Shows Global Steel Output Stabilizing
The 60kWclass system laser is based on a design developed under the Department of Defense39s Robust Electric Laser Initiative Program and developed further by Lockheed Martin A Lockheed executive explained its testing shows that a single directed energy laser is lightweight low volume and reliable enough to be deployed defensively on tactical vehicles
Lockheed Martin has built 200 of the stealthenabled joint strike fighter and production rates are scheduled to increase significantly in the coming years
The AH64 Apache is an attack helicopter with a twinturbo shaft engine a tail wheel landing gear arrangement and a tandem cockpit for a twoman crew The ldquoErdquo variant offers improved digital connectivity and more powerful engines among other improvements