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The State of Dental 3D Printing THE STATE OF DENTAL 3D PRINTING

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Mar 19, 2019

A smartech report indicated that by 2025, 3d printer sales in dental will exceed milling sales, and that by 2027, over half of all 3d printers in dentistry will be used chairside vs labs vs 88% in labs today. Founded in 2003 as a specialist recruitme...

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Metal additive manufacturing: An introduction to HiETA Technologies METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: AN INTRODUCTION TO HIETA TECHNOLOGIES

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Mar 15, 2019

HiETA Technologies specialise in the end-to-end design and manufacture of metal 3d printed components.  World class thermal engineering technology, inspired and enabled by additive manufacturing. Our product portfolio includes high and low tempe...

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Defining Your Part Before Designing Your Part DEFINING YOUR PART BEFORE DESIGNING YOUR PART

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Mar 14, 2019

A major element of defining your part is to consider which type of plastic you’ll want to use. A variety of plastic materials are available. In raw form, they’re called resins. Resins can be combined with other resins or with filler mater...

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Digital Twins Solutions: Enabling the Practical Shift to Digital-Driven Asset Optimisation DIGITAL TWINS SOLUTIONS: ENABLING THE PRACTICAL SHIFT TO DIGITAL-DRIVEN ASSET OPTIMISATION

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Mar 14, 2019

This paper is an overview of how digital twins are becoming increasingly common in manufacturing, aerospace and defence environments.

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Seagate Transforms Manufacturing with Deep Learning from Edge to Cloud SEAGATE TRANSFORMS MANUFACTURING WITH DEEP LEARNING FROM EDGE TO CLOUD

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Mar 13, 2019

This video is about NVIDIA, HPE Edgeline and Apollo systems that help factories in leveraging AI Artificial Intelligence to identify real-time data patterns that people might miss. Deep learning, a subset of artificial intelligence, is about enabling...

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Mazda Toyota Manufacturing site in Huntsville, Alabama MAZDA TOYOTA MANUFACTURING SITE IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA

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Mar 13, 2019

The Mazda Toyota Manufacturing site under construction in Huntsville, Alabama, in January 2019. The jointly owned-and-operated automotive production plant in the Limestone County portion of Huntsville is expected to create 4,000 jobs and accelerate g...

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Laser Cutting Sheet Metal Parts for Added Precision LASER CUTTING SHEET METAL PARTS FOR ADDED PRECISION

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Mar 13, 2019

At one time, lasers were nothing more than science fiction dreams. In the last 60 years, we’ve transitioned from imaginary cosmic ray guns to harnessing the power of light strategically. Today, lasers are everywhere, in subtle surgical equipmen...

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Moog Additive Manufacturing Internal Capabilities MOOG ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INTERNAL CAPABILITIES

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Mar 13, 2019

Moog leads in expanding process knowledge, equipment capacity, and customer support in metal additive manufacturing. Black-box design, material qualifications, advanced process troubleshooting, and state-of-the-art inspection capabilities are resulti...

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3d Printed TaskMaster Helmet 3D PRINTED TASKMASTER HELMET

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Mar 12, 2019

Hey everyone! My name is Nikko and I'm from California. I build 3d printed armor from video games and movies. I have a channel on YouTube that you can follow to learn more about how to post process and smooth your 3d printed armor so you can have...

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3D Printing vs Electroforming: What s the Difference? 3D PRINTING VS ELECTROFORMING: WHAT S THE DIFFERENCE?

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Mar 12, 2019

3D Printing is a popular Additive Manufacturing process. Electroforming, while less known, is also a typical Additive Manufacturing process. What's the difference between 3D Printing and Electroforming then? Watch this comparison video to find ou...

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The New Age of Manufacturing THE NEW AGE OF MANUFACTURING

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Mar 11, 2019

Walk across the spotlessly clean and well-lit floors of Pratt & Whitney’s 1 million-square-foot manufacturing plant in North Berwick, Maine, and you’ll pass by dozens of closed-door CNC machines, each the size of a large refrigerator....

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Is Boeing’s 787 Production Rate Sustainable? IS BOEING’S 787 PRODUCTION RATE SUSTAINABLE?

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Mar 08, 2019

Boeing plans to increase production of the 787 to a rate of 14 per month in 2019. The company delivered 145 aircraft in 2018, up from 136 in 2017, and looks to be on track to make its goal for the new year. The move is not without risk. Production of...

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McLaren debuts track-only production Senna GTR after all 75 have been purchased MCLAREN DEBUTS TRACK-ONLY PRODUCTION SENNA GTR AFTER ALL 75 HAVE BEEN PURCHASED

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Mar 08, 2019

McLaren designed the Senna to be a track car that was just barely legal enough to drive on public streets. Hinderances such as safety restrictions keep it from being the full-out ballistic projectile it was born to be. So McLaren asked the question, ...

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Acura bringing near-production-ready concept sedan to Pebble Beach ACURA BRINGING NEAR-PRODUCTION-READY CONCEPT SEDAN TO PEBBLE BEACH

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Mar 08, 2019

Three years ago Acura turned many heads with the Precision concept. Said to be the future of Acura design language, the latest RDX crossover is the most full-bodied expression of the Precision Crafted Performance design language. The rest of the rang...

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Lightweight CoroMill 390 produced with additive manufacturing LIGHTWEIGHT COROMILL 390 PRODUCED WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Mar 07, 2019

Long overhang milling can be a vibration-prone application. The lightweight CoroMill 390 cutter, in combination with Silent Tool's adaptors, is developed to overcome this challenge. When designing lightweight CoroMill 390, the material has been t...

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Prototyping and Manufacturing Services to Help Satisfy Modern Market Expectations PROTOTYPING AND MANUFACTURING SERVICES TO HELP SATISFY MODERN MARKET EXPECTATIONS

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Mar 06, 2019

Design and manufacturing expectations keep escalating. There’s a heightened consumer desire for variety, customization, automation, and technological innovation. Manufacturers across all industries want parts that are more durable, lighter-weig...

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Dental hybrid manufacturing DENTAL HYBRID MANUFACTURING

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Mar 06, 2019

We’re transforming the dental industry with our partners Follow-Me, Datron and Fresdental and offering a dental hybrid manufacturing solution, that combines the advantages of additive manufacturing with subtractive technology-offering the best ...

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Why This 3D Light Printer Is A HUGE Game Changer WHY THIS 3D LIGHT PRINTER IS A HUGE GAME CHANGER

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Mar 06, 2019

Computed Axial Lithography is the first printer of it's kind. It can shape objects, all-at-once, using specialized synthetic resin and rays of light. The speed, geometry, and surface quality limitations of additive processes are linked to the rel...

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Mercedes EQV electric van concept debuts, will spawn production version MERCEDES EQV ELECTRIC VAN CONCEPT DEBUTS, WILL SPAWN PRODUCTION VERSION

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Mar 05, 2019

Fully electric vans aren't all the rage yet, but Mercedes is trying to change that with its EQV Concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Mercedes promises this concept is going to spawn an extremely similar production vehicle. The specs on the concept a...

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Additive Manufacturing with 3D Screen Printing ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH 3D SCREEN PRINTING

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Mar 04, 2019

Get to know the additive manufacturing technology 3D Screen Printing and learning how to print three-dimensional components. Additive manufacturing using 3D screen printing. Additive manufacturing is an interesting technique for the manufacture of in...

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How Additive Manufacturing Is Advancing the Space Industry HOW ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IS ADVANCING THE SPACE INDUSTRY

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Mar 04, 2019

By making launch vehicles more efficient and easier to manufacture, AM lets small companies play a significant role in space. Editor-in-Chief Peter Zelinski discusses this with Max Haot, CEO of Launcher, and Ankit Saharan, R&D and applications de...

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Multi-axis Additive Manufacturing with 5axismaker 5xm MULTI-AXIS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH 5AXISMAKER 5XM

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Mar 04, 2019

The Directional Composites through Manufacturing Innovation (DiCoMI) project aims to bring together leading innovators from across Europe, and beyond, to develop a new method of producing composite material parts with optimized fibre directionality. ...

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Streamlining additive manufacturing for spinal implants STREAMLINING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR SPINAL IMPLANTS

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Feb 28, 2019

Global engineering company, Renishaw, collaborated with two innovative technology companies to demonstrate the capability of metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology to produce lightweight titanium spinal implants that mimic the mechanical proper...

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Amazing Manufacturing Process Carbonated Beverages AMAZING MANUFACTURING PROCESS CARBONATED BEVERAGES

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Feb 27, 2019

A modern manufacturing process of carbonated soft drinks: Water is a foundation of every soft drink, so much care needs to be taken for it to be cleaned from any impurities organic matter, suspended particles and bacteria and stabilized to the desire...

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The Outlook for Automation and Manufacturing Jobs in Seven Charts THE OUTLOOK FOR AUTOMATION AND MANUFACTURING JOBS IN SEVEN CHARTS

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Feb 19, 2019

Over the last decade, the prospect of mass automation has seemingly shifted from a vague possibility to an inescapable reality. While it’s still incredibly difficult to estimate the ultimate impact of automation and AI on the economy, the pictu...

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Digital Manufacturing Strikes a Chord with New Guitar Pick Design DIGITAL MANUFACTURING STRIKES A CHORD WITH NEW GUITAR PICK DESIGN

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Feb 14, 2019

A guitar pick is a simple design, right? It’s just a flat piece of flexible plastic, after all. Well, Paul Holcomb, founder of Bog Street LLC and designer of the LEAP series of guitar picks, begs to differ. He has reimagined the guitar pick wit...

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The State of Training in 2019: Industrial Skills THE STATE OF TRAINING IN 2019: INDUSTRIAL SKILLS

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Feb 13, 2019

In fact, 25% of employers in manufacturing have said they’ve already lost revenue due to unfilled vacancies, and many are offering extended overtime pay to existing workers at they struggle to keep production lines running. Learn how employers ...

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Emerging Trends In Additive Manufacturing EMERGING TRENDS IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Feb 12, 2019

Now that Additive Manufacturing (AM) has traversed the Hype Cycle to the Path of Enlightenment, an increasing number of manufacturing concerns are focused on learning how to leverage the benefits of AM to bolster the strength of their value streams. ...

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Think about postprocessing when designing 3D-printed parts THINK ABOUT POSTPROCESSING WHEN DESIGNING 3D-PRINTED PARTS

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Feb 12, 2019

Few would argue that cost-effective and efficient postprocessing of 3D-printed parts is a necessary aspect of the industry’s continued growth. Yet it’s important to recognize that postprocessing is far more effective if it’s conside...

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The 4 Questions Your Industrial Manufacturing Marketing Agency Should Answer in Order to Keep Your Business THE 4 QUESTIONS YOUR INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING MARKETING AGENCY SHOULD ANSWER IN ORDER TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS

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Feb 12, 2019

Partnering with an industrial manufacturing marketing agency may be just what your business needs to boost growth and achieve goals. However, once you’ve established a partnership with an agency, you must make sure they are delivering an ROI re...

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Can CAN'T MISS INDUSTRY 4.0, DIGITAL MANUFACTURING SESSIONS AT LIVEWORX 19!

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Feb 11, 2019

Manufacturing teams are all striving for continuous improvement - more output, better quality, lower costs, increased flexibility, and agility, etc. There is a global wave of digital transformation in manufacturing, commonly referred to as Industry 4...

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A Convergence of Construction and Manufacturing A CONVERGENCE OF CONSTRUCTION AND MANUFACTURING

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Feb 11, 2019

At Autodesk University (AU) last November, it was not surprising that several speakers representing the company, including CEO Andrew Anagnost, discussed the convergence of design and manufacturing. This has been a theme at several prior sessions of ...

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Embedded intelligence in Manufacturing EMBEDDED INTELLIGENCE IN MANUFACTURING

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Feb 09, 2019

An overview of the evolutions in manufacturing technologies, information technology evolutions in the manufacturing sector and manufacturing trends against the backdrop of IT and OT convergence and changing smart manufacturing processes and prioritie...

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A Sheet Metal Materials Comparison: Galvanized vs. Galvannealed Steel A SHEET METAL MATERIALS COMPARISON: GALVANIZED VS. GALVANNEALED STEEL

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Feb 08, 2019

Two of the most popular forms of carbon steel for manufacturing-galvanized and galvannealed-start with the same process, but that’s where the similarities end. The difference between these two is the addition of an important manufacturing step ...

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What does today’s political environment mean for additive manufacturing in the U.S.? WHAT DOES TODAY’S POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT MEAN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN THE U.S.?

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Feb 08, 2019

For those utopians starry-eyed about emerging 3D printing/additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, former President Barack Obama’s enthusiasm was rather encouraging. As a new era has dawned in the White House, what is helping and hindering the...

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New manufacturing report shows how worker turnover costs the industry NEW MANUFACTURING REPORT SHOWS HOW WORKER TURNOVER COSTS THE INDUSTRY

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Feb 08, 2019

There have been plenty of discussions lately around the mounting skills gap dilemma facing manufacturing and fabricating industries. It’s quite a different conversation compared to a decade ago, though. Between late 2007 and 2010, the U.S. econ...

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5 Manufacturing Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 5 MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

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Feb 07, 2019

Steady industry growth was a trend for manufacturers in 2018. According to a recent Forbes report, U.S. manufacturing has rebounded since the Great Recession, with a gain of 1.1 million jobs over the last eight years. Those numbers are expected to cl...

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Keeping up with education, keeping up with manufacturing KEEPING UP WITH EDUCATION, KEEPING UP WITH MANUFACTURING

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Feb 06, 2019

After high school graduation and a few years at a technical school, or maybe four years at a university, you’re done, right? Racking up 14 to 16 years in classrooms, full-time, should be more than enough for a career, shouldn’t it? How mu...

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Manufacturing Trends for 2019 and What They Tell us about the Future MANUFACTURING TRENDS FOR 2019 AND WHAT THEY TELL US ABOUT THE FUTURE

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Feb 05, 2019

The increasing availability of cloud services keeps redefining what’s possible in the manufacturing world. The Cloud enables us to collect much greater data quantities than before, leading to all-round connectivity between ops, people and asset...

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Going beyond way beyond entry-level workload automation GOING BEYOND WAY BEYOND ENTRY-LEVEL WORKLOAD AUTOMATION

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Feb 05, 2019

The benefits of automating repetitive operational procedures are clear, at least in theory. Workload automation can provide improved process efficiency, better visibility and allow a more agile response to an ever-changing technological landscape. Bu...

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5 Quick Tips For Improving Quality Control On Your Shop Floor 5 QUICK TIPS FOR IMPROVING QUALITY CONTROL ON YOUR SHOP FLOOR

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Feb 04, 2019

Even if you think your operation couldn't get better, there's always room for improvement. Thanks to rapidly developing technology, you have new options to implement quality control on your shop floor. With a few tweaks to your process, you c...

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How to Turn Hours Into Minutes with 3D Post-Print Automation: A Success Story HOW TO TURN HOURS INTO MINUTES WITH 3D POST-PRINT AUTOMATION: A SUCCESS STORY

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Feb 03, 2019

The best way to demonstrate the transformative benefits of 3D post-print automation is through a customer’s real-world success story. This prominent consumer goods company utilizes multiple additive manufacturing technologies within their proto...

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ISM reports show continued manufacturing growth ISM REPORTS SHOW CONTINUED MANUFACTURING GROWTH

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Feb 02, 2019

January’s jobs report released on Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revealed that U.S. companies added around 304,000 jobs last month and average hourly wages grew 3.2 percent for private-sector workers from one year ago. The unemp...

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A metal AM expert dishes on powder and system improvements A METAL AM EXPERT DISHES ON POWDER AND SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS

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Feb 01, 2019

Metal 3D printing crosses markets. And those in machining, fabrication, and other areas of conventional manufacturing have been paying attention. A high-end, previously machined part could be totally redesigned to take advantage of all that additive ...

