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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Digital Commerce Strategies for Manufacturers: Customer Journey Mapping 101 DIGITAL COMMERCE STRATEGIES FOR MANUFACTURERS: CUSTOMER JOURNEY MAPPING 101

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Sep 11, 2018

One way to learn how to provide more value for your customers is to better understand what it's like for them to do business with your company, finding out what works well and what doesn't, and then improving their experience. An exercise to ...

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AI Impacts on Automotive Manufacturing AI IMPACTS ON AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING

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Sep 11, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way in the last few years, bridging the gap between theoretical conversations and what is now practical possibilities, and nowhere are the possibilities more exciting than in the automotive industry. Betwe...

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Smart Manufacturing: Building Talent to Accelerate a Digital Transformation SMART MANUFACTURING: BUILDING TALENT TO ACCELERATE A DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Sep 11, 2018

Early adopters, however, are already taking a leadership role by creating and implementing a talent strategy to train team members on the integration and use of technology throughout the supply chain. To grow and innovate in what is projected to beco...

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VW plans to use 3D printing for mass production VW PLANS TO USE 3D PRINTING FOR MASS PRODUCTION

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Sep 11, 2018

The 3D printing revolution has already touched cars in a multitude of ways, but Volkswagen is planning to take the largest step yet: mass production of parts. We've seen 3D printers produce calipers, door sills, and even entire cars, but it's...

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Fast Extreme Automatic Car Manufacturing Factory FAST EXTREME AUTOMATIC CAR MANUFACTURING FACTORY

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Sep 10, 2018

Mercedes-Benz is a global automobile marque and a division of the German company Daimler AG. The brand is known for luxury vehicles, buses, coaches, and lorries. The headquarters is in Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg. The name first appeared in 1926 und...

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Arthrex Named a Best Workplace in Manufacturing and Production ARTHREX NAMED A BEST WORKPLACE IN MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION

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Sep 10, 2018

We’re proud to be honored as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. Thanks to employees for their hard work and dedication!

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Bind-and-sinter additive manufacturing offers flexibility and productivity BIND-AND-SINTER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OFFERS FLEXIBILITY AND PRODUCTIVITY

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Sep 10, 2018

Every week it seems as though a new additive manufacturing (AM) machine (or 3D printer) is being announced to the world, leading to a flurry of coverage over what the machine is claimed to do better, cheaper, faster, bigger than existing technology. ...

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Help Us #CNCtheFuture with Pictures of What Manufacturing Means for You HELP US #CNCTHEFUTURE WITH PICTURES OF WHAT MANUFACTURING MEANS FOR YOU

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Sep 10, 2018

Throughout the year, Modern Machine Shop (MMS) has written a lot about two topics-IMTS 2018 and June 1928. The former is the most influential event in the machining industry. The latter is the month and year Gardner Business Media introduced Modern M...

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Taking advantage of the Industry 4.0 difference TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE INDUSTRY 4.0 DIFFERENCE

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Sep 10, 2018

The revolutionary approach to digital integration is transforming manufacturing in more ways than one. Not only are manufacturers leveraging new technologies to create and sustain smart factories, but their businesses are experiencing more flexibilit...

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Strategic Sourcing - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters STRATEGIC SOURCING - CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS

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Sep 08, 2018

Quebec Manufacturers & Exporters (QME) is an association whose mission it is to improve the business environment and to help manufacturers and exporters be more competitive on domestic and international markets by bringing to bear its leadership,...

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7 Profitable Manufacturing Business Ideas for 2019 7 PROFITABLE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS IDEAS FOR 2019

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Sep 08, 2018

Today, we are going to give you 7 manufacturing business ideas for 2019. If you’re thinking about starting a manufacturing business ideas in 2019 then, take these ideas as a reference. Due to increasing pollution, you have to think about that t...

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A Good Overall Jobs Report, But a Mediocre One for Manufacturing A GOOD OVERALL JOBS REPORT, BUT A MEDIOCRE ONE FOR MANUFACTURING

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Sep 07, 2018

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 201,000 last month, which America’s headline writers agree is a pretty good number. Earnings were up, too. The figure for the manufacturing sector wasn’t particularly ros...

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A 3D-printed bionic eye A 3D-PRINTED BIONIC EYE

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Sep 07, 2018

Bionic eyes are one step closer to reality, and in the future, they could replace human eyes and help blind people see. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have 3D-printed light receptors onto a prototype for a bionic eyeball. It’s the f...

