Increased morale and productivity in GMN’s aerospace quality assurance team

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By Micheal Carr | Feb 05, 2019
Aerospace Quality Assurance Team

At GMN Aerospace, we continually focus on ways to enhance our lean manufacturing and waste reduction efforts, including activities such as our value-stream team (VST) events in collaboration with our customers. So, when I came into the fold at GM Nameplate (GMN) as the new supervisor of the aerospace quality assurance team, I planned to take measures to make any improvements possible within the quality assurance team and process.

Plastic over-molding for aerospace applications

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By Nick Schmidt | Jun 21, 2018
Plastic Overmolding for Aerospace Industry

Over-molding is a manufacturing process that combines two different types of plastic together to create a single part. Typically, this involves the use of a hard plastic and a softer plastic (often rubberized). Alternatively, this method can be used to bind two hard plastics together that are different colors. Overall, this is a process that takes various materials with different properties and combines them into a single molded component.

GMN Aerospace receives tenth consecutive Boeing Performance Excellence Award

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By Lauren Rowles | May 16, 2018
BPEA Decade of Excellence

SEATTLE, Washington (May 16, 2018) – GMN Aerospace announced today that it has received the 2017 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. GMN Aerospace maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 2016 to September 2017.

Exciting things to come in 2018

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By Lauren Rowles | Feb 07, 2018
New Year at GMN Aerospace

As we reflect on the past 12 months and look forward to 2018, GMN Aerospace would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to our customers and our excitement for what is on the horizon. 2017 gave GMN Aerospace a lot to celebrate, including being awarded with our fourth Boeing Supplier of the Year Award. Now, in the birth of a new year, it’s time for us to set new goals, carve out an execution plan, and get to work.

Injection molded flammability placards

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By Frances Newman | Oct 13, 2017
Injection Molded Flammability Placard

As GMN Aerospace continues to pursue plastic opportunities within the aerospace sector, we have become increasingly more involved with the upfront support efforts for a variety of testing applications. Our latest effort has been in response to a frequent request we receive from our customers: to provide molded placards that support Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR 25.853 and 25.856) flammability testing and requirements. Most common tests include heat release, smoke density, insulation flame propagation, and smoke toxicity.

GMN Aerospace visits the Umbra Group’s Lean manufacturing facility

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By Mark Evans | Jul 29, 2016
Umbra Visit

On Tuesday July 12th, members from the GMN Aerospace team had the opportunity to tour the facility of our valued customer, the Umbra Group – a producer of highly-machined products for the aerospace industry. The tour was conducted by Umbra’s CEO, Bob Collett, and its purpose was to benchmark best practices for Lean Manufacturing.

The Boeing Company celebrates a decade of excellence

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By Carlo Mears | Jul 15, 2016
Boeing Centennial

We at GMN Aerospace would like to congratulate The Boeing Company on celebrating their centennial today! Since their start in 1916, Boeing has spent the past 100 years pioneering the path to innovation and excellence within the aerospace industry. To commemorate this milestone, Boeing is putting on various events, activities, exhibits, and even offering merchandise for fellow aerospace enthusiasts.