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De-Risking Manufacturing for Digital Transformation DE-RISKING MANUFACTURING FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Jan 30, 2019

For the past few years, one of the biggest trends in manufacturing is Digital Transformation. Most manufacturers have created some type of Digital Transformation roadmap, started their search for relevant use cases, and in some instances, began their...

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The Maturity of Manufacturers in E-Commerce THE MATURITY OF MANUFACTURERS IN E-COMMERCE

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Jan 30, 2019

Manufacturers have taken different strategies over the years to adapt to the proliferation of online channels and the constant evolution of consumer behavior. Some manufacturers were early to embrace direct-to-consumer (D2C) sales. Some are still lea...

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Attracting New Diverse Workers to New Manufacturing Jobs ATTRACTING NEW DIVERSE WORKERS TO NEW MANUFACTURING JOBS

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Jan 30, 2019

Sandi Bouckley is the CEO and Executive Director of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. We asked her about the challenge of creating awareness of the new, high-quality jobs in the manufacturing industry.

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Why Small To Mid-Sized Manufacturers Should Consider Modeling & Simulation Software WHY SMALL TO MID-SIZED MANUFACTURERS SHOULD CONSIDER MODELING & SIMULATION SOFTWARE

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Jan 29, 2019

Modeling and Simulation is defined as an imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system. In other words, a simulation in practice is a way to evaluate virtual scenarios using a process model to mitigate the risk of an investment. This m...

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7 Steps To Take When Digitalizing Your Manufacturing Operations 7 STEPS TO TAKE WHEN DIGITALIZING YOUR MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

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Jan 29, 2019

The digitalization of your manufacturing operations is an essential component of not only working to improve operational efficiencies today – but also preparing for what’s next.  Define specific objectives based on the level of autom...

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The Curious Path to Industry 4.0 THE CURIOUS PATH TO INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jan 29, 2019

Change is not a word that many people think of when it comes to the manufacturing industry. Words like precise, quality, reliability, efficiency are more commonly associated with manufacturing. But change is happening, and it’s increasing in sp...

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Why Additive’s Ramp to Production Requires a New Way to Surface Finish WHY ADDITIVE’S RAMP TO PRODUCTION REQUIRES A NEW WAY TO SURFACE FINISH

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Jan 28, 2019

Surface finish is fundamental to the performance and appearance of any customer-ready part. For example, in the way of performance, an uneven surface can create aerodynamic drag that is the difference in a part meeting or failing a critical test. In ...

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Why Data First is the Game-Changer for Manufacturing Analytics WHY DATA FIRST IS THE GAME-CHANGER FOR MANUFACTURING ANALYTICS

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Jan 28, 2019

What is the ideal operating speed for your stamping press to deliver the highest productivity? What’s the optimum clean-in-place interval for the vats in your beverage production line? Your operators are running an asset hard. What’s the ...

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The use of additive manufacturing will grow rapidly THE USE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WILL GROW RAPIDLY

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Jan 28, 2019

The town I live in is home to four companies involved with additive manufacturing: a builder of 3D printers, an international distributor of resins, a multinational consultancy, and a 3D printer of small toys. That certainly doesn’t make the to...

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UMD engineers create smallest-ever 3D printed fluidic circuit element UMD ENGINEERS CREATE SMALLEST-EVER 3D PRINTED FLUIDIC CIRCUIT ELEMENT

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Jan 28, 2019

A team of engineers at the University of Maryland has created the smallest-ever 3D printed fluidic circuit element. Fluidic circuits are a lot like electrical circuits, where different components of a circuit board control and direct the flow of flui...

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Ica & Kostika launches luxury 3D printed Exobiology shoe collection ICA & KOSTIKA LAUNCHES LUXURY 3D PRINTED EXOBIOLOGY SHOE COLLECTION

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Jan 28, 2019

A luxury footwear brand called Ica & Kostika has used 3D printing technology to create a range of shoes which it dubbed as its Exobiology collection. Inspired by nature, the shoes are shaped and designed to comfortably fit the natural form of the...

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Nascar driver Brad Keselowski started a 3D printing company NASCAR DRIVER BRAD KESELOWSKI STARTED A 3D PRINTING COMPANY

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Jan 28, 2019

Nascar was an early adopter of 3D printing because it enables their engineers to prototype faster, testing more design iterations to determine what makes the car go the faster. The drivers are often involved in the testing process and thus exposed to...

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Manufacturers Face Rising Healthcare Costs MANUFACTURERS FACE RISING HEALTHCARE COSTS

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Jan 28, 2019

American manufacturers are facing another big threat to growth and profitability in the future. It is the threat of rising healthcare costs. Both the costs of insurance premiums and deductibles continue to rise. Many people and companies are asking w...

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3D-printed faucet wins design award 3D-PRINTED FAUCET WINS DESIGN AWARD

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Jan 25, 2019

Kallista’s Grid bathroom faucet and Cube handles are stunning examples of minimalist design. And I’m not the only one who thinks so. Kallista, part of the Kohler (Wis.) Decorative Products Group, recently received a Good Design Award from...

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3D printed magnetic mesh robots can reshape and grab objects while floating on water 3D PRINTED MAGNETIC MESH ROBOTS CAN RESHAPE AND GRAB OBJECTS WHILE FLOATING ON WATER

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Jan 25, 2019

A study out of North Carolina State University investigates a process for 3D printing soft robotics that can be controlled with magnetic fields. Soft robotics is a subfield where robotic objects are constructed of materials that mimic tissues of livi...

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Researchers use multimaterial 3D printing to create first fast-response, stiffness-tunable soft actuator RESEARCHERS USE MULTIMATERIAL 3D PRINTING TO CREATE FIRST FAST-RESPONSE, STIFFNESS-TUNABLE SOFT ACTUATOR

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Jan 25, 2019

The standard robot (overlord) is usually equipped with rigid actuators, also known as grippers; they may have a soft coating to limit scratching the surface of whatever object the robot is interacting with, but ultimately the actuators have to be rel...

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Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution for the Circular Economy HARNESSING THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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Jan 24, 2019

The technological advancements of the last 100 years have helped society thrive - life expectancy at birth has risen globally from 48 in 1955 to 72 years and GDP per capita grew on average about 1.9% per year since the 1960s. Around the world, a rapi...

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The Top Three Priorities for Manufacturing Companies in 2019 THE TOP THREE PRIORITIES FOR MANUFACTURING COMPANIES IN 2019

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Jan 24, 2019

Manufacturing companies are hoping to continue their revenue growth in 2019 by focusing on three key areas. Deloitte has released the results of its annual manufacturing industry outlook report, which finds that the optimism from 2017 and 2018 will c...

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Civil Society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Preparation and Response CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: PREPARATION AND RESPONSE

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Jan 23, 2019

Grasping the opportunities and managing the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution require a thriving civil society deeply engaged with the development, use, and governance of emerging technologies. It is, therefore, important to highlight an...

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Mechanical engineers develop process to 3D print piezoelectric materials MECHANICAL ENGINEERS DEVELOP PROCESS TO 3D PRINT PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS

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Jan 23, 2019

Xiaoyu Rayne Zheng, assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, and a member of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute, and his team have developed methods to 3D print piezoelectric materials that can be custom-desig...

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3D printing is missing the third dimension 3D PRINTING IS MISSING THE THIRD DIMENSION

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Jan 23, 2019

Composites manufacturing is inherently an additive process and has always been about structural efficiency in our three-dimensional world. However, the 3D printing community has been slow to catch on. For more than 30 years, 3D printing has been stuc...

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Partnering for Industry 4.0 PARTNERING FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jan 22, 2019

Industry 4.0 is commonly defined as the next wave of manufacturing technology advances, which characterize the fourth industrial revolution. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and cloud and cognitive computing. Industry 4.0&rs...

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How Manufacturing Leads Find and Research Solutions HOW MANUFACTURING LEADS FIND AND RESEARCH SOLUTIONS

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Jan 22, 2019

Technical buyers, like engineers and other industrial professionals, hold a huge influence over the purchase process in the manufacturing space. That’s why converting manufacturing leads into customers requires the right messaging approach tail...

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Additive manufacturing isn’t just for billion-dollar organizations ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ISN’T JUST FOR BILLION-DOLLAR ORGANIZATIONS

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Jan 22, 2019

Every few months or so I read about a university, government agency, or manufacturing company that’s opening a research center devoted to advanced technologies. These organizations tend to be large and well-funded. GE, for example, invested app...

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Here’s why green manufacturing is crucial for a low-carbon future HERE’S WHY GREEN MANUFACTURING IS CRUCIAL FOR A LOW-CARBON FUTURE

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Jan 22, 2019

Climate change is indisputable, as is its impact on our planet’s invaluable but finite resources. Indeed, this is one of the most pressing paradoxes of our time: how do we strive for industrial growth while also being mindful of the traditional...

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Advanced Product Design for Industry 4.0 ADVANCED PRODUCT DESIGN FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jan 21, 2019

The world of product development, manufacturing and production is changing. With Industry 4.0 we’re on the brink of a new dawn of automation and intelligence, with smart, connected products and the smart factories that produce them. Autonomous ...

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Advancing Product Design Workflows in Manufacturing ADVANCING PRODUCT DESIGN WORKFLOWS IN MANUFACTURING

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Jan 21, 2019

With the advent of Industry, 4.0-the transformation of manufacturing by automation and big data-forward-thinking product manufacturers are engaging with a broad spectrum of pioneering technologies to reduce costs, optimize products, speed development...

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Supply Chain 4.0: Global Practices and Lessons Learned for Latin America and the Caribbean SUPPLY CHAIN 4.0: GLOBAL PRACTICES AND LESSONS LEARNED FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

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Jan 21, 2019

Production in modern economies is organized around supply chains, which involve business processes ranging from product design to customer delivery. The performance of supply chains is driven by the efforts and behaviors of multiple stakeholders, suc...

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U.S. steel producers fight efforts to change what counts as domestic content in water projects U.S. STEEL PRODUCERS FIGHT EFFORTS TO CHANGE WHAT COUNTS AS DOMESTIC CONTENT IN WATER PROJECTS

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Jan 21, 2019

Made in America considerations have come into play over the past few years with regard to iron and steel products used by cities, counties, and states when they repair or build drinking water and sewer systems. That trend continues as Congress fights...

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Top 8 Smart Industry Trends in Logistics and Manufacturing for 2019 and Beyond TOP 8 SMART INDUSTRY TRENDS IN LOGISTICS AND MANUFACTURING FOR 2019 AND BEYOND

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Jan 21, 2019

Digital transformation is rapidly disrupting current industry models. The adoption of new technologies is particularly accelerating in the logistics and manufacturing sector due to the benefits it offers enterprises and is resulting in the wider impl...

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How cutting-edge robotics technology can be advantageous to manufacturing industry? HOW CUTTING-EDGE ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY CAN BE ADVANTAGEOUS TO MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY?

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Jan 21, 2019

In the case of Attl A Spol, a company producing stainless steel tubes for a Volkswagen supplier, automated robots allowed them to perform monotonous manual labor with heightened precision and 20 hours a day, 6 days a week without any required downtim...

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Amazing Modern Automatic Steel Pipe Manufacturing Process AMAZING MODERN AUTOMATIC STEEL PIPE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Jan 18, 2019

They are produced by two distinct methods which result in either a welded or seamless pipe. In both methods, raw steel is the first cast into a more workable starting form. It is then made into a pipe by stretching the steel out into a seamless tube ...

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Making Biodegradeable Medical Implants with Hybrid 3D Printing MAKING BIODEGRADEABLE MEDICAL IMPLANTS WITH HYBRID 3D PRINTING

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Jan 18, 2019

Optomec makes a special hybrid additive manufacturing machine with an inert gas work envelope. The University of Nebraska uses it to create 3D printed medical implants.

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Zero Waste Lab in Greece directly recycling waste plastic into 3D printed furniture ZERO WASTE LAB IN GREECE DIRECTLY RECYCLING WASTE PLASTIC INTO 3D PRINTED FURNITURE

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Jan 18, 2019

A Zero Waste Lab was just opened in Thessaloniki, Greece that directly recycles plastic into outdoor furniture. For the public, closing the plastic waste loop with direct recycling is one of the more compelling selling points of 3D printing as we all...

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How automation solutions need to evolve in 2019 HOW AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS NEED TO EVOLVE IN 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

January is a great time to look at the year ahead and sketch out a few ways the automation market needs to evolve in 2019, to the benefit of both vendors and customers. Digital Darwinism, or slowly falling behind the competition as you fail to adapt ...

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5 Manufacturing Trends to Watch for 2019 5 MANUFACTURING TRENDS TO WATCH FOR 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

With Industry 4.0 quickly gaining steam, 2019 is the year for manufacturers to prioritize technological advancements in order to stay competitive in the coming years - and industry predictions suggest the coming years are going to move very quickly. ...

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How CNC parts are improving the manufacturing industry HOW CNC PARTS ARE IMPROVING THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Jan 17, 2019

CNC Machining is a manufacturing process in which a set of pre-defined computer codes are used to manipulate how the existing machinery such as lathe, grinder, milling machine, would behave. These codes are generated with the help of CAM software tha...

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Carbon, Ford Collaborate on 3D-Printed End-Use Parts CARBON, FORD COLLABORATE ON 3D-PRINTED END-USE PARTS

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Jan 17, 2019

3D printing company Carbon (Silicon Valley) showed the first digitally manufactured polymer parts in production for Ford Motor Co. at the Additive Manufacturing for Automotive Workshop at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Det...

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TAHOE Boats builds first hull with Thermwood 3D printed tooling TAHOE BOATS BUILDS FIRST HULL WITH THERMWOOD 3D PRINTED TOOLING

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Jan 17, 2019

TAHOE Boats, part of White River Marine Group, the marine manufacturing arm of Bass Pro Shops, has announced its new and revolutionary T16 boat design engineered with families in mind. Using innovative 3D printing technology, the T16 delivers a light...

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5G nets, 3D printing and smart speakers among top 2019 opportunities 5G NETS, 3D PRINTING AND SMART SPEAKERS AMONG TOP 2019 OPPORTUNITIES

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Jan 17, 2019

The technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) practice at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has revealed its latest digital trends for 2019 in its annual UK technology, media, and telecoms (TMT) report. 2019 will see the first mass-market g...

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A Manufacturer A MANUFACTURER'S GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAYS

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Jan 16, 2019

We talk a lot on this blog about Chinese New Year and for good reason! It’s a major multi-week holiday that puts production at a complete standstill, and if companies do not properly prepare, it could cause major headaches. It’s not just ...

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World WORLD'S LONGEST 3D PRINTED CONCRETE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OPENS IN SHANGHAI

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Jan 16, 2019

One of the biggest (pun totally intended) trends occurring in 3D printing right now is printing bridges. We just covered the opening of China's first 3D-printed footbridge in Shanghai, but another record-setting 3D-printed concrete pedestrian bri...

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Europe EUROPE'S FIRST CONCRETE 3D PRINTING FACILITY OPENS IN EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS

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Jan 16, 2019

3D printing with concrete is all the rage right now amongst the big wigs in the construction industry, and Europe is jumping on that enthusiasm with the opening of its first industrial concrete 3D printing facility, which is in Eindhoven, Netherlands...

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First Steps Towards Industry 4.0 FIRST STEPS TOWARDS INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jan 15, 2019

Industry 4.0 is upon us, but what exactly does it mean? Not just in defining the term, but in understanding the potential benefit it can bring, then once prepared, how to go about implementing Industry 4.0 technologies in your shop. Recent years have...

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How Do I Know Which Manufacturing Trends Are Impacting My Business Right Now? HOW DO I KNOW WHICH MANUFACTURING TRENDS ARE IMPACTING MY BUSINESS RIGHT NOW?

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Jan 15, 2019

One of the most exciting things about working in manufacturing is the fast-paced nature of the industry. However, the constant change and continuous innovation can also create a challenge - keeping up with everything. As a supplier, you need to know ...

