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Making the machines that make planes

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It’s a lot more complicated than selling picks and shovels to gold miners, but the idea’s the same.

As airplane manufacturers Boeing and Airbus, as well as their emerging challengers, charge into a new world where wings and jet bodies are built from carbon-fiber composites rather than metal, only a few suppliers can provide the key tools they all need.

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