August Roundup: Machining in the News

A lot is happening in the cutting tool industry in the month of July. Continue reading our news roundup to learn more about what’s happening in the industry this month.

United Airlines Pledges $1.25 Million for Aviation and STEM Projects

United Airlines will donate $1.25 million to DonorsChoose to fund aviation, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects in Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., New York, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix and across Hawaii.

United says its contribution will fund all aviation classroom projects currently posted on DonorsChoose, and any remaining funds will be used for more aviation and STEM-focused projects in coming months. 

DonorsChoose is a nonprofit crowdfunding platform for public school teachers seeking funds for school supplies and other program expenses. Projects are vetted and the cost of requested resources are verified by DonorsChoose. There are currently more than 26,000 STEM projects posted on DonorsChoose. 

For more information on DonorsChoose and how you can submit a project to be considered for funding click here. 

Lockheed Martin & Northrop Grumman Win Transport Satellite Contracts

The Space Development Agency (SDA) awarded a combined $1.5 billion to Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. to build and operate its Tranche 2 Transport Layer (T2TL) Beta variant prototype constellation. Each company will build and operate 36 satellites in three orbital planes of 12 satellites each.

T2TL will make up a portion of SDA’s Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA)–formerly known as the National Defense Space Architecture. The PWSA will be separated into two areas: the Transport Layer for data transmission and the Tracking Layer for remote sensing and Earth observation.

Click here for more information on how Lockheed and Northrop secured this contract. 

Renishaw Brings NIMS Part Inspection to HTEC 2023

The Haas Technical Education Community (HTEC) 2023 conference has come to an end. The four-day conference brought technical teachers and trainers together to share expertise on the best practices for teaching CNC machining, automation, metrology and more.

For more information on next year’s conference and to see what you missed click here. 

Contact Custom Tool & Grinding

We hope you enjoyed our August roundup! Now learn more about how we can help you with your tools, request a quote from us here.