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Fortify raises $2.5M to develop composite DLP 3D printing platform and strongest resin FORTIFY RAISES $2.5M TO DEVELOP COMPOSITE DLP 3D PRINTING PLATFORM AND STRONGEST RESIN

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Jan 15, 2019

Fortify, a Boston-based additive manufacturing company specialized in composite material systems, has announced today a seed round of $2.5M with strategic funding from Neotribe Ventures, Prelude Ventures, MainspringCapital, Ocean Azul Partners, and M...

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Chocolate 3D Printing Moving Closer to the Masses CHOCOLATE 3D PRINTING MOVING CLOSER TO THE MASSES

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Jan 15, 2019

Roaming the vast halls of CES, you realize the show isn’t just about the brightest TVs or the fastest drones. It’s also about deliciousness. As you’ve probably seen from our numerous dispatches from the show, we found a bunch of coo...

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Gillette is 3D Printing Custom Razor Handles with Razor Maker GILLETTE IS 3D PRINTING CUSTOM RAZOR HANDLES WITH RAZOR MAKER

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Jan 13, 2019

We were invited out to Boston to visit Gillette at World Shaving Headquarters to talk about Razor Maker, where it came from, and how they go about 3d printing all those custom razors handles.

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Leading through the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Putting People at the Centre LEADING THROUGH THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: PUTTING PEOPLE AT THE CENTRE

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Jan 11, 2019

Manufacturing has long been a benchmark of economic vitality. An essential driver of economic growth, the sector accounts for 16% of global GDP today and employs nearly one-quarter of the total global workforce (1.2 billion people). It is projected t...

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Manufacturing growth slows to end 2018. What’s next? MANUFACTURING GROWTH SLOWS TO END 2018. WHAT’S NEXT?

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Jan 11, 2019

While President Trump and others extol manufacturing sector growth, the year ended with the standard manufacturing production number dropping from 59.3 percent in November to 54.1 percent in December. While any PMI number over 50 still indicates grow...

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3D printed sponge could absorb excess chemotherapy drugs and minimize side effects 3D PRINTED SPONGE COULD ABSORB EXCESS CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS AND MINIMIZE SIDE EFFECTS

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Jan 11, 2019

A 3D printed sponge could absorb excess drugs from entering the bloodstream of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, reducing the side effects of treatment while also allowing for higher dosages to combat more resistant tumors. The toll of cancer d...

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Top 5 Considerations for 3D Printed Metal Surface Finishing TOP 5 CONSIDERATIONS FOR 3D PRINTED METAL SURFACE FINISHING

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Jan 10, 2019

Metal additive manufacturing is on the rise. The most recent numbers show that over 50% of service providers are producing some level of metals parts, and almost 25% are producing metal exclusively. However, metals have more challenges when it comes ...

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Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies for competitiveness and sustainable growth FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TECHNOLOGIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

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Jan 10, 2019

Manufacturing is crucial for global economic growth. However, the manufacturing industry is facing unprecedented challenges that must be addressed by companies and governments if it is to succeed: the need to create hyper-personalized experiences and...

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Fourth Industrial Revolution: Beacons of Technology and Innovation in Manufacturing FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: BEACONS OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION IN MANUFACTURING

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Jan 10, 2019

Many companies are piloting Fourth Industrial Revolution initiatives in manufacturing, but few have managed to integrate Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies at scale to realize significant economic and financial benefits. The World Economic For...

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Millennials skeptical about manufacturing careers MILLENNIALS SKEPTICAL ABOUT MANUFACTURING CAREERS

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Jan 09, 2019

This past December, I took part in a three-day workshop conducted by the American Management Association on behalf of my employer, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA). The entire organization took part in the program, ...

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The State of Manufacturing in America Right Now THE STATE OF MANUFACTURING IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW

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Jan 08, 2019

We spoke with Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, on manufacturing issues such as the skills gap, labor shortages, and reshoring. Revitalizing the manufacturing industry and the manufacturing workforce in the USA is an important topic f...

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ISM reports show mixed manufacturing numbers ISM REPORTS SHOW MIXED MANUFACTURING NUMBERS

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Jan 07, 2019

When the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released its monthly Report on Business last week, the manufacturing industry got a bit of a jolt when December’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) plummeted more than 5 percent from th...

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3D printing: printing something other than a printer mod 3D PRINTING: PRINTING SOMETHING OTHER THAN A PRINTER MOD

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Jan 07, 2019

And here is the result, the first stab at a bicycle light - in this case, one based on a pair of Carclo 26.5mm collimators. Good citizen note: With powerful leds behind them, it is only fair to use such optics as a switchable main beam to go alongsid...

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How Is Digitalization Affecting the Manufacturing Supply Chain? HOW IS DIGITALIZATION AFFECTING THE MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN?

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Jan 06, 2019

Digital manufacturing promises to improve productivity on the shop floor, offering manufacturers sensors, software and connectivity to capture and leverage data about their operations. However, truly digital manufacturing extends beyond the shop floo...

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Medtech and 3D Printing: Challenges and opportunities MEDTECH AND 3D PRINTING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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Jan 04, 2019

Additive manufacturing promises a revolution in the way we manufacture and distribute goods in a range of industries. The opportunities for the MedTech sector are immense, for business, healthcare professionals and patients alike. Ultimately, the ben...

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Industrial AI Powering Exponential Manufacturing Outcomes INDUSTRIAL AI POWERING EXPONENTIAL MANUFACTURING OUTCOMES

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Jan 03, 2019

Flutura has helped various batch manufacturing companies move from Standard Operating Procedures to Dynamic Operating Procedures to achieve high-quality benchmarks for their products. The key to this is through better decision making for shop floor p...

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How Modern-Day Apprenticeships Can Help Manufacturers Succeed HOW MODERN-DAY APPRENTICESHIPS CAN HELP MANUFACTURERS SUCCEED

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Jan 02, 2019

By now, you’ve probably heard the troubling statistics. IndustryWeek reports that nearly 25% of manufacturing employees are age 55 or older, and many will soon be leaving to enjoy a well-earned retirement. Unfortunately, there’s no influx...

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Manufacturing analytics: $6T opportunity MANUFACTURING ANALYTICS: $6T OPPORTUNITY

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Jan 01, 2019

There has been sustained excitement about IOT and the data capabilities it will bring to the industry. In 2013, McKinsey&Company had predicted that IOT would bring $3-6T economic impact in 2025. With margins getting smaller and competition gettin...

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Is additive manufacturing a workforce development strategy? IS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING A WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY?

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Dec 28, 2018

Recently, a potential client asked if we The Barnes Group Advisors could give a presentation to their stakeholders. Requests like these are common and topics typically include Industrial Additive Manufacturing or The Future of Additive Manufacturing....

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The 3D printed Christmas ornament that 3D prints Christmas ornaments THE 3D PRINTED CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT THAT 3D PRINTS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

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Dec 27, 2018

Every maker’s 3D printer is working overtime around the holidays as family and friends request trinkets, figurines, and custom name tags. But arguably, the most popular Christmas-time objects to 3D print are ornaments. Some designers go to extr...

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Bulgarian patient receives first 3D printed rib implant BULGARIAN PATIENT RECEIVES FIRST 3D PRINTED RIB IMPLANT

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Dec 27, 2018

We cover heaps of research and development concerning the 3D printing of bone, and while the technologies of the field are advancing at a rapid pace, most of the techniques and materials are years away from being applied. That’s why it’s ...

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Robotisation could help reshore manufacturing jobs back to Europe ROBOTISATION COULD HELP RESHORE MANUFACTURING JOBS BACK TO EUROPE

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Dec 27, 2018

One would be hard-pressed to find many commentators ready to say Europe’s manufacturing industry is coasting. Rather, the last decades have been quite competent at throwing several challenges towards our economic model. The 2018 European Trade ...

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Watch Bugatti test world WATCH BUGATTI TEST WORLD'S FIRST 3D PRINTED TITANIUM BRAKE CALIPER

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Dec 26, 2018

In only a few years, nearly all vehicles will include 3D printed components. This is evidenced by the growing number of automotive manufacturing companies already using additive methods as well as those in the research and development phase of incorp...

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Overcoming obstacles of asset management in manufacturing with Industry 4.0 OVERCOMING OBSTACLES OF ASSET MANAGEMENT IN MANUFACTURING WITH INDUSTRY 4.0

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Dec 24, 2018

Innovations in technology have always driven industrial revolutions. The world is witnessing the fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0. The digital era is making way for a new way of thinking about manufacturing and its operations. Advances in ...

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A Lesson in Lean Manufacturing From the North Pole A LESSON IN LEAN MANUFACTURING FROM THE NORTH POLE

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Dec 21, 2018

If Santa Claus ran a toy company, he’d have the best lean manufacturing operations in the industry. A lean analysis shows that he delivers custom tailored products to every one of his clients; providing immense value. He is also able to accompl...

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Software helps companies meet additive manufacturing challenges SOFTWARE HELPS COMPANIES MEET ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES

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Dec 21, 2018

Data shows that the additive manufacturing industry grew 21 percent from 2016 to 2017 (Wohlers Associates). With so many businesses now embracing industrial 3D printing, it is natural for them to move from R&D to prototyping to the production of ...

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Manufacturing Brightens Your Holidays in So Many Ways MANUFACTURING BRIGHTENS YOUR HOLIDAYS IN SO MANY WAYS

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Dec 21, 2018

It’s true that there is no place like home for the holidays, but during these months of sweater weather, family gatherings, seasonal celebrations, and greeting cards, it is easy to take the creature comforts that make all these things possible ...

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Bugatti speeds up testing on its 3D-printed titanium brake caliper BUGATTI SPEEDS UP TESTING ON ITS 3D-PRINTED TITANIUM BRAKE CALIPER

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Dec 21, 2018

There are only a few manufacturers on that planet that are so important and so specialized that their production of a brake caliper would warrant any amount of attention. Bugatti is one of those few. After premiering a 3D-printed titanium caliper ear...

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Additive manufacturing eases the aging process ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING EASES THE AGING PROCESS

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Dec 20, 2018

The article discusses an engineering course at Michigan Technological University in which students designed and additively manufactured adaptive aids for arthritis sufferers. They 3D-printed a light switch extender, a device that actuates fingernail ...

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Predictions and trends: what does 2019 have in store for Australian manufacturers and suppliers? PREDICTIONS AND TRENDS: WHAT DOES 2019 HAVE IN STORE FOR AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS?

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Dec 20, 2018

2018 is almost over and what a year it was! We found needles in strawberries, saw a surge in food fraud and an outbreak in listeria from contaminated rockmelons. We observed the rolling of another Australian prime minister, while the positive growth ...

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Three must-see UK electronics manufacturing trade shows for 2019 THREE MUST-SEE UK ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING TRADE SHOWS FOR 2019

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Dec 20, 2018

Meeting your prospective electronics manufacturing partner face-to-face can be a valuable part of the process of assessing whether or not they're the right fit for your company. Manufacturing trade shows offer the perfect opportunity to meet and ...

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Understanding Manufacturer’s Challenges Entering the New Year UNDERSTANDING MANUFACTURER’S CHALLENGES ENTERING THE NEW YEAR

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Dec 19, 2018

Over the last few months, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program has been commemorating our 30th anniversary. The Program has enjoyed taking a step back to look at our beginnings, the reasons the Program came to be, and how we can cont...

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Can a Manufacturer Protect My Intellectual Property in China? CAN A MANUFACTURER PROTECT MY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN CHINA?

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Dec 19, 2018

Let me guess – you’ve designed a killer product that you want to manufacture in China, but you’re worried that a cheaper version of your product will appear on Alibaba in a month. Who wants to spend the R+D dollars to then have thei...

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Manufacturing output picks up as year comes to a close MANUFACTURING OUTPUT PICKS UP AS YEAR COMES TO A CLOSE

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Dec 19, 2018

The survey of 346 manufacturers found that output growth picked up in the three months to December, rising further above the long-run average. Output expanded in 15 out of 17 sub-sectors, with growth driven predominantly by the food, drink, & tob...

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Automotive Trends: A 3D Printing Milestone, Flex Factories, Hyperloop Update AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS: A 3D PRINTING MILESTONE, FLEX FACTORIES, HYPERLOOP UPDATE

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Dec 18, 2018

In many ways, the promise of industrial-grade 3D printing additive manufacturing as a production method is already here. Case in point: BMW. The Germany-based luxury automaker recently announced that it had just fitted its one-millionth 3D printed pa...

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Is automation the answer to your compliance and governance headaches? IS AUTOMATION THE ANSWER TO YOUR COMPLIANCE AND GOVERNANCE HEADACHES?

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Dec 18, 2018

You don’t have to be a bank or insurance company to know the value of having bulletproof compliance and governance structures in place. In multi-national, multi-platform business, correctly handling and generating the masses of data required be...

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Reality Check: The State Of UK Manufacturing REALITY CHECK: THE STATE OF UK MANUFACTURING

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Dec 18, 2018

People around the globe are quick to laud Britain for its prowess in the likes of financial services, education, and media. But few are willing to accept that the nation is a world leader in manufacturing. Despite having remained in the top 11 produc...

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Digital Transformation Trends in Manufacturing DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TRENDS IN MANUFACTURING

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Dec 18, 2018

In the past couple of years, one of the topics that created buzz among manufacturers has been digital transformation. What was initially seen as an IT expense has, over time, grown to be accepted as one of the main strategic initiatives every CEO nee...

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What Does America Think Of Manufacturing? WHAT DOES AMERICA THINK OF MANUFACTURING?

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Dec 18, 2018

The US manufacturing industry faces a shortage of up to two million skilled workers over the next decade. If we’re going to address that shortfall, it’s clear that we need to make sure that entering a career in manufacturing is seen as a ...

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Pardon the Disruption: Feeding An On-demand Culture with Digital Manufacturing PARDON THE DISRUPTION: FEEDING AN ON-DEMAND CULTURE WITH DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

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Dec 17, 2018

Looking for leaders in disruptive technology? Just pull out your smartphone there's a good chance your screens are peppered with apps of companies that have transformed how everyday products and services are consumed. How people shop. How they mo...

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The Rebirth Of Additive Manufacturing In 2019 THE REBIRTH OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN 2019

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Dec 17, 2018

As of the end of 2018, it has now been seven years since SmarTech Publishing believes the additive manufacturing (AM) industry reached its most significant inflection point when the mass influx of low-cost desktop machines catalyzed public attention ...

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Software company Materialise identifies five 3D printing trends for 2019 SOFTWARE COMPANY MATERIALISE IDENTIFIES FIVE 3D PRINTING TRENDS FOR 2019

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Dec 17, 2018

It’s December. That means holiday cheer and a spate of articles, columns, and blogs predicting trends that will shape manufacturing in 2019. A good trends piece about additive manufacturing was posted recently on the website of the Belgian soft...

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Transparent lenses from an FDM 3D printer TRANSPARENT LENSES FROM AN FDM 3D PRINTER

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Dec 17, 2018

Tomer Gluck of FennecLabs recently posted a tutorial on 3D printing transparent objects such as lenses on desktop FDM 3D printers. While there are many transparent filaments available for FDM (fused deposition modeling) 3D printers, there are few tra...

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Connected I/O Solutions for Industry 4.0 CONNECTED I/O SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

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Dec 17, 2018

Connected solutions for industry 4.0 simplify connectivity with industrial ethernet, reduce marshalling of IO wiring with Software Defined IO allowing flexible commissioning of complex systems and providing a diagnosis for continuous plant operation....

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5 Ways to Automate 3D Print Production using Cobots 5 WAYS TO AUTOMATE 3D PRINT PRODUCTION USING COBOTS

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Dec 16, 2018

When running a fleet of 3D Printers, Cobots can easily remove prints from resin vats, powder beds, and standard filament extrusion bed areas. Using vision inspection and other sensors, Cobots can easily identify different geometries coming off your 3...

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Three things the additive manufacturing crowd is talking about THREE THINGS THE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CROWD IS TALKING ABOUT

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Dec 14, 2018

There’s been a lot of buzz lately in the additive manufacturing realm about generative design, developing AM-friendly materials, and shifting printer processing speeds into overdrive. Generative design is an iterative process whereby specialize...