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A new method may enable 3D printing complex structures with graphene A NEW METHOD MAY ENABLE 3D PRINTING COMPLEX STRUCTURES WITH GRAPHENE

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Sep 07, 2018

Researchers from Virginia Tech and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a new way to 3D print with graphene. Graphene has previously been used in extrusion-based processes to print single sheets and basic structures at a resolution o...

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Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth MANAGING WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (WMS) FOR FUTURE GROWTH

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Sep 06, 2018

Like manufacturing, warehouses, and the systems that manage them are going through an inflection point. The past role of the warehouse as a cost center is giving way to a more integrated, real-time role responsible for driving revenue and growth. New...

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Driving Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain Improvements with the IIoT DRIVING SMART MANUFACTURING AND SUPPLY CHAIN IMPROVEMENTS WITH THE IIOT

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Sep 06, 2018

Manufacturing is changing dramatically. Industry 4.0 is taking shape and being viewed as the advent of smart technologies based on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). It’s affecting everyone, with impacts that ripple across the supply cha...

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MFG Day 2018: 3 Ways to Get Involved MFG DAY 2018: 3 WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

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Sep 06, 2018

It’s just one month away! Manufacturing Day 2018 officially arrives on Friday, October 5. This annual celebration gives small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) the chance to showcase their products and capabilities to students, educators, b...

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It IT'S COOL TO BE A MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING MAJOR AGAIN

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Sep 06, 2018

The number of individuals earning degrees in engineering has increased steadily over the past decade, and those numbers will only continue to grow. In particular, one subdiscipline of engineering is looking ever more appealing to students: manufactur...

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Non-Manufacturing Sector Growth Picked Up in August NON-MANUFACTURING SECTOR GROWTH PICKED UP IN AUGUST

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Sep 06, 2018

The ISM Non-Manufacturing Index registered 58.5 points in August, 2.8 percentage points above July’s figure. This was the 103rd consecutive month of expansion as a reading above 50 indicates growth. Sixteen non-manufacturing industries reported...

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Yale researchers develop an easy way to 3D print with metal YALE RESEARCHERS DEVELOP AN EASY WAY TO 3D PRINT WITH METAL

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Sep 06, 2018

Metal 3D printing has enormous potential to revolutionize modern manufacturing. However, the existing metal 3D printing processes, which use lasers to fuse together fine metal powder, have their limitations. The reason being that metals generally don...

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Vanson Bourne Research on Discrete Manufacturing & the IoT VANSON BOURNE RESEARCH ON DISCRETE MANUFACTURING & THE IOT

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Sep 05, 2018

This Vanson Bourne infographic details the approach discrete manufacturing providers are taking for implementing the IoT - build, buy or both.

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Topology Optimization of Structures and Infill for Additive Manufacturing TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION OF STRUCTURES AND INFILL FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Sep 05, 2018

An interview with Ole Sigmund, Technical University of Denmark, keynote speaker at the Additive Manufacturing Symposium, Science in the Age of Experience 2018.

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GKN Aerospace to 3D print rocket engine turbines for Ariane Prometheus engines GKN AEROSPACE TO 3D PRINT ROCKET ENGINE TURBINES FOR ARIANE PROMETHEUS ENGINES

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Sep 05, 2018

ArianeGroup, the space-launchers joint-venture between Airbus and Safran and the team in charge of the Ariane 6 project, on Sept. 4 awarded a contract to its Swedish supplier GKN Aerospace for turbines of re-usable rocket engine demonstrator, part of...

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How Optimized Is Your Manufacturing Process? HOW OPTIMIZED IS YOUR MANUFACTURING PROCESS?

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Sep 04, 2018

How optimized is your manufacturing process? Would asking this question hurt? Often it can, because setting up a manufacturing process is not easy. It takes time and a fine-tuning capacity that can make even the most ardent perfectionist feel tired.

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Harvard researchers use soundwaves to assist 3D printing with viscous liquids HARVARD RESEARCHERS USE SOUNDWAVES TO ASSIST 3D PRINTING WITH VISCOUS LIQUIDS

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Sep 04, 2018

Researchers from Harvard University’s John A Paulsen School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new 3D printing technique that uses sound waves to generate droplets from liquids with an unprecedented range of composition...

