The thermal-processing industry is much more than asset-intensive. The majority of the equipment is critical in ensuring employee safety, temperature uniformity and final product specifications. This article will compare three of the most common maintenance strategies and highlight the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Lockheed Martin created a commercial company called AT2 Aerospace to explore the potential of hybrid airships. Based in Santa Clarita, Calif., the AT2 team is developing hybrid airship solutions to support commercial and humanitarian applications around the world.
General Motors plans to invest $632 million in Fort Wayne Assembly to prepare the Indiana plant for production of the next-generation internal combustion engine (ICE) full-size light-duty trucks. The investment will support new conveyors, tooling and equipment in the plant’s body and general assembly areas.
Alloy Enterprises raised $37 million of funding to develop a manufacturing method that streamlines the production of aluminum parts at scale in the United States. The Burlington, Mass.-based company says it has the first process specially designed for aluminum that does not use aluminum powder.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $80 million in grant funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for small- and medium-sized manufacturing firms (SMMs) to accelerate the adoption of recommendations made by the DOE to improve energy efficiency and reduce industrial emissions. The grants reinforce President Biden’s Investing in America agenda and support the administration’s efforts to revitalize American manufacturing and create good-paying jobs in the United States.
Extreme environments in industries such as aerospace require sensors to measure factors under harsh conditions. With that in mind, a team of researchers at the University of Houston developed a sensor that has been proven to work in temperatures as high as 1650°F (900°C).
The Ohio State University and Audubon Metals entered into a licensing agreement to advance commercialization of technology that could increase manufacturing usage of recycled aluminum alloys that cost half as much and require a fraction of the energy of mined alloys.
U.K.-based Gripple, a manufacturer of wire joiners and tensioners for agriculture and suspension solutions for the construction and solar industries, is celebrating the production of its one billionth fastener.
Airbus Helicopters is introducing the first U.S.-built H125 military configurations, known as AH-125 and MH-125 Ares, to its range of military helicopters. These combat-capable aircraft will feature militarized options that meet the needs of military allies and partners around the world.