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New TRUMPF Machine at HUI Set to Improve Production Speed NEW TRUMPF MACHINE AT HUI SET TO IMPROVE PRODUCTION SPEED

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Dec 13, 2018

November was an exciting month for HUI, as we built our first run of sellable parts on our brand new TruMatic 6000 TRUMPF machine. This is great news for both our customers and our teammates. Once the machine is functioning at full capacity by the en...

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3D printing electronic devices for the Internet of Things 3D PRINTING ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS

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Dec 12, 2018

Nano Dimension builds machines for additively manufacturing printed electronics used in the medical, aerospace, telecommunications, defense, and automotive industries. The company’s DragonFly Pro System simultaneously 3D-prints dielectric polym...

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Today TODAY'S TOP 6 MANUFACTURING TOPICS

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Dec 12, 2018

The manufacturing industry has been making rapid advancements in recent years, paving the way for cutting-edge technologies. With each new innovation, manufacturing gets more efficient and more precise, leading to the cost-effective production of saf...

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Toyota Manufacturing Plant in Kentucky TOYOTA MANUFACTURING PLANT IN KENTUCKY

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Dec 12, 2018

We’re in the business of making great cars and trucks. But we also work every day to apply and share our know-how in ways that benefit people, the community and our planet in order to build a better tomorrow. We’ve been a part of life in ...

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Cybercrime Prevention: First Steps Any Manufacturer Can Take CYBERCRIME PREVENTION: FIRST STEPS ANY MANUFACTURER CAN TAKE

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Dec 11, 2018

You’ve already installed antivirus software, so your operations are now protected, right? Don’t be lulled into a false sense of cybersecurity. If you haven’t implemented the first cybercrime prevention steps to protect your Operatio...

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New Machine 3D Prints Metal Using a Process Similar to MIG Welding NEW MACHINE 3D PRINTS METAL USING A PROCESS SIMILAR TO MIG WELDING

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Dec 11, 2018

Gefertec is a German additive manufacturing firm which has recently unveiled a new machine which builds fully dense metal parts by layering beads of fused metal not unlike MIG welding. The parts can be finished using conventional machining to achieve...

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Metal Additive Manufacturing is the Future, and Machine Builders are Taking Notice METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IS THE FUTURE, AND MACHINE BUILDERS ARE TAKING NOTICE

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Dec 11, 2018

Dogan Basic is a product manager, additive manufacturing at GF Machining. In this video, he explains why GF Machining is focused on improving its presence in the industrial additive manufacturing market.

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How an Open Materials Market Speeds Additive Manufacturing Innovation HOW AN OPEN MATERIALS MARKET SPEEDS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INNOVATION

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Dec 11, 2018

Just as a craftsman is only as good as his tools, a 3D printer is only as good as its feedstock. We’re all familiar with the hype surrounding additive manufacturing, but there’s a lot standing in the way of moving this technology from rap...

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How Additive Manufacturing Wins in Tooling: Conformal Cooling HOW ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WINS IN TOOLING: CONFORMAL COOLING

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Dec 11, 2018

In this video, John Walker, business development manager at EOS North America, explains the opportunities for metal 3D printing in manufacturing.

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Govt lifts ban on raw material import for manufacturing biofuel, biodiesel GOVT LIFTS BAN ON RAW MATERIAL IMPORT FOR MANUFACTURING BIOFUEL, BIODIESEL

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Dec 11, 2018

Biofuel manufacturers can now breathe a sigh of relief with a new announcement that opens and encourages enhanced business operations. Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has ascertained that biofuel manufacturers are now permitted to import ...

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Manufacturing process of a glass bottle MANUFACTURING PROCESS OF A GLASS BOTTLE

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Dec 11, 2018

In this new and longer version, we found completely new pictures from the manufacturing process, which no one has ever seen before. Enjoy a very satisfying clip of machines forming, analyzing and testing a glass bottle. You´ll be able to see th...

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30 Years of Advancing U.S. Manufacturing 30 YEARS OF ADVANCING U.S. MANUFACTURING

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Dec 10, 2018

As you may have heard, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program is commemorating its 30th anniversary this year. It’s got me thinking about that milestone in light of the MEP National Network’s mission to strengthen and empow...

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Benefits of Additive Manufacturing for Tooling and Fixtures BENEFITS OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR TOOLING AND FIXTURES

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Dec 10, 2018

There’s a lot of hype surrounding 3D printing technology, but in spite-or perhaps because of that, one might wonder whether additive manufacturing is all it’s cracked up to be. Are we really in the midst of a new age of additive manufactu...

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Metal Additive Manufacturing: Finding High-Value Applications in Aerospace METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: FINDING HIGH-VALUE APPLICATIONS IN AEROSPACE

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Dec 10, 2018

Additive manufacturing is a viable production process today, and it is poised to continue to grow into the future. Whether you’re talking to your board of directors or your line manager, switching gears out of engineering mode to make a busines...

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Manufacturing jobs continue to rise in November labor report MANUFACTURING JOBS CONTINUE TO RISE IN NOVEMBER LABOR REPORT

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Dec 07, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor released its November labor report today, and the overall takeaway shows numbers that are, well, mostly meh – nothing great but nothing too unpleasant. Although November’s 155,000 new jobs were a little less t...

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Top 5 Snobbiest Gun Manufacturers TOP 5 SNOBBIEST GUN MANUFACTURERS

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Dec 07, 2018

The gun community and gun manufacturers are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet, however there are some that are just snobby, and this is our top 5. Recent years have seen shortages in various ammunition. From the recent 22lr shortage to t...

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Extreme Fast Automatic Wrench And Bolt Nut Manufacturing Process EXTREME FAST AUTOMATIC WRENCH AND BOLT NUT MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Dec 07, 2018

Bolts are one of the most basic components of engineering and construction, yet their production has become an advanced, high-tech process with multiple steps. Find out how raw steel is transformed into highly specified and exact metal implements.

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Cybersecurity Strengthens US Manufacturers CYBERSECURITY STRENGTHENS US MANUFACTURERS

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Dec 06, 2018

While ransomware is not new, the Wanna cry attack has been so widespread that many small-business owners, manufacturers among them, have likely lost some sleep wondering if they’ve done enough to protect their systems. Could a ransomware attack...

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The importance of Z-strength in 3D Printing THE IMPORTANCE OF Z-STRENGTH IN 3D PRINTING

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Dec 06, 2018

With the widely forecasted and massive growth of industrial and direct manufacturing applications for 3D printing, numerous commercial 3D printer manufacturers are making bold claims about the superior strength of their 3D printed parts. However, a 3...

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A look into smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 A LOOK INTO SMART MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRY 4.0

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Dec 06, 2018

As operational technology merges with ICT, mobile communication has an important role to play towards the manufacturing industry. With that said, 80% of Industrial IoT is wired and fixed networks dominate in factories. These long-established physical...

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Protolabs Partners with MIT Consortium to Advance Manufacturing PROTOLABS PARTNERS WITH MIT CONSORTIUM TO ADVANCE MANUFACTURING

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Dec 05, 2018

We are excited to announce that we are a founding member of MIT’s Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies (ADAPT). The group is focused on scaling new manufacturing technology through research and education, bringing to...

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Statistics That Show Why Cybercrime Protection Is Crucial To The Manufacturing STATISTICS THAT SHOW WHY CYBERCRIME PROTECTION IS CRUCIAL TO THE MANUFACTURING

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Dec 04, 2018

Despite the fact that manufacturing remains a top sector when it comes to targeted cyber attacks, manufacturers haven’t focused on cybersecurity as a key aspect of their businesses. This is likely due to the fact that manufacturers don’t ...

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How does AI fit with automation? HOW DOES AI FIT WITH AUTOMATION?

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Dec 04, 2018

AI, most regularly associated with Artificial Intelligence, has become a bit of a stand-in term for what is really a broad selection of technologies that encompasses machine learning, predictive analytics, natural language processing, object recognit...

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Driving successful digital transformation in the manufacturing sector DRIVING SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR

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Dec 04, 2018

According to the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the manufacturing industry currently contributes around $100 billion to Australia’s GDP annually, employs around 900,000 Australians, and contributes over 25 per cent o...

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How Digital Transformation Is Driving Manufacturing Industry? HOW DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS DRIVING MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY?

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Dec 04, 2018

Digital technology is shaping businesses and reducing conventional ways of structuring and conducting them. In a nutshell, digital transformations are happening in leaps and bounds and as far as the packaging industry is concerned, it has run on set ...

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Improvements Your UK Manufacturing Business Should Be Looking At For 2019 IMPROVEMENTS YOUR UK MANUFACTURING BUSINESS SHOULD BE LOOKING AT FOR 2019

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Dec 03, 2018

There are sure to be many new challenges (and opportunities) for manufacturing companies in the wake of the Brexit fiasco. Whilst we’re currently embroiled in an uncertain political, economical and technological climate that’s creating mo...

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The Risk Manufacturers Face By Taking A Reactive Approach To Cybersecurity THE RISK MANUFACTURERS FACE BY TAKING A REACTIVE APPROACH TO CYBERSECURITY

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Nov 29, 2018

Cybersecurity compliance is a concept that has been talked about abundantly in recent years. Whether it is in reference to the alleged interference in an election process or the latest retail breach of customer’s credit card information, it is ...

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The 7 Biggest Mistakes Manufacturers Make THE 7 BIGGEST MISTAKES MANUFACTURERS MAKE

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Nov 29, 2018

The path to creating successful connected products is littered with road kill. Many industry-leading manufacturers stumble in getting their discrete products connected and creating meaningful solutions. Without deep insight into all the potential pit...

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Social Media for Manufacturers: Facebook SOCIAL MEDIA FOR MANUFACTURERS: FACEBOOK

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Nov 29, 2018

Is your company liked? The question may sound silly, but the reality is that companies making themselves available online and through social media are the ones most likely to succeed. It’s no secret that television and radio commercials aren&rs...

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Can a Robot Do Your Chores? CAN A ROBOT DO YOUR CHORES?

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Nov 29, 2018

There is a growing demand for robot vacuums, lawnmowers, and personal assistants. It can be easy to generalize our talk about robots under a single robotics banner, but there are significant differences between the various subsets of robotics, such a...

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How Can Industry 4.0 Machine Instrumentation Drive Factory Improvement? HOW CAN INDUSTRY 4.0 MACHINE INSTRUMENTATION DRIVE FACTORY IMPROVEMENT?

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Nov 29, 2018

Measuring and evaluating what’s going on in production is an important part of the job for manufacturing engineers. The right metrics can predict imminent failures, locate inefficiencies, and create opportunities. Continuous improvement is the ...

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What WHAT'S THE SOLUTION TO THE UK MANUFACTURING PRODUCTIVITY PUZZLE?

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Nov 29, 2018

Day to day productivity is vital to the success of any manufacturer. And the manufacturing industry has historically been considered a key driver in productivity growth in the UK. But since the financial crisis of 2008, manufacturing - along with the...

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Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019 TOP 10 MANUFACTURING TRENDS FOR 2019

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Nov 29, 2018

Manufacturers who excel at orchestrating analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), quality management and real-time monitoring to improve manufacturing strategies are growing 10% faster than their peers. 81% say real-time monitoring is improving their b...

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Amazing Automatic Melting Aluminum Manufacturing Factory AMAZING AUTOMATIC MELTING ALUMINUM MANUFACTURING FACTORY

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Nov 29, 2018

The melting point of aluminum is 1215 degrees Fahrenheit. The high thermal conductivity of aluminum is a marked advantage in any application where it is desirable to conduct or dissipate heat quickly and uniformly. On a weight basis, aluminum is the ...

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What Can 3D Printing Tell Us About The Human Brain? WHAT CAN 3D PRINTING TELL US ABOUT THE HUMAN BRAIN?

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Nov 29, 2018

Our world is full of networks. Our social networks are abstract, but others, such as the circuitry in our brains or the underground networks of fungi that trees use to communicate, have to exist physically. Physical networks, which are restricted by ...

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CERAMBOT is the most affordable ceramic 3D printer to be Kickstarted CERAMBOT IS THE MOST AFFORDABLE CERAMIC 3D PRINTER TO BE KICKSTARTED

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Nov 29, 2018

Ceramic has become a popular material in the 3D printing world. It’s heat resistant, food safe, relatively strong, and has a look and feel that’s just more pleasant than plastics and polymers. That explains why more companies are 3D print...

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Ready-to-Eat Food Manufacturing: 5 Recommendations for Future Growth READY-TO-EAT FOOD MANUFACTURING: 5 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE GROWTH

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Nov 29, 2018

The demand for healthy and convenient ready-to-eat (RTE) food is on the rise. Already the largest segment in the overall conventional and non-conventional food industry, the RTE food market is forecasted to grow at a 21.8-percent compound annual grow...

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Using gaming to attract young manufacturing talent USING GAMING TO ATTRACT YOUNG MANUFACTURING TALENT

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Nov 29, 2018

Manufacturing is at a turning point. At a time when we walk around with supercomputers in our pockets, plants that have been around for decades are still operating like the world hasn’t changed. Sure, there are many businesses undergoing a digi...

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Disruptive Manufacturing Technologies: Reality vs. Hype DISRUPTIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES: REALITY VS. HYPE

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Nov 28, 2018

The term disruptive technology is everywhere these days. How do you separate the truly disruptive from the hype? And what does it mean for technology to truly be disruptive, instead of just new? When it comes to IIoT, Anurag Garg, VP and Head of Anal...

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How Manufacturers Can Manage Increasing Cybersecurity Risks HOW MANUFACTURERS CAN MANAGE INCREASING CYBERSECURITY RISKS

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Nov 28, 2018

We understand how hard you have worked to build a secure factory and digital framework. We know the landscape has changed dramatically over the past ten years, and we get how hard it has been to sit with uncertainty throughout this process. It’...

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BMW to Start Manufacturing Batteries in Thailand Next Year BMW TO START MANUFACTURING BATTERIES IN THAILAND NEXT YEAR

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Nov 28, 2018

The global EV offensive is forcing some manufacturers to look for alternative ways of cashing in from their experience in the field. BMW recently announced that their Thailand branch will be kicking off local high voltage battery production starting ...

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Ten Manufacturing Technology Predictions for 2019 TEN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY PREDICTIONS FOR 2019

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Nov 28, 2018

Running as lean and fast as they can to capitalize on every growth opportunity in 2018, manufacturers are taking bold steps to digitally transform operations in 2019. According to a recent survey of 151 North American manufacturers conducted by Decis...

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Thinking About Manufacturing and Its Future THINKING ABOUT MANUFACTURING AND ITS FUTURE

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Nov 27, 2018

Manufacturers throughout the United States are facing a new set of challenges and exciting growth opportunities. Given the manufacturing industry’s important role in providing both direct and indirect jobs, how firms react to these changing con...

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Beyond prototyping: accelerating the business case for 3D printing BEYOND PROTOTYPING: ACCELERATING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR 3D PRINTING

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Nov 27, 2018

3D printing (3DP) has left behind its status as a niche technology. As a key element of the Industry 4.0 revolution, 3DP is evolving as a practical alternative for both product development and conventional manufacturing. The time for further analysis...

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Opportunities For Additive Manufacturing In Dental OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN DENTAL

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Nov 27, 2018

No other year in the history of the dental industry has seen as great a push towards global adoption of digital dentistry than 2017 and, as a result of this, attention from dental professionals on 3D printing technologies is at an all-time high. This...

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Opportunities For Additive Manufacturing In Ceramics OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN CERAMICS

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Nov 27, 2018

Few materials in the world of manufacturing offer as wide a range of applications as ceramics. When it comes to additive manufacturing, the wide range of ceramic applications and material types is further expanded by the even wider range of different...