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Creating ideal 3D printed silicone molds faster and cheaper CREATING IDEAL 3D PRINTED SILICONE MOLDS FASTER AND CHEAPER

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Sep 03, 2018

Silicone molding is an affordable production method that can allow you to make a series of identical objects for prototyping and functional testing. Until now, however, fabricating molds for casting complex objects required a lot of experience and al...

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Small Drones Keep Large Auto Manufacturing Plant Safe SMALL DRONES KEEP LARGE AUTO MANUFACTURING PLANT SAFE

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Sep 03, 2018

Those are the tangible innovations, meaning if you buy a new car, you will benefit in some way from said innovations. Then there are the not so tangible ones unless you work in the business. Or in this case, a manufacturing facility. At least for now...

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Manufacturing: The Next Bottleneck in Gene Therapy MANUFACTURING: THE NEXT BOTTLENECK IN GENE THERAPY

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Sep 03, 2018

Gene therapy is slowly stepping out of its niche, as new scientific insights and lessons learned from early-stage failures have led to several approvals. Now, manufacturing of the viruses used in gene therapy is about to become the next bottleneck. C...

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22 Food Manufacturing Business Ideas for 2019 22 FOOD MANUFACTURING BUSINESS IDEAS FOR 2019

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Sep 02, 2018

Do you want to start a food business with low investment? If YES, here are the best small food manufacturing business ideas to start at home with no money in 2019. Food manufacturing is one of the best businesses anyone can venture into.

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Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRY 4.0

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Sep 01, 2018

Industry 4.0 has long been a buzzword in the world of manufacturing, rising to prominence in 2011 as part of an initiative to enhance German competitiveness in the global manufacturing market - although it was then Industrie 4.0. What Industry 4.0 pr...

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A better way to understand traceability in manufacturing A BETTER WAY TO UNDERSTAND TRACEABILITY IN MANUFACTURING

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Sep 01, 2018

Traceability can seem staggeringly complex. Barcode reading stations need to be integrated into complex systems to enable the collection, storage, and analysis of massive amounts of valuable tracking data on a daily basis. Unthinkable quantities of w...

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5 Unique Features in Metal 3D Printing 5 UNIQUE FEATURES IN METAL 3D PRINTING

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Sep 01, 2018

Learn about five unique features that set Desktop Metal systems apart from other metal 3D printers on today's market. We compare how the Studio System and the Production System standout in regard to cost, speed, printing technologies, material op...

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Novel Beam Diagnostics Improve Laser Additive Manufacturing NOVEL BEAM DIAGNOSTICS IMPROVE LASER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Aug 30, 2018

Laser additive manufacturing (LAM) is rapidly becoming an important method for the fabrication of both prototype and production metal parts. This document examines the need for laser beam characterization to deliver optimum results in LAM and then sh...

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Additive Manufacturing in Launch Vehicles ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN LAUNCH VEHICLES

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Aug 30, 2018

Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing, as it is commonly known, is a technology that is being more and more used in manufacturing across many industries. The space industry is no exception, and slowly companies are embracing this technology in i...

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CNC Machining and Manufacturing Program at Lincoln Tech CNC MACHINING AND MANUFACTURING PROGRAM AT LINCOLN TECH

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Aug 30, 2018

The CNC Machining & Manufacturing program at Lincoln Tech’s Indianapolis, IN, Grand Prairie, TX, East Windsor, CT and Mahwah, NJ campuses offers students the fundamentals of operating and programming complex CNC manufacturing machines. Hand...

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How machine learning can help manufacturing HOW MACHINE LEARNING CAN HELP MANUFACTURING

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Aug 30, 2018

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) have garnered a lot of attention recently. IDC estimates machine learning and AI spending to increase from $19.1 billion in 2018 to $52.2 billion by 2021. With billions of dollars invested in ML ...

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Robotic 3D Printing with Lasers and Molten Metal ROBOTIC 3D PRINTING WITH LASERS AND MOLTEN METAL

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Aug 30, 2018

KUKA partner, Midwest Engineered Systems, is an innovator and leader in complex systems integration - providing custom automation solutions for assembly lines, palletizing/depalletizing, material handling, machine tending, deburring, robotic welding,...

