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Long-Time NASA Supplier Honored

ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS HERITAGE U.S. REP. LOU CORREA COMMEMORATES SANTA ANA-BASED MANUFACTURER AND SUPPLIER TO NASA’S SPACE SHUTTLE, INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION AND COMMERCIAL AVIATION INDUSTRY More than 60 years of business in OC’s manufacturing landscape, weathering bull and bear markets in vital domestic industries. Santa Ana, Calif. – U.S. Rep. Lou Correa toured the 70,000 ...

Swedish Aircraft Manufacturer To Build New Factory In Indiana

Global defense and security company Saab has announced plans to build a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in West Lafayette, Indiana. The new plant will manufacture a substantial portion of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation T-X jet trainer. “This is a historic moment for Saab,” said President & CEO of Saab, Håkan Buskhe. “After careful consideration, we have chosen ...

Metals Fraud the Cause of $700 Million Rocket Failure

According to NASA officials, falsified certifications on thousands of aluminum parts is the root cause of the failure of a 2011 satellite launch. The faked test results and subsequent faulty parts provided to NASA resulted in not one but two failed satellite launches. Sapa Profiles Inc., located in Oregon, has admitted that employees faked test results related to tensile strength and reliabi...

Boeing Orders and Deliveries Have Fallen In Wake Of Fatal Crashes

Boeing has failed to gain any orders for its new 737 Max airliner in March as critics began slamming the plane for having two fatal crashes in a matter of five months. Deliveries of the 737 Max also fell from 26 in February to 11 in March. Although this number isn’t too surprising considering Boeing suspended deliveries of the plane in the middle of March after regulators from around globe ...

Sikorsky Partners With CPI Aerostructures in New Assembly Deal

CPI Aerostructures announced a new partnership with Sikorsky worth nearly $1 million. While the specifics of the deal are still unavailable, what is known is that CPI Aerostructures will manufacture structural interior components for one of Sikorsky’s helicopters. CPI Aerostructures, which is located in Edgewood, New York, was founded in 1980 by a 25-year veteran of Grumman named Arthur ...

SpaceX Will Build Their New Rocket Out Of Stainless Steel

Not since the Atlas program in the late ’50s has a spacecraft been designed to use stainless steel as a major component, but SpaceX is going to do exactly that. Why would anyone use steel when more exotic, seemingly more space-worthy metals or composite materials are so readily available? The engineers working on the project had the same question for SpaceX’s leader Elon Musk. The short ...

SpaceX Receives FCC’s Blessing To Launch Over 7,000 Satellites

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has received the green light to put over 7,000 new satellites in orbit. In a press release dated November 15th, the FCC announced that SpaceX will, as part of a four-company collective, deploy and operate the satellites in a non-geostationary, very-low Earth orbit. The other 3 companies involved are Kepler Communications, Inc., Telesat Canada, and LeoSat MA, Inc. The total ...

Boeing Invests $11 Million In STEM Workforce Development

With nearly half a million job openings in manufacturing today, the industry continues to struggle to fill good, well paying jobs. With the manufacturing industries continued growth, things are not likely to improve without some radical change in the perception of STEM-related jobs. Manufacturers and manufacturing organizations across the country are mobilizing to address the skill gap by ...

How NASA’s Space Program Affects Our Daily Lives

Like that polished brass finish on your bathroom faucet? Thank NASA. How about those LED light bulbs? NASA. The laser barcode scanner at the supermarket? You guessed it. NASA. All of these and more commonplace technological advancements all stem from developments from the space program. As part of their celebration of their 60 years since the agency's founding by Congress in 1958, NASA has ...

The State of Alabama Cancels Agreement With Bell Helicopter

Citing a failure to live up to manufacturing and job commitments at a $26.3 million state-funded facility the State of Alabama has canceled their agreement with Bell Helicopter. The original agreement proposed that Bell would assemble their 505 JetRangerX helicopter at the Lafayette Aircraft Assembly Center with a commitment of 115 new jobs. In 2017 this was changed to the subassembly of the ...