Henry Canaday

Henry Canaday
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Software Giant To Support 3-D Part Printing
SAP can connect the purchasing and processing departments of 3-D buyers and sellers, as well as helping to define the products needed, eliminating the need for costly manual processes.
AIM Speeds Up Composite Production With Custom Belotti 5-Axis Machine

U.K.-based AIM Altitude is establishing a “center of excellence” for 5-axis machining of composites in Waterbeach, England.

Predix Growing Capabilities, Customers, Prediction Accuracy
GE has added a flight-phase analyzer and a network-ops app to its Predix platform for collecting and analyzing data.
EOS Opens Austin Facility, Seeks 3D Efficiency Over Size 
Additive Manufacturing specialist EOS recently opened a facility near Austin, Texas, to serve North American customers with an innovations laboratory, a showroom of AM systems and to help bring new ideas to market.
EOS Opens Austin Facility, Seeks 3D Efficiency Over Size
Additive Manufacturing specialist EOS recently opened a facility near Austin, Texas, to serve North American customers with an innovations laboratory, a showroom of AM systems and to help bring new ideas to market.
Additive Manufacturing Goes To Russia

Additive-manufacturing (AM) specialist SLM Solutions is using its branch office in Moscow to tap aerospace and other AM markets in the troubled but resource-rich Russian market.

User Conference Helps MRO Software Users, Vendors Align Needs
User conferences like the one Ultramain Systems recently held in New Mexico, help keep client software users and their own coders on the same page.
Could IBM’s Watson Be A Cockpit Mentor?
Watson goes beyond being a “Jeopardy” game show star to helping pilots tackle maintenance problems from the cockpit.
MTI Buys Into U.S. Market
Purchasing California-based smart materials company Rolith Inc., could help Canada's MTI develop large-scale optical metamaterial products for aerospace.
What’s Next In Additive Manufacturing?

Now that all the major engine manufacturers are using additive manufacturing (AM) to print metal parts for their newest engines, what’s next?

Customized, Titanium Presses With Closed-Loop Technology

Beckwood Press Co. will supply Ducommun’s Parsons, Kansas, facility with two new highly customized presses for hot-forming titanium, one with closed-loop monitoring.

Better MRO Collaboration
Visual Mobile Technologies (VMT) offers a collaboration platform, the vMobile Collaborator, that could be extremely useful when widely dispersed mechanics and engineers need to cooperate in fixing an aircraft in a hurry or just work on a common challenge.
Aftermarket Adjusts To Lower Spare And Replacement Volumes 
With more-reliable parts and higher aircraft utilization, MRO providers seek new ways to grow aftermarket demand.
Maintenance Mobility Everywhere
Ramco Aviation has introduced a suite of Anywhere Apps that tie together pilots, mechanics, stock clerks and runners who carry parts to aircraft, managers who approve part orders and MRO customers.
Hands-Free Instructions, Reporting Can Ease Maintainers' Tasks
U.K.-based Intoware has developed a speech-recognition software called WorkfloPlus that guides techs through performance and reporting of aircraft maintenance tasks in a hand-free manner.
 

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