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Digital Transformation Trends in the Manufacturing Landscape for 2018 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TRENDS IN THE MANUFACTURING LANDSCAPE FOR 2018

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Aug 29, 2018

Every industry faces business disruption at one point in time, and manufacturing is ripe for change. With globalization, an ageing workforce and changing regulations challenging the status quo, there has never been a better time for a digital revolut...

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Safety and liability in manufacturing SAFETY AND LIABILITY IN MANUFACTURING

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Aug 29, 2018

Innovation in manufacturing has made for surprisingly even footing among rivals in a variety of industries. The last remaining point of competition for market share, some argue, is found in speed and efficiency: even if two companies are making the s...

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Researchers use a team of mobile robots to 3D print large-scale structures RESEARCHERS USE A TEAM OF MOBILE ROBOTS TO 3D PRINT LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURES

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Aug 29, 2018

3D printers are great at creating objects that are small enough to fit within their printer tray. However, if someone wants to create a large-scale object, they are either forced to find a printer large enough to accommodate the job, or to print it i...

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Scientists 3D print bionic eye prototype that could one day restore sight SCIENTISTS 3D PRINT BIONIC EYE PROTOTYPE THAT COULD ONE DAY RESTORE SIGHT

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Aug 29, 2018

A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota have fully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface which could pave the way for future bionic eyes. And they believe that the 3D printed bionic eye could someday help blin...

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Manufacturing The Future Automation Articulating Display Mount MANUFACTURING THE FUTURE AUTOMATION ARTICULATING DISPLAY MOUNT

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Aug 29, 2018

Hours of dedication and talent across multiple geographies and teams combine to create exceptional display mounting solutions for modern smart homes, marine, and commercial spaces.

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Meet the new Assistants in Medical Device Manufacturing - The Cobots MEET THE NEW ASSISTANTS IN MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING - THE COBOTS

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Aug 29, 2018

Collaborative robots or cobots are a new class of robots that are bridging the gap between fully manual assembly and fully automated manufacturing lines. This has become a critical competitive advantage for small and mid-sized specialty medical devic...

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As the Bank of England Talks Industry 4.0 and Skills, What Does it Mean for Jobs? AS THE BANK OF ENGLAND TALKS INDUSTRY 4.0 AND SKILLS, WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR JOBS?

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Aug 28, 2018

Recent technology developments-including advancements in AI, IoT, and robotics-all driven by what is known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) have led to speculation in recent years that many industrial jobs could soon become obsolete...

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Using 3D printing to cast metal parts in architecture USING 3D PRINTING TO CAST METAL PARTS IN ARCHITECTURE

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Aug 28, 2018

Cast metal has been widely used in architecture - for facades, bridges, beams, columns, and connections. A historical example is the exposed cast-iron arches and columns in the Sainte-Genevieve Library France built by architect Henri Labrouste. Cast ...

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7 Manufacturing Business Ideas for 2018 7 MANUFACTURING BUSINESS IDEAS FOR 2018

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Aug 28, 2018

Toys are relatively small and can be made with any number of materials. So they can be great products for small manufacturing businesses to focus on. Smartphone accessories like cases and chargers are very popular due to an increase in sales of smart...

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Market Trends in Polymer Additive Manufacturing MARKET TRENDS IN POLYMER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Aug 28, 2018

Unlike the Betamax/VHS technology debate, all the established polymer print technologies have a viable long-term role to play in the 3D-printing industry. SmarTech Publishing has two new studies on additive manufacturing trends. The Crozet, Va.- base...

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National Center for Manufacturing Sciences to Construct Additive Manufacturing Facility in Maryland NATIONAL CENTER FOR MANUFACTURING SCIENCES TO CONSTRUCT ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN MARYLAND

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Aug 28, 2018

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences will establish a new facility in Harford City, Md. that will host industrial additive manufacturing lines, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. The organization is coordinating with public and priv...

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Concrete 3D Printing, New Motorcycle Design and Small Satellites CONCRETE 3D PRINTING, NEW MOTORCYCLE DESIGN AND SMALL SATELLITES

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Aug 27, 2018

Concrete 3D printing is the shiny new tool in the toolbox of architects and construction companies. It offers a quick and cost-efficient way of building homes. Here's an introduction explaining how concrete 3D printing works, different concrete 3...

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Medical Tape Manufacturing with LP1000 System MEDICAL TAPE MANUFACTURING WITH LP1000 SYSTEM

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Aug 27, 2018

Machines for manufacturing various types of medical tapes such as adhesive bandages, gel patches, plasters, and transdermal medicines. We have delivered a number of manufacturing lines where coating, die-cutting, inspection, stacking, packaging, and ...

