Boeing says it has successfully completed testing of the fuselage barrel, taking it to the 150 percent of load required for certification. Boeing also says it withstood more than 2.5G, which Boeing calls a “maneuver-condition maneuver,” and the resulting damage was less than expected.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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