Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association

Doing More With Less
"Taking the Cost out of the Cost™"
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Aggregate Demand Model (ADM)™

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Supplier Cyber Regulatory Awareness

According to IBM, small and mid-sized businesses are hit by cyber-attacks about 4,000 times a day. The U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance found that 60 percent of small companies are unable to sustain their businesses over six months after a cyber-attack. As a result of increased concerns about cyber-attacks, manufacturers with contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA) or NASA must be compliant with defined cybersecurity requirements no later than December 31, 2017.

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GAVIN P. BROWN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR

On missile defense, now is the time to do more for Less! (Not less for more)

"A quicker, better and more cost effective solution is to harness the competitive innovation that animates the most robust and creative economy the world has ever seen – the USA’s private sector."


Sterling Heights, Michigan - September 15, 2017 -  MAMA represented Michigan's Aerospace Manufacturers at a briefing session with Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller, Michigan Defense Center Executive Director Sean Carlson and other representatives of Michigan's defense industry.

Michigan ranked #2 in Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness

MAMA's contributions cited 

PwC's 2017 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Ranking report has been released. The USA continues to be the #1 ranked country with Michigan ranked #2 amongst the states. 

The index is based on a weighted score of ranking categories that include: Labor, Infrastructure, Industry, Economy, Cost and Tax Policy.

In it's commentary on Michigan (page 5) the report states: 

The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturing Association continues to support the industry through research and development in the aerospace supply chain. While identifying opportunities for cost savings, the association has taken a proactive stance in the development of additive manufacturing technology and battery logistics. These efforts have helped attract investment in Michigan’s aerospace industry.

The full report can be found here.



MAMA to Chair Aerospace Session
at 2017 Discover Global Markets

MAMA Executive Director Gavin Brown will moderate the "Taking the Cost out of the Cost: Trends and Technology Demands Shifting the Aerospace Supply Chain" session at the 2017 Discover Global Markets in Cleveland, Ohio.

Panelists will be:

  • Gavin Brown, Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (Moderator)
  • Rich Choppa, Director of Global Sales & Marketing, Boeing Defense
  • Bob Phillips, Vice President, Phillips Service Industries and Sciaky Inc. 
  • Sean Holly, Vice President, Manufacturing Operations, Bell Helicopter
Discover Global Markets is the U.S. Department of Commerce's flagship event series for U.S. exporters.  Gavin's session will be on Tuesday September 19 at 2:00 p, as part of the Aerospace Track.   See below for discounted meeting registration information.


Transform your export strategy in just over two days at Discover Global Markets: U.S. Manufacturers to Europe & Beyond. Meet with procurement contacts at manufacturing OEMs like Airbus, Rockwell Automation, and others, receive one-on-one export counseling about opportunities for your firm, and network with other exporters. Register today  For $50 off the registration fee please click here to request the required code. 

Sciaky joins Siemens PLM Software Solution Partner Program as a Software and Technology Partner

CHICAGO, Illinois –  Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Indusries, INc. (PSI) and leading provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, today announced it will adopt product life-cycle management (PLM) software technology from Siemens to support its industry-leading Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM®) solution. Click Here For Full Press Release

Sciaky 110 EBAM System

MAMA's Aerospace and Defense Markets Overview and Outlook

June 29, 2017


MG Leonard Isabelle, Assistant Adjunct General and Commander of the Michigan Air National Guard; MG David G. Bassett, US Army Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Systems; BG John D. Slocum, Commander, 127th Wing, Selfridge ANGB; Rich Choppa, Boeing Strategic Defense and Intelligence Systems (SDIS); Michael Howard, Principal at Arbor Strategic Advisors LLC. Were speakers at the meeting


Michigan State Senator Patrick Colbeck, U of M Masters in Aerospace Engineering, addressed MAMA members and guests. 


Major General David Bassett, Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Systems


MAMA Executive Director Gavin Brown kicked-off the meeting with a report on the activities of the MAMA Delegation to the 2017 Paris Airshow and side trip to Airbus Helicopters, Safran Aircraft Engines, Henri Fabre Technocentre and the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in Saint-Paul-lès-Durance, Provence, France.

Attendees were briefed on the Overview and Outlook for the Commercial, Military and Business Aviation markets, the Satellite and Missile markets, the Ground Combat Systems market and updated on the status of the Ground-based Missile Defense third missile field and the ANG F-35 basing decision.

MAMA Members enjoyed a post-meeting opportunity to network with the presenters and fellow MAMA members.

2017 Paris International Airshow


MAMA delegation visiting the Boeing Chalet.

