Does a Competition for a New Fighter Really Make Sense?

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CJIG F35 brochure
A Canadian Industry Perspective

“There has been a great deal of inaccurate information and rhetoric in the news recently about the benefits of a competition for a new fighter aircraft to replace Canada’s aging, and ever-increasingly more expensive to maintain and operate, fleet of CF-18’s. We believe it’s time that Canadian industry – in this case the Canadian JSF Industry Group – weighed in on this topic. Read More

BuildIT and 8tree to co-exhibit at Control Show 2014


(Montreal, ) BuildIT and 8tree are pleased to announce that they will be partnering to co-exhibit at the 28th Control Fair this May in Stuttgart, Germany. BuildIT is a software development company with over a decade of experience in providing powerful 3D metrology solutions for advanced manufacturing. 8tree is a new and innovative company that brings groundbreaking 3D surface inspection technology with a disruptive pricing strategy to the industry. 8tree and BuildIT provide extremely powerful, yet easy to use solutions coupled with superior customer support. As independently owned and agile companies, both are fast and responsive to market needs, allowing them to focus on elegant solutions to market problems in order to create an effective and pleasing customer experience. Both companies prioritize helping their customers to reduce manpower by empowering operators and shop floor personnel with the ability to perform their inspections quickly and autonomously. This complementary alignment has led both companies to team up for Control 2014, the world’s leading trade fair for quality control. Read More

BuildIT benefits from F-35 program with job and opportunity creation

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Montreal, QC – With Friday’s release of Canada’s major economic indicators showing a decrease in job creation, BuildIT Software & Solutions of Montreal, QC urged the Canadian Government to continue investment in the production of the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.

“With the current rise in the unemployment rate, it is vital that we continue to focus on the programs that are generating new opportunities and creating employment, like the F-35 Lightning II.  The program gives Canada access to the development of skills and know how in leading edge technology, allowing us to compete more effectively on a global scale,” said Vito Marone, Director of Sales and Marketing at BuildIT.  “I urge Ottawa to continue production of the F-35 Lightning II to create jobs and keep people working.” Read More

Join us at AeroDef – a pre-show overview

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AeroDef Manufacturing Conference 2013

For those involved in Aerospace and Defense manufacturing, there will be an exciting conference March 19-21st in Long Beach California.  The 2nd AeroDef Manufacturing conference produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has an executive committee sourced from some of the biggest names in the industry including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, EADS and Boeing.  Keynotes will be delivered by: Read More

Article Pick: Energising the supply chain by Mike Richardson

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Check out Mike Richardson’s article over at Aerospace Manufacturing on Energising the supply chain for the F-35 JSF programme:

High expectations mean that the F-35 has much more to live up to than previous jet fighters. Mike Richardson hears how the Lockheed Martin JSF programme team and its incumbent supply chain are taking steps to ensure it will meet customer demand[…] Read More

BAE Standardizes on Build!IT to Manufacture the Joint Strike Fighter

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BAE Aft Port Side Fuselage

Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is an international program to build a common fighter aircraft that meets the combined needs of the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as the UK’s Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. Lockheed Martin leads the charge in cooperation with BAE SYSTEMS and Northrop Grumman to engineer and deliver an F-35 aircraft that meets the unique requirements of all partners. Each manufacturer has their own role in the development of the aircraft. BAE SYSTEMS Samlesbury is responsible for the design and assembly of the aft fuselage and tails of the aircraft. Read More