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  • Sputtering auto production sinks U.S. manufacturing output

    U.S. manufacturing fell sharply in January, led by the biggest drop in motor vehicle production since the recession, the latest indication that the economy was losing momentum. The Federal Reserve&rsq...


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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy/sputtering-auto-production-sinks-us-manufacturing-output-idUSKCN1Q41Q03407
  • Spending's slumping, manufacturing's slowing, and delinquencies are rising

    The warning signs for the US economy are coming thick and fast. Industrial production declined 0.6% in January from a month earlier, the Federal Reserve said in a report Friday, well below expectation...


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    https://www.businessinsider.in/Spendings-slumping-manufacturings-slowing-and-delinquencies-are-rising-Warning-signs-for-the-US-economy-are-piling-up-/articleshow/68016487.cms3408
  • What do Manufacturers Need to Know About Blockchain?

    On Tuesday, BakerHostetler presented a webinar on the place of blockchain in manufacturing and how and why manufacturers might want to use it, especially in the supply chain. Primarily known as the bu...


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    https://www.manufacturing.net/article/2019/02/what-do-manufacturers-need-know-about-blockchain3409
  • Immigration groups blame Trump for manufacturing a border crisis

    Groups opposed to President Trump's immigration agenda charged Friday that the president is trying to create the illusion of a border crisis to justify emergency spending on a wall between the Uni...


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    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/immigration-groups-blame-trump-for-manufacturing-a-border-crisis3410
  • Countries Seen to Have the Lowest Manufacturing Costs

    Lowering manufacturing costs are often part of the production strategy of many companies and industries. Many businesses relocate to areas where they can make their products cheaper, either by focusin...


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    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/slideshows/countries-seen-to-have-the-lowest-manufacturing-costs3400
  • Trump claims auto manufacturing has boomed during his presidency - it hasn’t

    President Donald Trump is hailing a renaissance in U.S. auto manufacturing that has not happened. The industry is chugging along without the massive numbers of car companies that he says are setting u...


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    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-claims-auto-manufacturing-has-boomed-during-his-presidency-it-hasnt-2019-02-143401
  • The Slow Exodus of Multinational Manufacturers

    I saw the headline that General Motors had announced they were closing four U.S. auto plants, and one of them was in Lordstown, Ohio. This announcement caused me to flash back to another Ohio plant cl...


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    https://www.industryweek.com/economy/slow-exodus-multinational-manufacturers3402
  • Introducing the Industrialization of Additive Manufacturing

    Manufacturers stand at a crossroads of two competing visions. They can either continue with traditional factory processes or they can embrace the challenge of Industry 4.0 and create physical products...


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    https://www.manufacturing.net/article/2019/02/introducing-industrialization-additive-manufacturing3391
  • The UK steel, pharmaceutical and transport manufacturing industry are receiving a £30mn investment

    Three new research and innovation hubs are set to support the British manufacturing sector amidst growing geopolitical and economic uncertainties and open up new opportunities within steel, pharmaceut...


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    https://www.manufacturingglobal.com/leadership/uk-steel-pharmaceutical-and-transport-manufacturing-industry-are-receiving-ps30mn3392

EVENTS

Conferences

Manufacturing Matters! 2019

MANUFACTURING MATTERS! 2019

February 21-21, 2019
Make it Happen! is our 2019 Manufacturing Matters! conference theme. Manufacturer’s confidence hasn’t been this high in years. The economy is strong, and more things become possible each day. There are of course challenges in this dynamic business environment. Labor is tightening. Techno...

International Conference on Smart Materials, Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMART MATERIALS, INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING AND AUTOMATION

February 22-24, 2019
SMIMA 2019 is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Smart Materials, Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation to a common forum. The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in Smart Materials, Intelligent Manufacturin...

Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing & R&D Summit

AEROSPACE & DEFENSE MANUFACTURING & R&D SUMMIT

February 25-26, 2019
The one-on-one business meetings provide access to senior manufacturing and engineering executives within the largest aerospace and defense companies globally. A thorough selection process ensures a qualified audience, which grants unparalleled business and networking opportunities in a luxurious an...

HOUSTEX

HOUSTEX

February 26-28, 2019
HOUSTEX is the industry-leading southwest manufacturing trade show. From additive manufacturing to robotics, machining centers to welding, and dozens of technologies in between showcase your product or explore the best in manufacturing at HOUSTEX 2019.

TCT + PERSONALISE ASIA 2017

TCT + PERSONALISE ASIA 2017

March 08-10, 2017
Sponsored
TCT Asia is entering its third year and has quickly become one of Asia's premier 3D technology events for the design, development and manufacturing communities. First held in 2015, TCT Asia quickly outgrew the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing and will for 201...

EEF Manufacturing Conference 2019

EEF MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE 2019

February 19-19, 2019
The EEF’s National Manufacturing Conference takes place on 19th February 2019 at the QEII Centre, London. At a time of unprecedented technology-driven change, the event will delve into key issues such as trade, the next generation, effective leadership, the digital future, and sustainable stee...

Manufacturing Automation & Robotics Summit

MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION & ROBOTICS SUMMIT

February 13-13, 2019
It is a time of great change in UK manufacturing – as companies respond to the coming together of powerful trends in labor supply, supply chain consolidation, and getting the best balance between quality and cost. What parts of your production process are best suited to automation?