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Opportunities For Automotive Additive Manufacturing OPPORTUNITIES FOR AUTOMOTIVE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Nov 27, 2018

Automotive industry stakeholders worldwide are now racing toward full industrialization and integration of the AM process within their end-to-end production workflow, beginning with software and materials, passing through the AM hardware, and ending ...

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Opportunities For Additive Manufacturing In Aerospace OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN AEROSPACE

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Nov 27, 2018

The market for additive manufacturing in the general and commercial aerospace industry has undergone several radical changes over the past three years, all targeted toward implementing the AM process in part manufacturing. Although following very dif...

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Rapid Response to Change is Imperative for Manufacturers RAPID RESPONSE TO CHANGE IS IMPERATIVE FOR MANUFACTURERS

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Nov 27, 2018

It was Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, who said, “Change is the only constant in life,” highlighting the strong need to always expect and plan for change throughout our lives. This is certainly true for the manufacturing industry as cult...

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Discover Motor Manufacturing Process DISCOVER MOTOR MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Nov 27, 2018

This Electric Motor Stator production line is widely used in the manufacturing of electric motor stators. This stator production line includes several machines, such as paper inserting machine, coil winding machine, coil winding inserting machine, la...

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Space Florida will throw almost $20 million at several new rocket manufacturing projects SPACE FLORIDA WILL THROW ALMOST $20 MILLION AT SEVERAL NEW ROCKET MANUFACTURING PROJECTS

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Nov 27, 2018

Space Florida’s board of directors voted Tuesday to throw almost $20 million at new projects estimated to add over 270 high-paying space-related jobs at Cape Canaveral. The biggest project would include $52 million in new facilities for a new p...

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Automatic Melting Metal Manufacturing Factory AUTOMATIC MELTING METAL MANUFACTURING FACTORY

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Nov 27, 2018

Metals are cast into shapes by melting them into a liquid, pouring the metal in a mold, and removing the mold material or casting after the metal has solidified as it cools. The most common metals processed are aluminum and cast iron. However, other ...

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More Than 11,000 Manufacturing Companies Use This Tool To Drive Leads MORE THAN 11,000 MANUFACTURING COMPANIES USE THIS TOOL TO DRIVE LEADS

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Nov 27, 2018

Imagine if you could immediately and continuously identify the companies that are researching you online. Imagine being able to track those companies throughout the buying journey, ensuring you never miss a sales opportunity. Imagine having all of th...

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Buying a Coordinate Measuring Machine: Technology Advances and Industry 4.0 BUYING A COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE: TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES AND INDUSTRY 4.0

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Nov 26, 2018

In the last couple posts in this series, we’ve considered coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) past and present as well as the various calibration standards and probe types that a shop should be aware of when in the market for one of these metr...

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Cyber Secure Manufacturing Is Smart Manufacturing CYBER SECURE MANUFACTURING IS SMART MANUFACTURING

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Nov 26, 2018

It’s probably not a bad idea for smaller and mid-sized manufacturers (SMMs) to adopt us against them attitude as they become aware of the prevalence of cyber-attacks in the digital age of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4....

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Mercedes-Benz is 3D printing replacement parts for its classic cars MERCEDES-BENZ IS 3D PRINTING REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR ITS CLASSIC CARS

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Nov 23, 2018

Mercedes-Benz is continuously expanding its range of genuine replacement parts from the 3D printer. The brand has already been offering 3D printed replacement commercial vehicle parts since 2016, now Mercedes-Benz announced that further replacement p...

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What Is Lean Manufacturing? WHAT IS LEAN MANUFACTURING?

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Nov 22, 2018

Lean manufacturing is a big buzzword in the industry – and with good reason. A belief system that has helped to propel manufacturing into an exciting new era, lean ideology is one of the most important and influential movements of our time. At ...

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How The UK Manufacturing Sector Is Changing HOW THE UK MANUFACTURING SECTOR IS CHANGING

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Nov 22, 2018

The manufacturing industry has always been influenced by the demands of society – which remain permanently in flux. Britain has a reputation for lagging behind other nations when it comes to manufacturing, focused primarily on moving goods in h...

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Manufacturers, just how effective is your induction process? MANUFACTURERS, JUST HOW EFFECTIVE IS YOUR INDUCTION PROCESS?

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Nov 22, 2018

It’s the first day of a promising new career. The candidate you recently offered a job to is now waiting patiently in reception. They are excited and nervous at the same time. They have a million and one questions racing through their head whic...

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U.S. manufacturers band together to fight steel, aluminum tariffs on Mexico, Canada U.S. MANUFACTURERS BAND TOGETHER TO FIGHT STEEL, ALUMINUM TARIFFS ON MEXICO, CANADA

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Nov 21, 2018

The pushback against President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs appears to be gaining momentum. In an open letter addressed to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week, 34 U.S. organizations representing a wide variety of ...

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3D Printing and Intellectual Property Futures 3D PRINTING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FUTURES

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Nov 21, 2018

This report contains socio-legal research conducted on the relationship between 3D printing and intellectual property (IP) at the current point in time and in potential future scenarios, through the use of horizon-scanning methods in six countries-Ch...

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Cost Saving Tips for Manufacturers COST SAVING TIPS FOR MANUFACTURERS

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Nov 21, 2018

Facing a crisis of shrinking profit margins, Manufacturing Alliance leaders have been asking for some tips on trimming overhead costs. For this article, OVERHEAD COSTS are considered any resource, task or thing that does not directly touch the produc...

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Manufacturing is changing. CenturyLink can help your business thrive in Industry 4.0. MANUFACTURING IS CHANGING. CENTURYLINK CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS THRIVE IN INDUSTRY 4.0.

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Nov 21, 2018

Manufacturing is at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution. Technologies such as IoT, automated intelligence and machine learning are unlocking value in a supply chain, quality, and productivity. A single digital thread can connect millions of...

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Additive manufacturing: leading the industry 4.0 revolution ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: LEADING THE INDUSTRY 4.0 REVOLUTION

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Nov 20, 2018

They say study the past to know the future. In the migration from subtractive manufacturing to additive, we may be following the existing paradigm too closely. Both subtractive and additive manufacturing span a three-step process: part design, part b...

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Bridging the Language Barrier Between Electrical and Mechanical Engineers BRIDGING THE LANGUAGE BARRIER BETWEEN ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

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Nov 20, 2018

Mechanical engineers and electrical engineers don't always share the same jargon. Bridge the gap between this language barrier by learning what Electrical Engineers wish Mechanical Engineers knew and vice-versa. From the difference between AC and...

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What’s so special about Pittsburgh and manufacturing? WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT PITTSBURGH AND MANUFACTURING?

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Nov 20, 2018

Well for starters, Pittsburgh is ranked 8th nationally for manufacturing output. There are 3,000 manufacturing businesses and more than 100,000 manufacturing professionals in the Pittsburgh metro area. So when the Manufacturing & Technology team ...

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Accelerating Digital Transformation with QAD Manufacturing ACCELERATING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WITH QAD MANUFACTURING

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Nov 20, 2018

Business dynamics for manufacturers are changing more rapidly and becoming more disruptive than ever before. The changes are driven by the rising expectations of consumers and business customers, increasing complexities of global supply chains, growi...

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Perfect Day is 3D printing dairy milk without the cow PERFECT DAY IS 3D PRINTING DAIRY MILK WITHOUT THE COW

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Nov 20, 2018

There are more and more non-dairy milks hitting the shelves, from soy and hemp to pecans and flax seed, but a milk alternative (hopefully) coming in 2019 is actually a dairy product, despite the fact that it comes out of a 3D printer and not a cow&rs...

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Researchers are 3D-Printing Fake Moon Dust Into Useful Hardware RESEARCHERS ARE 3D-PRINTING FAKE MOON DUST INTO USEFUL HARDWARE

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Nov 20, 2018

To support a potential, future lunar base, researchers at the European Space Agency (ESA) have 3D-printed and baked fake moon dust into screws, gears, and even a coin. Both private and government space agencies have expressed serious intentions and s...

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British pound dips despite rebound in manufacturing growth BRITISH POUND DIPS DESPITE REBOUND IN MANUFACTURING GROWTH

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Nov 20, 2018

GBP/USD has edged lower in the Tuesday session. In North American trade, the pair is trading at 1.2809, down 0.33% on the day. On the release front, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney testified about inflation before Parliament’s Treasury Com...

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5 Ways to Unify & Transform Product Development 5 WAYS TO UNIFY & TRANSFORM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

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Nov 19, 2018

To compete in a world of continuous product innovation and expanding market opportunities, your company needs to implement strategies that deliver a competitive advantage. Learn how to make this possible by unifying the major elements of your design,...

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How to Use AM to Improve Your Manufacturing Process HOW TO USE AM TO IMPROVE YOUR MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Nov 19, 2018

If you head up your company’s manufacturing operations, you are undoubtedly charged with producing better products faster while cutting costs, increasing production uptime, not to mention finding a way to efficiently meet customer demands for c...

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Manufacturing Content Marketing 2019 MANUFACTURING CONTENT MARKETING 2019

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Nov 19, 2018

While manufacturing companies certainly need to explain how their products or services work, 51% of respondents said they always/frequently prioritize their sales/promotional message over the audience’s informational needs while creating conten...

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AFGC Common Delivery Guidelines help manufacturers delivering into DCs AFGC COMMON DELIVERY GUIDELINES HELP MANUFACTURERS DELIVERING INTO DCS

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Nov 19, 2018

Australia’s FMCG market presents myriad challenges for both suppliers and retailers - geographic scale and distance, relatively high costs of transportation, population density, supply chain complexity, and the diverse and fast-evolving expecta...

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Cobeco Pharma Manufacturing Process COBECO PHARMA MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Nov 19, 2018

Cobeco Pharma is a Dutch producer and a wholesaler of pharmaceutical, cosmetic and stimulating products, and medical devices. The company offers these products as own brands as well as private labels and also provides in packaging. Founded in 1995 Co...

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5 Fast Marketing Hacks To Boost Manufacturing Sales 5 FAST MARKETING HACKS TO BOOST MANUFACTURING SALES

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Nov 19, 2018

Looking to increase your sales? Although successful, well-executed B2B marketing strategies take time to build and require ongoing, consistent effort, there are some things you can do today to help drive sales - and they only take a few minutes.

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Schneider Electric Smart Food Manufacturing SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SMART FOOD MANUFACTURING

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Nov 17, 2018

This system will ensure the End-to-end traceability across Food & Beverage value chain. Based on Wonderware System Platform - the world’s only responsive, scalable platform for Supervisory and IIoT applications that integrates the process w...

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How are Digital Twins Impacting Manufacturing? HOW ARE DIGITAL TWINS IMPACTING MANUFACTURING?

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Nov 16, 2018

Digital twin technology has gained significant traction across industries. Analysts predict that connected products, backed by actionable real-time data, will be represented by digital twins in the future. With the unprecedented growth of the Interne...

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How the Connected Factory is Taking Manufacturing Forward HOW THE CONNECTED FACTORY IS TAKING MANUFACTURING FORWARD

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Nov 16, 2018

The manufacturing world represents a vivid landscape of opportunities driven by the idea of propelling lives forward. Every manufacturing process echoes within a system, and technology has become a direct reflection of this. The days of segmented, si...

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A New Approach for a New Manufacturing Era A NEW APPROACH FOR A NEW MANUFACTURING ERA

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Nov 16, 2018

Here in the U.S., the manufacturing sector is regaining its health and optimism remains high, but challenges remain. Chief among these challenges is the job skills gap. Not surprisingly, major themes at FABTECH 2018 revolved around automation, roboti...

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How Robotic Arms Is Taking Manufacturing Business To The Next Level HOW ROBOTIC ARMS IS TAKING MANUFACTURING BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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Nov 16, 2018

Robotics is a field concerned with the intuitive connection of perception to action. Nowadays, Artificial Intelligence is used in every industry to automate applications throughout the product line to save time and money. Robots are now used to handl...

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The Impact of AI and IoT on the Manufacturing Job Market THE IMPACT OF AI AND IOT ON THE MANUFACTURING JOB MARKET

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Nov 16, 2018

Dependent upon your perspective, the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) invokes one of two opinions: One, eventually the machines will rule the world. Or two, you appreciate the benefits of modern technology. But either way, one thing is certain...

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The real benefits of virtual reality in manufacturing THE REAL BENEFITS OF VIRTUAL REALITY IN MANUFACTURING

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Nov 16, 2018

Amid all the hype and wide-eyed growth predicted for virtual reality, it's often difficult for stakeholders to decide which of its two words to focus on. Will VR deliver only indirect, virtual benefits to the manufacturing industry or direct, tan...

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The UK has a great future in high-value manufacturing - but changes are needed THE UK HAS A GREAT FUTURE IN HIGH-VALUE MANUFACTURING - BUT CHANGES ARE NEEDED

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Nov 16, 2018

The opening of McLaren’s new production facility in Rotherham may have been rich in pomp and ceremony - a 3,850 horsepower convoy of supercars racing to meet the more sedate Royal fleet of Bentleys, for example - but behind the showmanship, the...

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Intelligent Manufacturing - The Future is Closer Than You Think INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING - THE FUTURE IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

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Nov 15, 2018

Manufacturers find themselves under extreme pressure these days. Products are becoming obsolete more quickly than ever before, the competition keeps getting stronger and every mistake could prove costly in highly disruptive markets.

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How to manage cyber-threats within electronics manufacturing HOW TO MANAGE CYBER-THREATS WITHIN ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING

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Nov 15, 2018

The rise of the 4th industrial revolution (4IR)has brought with it digital inter-connectivity that offers unprecedented opportunities for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs.) But with that openness, there also comes risk - the threat of the loss ...

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Women Transform IMTS WOMEN TRANSFORM IMTS

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Nov 15, 2018

While a good deal of the talk at this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) focused on big data, automation, and 3D-printing technologies, what struck me most was the undercurrent of change in our industry. There was a palpa...

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Amazing Modern Fastest Automatic Glass Bottle Manufacturing Process AMAZING MODERN FASTEST AUTOMATIC GLASS BOTTLE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Nov 15, 2018

The steps involved in glass bottle manufacturing include: Loading gobs of molten glass into molds through a very careful funnel process. The baffle then begins the settleblow process to allow compressed air into the mold, forming the neck and contain...

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Technology is Ultimately Transforming the World of Manufacturing TECHNOLOGY IS ULTIMATELY TRANSFORMING THE WORLD OF MANUFACTURING

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Nov 15, 2018

Manufacturing is an integral part of today’s economy. Factories around the world manufacture products for industries such as aerospace, automotive, electronics, food and beverage, packaging, plastics and more. While strategic practices such as ...

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9 Disruptive Trends and 12 Key Use Cases Transforming Smart Manufacturing 9 DISRUPTIVE TRENDS AND 12 KEY USE CASES TRANSFORMING SMART MANUFACTURING

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Nov 15, 2018

IoT Analytics, a leading provider of market insights & competitive intelligence for the Internet of Things (IoT), M2M, and Industry 4.0, today published a comprehensive 375-page market report titled Industry 4.0 & Smart Manufacturing 2018-202...

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6 steps to creating manufacturing dashboards 6 STEPS TO CREATING MANUFACTURING DASHBOARDS

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Nov 15, 2018

In the manufacturing industry, there is more to measure now than ever before. This we all know. And while every production process is different, taking a data-driven approach to uncovering insights is a great strategy no matter what is being produced...

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How to Plan and Execute an MES Migration Project HOW TO PLAN AND EXECUTE AN MES MIGRATION PROJECT

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Nov 14, 2018

The environment and context conditions will determine the appropriate migration strategy, taking into consideration the risk, time and cost/effort. Strategy with the highest risk but the shortest migration time and lowest cost, Strategy with the lowe...

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Manufacturing Location Considerations: Where to Make My Product? MANUFACTURING LOCATION CONSIDERATIONS: WHERE TO MAKE MY PRODUCT?

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Nov 14, 2018

Have you ever wished for an easy, all-in-one-place guide to the most cost-effective locations for specific manufacturing processes? Maybe you’re thinking, No, but now that you mention it. Such a guide would probably do very well, but because of...

