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Introducing Manufacturing the Future

A New E-newsletter Designed to Help Connect Arizona's Advanced Manufacturing Community

Welcome to the first issue of the Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Coalition’s newsletter, Manufacturing the Future! This publication was created to deliver news about advanced manufacturing industries and opportunities in Arizona.

The Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Coalition (AAMC) is a collective of Arizona organizations dedicated to helping raise awareness about careers and businesses in advanced manufacturing. The coalition works to develop pathways to advanced manufacturing careers and connect the ecosystem of associates involved in this sector around the state. All the AAMC partners strive to enhance workforce development in Arizona. Check out the complete list of AAMC partners below.

We hope you find this resource helpful, and that it provides information important and relevant to you and the community. Through a collaboration between the AAMC partners and other supporting entities, the articles and news featured here have been selected because they highlight advanced manufacturing efforts and businesses around the state. The goal is to illustrate the broader picture of advanced manufacturing in Arizona.

Please feel free to share this publication with others you think might also be interested in receiving this content.

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Help With COVID-19 Response

Are you a manufacturer that makes critical supplies like personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, hand sanitizer and tests? Are you a maker who wants to pitch in? Do you have a factory with excess capacity and want to learn how to shift or scale your production to meet the urgent needs of the COVID-19 pandemic?
 
Check out this list of resources and ways you can help.

Boeing Delivers First Reusable 3D-Printed Face Shields for COVID-19 Response

Face shields to be donated to healthcare professionals fighting COVID-19.
By PRNewswire | April 10, 2020

CHICAGO — Boeing delivered the first set of reusable 3D-printed face shields to support healthcare professionals working to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) accepted the initial shipment of 2,300 face shields this morning.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will deliver the shields to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, which has been established as an alternate care site to treat patients with COVID-19.

Boeing is set to produce thousands more face shields per week, gradually increasing production output to meet the growing need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the United States.

Read full article.

Honeywell to Produce Over 6 Million Masks for Arizona to Fight Coronavirus

By KTAR.com | April 4, 2020

PHOENIX — Honeywell expects to produce more than six million N95 masks for Arizona over the next year to combat the coronavirus outbreak, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office.

Masks made by the company will be delivered to county health departments by the Arizona Department of Public Health Services for use by health, safety, and emergency response workers.

Learn more.

3D Printers Help Make Face Shields for Banner Workers During Virus Outbreak

By Griselda Zetino | April 3, 2020

PHOENIX — Owners of 3D printers in the Valley are stepping up to help make face shields for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Arizona.

They’re helping produce about 1,000 face shields per week for nurses, doctors and other health care providers at Banner Health hospitals.

Find out more.

Ball Delivers Cryostat to University of Arizona for NASA Balloon Mission

By PRNewswire | April 2, 2020

BOULDER, Colo. -- Ball Aerospace recently delivered a cryostat to the University of Arizona for NASA's Galactic/Extragalactic Ultralong-Duration Balloon Spectroscopic Terahertz Observatory (GUSTO), a long-duration balloon mission that will map out parts of the Milky Way and Large Magellanic Cloud galaxies to determine the life cycle of interstellar gas, witness the formation and destruction of star-forming clouds, and understand the dynamics and gas flow in the vicinity of the center of the Milky Way.

Read full article.

Intel Receives $600M Bond Approval for Chandler Manufacturing Plants

By Hayley Ringle – Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal
March 2, 2020
The project supports Intel’s $7 billion manufacturing expansion for its Chandler facilities, which is expected to create 3,000 new Intel jobs and more than 10,000 long-term jobs in Arizona.

Read more.

Canadian Electric Vehicle Maker has Arizona on Short List for U.S. Location

Feb. 27, 2020

ElectraMeccanica manufactures a three-wheeled electric vehicle called the Solo. The Canadian company is considering Arizona and several other states for a U.S. production facility.

Read full article.

Nikola Executive Talks Future of Company, Gives More Details on Electric Off-road Vehicle

By Hayley Ringle – Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal
Feb. 18, 2020

While hydrogen-electric and battery-electric semi-trucks are still the focus for the Phoenix-based startup, the top executive with Nikola Motors’ electric powersports division said the company is set to roll out a slew of products, including an all-terrain vehicle for consumers — and the military.

Find out more.

From the Editor: This Valley Woman's Work is Out of This World 

By Greg Barr – Editor in Chief, Phoenix Business Journal
Feb. 7, 2020

I had a chance to speak with one of the newest members of Forbes' 30 Under 30 rising stars who is an Arizona native. She's smart as a whip — and is working on a breakthrough technology for NASA at Honeywell's Glendale facility.

Phoebe Henson is part of a team of engineers working on a technology breakthrough for NASA at Honeywell's Glendale facility.

Read Phoebe's story.
 

Iconic Helicopter Brand a Staple in Local Economy

This famous aircraft manufacturer is thriving, innovating — and looking to hire veterans.
By AZCentral.com | Mesa Chamber of Commerce
Feb. 5, 2020
The epicenter of global operations for a world-renowned family of rotorcraft, the MD Helicopters family of aircraft includes five highly regarded commercial helicopters.

MD Helicopters is an iconic American brand whose founder was Howard Hughes. Today, MD Helicopters Inc., or MDHI, proudly based in Mesa, is owned and led by its innovative, inspirational CEO, entrepreneur Lynn Tilton.

Calling Mesa home for decades, MD Helicopters does everything from laying the first keel beam through to completions, customer delivery, and training, as well as research, development and testing at its sprawling 2 million-plus-square-foot world headquarters on the north side of Falcon Field Airport.

Learn more.

Maintaining Critical Mass

Arizona's tech industry may be booming, but many companies are seeing challenges in hiring amid growing competition for skilled workers.
By Hayley Ringle Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal
Jan. 31, 2020

A healthy economy means one thing: a robust dose of hiring.
 
Arizona now has more than 9,000 technology companies in business, a milestone the state reached in 2019, according to the Arizona Technology Council.
 
In turn, those companies created 6,723 jobs last year, according to the Tech Council’s 2019 Technology Industry Report. And the state is expected to surpass those job creation numbers this year as more companies continue to bump up their payrolls.

Find out more.

Northrop Grumman Breaks Ground for Expanded Satellite Manufacturing Facilities in Gilbert, Arizona

Jan. 31, 2020

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) held a groundbreaking ceremony to highlight its expansion of the company’s satellite engineering and manufacturing operations in Arizona. The expansion includes a 100,000 square foot addition to its existing satellite manufacturing facility and a new 120,000 square foot administrative and engineering building.

Learn more.

Honeywell's West Valley Facility to Make Parts for NASA's Artemis Missions

By Brendan Ward – Digital producer, Tampa Bay Business Journal
Jan. 20, 2020

Lockheed Martin has awarded a contract to Honeywell to support production of NASA’s Orion spacecraft fleet. The fleet will be part of the upcoming Artemis missions, which will bring humans back to the moon for the first time since the Apollo program ended in 1972.

As part of the contract, Honeywell will provide 14 product types for Artemis missions III through V, including both hardware and software through 2030.

Read full article.

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