WE complete in this issue the publication of the scries of articles by MR. JAMES E. THOMPSON of VULTEE AIRCRAFT on “Designing for Machinability”; for permission to republish which from the pages of AERO DIGEST we are greatly indebted to the Author and Editor, MR. GEORGE F. MCLAUGHLIN. We have never read anything so informative and instructive on this subject, the importance of which for rapid production it is impossible to overestimate, and our admiration for it has increased with each re‐perusal of it necessitated by the repeated re‐readings called for in the various stages of proof correcting prior to final publication. We should like to see MR. THOMPSON'S introductory paragraphs, which appeared on page 289 of our October 1941 issue, posted up in large letters in every detail‐design office and we feel that the best service we can do is to reprint them verbatim here.
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