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MFG DAY 2018: A Win for California and the Country MFG DAY 2018: A WIN FOR CALIFORNIA AND THE COUNTRY

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Nov 14, 2018

The seventh annual Manufacturing Day was a resounding success in California! MFG DAY continues to draw more and more participants each year, and 2018 was no exception, with nearly 2,800 events held across the country. For those not in the know, here&...

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2019 Manufacturing Trends Report 2019 MANUFACTURING TRENDS REPORT

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Nov 14, 2018

Since the start of the First Industrial Revolution, manufacturing has been the force pushing industrial and societal transformation forward. Today, we’re in the midst of another industrial revolution, as a new generation of sophisticated techno...

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B2B Customer Appreciation Tips For Manufacturers B2B CUSTOMER APPRECIATION TIPS FOR MANUFACTURERS

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Nov 14, 2018

You already know that your customers mean everything to your manufacturing business. Every once in a while, however, it's important to let those customers know it, too. You likely spend a lot of time, money, and energy bringing in new clients, bu...

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3d printing - making something useful in an evening 3D PRINTING - MAKING SOMETHING USEFUL IN AN EVENING

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Nov 14, 2018

This particular printer, a Fabrikator Mini v2, has a few foibles - although fewer than many - one of which is that the heated bed cables (for heater and thermistor) foul a screw sticking out of the base, as well as the z-axis (vertical) lead-screw, a...

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Machining’s Growth Makes Reports of its Death an Exaggeration MACHINING’S GROWTH MAKES REPORTS OF ITS DEATH AN EXAGGERATION

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Nov 13, 2018

Mark Twain once famously wrote that reports of his death had been an exaggeration. More than a century later, in 2008, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs said much the same thing in his own Mark Twain moment when Bloomberg erroneously reported Jobs’ p...

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What is Rapid Response ERP and How Does it Affect the Manufacturing Process? WHAT IS RAPID RESPONSE ERP AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS?

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Nov 13, 2018

The only constant in business today is changing, and the only certainty is that change will likely accelerate in the future. In order to survive and thrive in this environment, manufacturers must be able to rapidly respond to changes by adjusting the...

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The Adoption of Digital Transformation Trends in Manufacturing THE ADOPTION OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TRENDS IN MANUFACTURING

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Nov 12, 2018

McKinsey & Co. recently revealed the findings of its annual survey that monitors the adoption of digital transformation trends. The survey results, highlighted in an article in Design News, revealed rampant adoption of Industry 4.0 with McKinsey ...

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Data Policy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Insights on personal data DATA POLICY IN THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: INSIGHTS ON PERSONAL DATA

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Nov 11, 2018

Development of comprehensive data policy necessarily involves trade-offs. Cross-border data flows are crucial to the digital economy. The use of data is critical to innovation and technology. However, to engender trust, we need to have appropriate le...

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4 Examples of IoT applications in Manufacturing 4 EXAMPLES OF IOT APPLICATIONS IN MANUFACTURING

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Nov 09, 2018

The introduction of IoT technology is quickly changing the way organizations operate. More and more companies are turning to IoT with the goal of optimizing production processes and increasing automation. The global IoT market will grow from $157B in...

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Why Industry 4.0 isn’t here yet WHY INDUSTRY 4.0 ISN’T HERE YET

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Nov 09, 2018

Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has spawned a lot of incredible ideas. Ideas like digital twins and digital threads that enable a complete understanding of the product lifecycle and up-to-the minute data on how the product i...

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Customization in Food Manufacturing CUSTOMIZATION IN FOOD MANUFACTURING

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Nov 08, 2018

Who doesn’t love a sandwich from Subway? Apparently, there are 37 million possible sandwich variations, made possible through different filling, salad, bread, and condiment combinations. Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of industrial parts ...

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Moving Your Product From Prototype to Production MOVING YOUR PRODUCT FROM PROTOTYPE TO PRODUCTION

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Nov 07, 2018

Just think about it for a second. Every day you interact with hundreds of products that at one point were nothing more than an idea. But have you ever wondered what it looks like to take a product from prototype to production? It's a complex proc...

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Resources Available to Help Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO HELP SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED MANUFACTURERS

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Nov 07, 2018

Help is out there, you just need to know where to look. Each year, billions in funding for research and development and workforce initiatives is available for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) in order to help them get off the ground or aid...

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Manufacturing Excellence in Filter Production MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE IN FILTER PRODUCTION

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Nov 07, 2018

We have set up a holistic system that centers completely around our customer's demands and we aim to achieve world-class excellence in production on a global scale. Watch the video to learn more about the MANN+HUMMEL Production System!

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High Mix, Flexible Volume Manufacturing HIGH MIX, FLEXIBLE VOLUME MANUFACTURING

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Nov 07, 2018

Based in San Jose, USA, and Chennai, India, Syrma is part of the Tandon Group, with a 40-year legacy of developing technology manufacturing. Specializing in high-mix, flexible volume precision global OEM manufacturing, we’ve developed an extens...

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7 Tips To Consider When Selecting an MES Solution 7 TIPS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING AN MES SOLUTION

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Nov 06, 2018

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) enable supply chain networks and manufacturing to stay synchronized, scale and flex to fluctuations in demand. The best MES implementations bring greater accuracy, control, scale, and speed to shop floors and are...

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Why Manufacturers Need a Flexible ERP WHY MANUFACTURERS NEED A FLEXIBLE ERP

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Nov 06, 2018

Manufacturers are operating in a highly competitive business world marked by constant changes in consumer demand as well as competitive and regulatory environments. Customers are demanding better services and products at lower prices and changing the...

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Our Manufacturing Alliance Survey - Next Steps OUR MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE SURVEY - NEXT STEPS

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Nov 05, 2018

Thank you to the over sixty manufacturing business leader members who responded to the recent Manufacturing Alliance survey. Your input is invaluable to ensure the Alliance is providing our manufacturing community with the information and services ne...

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How the Strong Economy Is Hampering U.S. Manufacturing HOW THE STRONG ECONOMY IS HAMPERING U.S. MANUFACTURING

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Nov 05, 2018

The long-awaited resurgence of American manufacturing has arrived. Too bad there aren’t enough workers to fill the jobs. More than 500,000 positions in manufacturing are going begging at the moment, according to Steve Menaker, national industri...

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Additive Manufacturing Builds Opportunity in Mold Components ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING BUILDS OPPORTUNITY IN MOLD COMPONENTS

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Nov 05, 2018

There was a time in the not-so-distant past that many moldmakers could be their own suppliers for individual components, tasking lower-level staff with fabricating one-off metal pieces needed for new tools. These days, however, with tool rooms shorte...

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Mitsubishi Electric Enters the Additive Manufacturing Market MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC ENTERS THE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING MARKET

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Nov 05, 2018

At our ARC European Industry Forum 2018, Chris Hazlewood, Senior Manager at Mitsubishi Electric, gave an important Key Note speech about the three key technologies forming the digital enterprise; Edge Computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and 3D pr...

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How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019 HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN IMPROVE MANUFACTURING IN 2019

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Nov 04, 2018

Blockchain’s greatest potential to deliver business value is in manufacturing. Increasing visibility across every area of manufacturing starting with suppliers, strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier quality to shop floor operations incl...

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Manufacturing The Future With Composites MANUFACTURING THE FUTURE WITH COMPOSITES

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Nov 02, 2018

Produced by CompositesWorld for CAMX 2018, this video features Dave Cooper, VP, Glass Reinforcements at Owens Corning and Leon Garoufalis, President & COO at Composites One discussing composites applications, innovations, sustainability, growth a...

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3D Printing: The Impact of Post-Processing 3D PRINTING: THE IMPACT OF POST-PROCESSING

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Nov 01, 2018

The perception and promise of 3D printing are that it offers a digital workflow that is simple, fast and automated; a process where complexity is free. That perception is generally correct up to the moment that parts are removed from the 3D printer. ...

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10 Ways to Ensure a Commercial 3D Printer is Truly a Commercial 3D Printer 10 WAYS TO ENSURE A COMMERCIAL 3D PRINTER IS TRULY A COMMERCIAL 3D PRINTER

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Nov 01, 2018

With the deafening burst of the consumer/hobbyist 3D printing bubble, some large companies that previously offered a low-cost line of 3D printers targeting this audience wisely abandoned those lines in favor of large, expensive, industrial-class manu...

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Manufacturing with Machine Learning - Predictions Simplified MANUFACTURING WITH MACHINE LEARNING - PREDICTIONS SIMPLIFIED

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Nov 01, 2018

Yes, machines can learn too! Put simply, machine learning is the ability for computerized machines to learn how to make predictions and/or perform classifications without explicitly being taught or programmed. Just like humans have different learning...

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The Manufacturer THE MANUFACTURER'S GUIDE TO B2B COMMERCE

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Oct 31, 2018

The manufacturing industry is undergoing a digital transformation - driven partially by new technological advances, but largely by a massive change in customer expectations. Today, B2B buyers are reluctant to send countless emails back and forth with...

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Business Expectations of the Manufacturing Sector BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS OF THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR

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Oct 31, 2018

A majority of firms (a weighted 81 percent) in the manufacturing sector expects the business situation in the next six months to remain similar to a quarter ago. A weighted 9 percent of manufacturers expect business conditions to improve while a weig...

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Mattresses at Deseret Manufacturing MATTRESSES AT DESERET MANUFACTURING

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Oct 31, 2018

Did you know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints makes mattresses? These mattresses are sold-brand new-at our local thrift stores, called Deseret Industries. The mattresses are produced at Deseret Manufacturing-a facility that provid...

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Leading Innovation in Aerospace and Defense LEADING INNOVATION IN AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE

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Oct 31, 2018

Aerospace and companies use ANSYS simulation to increase fuel efficiency, design lighter and better stealth aircraft, improve safety and propel autonomous flight. Using the ANSYS multiphysics and multidomain platform, engineers can collaborate across...

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Critical Manufacturing and ASM PT shared vision - CEO interview CRITICAL MANUFACTURING AND ASM PT SHARED VISION - CEO INTERVIEW

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Oct 30, 2018

ASM PT, the world’s largest equipment supplier to the electronics manufacturing industry, is investing in the Portuguese company Critical Manufacturing, a developer of state-of-the-art MES software. Both companies signed a deal to that effect i...

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Producing manufacturing aids with HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing PRODUCING MANUFACTURING AIDS WITH HP MULTI JET FUSION 3D PRINTING

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Oct 30, 2018

In the era of mass production and lean manufacturing, companies are looking for ways to help boost productivity and reduce unit costs while maintaining quality and repeatability. The focus is on continuously improving production techniques, accelerat...

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Low Volume, Complex Medical Device Manufacturing Expertise LOW VOLUME, COMPLEX MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING EXPERTISE

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Oct 29, 2018

Discover why entrepreneurs and companies launching medical devices prefer working with design and development partners that specialize in low volume, complex medical device manufacturing. Scott Phillips, founder, and CEO of StarFish Medical, and lead...

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While Trump Trade Fights Gain Steam, Manufacturing Still Gaining Jobs WHILE TRUMP TRADE FIGHTS GAIN STEAM, MANUFACTURING STILL GAINING JOBS

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Oct 29, 2018

President Trump’s trade fight with China continues on multiple fronts. This dispute the president is prosecuting against Beijing is a big deal that is regularly overtaken by other events in the news cycle, and it isn’t helped that the pre...

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10 Manufacturing Business Ideas to Start Your Own Business in 2019 10 MANUFACTURING BUSINESS IDEAS TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS IN 2019

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Oct 28, 2018

Introducing 201 small business ideas with low investment and high profit in 2019. You need to bring something new and innovative while you start any small business. Right now, maybe you are doing your job or unemployed. The main reason for starting a...

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How ROI and Payback Analysis Accelerates Additive Manufacturing Capital Expense Approvals HOW ROI AND PAYBACK ANALYSIS ACCELERATES ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CAPITAL EXPENSE APPROVALS

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Oct 25, 2018

Often in business, the question isn’t what you should be doing, but rather what you can get approval to do. Your rich study of new technology and advancements in your chosen discipline is often out of alignment with corporate expense objectives...

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Is apparel manufacturing coming home? IS APPAREL MANUFACTURING COMING HOME?

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Oct 25, 2018

Faster fashion and in-season flexibility are keywords in providing an attractive offer to consumers and for being successful in the challenging market environment. Only if companies transform from the historical supply focus to a demand focus can the...

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How to measure employee engagement within manufacturing HOW TO MEASURE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT WITHIN MANUFACTURING

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Oct 25, 2018

Keeping your manufacturing staff happy is critical if you plan to grow your business and continue to delight your customers. Disgruntled employees have the ability to sap the lifeblood from your organization. And in some cases, one or two negative vi...

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Introduction to Additive Manufacturing INTRODUCTION TO ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Oct 25, 2018

Additive manufacturing (AM), commonly referred to as 3D Printing, refers to a production process in which components are created a layer by layer on the basis of digital 3D design data. In the next 5 years, it is forecasted to see an increase in prod...

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Manufacturing Matters, and This New Video Explains the Reasons Why MANUFACTURING MATTERS, AND THIS NEW VIDEO EXPLAINS THE REASONS WHY

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Oct 25, 2018

Not only do factories provide better-paying jobs, they lift up entire communities. There's nothing that upsets us more here at the Alliance for American Manufacturing than when someone tries to argue that manufacturing doesn't matter anymore....

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3D printing at Ministry of Defence 3D PRINTING AT MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

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Oct 24, 2018

It has been said that 3D printing will change the world. Described as the second industrial revolution by experts, academics and the media, 3D printing has the potential to impact all industry sectors. MOD DCB takes a look at how 3D printing is being...

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How SMEs can adopt additive manufacturing HOW SMES CAN ADOPT ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Oct 24, 2018

With a relatively new technology like additive manufacturing (AM), the path for adoption has been trail blazed by high value, low volume parts such as those required in aerospace and motorsports. To date, it has been the arsenal of larger manufacture...

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GKN Is Transforming The Metal Parts Manufacturing With HP Metal Jet Technology GKN IS TRANSFORMING THE METAL PARTS MANUFACTURING WITH HP METAL JET TECHNOLOGY

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Oct 24, 2018

HP Metal Jet technology is helping GKN deliver customized metal parts solutions internationally and faster than before. With the power of the new HP Metal Jet technology, GKN can adapt to small series and large-scale production of metal parts.

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The Robotic Future of Manufacturing THE ROBOTIC FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING

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Oct 23, 2018

The manufacturing sector has long been at the forefront of innovation, with the cost of production a primary driver of profit margins. Ford Motor Co.’s assembly-line model was one the most significant advances in manufacturing over 100 years ag...

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Exploring the future trends of manufacturing with Academics EXPLORING THE FUTURE TRENDS OF MANUFACTURING WITH ACADEMICS

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Oct 23, 2018

Exploring the future trends of manufacturing with Academics - Dassault Systemes. Discover three distinguished representatives of world-leading research and academia (USA, China, and France), working with global manufacturing companies, share their vi...

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Manufacturing process of a steel nail MANUFACTURING PROCESS OF A STEEL NAIL

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Oct 23, 2018

Enjoy a very satisfying clip of machines producing a fluted steel nail. The nail making a machine, as seen in the firt half of the video produces up to 25.800 pcs. per hour while the thread rolling machine (second half) does 60.000 nails per hour.

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Why IoT, When Combined With Big Data and AI, Is Fueling A 4th Industrial Revolution WHY IOT, WHEN COMBINED WITH BIG DATA AND AI, IS FUELING A 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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Oct 22, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer just about smart, connected devices. Other megatrends, such as big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning have put IoT on steroids and elevated to one of a few drivers of a new industrial revolut...

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14 metrics every Australian manufacturer should measure 14 METRICS EVERY AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURER SHOULD MEASURE

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Oct 22, 2018

One of the most important quotes in business management couldn’t be more important for Australian manufacturers today. With the right metrics, you can understand what’s working in your production line, and what’s not. You can find w...