L to R: Bob Phillips, Sciaky; Phil Chizek, LIFT; Dave Pascoe, Weldaloy; Myra Moreland, Weldaloy; Gavin Brown, MAMA; Jennifer Lowe, VP Boeing; Tim Keating, EVP Boeing.

THE  AEROSPACE PAVILION AT MDEX


Executive Director Gavin Brown welcoming a delegation of thirteen Israeli
defense companies visiting the MAMA Aerospace Pavilion at MDEX.


The MAMA aerospace pavilion at MDEX showcased ten MAMA member companies.


The MAMA Aerospace Pavilion saw a steady stream of
MDEX visitors throughout the two-day exhibition.

Boeing/MAMA Joint Counseling Session

A large delegation of MAMA Members met with Boeing Defense, Space and Security Program and Purchasing Managers March 13, 2017 during AUSA's Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Alabama.


March 13 meeting reviews are in: 

"This was an awesome networking opportunity, I felt this was exceptionally value added for the BOEING Team and MAMA Members both." --  Fred Longcore,  AUTODIE-LLC

"Great opportunity to get my company's capabilities in front of a major aerospace and defense contractor." -- Martyn Acreman, Matereon.

"MAMA events are always worthwhile" -- Wayne Dula, Loc Performance Products, Inc.

"MAMA events are ALWAYS excellent. They really work hard to make these happen and they are a great benefit to all members who take part" -- Ron Morrison, Schupan, Inc.

"The groundwork and preparation leading up to the Boeing Supplier meetings was outstanding by the MAMA team. Their assistance in introducing and connecting Boeing personnel to MAMA companies is a real advantage." -- Paul Munzenberger, Design Systems, Inc.

"MAMA is not only the vehicle that delivers you to a new customer's front door, but it is a way to surround yourself with a strong network of great people." -- Jamie Spitzer, Precision Machine Inc.

MAMA’s Brown: Michigan aerospace suppliers could help OEMs with cost savings

Brown spoke with MiBiz regarding the opportunities and challenges for aerospace suppliers going into 2017. 

Click here for link to MiBiz article

Sen. Peters to Join Senate Armed Services Committee

U.S. Senator Gary Peters announced he has been appointed to the Senate Committee on Armed Services for the 115th Congress, subject to ratification by the Democratic Caucus. Peters will also continue to serve on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee; Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; and the Joint Economic Committee.

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE PRES RELEASE

Click here for link to related Detroit Free Press article 

MAMA Member News:

Sciaky to Deliver Large, Industrial-Scale
Metal 3D Printer to Airbus

Sciaky’s Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) system will help the leading aircraft manufacturer save significant time and cost on the production of large titanium structural parts.

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE

Click here for Sciaky website

MAMA Receives Missile Defense Advocacy Award


MAMA Holds Ground-based Missile Defense System Briefing for Michigan Aerospace Manufacturing Firms


Weldaloy
Warren, MI 
September 21, 2106


Schupan & Sons and The Air Zoo
Kalamazoo, MI
September 22, 2016

2016 Farnborough International Airshow 

2016 Farnborough International Airshow (July 11-17)

MAMA delegation visiting the Boeing Chalet.

L to R: Dave Pascoe, Weldaloy; Tim Keating, EVP Boeing; Jennifer Lowe, VP Boeing; Gavin Brown, MAMA; and Jamie Tollon, Futuramic Tool & Engineering Company.

2016 Huntsville Trade Mission

MAMA delegation visiting the United Launch Alliance facility near Huntsville, Alabama -- May 2016.

The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association organized and led a delegation of twenty Michigan based aerospace suppliers to visit procurement officials at Boeing Defense, Space & Security and United Launch Alliance in Huntsville, Alabama.

Some comments by participants:

"I was very appreciative of the amount of resources and time that Boeing and ULA dedicated to this trip. They put aside undivided attention for our delegation, and that was excellent."

and

"MAMA did an EXCELLENT job coordinating the right places to visit and the right people to see. This trip was so successful because it was so well planned."

Full trip follow-up survey can be found here

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The mission of the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (“MAMA”) is to: serve and represent the interests of Michigan’s aerospace and defense manufacturing firms with a single unified voice; to provide educational programs and industry research to its members; and to promote the State of Michigan’s aerospace and defense manufacturing community within the global industry.

MAMA’s objective is to be the supply chain of choice that is recognized for taking the "costs out of cost" for services, manufactured components, assemblies and complete systems. We are designed to take the risk out of the supply chain by having the best in class suppliers for cost, quality and delivery.

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