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introduction


Industry Prevails, Even with Minor Setbacks


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s this year’s comprehensive industry trends report by the Teal Group will tell you, the aerospace and defense industry garners roughly $700-$900 billion annually and is clearly “the healthiest industrial segment of the world economy.” Teal’s annual report also indicates that, while the industry is still growing, its growth rate downshifted significantly in 2015 “threatened by several looming macro- economic trends,” as well as lackluster economic growth in emerging markets and weak energy prices. While there have been challenges, a big win for the A&D


industry are the advanced manufacturing techniques and tech- nologies making their way into their plants/facilities. In particular: MachiningCloud Inc. is now offering a way to digitize cutting tool data, but the big question is whether or not the cutting tool manufacturers will get on board. See how a new multi-brand app can take the guesswork out of tool selection, so programmers can quickly make smarter tooling decisions. To date, end-users have built more than a half-million tool assemblies for over 100,000 different jobs. Cisco’s IoT Vertical Solutions Group shares how com-


mercial aerospace and defense manufacturers are changing their model from “produce at any cost” to a focus on opera- tional efficiency. How are they doing that? By digitization! This transition, from machines that are isolated production centers to digitally connected machines that participate in a dynamic environment, occurs in three phases: visualizing, learning and optimizing. SLM Solutions NA offers an interesting overview on the


largest growth in industrial metal 3D printing over the past few years and how it can largely be attributed to the A&D industry. Major players are accelerating the transition from prototyping to large-scale production as they accept the technology for in-house use, and service providers are help- ing to mature the process and shorten development cycles. We’re also helping Boeing commemorate its Centen- nial with a special photo spread celebrating the company’s


Dean L. Bartles, PhD, FSME 2016 SME President


launch of the 737 MAX, the newest member of its jetliner family. Incidentally, Boeing is now a supporting SME corpo- rate member. All eligible Boeing employees can join/renew their membership for only $20! To take advantage of this special rate, visit sme.org/boeing. Along with our strong membership base of subject- matter experts, and sharing our industry knowledge and resources through this year’s Aerospace & Defense Manu- facturing Yearbook, you can also join us at AeroDef Manu- facturing, March 6–9, 2017, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX. At AeroDef you’ll find coverage on a wide range of technologies, including: composites, metals and advanced materials; precision machining and tooling; finishing and coatings; integrated assembly and robotics; digital and ad- ditive manufacturing/3D printing. Its executive committee is made up of leading OEMs from Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Airbus, Bell Helicopter, NCDMM/America Makes, Lockheed and NASA. Did you know SME members can tour the exposi- tion for free and receive a discount off of their conference registrations? Learn more at aerodefevent.com. In addition, during an AeroDef awards luncheon,


we’ll be recognizing individuals and companies for their groundbreaking contributions to the composites manufacturing industry. Nominations are currently being sought for the 2017 Excellence in Composites Manufacturing Awards (small and large companies) and the 2017 J.H. “Jud” Hall Composites Manufacturing Award (for individuals who have contributed to composites manufacturing or tooling technology). Nominations can be submitted, on or before Nov. 11, at sme.org/composites- awards or sme.org/hall-award.


I hope you’ve enjoyed all of the information we’ve


shared with you in this yearbook. If you’re in need of more manufacturing solutions, please visit sme.org to see how we can help.


1 — Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing 2016


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