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Fastening Aircrafts to Today’s Standards

Fastening Aircrafts to Today’s Standards

November 12, 2010

When one reads about the test of a scram jet that reaches a speed of mach 4.8, they begin to wonder whether or not the aircraft engine parts and structure manufacturers have kept pace with the increasing speed of their products. The answer is probably yes, but, not until recently has there been such progress in aircraft manufacturing. Read More

Improving Efficiency and Quality with RFID

Improving Efficiency and Quality with RFID

August 6, 2010

To ensure that the pallets with the correct tools are in the right pallet receiver locations and that the correct part programs are downloaded, Bertsche Engineering chose an IDENT Control RFID system from Pepperl+Fuchs. Read More

A one on one with Craig Collier

A one on one with Craig Collier

August 4, 2010

I had the privilege to sit down and speak with Craig Collier, of Collier Research Corporation, about Hypersizer software and some of the projects they have worked on in conjunction with NASA. Read More

PDS Industries Partners with Epicor

PDS Industries Partners with Epicor

July 16, 2010

Located in Irwin, PA, Precision Defense Services (PDS) is a manufacturer of high quality precision machined parts for both the military and commercial marketplaces. Read More

A&D Industry: Best Practices in Tracking Flight Line Equipment

A&D Industry: Best Practices in Tracking Flight Line Equipment

April 15, 2010

When hundreds or thousands of flight line assets are spread across hundreds of acres, searching for equipment and trying to determine its status consumes massive amounts of manpower. Doing so manually is not just difficult; it’s challenging, and nearly impossible to do it effectively. Read More

Six Ways Outsourced Maintenance Saves

Six Ways Outsourced Maintenance Saves

April 9, 2010

With today's limited internal resources, it's tough to transform machine maintenance from reactionary to preventive, and ultimately proactive, despite the obvious upsides in higher overall equipment efficiency (OEE), better process control and lower total cost. Read More

NASA Provides Students with Educational Opportunities

NASA Provides Students with Educational Opportunities

April 9, 2010

From engineering design challenges to moonbuggy races, NASA offers dozens of educational programs and initiatives to get students from kindergarten through college excited about studying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Read More