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    Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission Prepares for Launch with Aluminum

    The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the Red Planet. Each Mars mission is part of a continuing chain of innovation, relying on past missions for proven technologies and contributing its own technical developments to future missions. As with previous missions, aluminum […]

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    Howmet Aerospace Launches as Producer of Engineered Aerospace Solutions

    Howmet Aerospace Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, launched as a standalone manufacturer of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. This follows the announcement that Arconic Inc. would separate into two standalone companies — Howmet Aerospace and Arconic Corporation. Howmet will be led by John C. Plant, who will serve as co-CEO and […]

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    Aerospace Drives Growth at Kaiser Aluminum

    Kaiser Aluminum Corp. reported that its full year 2019 results were driven by record aerospace shipments and strong value-added pricing. Aerospace demand at Kaiser was influenced by growing military airframe builds and restocking in the commercial aerospace supply chain. Value-added revenue for the full year 2019 increased 3% to $856 million (despite a 4% decrease in shipments), compared […]

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    Airbus to Increase Production of A320 Family Aircraft

    Airbus is expanding its industrial footprint in the U.S. by increasing the production rate of A320 family aircraft. The company will invest $40 million in construction of an additional support hangar on the site, enabling it to produce sixty-three A320 family aircraft per month at its manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama, in 2021. “Airbus has been manufacturing […]

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    ARTICLE: Key Aerospace Supplier in Southern California Expands with New Machining Capabilities

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Headquartered in South El Monte, CA, AMRO Fabricating Corporation is a 42 year old company specialized in the fabrication, forming, and heat treating of aluminum and titanium components for the aerospace, commercial aircraft, and defense industries. Among the key programs it serves, the company supplies panels for parts of the […]

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    Lockheed Martin Completes NASA’s Orion Crew Module For Mission To The Moon

    Lockheed Martin completed building the capsule for NASA’s Orion spacecraft for the Artemis missions to the Moon and then Mars. The crew module capsule for the uncrewed Artemis 1 mission to the Moon has been stacked on top of the Orion service module, which was also recently finished. The ceremony for the completion was held in […]

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    How Light Metals Help SpaceX Land Falcon 9 Rockets with Astonishing Accuracy

    The Falcon 9 launch system, developed by SpaceX, is considered to be one of the most significant technological achievements in the history of rocket engineering, primarily due to the recoverability and reusability of its first stage boosters. Reusability is a key element to SpaceX’s aim of increasing the reliability and reducing the cost of spaceflight. […]