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What Trends Are Emerging In 3D Printing? WHAT TRENDS ARE EMERGING IN 3D PRINTING?

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Aug 27, 2018

Despite being around for a number of years, 3D printing is just recently beginning to have a transformative influence over how goods are manufactured. While there are still hurdles to overcome before perfecting this method, 3D printing is slowly work...

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Quanergy expands lidar-manufacturing facility QUANERGY EXPANDS LIDAR-MANUFACTURING FACILITY

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Aug 27, 2018

By now it’s a given that demand for lidar sensors is heading toward levels never seen before. A few companies in the automotive lidar market have met this growing demand with factory expansions: Velodyne made the leap a few years ago. Now, the ...

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Wireless Headphones Market Evolution in Manufacturing Processes with Associated Costs WIRELESS HEADPHONES MARKET EVOLUTION IN MANUFACTURING PROCESSES WITH ASSOCIATED COSTS

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Aug 27, 2018

Wireless Headphones market report is a helpful tool to understand the Global and regional market situations and to determine how the market will evolve. Complete Wireless Headphones market data will play a central role in planning your next move.

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Accelerate Digital Transformation in Manufacturing ACCELERATE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN MANUFACTURING

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Aug 24, 2018

The manufacturing sector is no stranger to change. Over the course of three industrial revolutions, companies have relied on everything from water and steam to electricity and information technology to power their operations, provide services and mak...

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5 Ways Manufacturers Can Successfully Onboard New Hires 5 WAYS MANUFACTURERS CAN SUCCESSFULLY ONBOARD NEW HIRES

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Aug 24, 2018

Losing workers from the factory floor is never easy, especially for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) where the output of every employee can be critical to maintaining production quotas and keeping customers happy.

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The impact of industry regulations on your manufacturing supply chain THE IMPACT OF INDUSTRY REGULATIONS ON YOUR MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN

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Aug 23, 2018

A responsible Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider will always make it a priority to keep customers abreast of any industry regulation that could have an impact on the manufacture of their product. Changes and updates to existing legisla...

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Manufacturing with Collaborative Robots: Make Way for the Cobots! MANUFACTURING WITH COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS: MAKE WAY FOR THE COBOTS!

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Aug 23, 2018

Treat your industrial robot counterparts with some respect! Moving through tight spaces at high speed, these machines can seriously injure anyone who gets in their way. That’s why, to prevent injury they are usually kept inexpensive, space-cons...

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Looking Back at the Four Eras of Manufacturing LOOKING BACK AT THE FOUR ERAS OF MANUFACTURING

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Aug 23, 2018

Today (August 23, 2018) represents a milestone in the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Thirty years ago, on this date in 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed the Omnibus...

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How the Internet of Things is expected to influence engineering and manufacturing HOW THE INTERNET OF THINGS IS EXPECTED TO INFLUENCE ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING

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Aug 23, 2018

The Internet of Things is creating a 3-D map of your workplace, and it knows you have been taking too many coffee breaks. Every 15 minutes? Seriously, stop. In this connected map, devices, machines, and business processes are linked.

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Improving digital manufacturing adoption in the US IMPROVING DIGITAL MANUFACTURING ADOPTION IN THE US

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Aug 23, 2018

Information and communication technology (ICT) is reshaping modern manufacturing around the world, but a new report released today by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the world’s top-ranked think tank for science and...

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Managed Cloud Services in Manufacturing MANAGED CLOUD SERVICES IN MANUFACTURING

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Aug 22, 2018

Study from Rackspace and PAC: Industry wants to cut costs with the cloud, increase efficiency and open up markets. The majority sees major challenges in complexity and data integration in the multi-cloud. The study sheds light on the challenges in th...

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US Army is recycling waste plastic bottles for 3D printing mission critical parts US ARMY IS RECYCLING WASTE PLASTIC BOTTLES FOR 3D PRINTING MISSION CRITICAL PARTS

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Aug 22, 2018

Soldiers on the battlefield or at remote bases often have to wait weeks for replacement parts when a key piece of equipment breaks down. Now researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U.S. Marine Corps have found a way to fabricate th...

