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SOLD OUT - SME Regional Meeting and Plant Tour of Boeing 737 Assembly facility

SME [Spokane, WA Manufacturing] Chapter 248

Friday, October 7, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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This event coincides with National Manufacturing Day.  Why not observe the day with SME and Boeing and see one of the most sophisticated manufacturing operations in America.

The invitation is primarily directed to SME members in the Pacific Northwest, as well as interested professionals in the Inland Northwest manufacturing community.

 SME is organizing a special regional event to be held at the Boeing 737 and 737MAX assembly facility located in Renton WA.  The regional meeting will be a special tour of the 737 assembly facility where some of the first 737Max models will be on display.  (For more information on Boeing retooling of its 737 operations, see the article:  http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-retools-renton-plant-for-737s-big-ramp-up/ )

Tour Visitor passes/badges will be issued by Boeing.  To be issued a badge all attendees need to register with their full name, address and contact information using the registration form provided on this webpage.  As this is a technology sensitive secure area, no recording instruments will be allowed, including camera and video equipment and smart phones with photo and video capability.  Further tour requirements are oulined in the Tour rules and regulations section shown below on this page.  

Excepts from the "Airrline Reporter" on the new 737 MAX Plane   

737 MAX: About the new aircraft

One of the biggest selling points of the 737 MAX is its efficiency. The aircraft realizes the most fuel-savings through the use of the CFM International LEAP-1B engine. This engine incorporates many of the efficiency features of the GEnx engine, from which it was derived. In addition, the wing shape, engine nacelle, and the engine’s forward mounting position all work to smoothly direct air into and around the engine, providing additional efficiency.  Other fuel-savings come from reduced weight, and improved aerodynamics (including the new Advanced Technology winglet).

Boeing claims the 737 MAX will have a 20% increase in efficiency over the 737NG and that it will be 8% more efficient than it’s closest competitor, the A320neo. Although over the years I have found these kinds of claims  – from all manufactures – to be somewhat dubious, until they actually are put into operation with airlines. Either way, it is clear the aircraft will save airlines money (which they will hopefully pass onto their customers).

Other selling points of the new 737 are a 40% reduction in noise, the Boeing Sky Interior (which will now be standard), and the option for the roomier Space Bins.

 7737 Max production and assembly area

 A distictive feature of the 737 MAX is its utilization of advanced winglet technology...


Tour Rules & Regulations:

    1. No cameras, video recorders, or camera phones are permitted during the factory visit.
    2. The use of electronic devices is restricted while walking in operations and transportation areas, including parking lots, flight lines, factories and warehouses.
    3. Factory appropriate footwear required; feet completely covered with low, wide heels.  
    4. During tours, visitors must adhere to the tour path and wear appropriate protective equipment as defined by the tour leader.
    5. Stay clear of moving cranes, forklifts and other shop vehicles.
    6. If there is a situation that requires the building to be evacuated, please follow your tour leader who will take you to the nearest designated assembly area.
    7. Boeing escorts must remain with their visitors at all times.
    8. The Renton site is a tobacco free workplace. No tobacco usage is allowed on company-owned or leased property.
    9. It is the responsibility of each Boeing host who invites a non-Boeing visitor to Renton to ensure that each visitor receives the visitor safety guide.
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998 Logan Ave N, Renton, WA 98057
Renton, WA 98057

Friday, October 7, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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SME [Spokane, WA Manufacturing] Chapter 248

SME Manufacturing promotes manufacturing education and advances manufacturing awareness for the Inland Northwest Empire area.  The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society advancing manufacturing knowledge and influencing more than half a million manufacturing practitioners annually. Through its local chapters, technical communities, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and keeps manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, the Society has members in more than 70 countries and represents manufacturing practitioners across all industries... TO BECOME A MEMBER, DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE: http://www.slideshare.net/dryfinish/fillintheform-and-return   (Fill in the form on screen, print it, sign it and fax it.)  For further information see also:  http://www.sme248.org





Chair – Gabriel Achenbach
Achenbach Designs
(509) 993-3317


Chair-Elect – Gene Hamacher
TechHelp Idaho
(208) 449-8053


Treasurer – Matthew Michaelis
Eastern Washington University
(509) 359-4268


Secretary – Bryan Woodbury
Exotic Metals Forming Co.
(509) 995-1988


Past Chairs & Members of Executive Committee


Dr. Patrick Ferro
Gonzaga University
(509) 313-3547


Fred Pollard
Alpha Technology
(509) 235-7320


Dr. Martin Weiser
Eastern Washington University
(509) 359-2815


Terry Geyer
Eastern Washington University
(509) 994-4157


Dave Davidson
SME - Deburring/Finishing Tech Group
(509) 230-6821


Bob Ladd
Advanced Input (Retired)
(509) 954-4295


Dan Tabish
Inland Northwest Metallurgical
(509) 922-766


Tony Wisniewski
Hotstart Mfg Co.
(509) 534-6171 x136


Jim McCall
Reiff Injection Molding
(509) 340-1020





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