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Manufacturing Day - Opening Doors, Opening Minds! MANUFACTURING DAY - OPENING DOORS, OPENING MINDS!

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Oct 22, 2018

National Manufacturing Day is the nation’s largest, one-day celebration of the Manufacturing Industry.  It is designed to raise awareness about the modern dynamics and opportunities that a career in manufacturing present for the next gener...

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A Complete Solution for Manufacturers to Reduce Energy Costs A COMPLETE SOLUTION FOR MANUFACTURERS TO REDUCE ENERGY COSTS

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Oct 22, 2018

Energy cost is one of the largest operating expenses for manufacturers. Improving energy efficiency can result in huge savings in operating costs. Energy Performance is designed for manufacturing operations. The solution provides visibility of energy...

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5 picks as U.S. manufacturing sector fires on all cylinders 5 PICKS AS U.S. MANUFACTURING SECTOR FIRES ON ALL CYLINDERS

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Oct 22, 2018

U.S. manufacturing sector has been witnessing resurgence under the Trump administration since last year, shrugging off its lengthy spell of weak productivity and sluggish growth. Under Trump’s presidency, the manufacturing sector is flying high...

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3D Printing Techniques and Rapid Prototyping 3D PRINTING TECHNIQUES AND RAPID PROTOTYPING

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Oct 20, 2018

The primary driving factor for the adoption of 3D printing techniques in the development of products is that 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process. Traditionally, products are constructed using a subtractive process that involves removing ...

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Automation isn AUTOMATION ISN'T ALL OR NOTHING: START WITH THE WORKLOAD

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Oct 19, 2018

Regular readers will not be surprised to hear us say that the key to streamlining essential business functions and operations is efficiency. And that the secret to successfully using automation to improve efficiency in no small part lies in its secur...

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Digital Manufacturing: Avoiding the data black hole DIGITAL MANUFACTURING: AVOIDING THE DATA BLACK HOLE

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Oct 19, 2018

I cover industry solutions for manufacturing and a few other industrial markets at AWS. My goal isn’t to work with customers on a specific technology, but rather on how customers can use technology to address business challenges. This role give...

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How connected devices are changing the manufacturing industry HOW CONNECTED DEVICES ARE CHANGING THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Oct 19, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity enabling these objects to collect and exchange data, according to Forbes. Products with wireless connectivity (from...

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Be a Champion for Manufacturing BE A CHAMPION FOR MANUFACTURING

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Oct 19, 2018

Terry Iverson, president of Iverson and Company and founder of ChampionNow!, is working to change the perception of manufacturing in the United States by writing a book for parents, mentors, and educators. The goal is to highlight the quality manufac...

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IoT in the Aircraft Manufacturing Sector IOT IN THE AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING SECTOR

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Oct 18, 2018

The Internet of Things is one type of technology which has found applications in almost every industry. The aviation industry is adopting it, especially in the manufacturing sector. It can be used to streamline operations with the help of a highly de...

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Inspection for the Smart Factory: Additive Manufacturing INSPECTION FOR THE SMART FACTORY: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Oct 18, 2018

The importance of metrology - the science of measurement - to manufacturing industry is largely underestimated, except by engineers. Sir Joseph Whitworth, the 19th Century inventor of early measurement standards, said: “You can only make someth...

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3 phase motor stator manufacturing production line for washing machine 3 PHASE MOTOR STATOR MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION LINE FOR WASHING MACHINE

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Oct 18, 2018

This new full automatical motor stator production line adops app remote operation and is consisted of several machines, such as stator paper inserting machine, stator coil winding and coil inserting machine, stator coil lacing machine, stator coil fo...

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White House Puts Out Its Plan for American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing WHITE HOUSE PUTS OUT ITS PLAN FOR AMERICAN LEADERSHIP IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

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Oct 18, 2018

The strategy has input from across the federal government. I know we say this a lot, but there’s a lot going on these days. So, we wouldn’t blame you if you missed this piece of news: Earlier this month, the Trump administration officiall...

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How Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing Combine to Accelerate Aerospace Development HOW ADDITIVE AND SUBTRACTIVE MANUFACTURING COMBINE TO ACCELERATE AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENT

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Oct 17, 2018

The world of manufacturing took a dramatic turn several years ago when a fuel nozzle was manufactured for GE’s Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion (LEAP) jet engine. An assembly that used to be built from 20 components was produced using additive ...

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Cisco Kinetic for Manufacturing CISCO KINETIC FOR MANUFACTURING

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Oct 17, 2018

For decades, manufacturing businesses have relied on connected machines and the correlating data to help streamline operations. Now, innovative Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are taking machine data to unprecedented new levels - but also intro...

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Five Steps To Successful Monitoring FIVE STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL MONITORING

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Oct 16, 2018

Learning about the positive benefits of machine monitoring is a catalyst for many manufacturers digitalization efforts. This first step towards data-driven manufacturing is a significant stepping stone in a manufacturer’s journey into Industry ...

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Military Tent Manufacturer Gains Long-Term Sustainability MILITARY TENT MANUFACTURER GAINS LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY

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Oct 16, 2018

Based in Stearns, Kentucky, with 250 employees, Outdoor Venture Corporation (OVC) develops, designs, and manufactures commercial tent systems, military tent systems, sleeping bags, and hunting products. In business since 1972, OVC was one of the firs...

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Regional Manufacturers Get an Earful From Educators REGIONAL MANUFACTURERS GET AN EARFUL FROM EDUCATORS

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Oct 16, 2018

Our largest attendance for a Manufacturing Alliance event to date listened in on what’s new and what’s working in the on-going quest to provide skilled workers for the needs of local manufacturers. Once again highlighting just how importa...

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Evolution of Manufacturing Enterpises and Industry 4.0 EVOLUTION OF MANUFACTURING ENTERPISES AND INDUSTRY 4.0

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Oct 16, 2018

In the initial days of industry revolution, when the organizations were just shaping up, there was no information system to support their activities. Most of the decisions were impulsive, a lack of teamwork, and no means for information exchange. Thi...

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Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

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Oct 16, 2018

Bridging standards development with R&D, and keeping pace with AM technology advances. the Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence is a synergistic, collaborative, and efficient environment led by ASTM International. Its founding partners inc...

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Manufacturing Data Readiness: The Good, Bad, and Ugly MANUFACTURING DATA READINESS: THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY

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Oct 15, 2018

Being a data-driven manufacturer is all the rage. We engage daily with global manufacturers looking to better use production data to predict machine failure, optimize processes, or increase output. Yet many of these manufacturing analytics projects s...

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The Importance of a Good Logistics Strategy in Manufacturing THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD LOGISTICS STRATEGY IN MANUFACTURING

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Oct 15, 2018

In 2005, the Council of Logistics Management changed its name to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals to add differentiation between logistics and supply chain management. Why? Because logistics is a component of supply chain manageme...

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Big Data Analytics in Manufacturing BIG DATA ANALYTICS IN MANUFACTURING

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Oct 15, 2018

Data is all grown up, with new multidimensional capabilities and broader horizons to offer the manufacturing community. Large data pools have turned manufacturers attention to Big Data solutions for an altogether new dimension of research and trend a...

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Application of Prescriptive Analytics in Manufacturing Value Chain APPLICATION OF PRESCRIPTIVE ANALYTICS IN MANUFACTURING VALUE CHAIN

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Oct 15, 2018

Today’s manufacturing environment is highly dynamic & complex and consists of various stakeholders like multiple suppliers & partners, multiple distribution channels, multiple fulfillment partners, multiple customer types etc. Decisions...

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LED Tube Manufacturing Process LED TUBE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Oct 15, 2018

LED stands for a light emitting diode. Currently, LED lights are becoming very popular day-by-day. LED lights are available in a wide range of colors from 2700K to 6500K which are dark, yellow, mild yellow and ultra white. Initiating a full scale LED...

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The new paradigm: Automation-as-a-service THE NEW PARADIGM: AUTOMATION-AS-A-SERVICE

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Oct 12, 2018

In mathematics, the idea of bounded value generally refers to the notion that there’s a limit to the value of x. Conversely, unbounded value means there’s no maximum or minimum value of x. In automation, a similar notion carries through -...

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How the third step in Additive Manufacturing may unlock Manufacturing 4.0 HOW THE THIRD STEP IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING MAY UNLOCK MANUFACTURING 4.0

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Oct 11, 2018

They say study the past to know the future. In the migration from subtractive manufacturing to additive, we may be following the existing paradigm too closely. Both subtractive and additive manufacturing span a three-step process: part design, part b...

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Machine Learning in Manufacturing Process MACHINE LEARNING IN MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Oct 11, 2018

The most innovative manufacturers in the world are leveraging Machine Learning to improve business processes through features such as automation, intelligent forecasting and supply chain management. Almost 90 percent of CIOs believe intelligent syste...

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American Manufacturers Can Lead the World to a Cleaner, Brighter Future AMERICAN MANUFACTURERS CAN LEAD THE WORLD TO A CLEANER, BRIGHTER FUTURE

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Oct 11, 2018

American manufacturers risk losing their competitive edge without clean energy advances. The United Nations climate change report issued on Monday is nothing short of terrifying. But as scientists consistently exhort, we can stabilize our climate fut...

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How Can Robots Help with Labor Shortage? HOW CAN ROBOTS HELP WITH LABOR SHORTAGE?

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Oct 10, 2018

Karen Leavitt from Locust Robotics believes robots can be used to help combat the labor shortage.  Learn about the ways in which humans and robots can flourish in the warehouse in this video from theCUBE.

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Electronic Work Instructions in Industry 4.0 ELECTRONIC WORK INSTRUCTIONS IN INDUSTRY 4.0

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Oct 10, 2018

How do electronic work instructions factor into Industry 4.0 and your digital transformation strategy? With advancements in technology, it’s time to reevaluate how these digital systems can improve your manufacturing operations. The capabilitie...

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Strategy for American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing STRATEGY FOR AMERICAN LEADERSHIP IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

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Oct 10, 2018

The United States has long thrived on its ability to manufacture goods and sell them in domestic and global markets. Manufacturing plays a vital role in almost every sector of the U.S. economy, stretching from aerospace to pharmaceuticals and beyond....

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Process Validation in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing PROCESS VALIDATION IN PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING

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Oct 10, 2018

Pharmaguideline provides all pharma information and pharmaceutical guidelines including information about testing procedures of quality control, calibration, reagents and solutions, glassware and good laboratory practices (GLP), audit checklists of a...

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30 Most Mesmerizing Manufacturing Processes 30 MOST MESMERIZING MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

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Oct 10, 2018

We showcase a collection of technologies and methods that demonstrate the manufacturing of various products. We selected ingenious and visually interesting processes that solve complex problems with elegant mechanical solutions.

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Good Manufacturing Practices - GMP in Pharmaceuticals GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES - GMP IN PHARMACEUTICALS

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Oct 10, 2018

Requirements and rules of good manufacturing practices in pharmaceutical manufacturing. As per FDA and other regulatory agencies, it is mandatory to follow the GMP regulations.

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Manufacturing Day & Our Commitment To Manufacturers MANUFACTURING DAY & OUR COMMITMENT TO MANUFACTURERS

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Oct 09, 2018

Open doors, open minds was the theme of this year’s Manufacturing Day which took place on October 5th. Manufacturing Day isn’t about us and we surely don’t need to tell manufacturers about the importance of nurturing the future work...

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Manufacturers Adoption of Smart Manufacturing MANUFACTURERS ADOPTION OF SMART MANUFACTURING

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Oct 09, 2018

Through the rise of IoT and industry 4.0, smart manufacturing is a new manufacturing way that are gradually adopted by manufacturers. Smart manufacturing has the advantage of cost saving and time efficient. By connecting all of the devices and digita...

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Manufacturing in the Age of Experience MANUFACTURING IN THE AGE OF EXPERIENCE

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Oct 09, 2018

Manufacturing in the Age of Experience - 3 Trends - Dassault Systemes. An Industry Renaissance is happening now and it is far beyond digitalization. We must rethink industry of the 21st century. Dassault Systèmes and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform ...

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Three tank cleaning technologies for manufacturing processes THREE TANK CLEANING TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

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Oct 08, 2018

Alfa Laval offers three types of tank cleaning technologies. Static spray ball, Rotary spray head, and Rotary Jet head. All three technologies apply force to the tank surface in different ways and with different degrees of efficiency. The level of ef...

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7 Stats in Celebration of Manufacturing Day 2018 7 STATS IN CELEBRATION OF MANUFACTURING DAY 2018

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Oct 05, 2018

Every manufacturing job creates another 2.5 new jobs in local goods and services. From another perspective, for every $1 invested in manufacturing, another $1.37 in additional value is created in other sectors. Because of this rippling effect, invest...

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It’s Manufacturing Day! Here’s What We Need to Do to Help the Next Generation Succeed IT’S MANUFACTURING DAY! HERE’S WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO HELP THE NEXT GENERATION SUCCEED

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Oct 05, 2018

Happy Manufacturing Day! It’s not a federal holiday quite yet; rather, it’s a moment to appreciate our fellow Americans who work with their hands for a living. But we owe them some help. America can do a better job at recruiting and prepa...

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The Future of Manufacturing is Female THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING IS FEMALE

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Oct 05, 2018

Women in leadership roles at Protolabs talk about their experiences in technology, engineering, and manufacturing. The world of manufacturing is beginning to realize the value of women’s participation for its advancement, as it transforms throu...

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2018 Manufacturing Compensation Report 2018 MANUFACTURING COMPENSATION REPORT

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Oct 04, 2018

A tight labor market is paying off for workers in the manufacturing industry. With unemployment, the lowest in years, hovering around 4 percent, the majority of hourly and salary employees across genders have seen increases in the past year in base p...

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Manufacturing and the Cloud: Top Security Considerations and How to Address Them MANUFACTURING AND THE CLOUD: TOP SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS AND HOW TO ADDRESS THEM

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Oct 04, 2018

Cybersecurity is - and always will be - of the utmost importance to businesses around the world. The onset of advanced technologies and Industry 4.0 has ushered in a new age of security in the cloud, and with it a growing list of potential threats. F...

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8 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing 8 WASTES OF LEAN MANUFACTURING

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Oct 04, 2018

At HUI we’re always striving to find the best way to manufacture everything we make, so we’re constantly working toward continuous improvement and eliminating waste. The improvements we’ve made have helped us grow as a company, and ...

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Robotics for Manufacturing and Order Fulfillment ROBOTICS FOR MANUFACTURING AND ORDER FULFILLMENT

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Oct 04, 2018

Scalable robotic solutions from Honeywell Intelligrated deliver flexible product handling, around-the-clock productivity, and seamless integration with your existing material handling systems. Backed by more than two decades of experience, we are a s...

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DHL Supply Chain Solutions for Engineering and Manufacturing DHL SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS FOR ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING

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Oct 04, 2018

DHL Supply Chain provides a comprehensive suite of solutions for the Engineering and Manufacturing industry. We can help: drive increased supply chain visibility, expand into emerging markets, build resilient supply chains.

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Manufacturing by the numbers MANUFACTURING BY THE NUMBERS

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Oct 03, 2018

You know manufacturing matters in the U.S. economy. After all, that’s why there’s a nationally-recognized day to celebrate it! We make trillions of dollar’s worth of goods in this country every year, and over 12 million Americans wo...

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A.I. in Healthcare, Robotic Skin and a Real-Life Example of Industry 4.0 A.I. IN HEALTHCARE, ROBOTIC SKIN AND A REAL-LIFE EXAMPLE OF INDUSTRY 4.0

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Oct 03, 2018

A drop of molten metallic glass suspended in an electrostatic field at the Heinz Maier Leibnitz Center in Germany. One of the biggest impacts of new technology - and perhaps the most life-changing - will be felt in healthcare.

