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Aerospace/Defense contracts offer unique challenges for gear manufacturers.
It's every gear manufacturer's nightmare. Your company had been named as a defendant in a product liability suit - one involving serious injuries and death. You're facing endless court appearances, monumental legal fees, and, possibly, seven figure settlements our of your coffers. The very existence of your business could be on the line. The question is, how do you prevent this nightmare from becoming a painful reality.
To ensure profitability and avoid losses, accurately quoting jobs is the first line of defense.
Joe Arvin comments on his recent trip to Scandinavia and how U.S. defense dollars are being spent overseas. J.D. Smith responds to an article on gear noise from the previous issue.
Gear metrology is a revolving door of software packages and system upgrades. It has to be in order to keep up with the productivity and development processes of the machines on the manufacturing floor. Temperature compensation, faster inspection times and improved software packages are just a few of the advancements currently in play as companies prepare for new opportunities in areas like alternative energy, automotive and aerospace/defense.
History comes around full circle. It is interesting to talk to gear manufacturers who service the defense, aerospace, automotive and computer industries and find that their sales, production and backlogs reflect excellent and, in some cases, record breaking business.
News Items About defense
1 Conicity Technologies Named Alliance Partner for Department of Defense (February 2, 2007)
Conicity Technologies was named an alliance partner of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). According ... Read News
2 Congressman Levin Discusses Defense Job Creation with Supreme Gear (September 12, 2011)
On August 25, 2011, Michigan Congressman Sander Levin, State Representative Marilyn Lane and Assistant Macomb County Executive, Dr. Alber... Read News