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AUG-SEP 2018

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Page 28 of 67 29 INDUSTRY NEWS Niar Joins ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence ASTM International announced that Wichita State University’s (WSU) National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) will join its Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence as its first “strategic” partner. ASTM International and four founding partners (Auburn University, NASA, EWI, and the UK-based Manufacturing Technology Centre). recently launched the center to support R&D that advances additive manufacturing standards, which in turn will drive commercialization of cutting-edge additive manufacturing technologies. To learn more visit Continental Breaks Ground in Mobile, AL Continental Motors Group is building a greenfield manufacturing and office building in Mobile, AL. The Blue Marlin facility will encompass 275,000 square feet and the project represents a $75 million investment. The factory will have new, state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and include a special area designated for evaluation of new manufacturing techniques and processes, including additive manufacturing and automation. The factory is set to be completed and in operation 2020. RAA Announces New Communications Director The Regional Airline Association appoints Aaron Karp as communications director. Before joining RAA, Karp spent nearly 20 years as an aviation journalist with some of the leading publications covering the airline and aircraft manufacturing industries, including Flight International, Air Transport World, and Aviation Week. MTU Maintenance Canada Celebrates 20th Anniversary MTU Maintenance Canada, a North American affiliate of German engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. It has seen over 1,100 engine shop visits over its 20-year history. In 2011, the company introduced its Accessory Repair Center of excellence which completes over 11,000 accessory repairs per year. MTU Maintenance Canada employs a workforce of nearly 400 experienced and highly skilled professionals. For more up-to-date news visit LESS TORQUE – MORE ACTION. GET CLOSER. SENSOTORK® 701. The ideal tool for anyone who likes the feel of uncompromising quality – SENSOTORK® 701: an electronic, logging torque wrench with intuitive single-button operation and an integrated fi ne-tooth ratchet with 80 teeth. For applying low torque levels and working in confi ned spaces. Contact us:

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