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Resil Chemicals Adopts Lean Manufacturing with Magic Software RESIL CHEMICALS ADOPTS LEAN MANUFACTURING WITH MAGIC SOFTWARE'S LOW-CODE PLATFORMS

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Oct 03, 2018

Resil chemicals, one of the largest manufacturers of silicone-based products in Asia, was looking for a way to integrate its data across various manufacturing plants, sales offices, and branches to improve communication between remote locations. They...

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel ...

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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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Is A Powder Stream Additive Process Right For You? IS A POWDER STREAM ADDITIVE PROCESS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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Oct 02, 2018

As a refresher, the DED process uses a powder stream and a laser to melt metal alloy powder layer-by-layer until the build is completed. This can be from the ground up or applied to a pre-existing part. Think of it like a traditional plastic 3D print...

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A Snapshot of Monthly Manufacturing Statistics in the United States A SNAPSHOT OF MONTHLY MANUFACTURING STATISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES

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Oct 02, 2018

The U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services Report, produced jointly by the Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis, is the official source for U.S. import and export statistics. The report provides detailed trade data that are vital for...

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Learning Expedition at Manufacturing in the Age of Experience LEARNING EXPEDITION AT MANUFACTURING IN THE AGE OF EXPERIENCE

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Oct 02, 2018

Learning Expedition at Manufacturing in the Age of Experience - Highlights - Dassault Systemes. We’re back today in Shanghai for an exclusive look inside the executive learning expedition. Check out the highlights of the day and hear what our p...

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Wax 3D Printing for the Digital Foundry WAX 3D PRINTING FOR THE DIGITAL FOUNDRY

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Oct 01, 2018

Foundries are ready to evolve. To facilitate the transition from an analog to a digital workflow, 3D Systems has advanced 3D printing materials and methodologies for scalable printing of 100% wax investment casting patterns. Digital foundry solutions...

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Autodesk Smart Manufacturing AUTODESK SMART MANUFACTURING

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Oct 01, 2018

Enjoy this Autodesk Smart Manufacturing showreel giving you a glimpse of what's available for you to automate your workflow and connect your entire product development process.

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Manufacturing Sector Growth Remained Strong in September MANUFACTURING SECTOR GROWTH REMAINED STRONG IN SEPTEMBER

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Oct 01, 2018

The ISM Manufacturing Index registered 59.8 points in September, down 1.5 percentage points from the previous month, according to the Institute for Supply Management. September’s reading indicates the twenty-fifth consecutive month of expansion...

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Preparing for Manufacturing Day 2018 PREPARING FOR MANUFACTURING DAY 2018

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Oct 01, 2018

Another productive (I do believe that manufacturing productivity is on the rise) year has flown by and it is once again time for Manufacturing Day. This year, Manufacturing Day, also known as MFG Day, will be held on October 5th - the first Friday of...

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How can PLM Help Medical Device Manufacturers Comply with EU MDR? HOW CAN PLM HELP MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURERS COMPLY WITH EU MDR?

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Sep 28, 2018

The European Medical Device Regulation went into effect on May 25th, 2017, and manufacturers have until May 26th, 2020 to align existing devices with these regulations. For these manufacturers, thinking about this impending due date is cause for conc...

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SAP and Thurmer Tools are localizing manufacturing SAP AND THURMER TOOLS ARE LOCALIZING MANUFACTURING

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Sep 28, 2018

SAP is proud to announce a project together with Thurmer Tools and Apple utilizing Design Thinking, SAP Leonardo and exponential technologies such as machine learning and augmented reality to help improve localized production.

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Annual EEF fact card shows solid growth for UK manufacturing ANNUAL EEF FACT CARD SHOWS SOLID GROWTH FOR UK MANUFACTURING

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Sep 27, 2018

While uncertainty around Brexit, electronic component shortages and the skills gap continue to loom within UK manufacturing, there is still much to feel positive about. The 4th annual EEF Manufacturing Fact Card, created in partnership with Santander...

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Overcoming Additive Manufacturing Surface Finishing Challenges with Automated SRF Technology OVERCOMING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SURFACE FINISHING CHALLENGES WITH AUTOMATED SRF TECHNOLOGY

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Sep 27, 2018

Traditional manufacturing methods have relied on surface finishing as a secondary operation. This is particularly true for metals. Processes such as casting, manual milling and lathes, and CNC machining produce a ‘raw’ part that typically...

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Emerging Trends Drive Auto Industry to Shift Gears EMERGING TRENDS DRIVE AUTO INDUSTRY TO SHIFT GEARS

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Sep 26, 2018

The buzz in the auto industry these days is mostly over topics such as the dramatic decline in sales of sedans in favor of SUVs and giant pickup trucks Ford recently announced it will phase out sedans completely, and the continuing development of aut...

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The 2018 World Manufacturing Forum Report THE 2018 WORLD MANUFACTURING FORUM REPORT

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Sep 26, 2018

This white paper will examine relevant topics for current and future manufacturing stakeholders and provide recommendations for future action. To better understand the roles of manufacturing and future outlook, this white paper will analyze the curre...

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The Foundations for Single-Use Manufacturing THE FOUNDATIONS FOR SINGLE-USE MANUFACTURING

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Sep 26, 2018

In 2017, the BioPhorum Operations Group, or BPOG for short, published the Biomanufacturing Technology Roadmap. They identified four market trends that are likely to lead to major changes in the biopharmaceutical industry: Continued market growth, the...

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Accelerating Sustainable Production ACCELERATING SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION

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Sep 25, 2018

Learn about the opportunities that Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies could bring to the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and its resident companies to enhance competitiveness in the automotive and electronics industries while creating positive ...

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Technology Trends & Key Takeaways From IMTS TECHNOLOGY TRENDS & KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM IMTS

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Sep 25, 2018

Industry 4.0 Advances Technology and Inspires Manufacturers to Challenge Current Production Methods. While Industry 4.0 is improving efficiency on the factory floor, it’s also heightening the importance of data collection, robotics, automation,...

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Avoid these common security pitfalls with automation AVOID THESE COMMON SECURITY PITFALLS WITH AUTOMATION

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Sep 25, 2018

The rise of robotics is raising a number of concerns. Many are overblown or entirely unwarranted, but others need to be addressed and mitigated. The loss of jobs is the main concern associated with robotics that is getting much of the attention. But ...

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Manufacturing with VR Becoming a Virtual Reality MANUFACTURING WITH VR BECOMING A VIRTUAL REALITY

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Sep 25, 2018

Imagine having an expert watch over your shoulder as you perform a difficult task. Gently guiding you through each step, they can stop you from making any mistakes and help you finish the task quicker than you ever could working alone. The concept is...

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Making manufacturing self-sufficient and connected MAKING MANUFACTURING SELF-SUFFICIENT AND CONNECTED

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Sep 25, 2018

The technological disruption we are currently facing is unlike any other. Physical and digital realities are blurring. Machines are becoming autonomous and connected. We’re talking about the fourth industrial revolution. And at SKF, we are embr...

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The Importance of Process Validation in Additive Manufacturing THE IMPORTANCE OF PROCESS VALIDATION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Sep 25, 2018

In traditional manufacturing, process qualification refers to tested validation data that ensures a specific manufacturing process can provide a consistent result. For Additive Manufacturing (AM), qualifying the process is essential to create parts t...

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Smart Factory and Manufacturing with AWS Cloud SMART FACTORY AND MANUFACTURING WITH AWS CLOUD

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Sep 24, 2018

Digitally transform your manufacturing operations with the AWS Cloud to optimize production, speed time-to-market, and deliver innovative products and services.

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Achieving Aerospace Quality Surface Finishing for 3D Printed Metal with Software Automation ACHIEVING AEROSPACE QUALITY SURFACE FINISHING FOR 3D PRINTED METAL WITH SOFTWARE AUTOMATION

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Sep 21, 2018

This story discusses the transformative outcome with additive manufactured titanium and nickel alloy shrouded impellers for Ingersoll Rand. After parts arrived off the printer with an Ra roughness average value that did not meet their specifications,...

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Combating the Double-Edged Sword of Hyperconnectivity in the Manufacturing Enterprise COMBATING THE DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD OF HYPERCONNECTIVITY IN THE MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISE

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Sep 21, 2018

Wham! Cyberattack slams enterprise IT, reverberating at lightning speed to a company's servers. The network crashes; email is down. Months-long delays ensue before email and other system layers are restored at all locations. What would earlier ha...

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A Practical Guide to Transform Manufacturing Operations with Smart Pull A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TRANSFORM MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS WITH SMART PULL

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Sep 20, 2018

Manufacturing equipment is getting smarter. Machines, devices, sensors, RadioFrequency Identification (RFID) tags, robots, and automation controllers are now being connected together with the latest network technologies. Recent breakthroughs enable n...

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Driving Digital Continuity in Manufacturing DRIVING DIGITAL CONTINUITY IN MANUFACTURING

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Sep 20, 2018

Digital continuity underpins our ability to have confidence that when we use a piece of information to make a decision that this information accurately reflects the current state of our collective knowledge. We also understand that if a better versio...

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Jumpstart Digital Transformation with MES JUMPSTART DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WITH MES

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Sep 20, 2018

Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Digital Transformation and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): we are bombarded by new terms and hype that remind us daily of the rapidly changing world for manufacturers. Everyone can find an excuse for ignor...

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The Future of Manufacturing: Global trends to watch out for THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING: GLOBAL TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR

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Sep 20, 2018

The industrial revolution we’re experiencing now is powered by advancements that include smart manufacturing, robotics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT). The infographic highlights key trends that are changing global man...

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What CPG Customers Really Want from Manufacturers WHAT CPG CUSTOMERS REALLY WANT FROM MANUFACTURERS

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Sep 20, 2018

Today, there are added factors that impact the supply chain and have input on how products are sold to consumers, such as suppliers, farmers, government regulators, and technologies. One area we focused on is how the entire process of a manufacturer ...

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How Advanced Manufacturing Is Driving The U.S. Economy HOW ADVANCED MANUFACTURING IS DRIVING THE U.S. ECONOMY

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Sep 20, 2018

Driving more innovation and responsible for more than 3/4 of all private sector research and development, advanced US manufacturing is growing into an essential industry. Though our imports far surpass our exports, American manufacturing supports the...

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Are Refractory Metals Additive Manufacturing’s Next Hot Opportunity? ARE REFRACTORY METALS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING’S NEXT HOT OPPORTUNITY?

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Sep 19, 2018

If you were to ask anybody about metal 3D printing technology, chances are today that a lot of people would actually know what you were talking about. Metal additive manufacturing has grown significantly in awareness over the last decade, after all. ...

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Machine Automation concepts to enable innovation for digitalized manufacturing MACHINE AUTOMATION CONCEPTS TO ENABLE INNOVATION FOR DIGITALIZED MANUFACTURING

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Sep 19, 2018

Digitalization will impact the entire business environment. We see many changes already on the consumer side, where Smartphones and Apps have disrupted long-established business ecosystems with unexpected value propositions and cost saving potential....

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Fast Extreme Automatic Steel Balls Manufacturing Process FAST EXTREME AUTOMATIC STEEL BALLS MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Sep 19, 2018

Almost all parts of all ball bearings are made of steel. Since the bearing has to stand up to a lot of stress, it needs to be made of very strong steel. The standard industry classification for the steel in these bearings is 52100, which means that i...

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Agile Cities: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution AGILE CITIES: PREPARING FOR THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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Sep 18, 2018

The world is urbanizing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming life at an unprecedented rate. Cities must be agile - able to move quickly and easily - to enable their citizens to thrive. Agile Cities: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial...

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2018 trends at a glance MANUFACTURING 2018 TRENDS AT A GLANCE MANUFACTURING

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Sep 18, 2018

Manufacturing executives indicate that as adoption of Industry 4.0 and digital transformation accelerates, AI will become crucial to the industry. We asked business and IT executives to rank their satisfaction with their own IT organizations based on...

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The no-nonsense guide to Lean Manufacturing terms THE NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO LEAN MANUFACTURING TERMS

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Sep 18, 2018

Lean manufacturing principles and some of the tools that go with them can seem a bit daunting. All of the Japanese phrases, acronyms, and occasionally bemusing maths often lead people to think that ‘lean’ might be great for large organiza...

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Bay Area Manufacturing is here to Stay BAY AREA MANUFACTURING IS HERE TO STAY

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Sep 18, 2018

Manufacturing in the Bay Area has a bright future and already accounts for a big chunk of the area’s jobs, according to a new report presented Thursday at a manufacturing summit in Oakland.

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Molding Quality Parts with Automated Design Analysis MOLDING QUALITY PARTS WITH AUTOMATED DESIGN ANALYSIS

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Sep 17, 2018

While quality assurance is often thought of as a combination of in-process inspections and controls and dimensional verification after production, designing a part with the manufacturing process in mind is the first step in ensuring a quality molded ...

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The 4th Industrial Revolution and Job Automation THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND JOB AUTOMATION

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Sep 17, 2018

The 4th Industrial Revolution is happening now. It is marked by revolutionary innovations in many fields including genetics, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology etc. It has led to massive transformations in consumption, p...

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Selecting a Manufacturing Execution System for a Smart Factory SELECTING A MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SYSTEM FOR A SMART FACTORY

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Sep 17, 2018

Digital revolution is shaping factories around the world. IoT (Internet of Things), 3D Printing, VR (Virtual Reality) and Robots are driving productivity improvements, cost reduction and optimization in manufacturing facilities. However, in the race ...

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What Australian manufacturers need to know + examples WHAT AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURERS NEED TO KNOW + EXAMPLES

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Sep 16, 2018

Have you noticed how recall notifications have soared recently? From listeria outbreaks to undeclared allergens and even faulty condoms, it seems barely a week goes by without Aussie news headlines warning about another major recall. Chances are the ...

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What do SMT component shortages mean for design and manufacturing engineers WHAT DO SMT COMPONENT SHORTAGES MEAN FOR DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERS

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Sep 13, 2018

Much has been written about the increasing shortages of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC), surface mount (SMT) resistors and other semiconductor devices. Right now we are seeing price increases and greatly extended lead times. In some cases, the ...

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Why Smart Manufacturing Is About More Than Just Technology WHY SMART MANUFACTURING IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST TECHNOLOGY

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Sep 13, 2018

What is smart manufacturing? Essentially, smart manufacturing is the practice of making information about manufacturing processes available when and where it is needed, in the form it is needed, so that smart decision can be made about the course of ...

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Future Ready for Audit, Ready for MES? FUTURE READY FOR AUDIT, READY FOR MES?

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Sep 12, 2018

Instead of a painful, time-consuming and costly process, what if being audited by the FDA, or any other regulatory body, was just part of the day to day routine? After all, the FDA is looking to shift the focus from inspecting product quality in at t...

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Tackling additive manufacturing with an open mind TACKLING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH AN OPEN MIND

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Sep 12, 2018

In today’s world, why would you ever machine a custom jig or fixture component? Sure, if you have a heat-intensive, harsh environment, you may have no choice. But for 90 percent of the jigs and fixtures out there, which don’t need to endu...

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10 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About Contract Manufacturing 10 THINGS YOUR COMPETITORS CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT CONTRACT MANUFACTURING

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Sep 12, 2018

Rather than chalking your competition up as your arch nemesis or, even worse, to He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named status), you can actually learn some useful lessons from them, courtesy of their successes, failures and habits alike. Whether you learn what to...

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3D-printed Sneakers May Signal Supply Chain Industrial Revolution 3D-PRINTED SNEAKERS MAY SIGNAL SUPPLY CHAIN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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Sep 11, 2018

Adidas new Futurecraft 4D sneakers released earlier this year are doing more than just revolutionizing shoe design and performance; the partnership between Adidas and Carbon may well be re-defining the consumer product supply chain, according to comp...

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Emerging Technologies To Check Out At IMTS EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES TO CHECK OUT AT IMTS

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Sep 11, 2018

Whether you are spending this week at McCormick Place in Chicago or not, you have likely heard a stream of chatter surrounding the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). As America’s Largest Manufacturing show featuring over 1...

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