International Trade Fair for Machine Tools, Manufacturing and Automation Technology

INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR FOR MACHINE TOOLS, MANUFACTURING AND AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY

February 05-08, 2019
Every 2 years, the trade fair association is the first important international meeting point for manufacturing technology in metal working and the supply industry in Europe. The exhibition focuses on machine tools, precision tools, systems for upstream and downstream processes in the automation of p...

 

Webinars

FEB 20, 2019 | 1:00 PM
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION TODAY AND INTO THE FUTURE
The ability to obtain, analyze and apply meaningful insights from materials characterization within additive manufacturing can be overwhelming. Please join us for a panel discussion with our technical experts to understand our organization’s journey from traditional materials R&D...
FEB 20, 2019 | 2:00 PM
HOW CAD EMBEDDED CFD SIMULATION CAN ACCELERATE YOUR DESIGN PROCESS
Please join Richard Ozaki, Channel Application Engineer for Siemens PLM. In this webinar learn how a new breed of simulation products on the market help guide engineers in making decisions and optimizing product performance before prototyping. Historically CAE products have been complex, s...
FEB 21, 2019 | 1 p.m.
ECONOMIC INCENTIVES FOR MANUFACTURERS
Manufacturing has long been a pillar of New York’s economy. However, after decades of fighting fierce headwinds - including competition from companies operating overseas and rising costs - New York’s manufacturing sector faces significant challenges to its development and growt...
FEB 21, 2019
ENERGY REDUCTION AND COST SAVINGS IN MANUFACTURING
Join us for our first webinar in the Advancing Sustainability Webinar Series, to learn more about how you can reduce energy in your facilities, which translates to direct cost savings, and important reductions in your company's environmental footprint. The Department of Energy will sha...
FEB 21, 2019 | 11:00AM
USING YOUR PROCESS DATA TO SOLVE QUALITY, DOWNTIME, AND PRODUCTION PROBLEMS
As Industry 4.0 gains momentum in the plastics industry, many are calculating the risk-reward ratio of becoming early adopters. To truly understand the urgency of starting your Industry 4.0 project, consider what you’re losing by not innovating, specifically: the cost of poor quality...
FEB 26, 2019 | 2:00 p.m.
THE NO-EXCUSES WAY FOR MANUFACTURERS TO WIN IN A DIGITAL WORLD
Doing digital right doesn’t mean you need to become the next Amazon, Netflix or Google - or even the next Pitney-Bowes, whose shift to digital has reinvented the company. But it does mean you may need to change your ways to maximize the potential to drive business. You may think ther...

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR INTEGRATED ELECTRO-MECHANICAL DEVICES
3D-printed electronics deliver benefits that mirror those of 3D-printed mechanical parts. Integrate the two processes into one hybrid solution to amplify the advantages in time savings, cost reduction and design flexibility to achieve unmatched efficiencies and create revolutionary product...
3D PRINTING BUILDS MANUFACTURING INNOVATIONS
This webinar will discuss how 3D printing technology is enabling innovations in the manufacturing industry. Deciding whether to integrate 3D printing and how to leverage it with existing design, development, and manufacturing processes requires an understanding of the types of printers, ma...
HEXAGON METROLOGY: BRIDGING 3D METROLOGY & PROCESS CONTROL FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS
In this webinar, you heard more on how our customers: Deploy our advanced measurement systems both in measuring rooms and the production shop floors in ways which complement each other and increase efficiency Evaluate and implement in-line / near the line or off-line dimensional control st...
ROFIN WEBINAR: STATE-OF-THE-ART LASERS FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS
This webinar covered how to select the most suitable laser technology for specific automotive applications, taking into account the very latest developments and application techniques.
ZEISS WEBINAR: SYSTEMATIC QUALITY ASSURANCE IN CAR BODY CONSTRUCTION
ZEISS's new solutions focused approach closes the gap between precise and flexible analysis through automated high-performance sample and batch measurements to 100% control with in-line inspection systems in the production line. With a complete product portfolio including: horizontal m...
NIKON WEBINAR: LASER RADAR: NEXT-GENERATION CMM FOR SHOP FLOOR CAR BODY INSPECTION
In this webinar, we look at how the non-contact Laser Radar is providing OEMs with an effective alternative to the traditional horizontal arm CMMs and/or fixed inline camera systems for automated inspection of sheet metal components, body-in-white (BIW) and finished cars. We’ll outli...

RESOURCES

The U.S. solid-state lighting (SSL) industry sits on the cusp of major technology advances that will revolutionize the industry and greatly accelerate energy efficiency here and around the world. In 2...

Traditional modes of manufacturing have given way to ‘virtual factories’ and 3D manufacturing. The industry has come a long way and will continue to evolve. This paper throws light on what...

Global competition, price deflation and rising commodity costs are eroding product-based profit margins for manufacturers. Developing and delivering superior aftermarket services is, therefore, a comp...

With all the buzz around IoT, it is easy for industrial manufacturers and their service business heads to get carried away with the hype and rush headlong in to IoT initiatives. While IoT opens up a w...

The Manufacturing industry is realizing benefit ts of mobile applications in driving productivity and optimization, reducing costs, improving efficiency and enabling better field service, however, com...

Manufacturers spend significant amounts of money on research and development (R&D) to create new products. Unfortunately, globalization and technology have made imitation of products easier. Seein...

Why your shop floor today begs IT as the economy improves, manufacturing is witnessing unprecedented turmoil. Manufacturing is moving to low cost geographies....

A recent study indicates that manufacturers have a long way to go in using warrenty best practices , data and analytics to bring down their after sales cost....

The volume, velocity and complexity of data is growing exponentially. equipment, devices process and even consumer actions are generating data....