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Pilotless Commercial Aircraft? Follow the Money

The flying public may not be so interested in it—yet—but pilotless commercial airplanes could be a boon to the aerospace industry and some financial analysts see a natural evolution in that direction coming. Renaissance Services helps companies mature and integrate

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First Osprey Flight With Critical 3D Printed Part

It’s one small part for an aircraft engine, one giant leap for 3D printing. The Navy has announced a Marine MV-22 made the sea services’ first successful flight with a “flight critical” component built by additive manufacturing. Renaissance Services is at the forfront of

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Reimagining Military Re-supply With 3-D Printing

Military planners are beginning to imagine how additive manufacturing (AM) can enhance operations. The potential gains that AM—also known as 3-D printing—offers are transformative and require new ways of thinking from suppliers and end-users to achieve them. Renaissance Services is

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Digital Work Instructions

  There is an interesting white paper about smart manufacturing and digital work instructions at the DISCUS Software Company web site.   This paper provides 7 insights into what’s necessary to bring electronic work instructions to the marketplace. It provides a nice

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Combine Risk Analysis Tools to Improve Product Safety

In today’s unforgiving product development environments, even the smallest design or engineering mistakes can produce large, costly, and embarrassing consequences. While this threat can be reduced by applying good risk analysis techniques, many companies often perform their assessments too late

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Open Architecture: The Devils ARE In The Details

To make upgrades easier, cheaper, and, most importantly, faster — so we can stay ahead of rapidly advancing adversaries like Russia and China — the Defense Department has embraced an approach called “open architecture.” Open architectures aren’t exactly new, but the military’s

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