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5 Manufacturing Business Ideas That Can Be Started With Low & Medium Investment 5 MANUFACTURING BUSINESS IDEAS THAT CAN BE STARTED WITH LOW & MEDIUM INVESTMENT

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Aug 22, 2018

It is the fact that growth in the manufacturing sector is exponential. You can easily scale your manufacturing unit with proper business planning. Also, the cost of labour is relatively cheaper in our country. All these advantages together contrive t...

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US manufacturing wages growing slower than other sectors US MANUFACTURING WAGES GROWING SLOWER THAN OTHER SECTORS

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Aug 22, 2018

U.S. jobs in manufacturing, including plastics, are continuing to grow, but hourly wages are not keeping up with the rest of the economy. This development has caught the attention of veteran economist Alan Tonelson. In a recent post on his RealityChe...

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Benefits of 3D Printing Vacuum Form Molds BENEFITS OF 3D PRINTING VACUUM FORM MOLDS

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Aug 21, 2018

Vacuum forming is a versatile and easy to learn the process. With affordable 3D printed tooling and a wide variety of applications, it could be the perfect fit for your next prototyping project. Vacuum forming with 3D printed molds is a great way to ...

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Six Industries Benefiting from Additive Manufacturing SIX INDUSTRIES BENEFITING FROM ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Aug 21, 2018

Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, has evolved rapidly in recent years. As new industries have begun to embrace the technology, they are discovering the many ways in which the technology is impacting their business. AM is helping them to re...

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Generative Design, Metal 3D Printing and Soft Robotic Spiders GENERATIVE DESIGN, METAL 3D PRINTING AND SOFT ROBOTIC SPIDERS

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Aug 20, 2018

The Wartsila RT-flex 96-C is the main engine of the Emma Maersk, one of the largest container ships on the planet. The engine is a two-stroke, 14-cylinder diesel beast. Generative design is a cutting-edge software that allows engineers and manufactur...

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Entry-Level 3D Printer Buyer ENTRY-LEVEL 3D PRINTER BUYER'S GUIDE

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Aug 20, 2018

The next industrial revolution is all about personal manufacturing, and it’s happening now. 3D printing is poised to unlock the potential in every person to create, innovate and fabricate. Having already transformed manufacturing; soon it will ...

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Rostec investing $44.7 million to build 3D printing manufacturing center ROSTEC INVESTING $44.7 MILLION TO BUILD 3D PRINTING MANUFACTURING CENTER

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Aug 20, 2018

Russian state conglomerate Rostec (Russian: Ростех) is investing almost 3 billion rubles ($44.7 million) to establish a specialized center to introduce advanced additive manufacturing to high-tech industries, the Rostec group announced on last Friday...

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MES Delivers Aggressive Intelligence That Drives Manufacturing Growth MES DELIVERS AGGRESSIVE INTELLIGENCE THAT DRIVES MANUFACTURING GROWTH

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Aug 18, 2018

One of the best strengths any manufacturer can strive to gain is the ability to improve and learn continually. A CEO of an electronics consumables company acknowledged he competes in a price-driven commoditized business. “Our finding out how to...

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Industry 4.0: is Brazil ready for the change? INDUSTRY 4.0: IS BRAZIL READY FOR THE CHANGE?

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Aug 17, 2018

During Brazil’s worst recession on record, no economic sector lost more than industry. For 14 months in a row, Brazilian industry posted negative results. As a result, the industry started to account for a smaller share of the GDP - even in a s...

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Making the Case for Implementing a Metal Additive Manufacturing Strategy MAKING THE CASE FOR IMPLEMENTING A METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING STRATEGY

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Aug 16, 2018

Given all the recent hype surrounding 3D printing, it’s easy to forget that the technology isn’t some relative newcomer or unknown bit player. Rather, 3D printing, including metal additive technology, has increasingly become a principal a...

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Biopharma Trends 2018: Towards Industry 4.0 BIOPHARMA TRENDS 2018: TOWARDS INDUSTRY 4.0

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Aug 16, 2018

At Biopharma Trends 2018: Towards Industry 4.0, international experts from The Medicine Maker Power List, NIBRT, and the wider biopharmaceutical industry will come together to debate the feasibility of Industry 4.0 - and discuss elements of the fourt...

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Industry 4.0 - How to Boost your Company INDUSTRY 4.0 - HOW TO BOOST YOUR COMPANY'S AGILITY, FLEXIBILITY & INNOVATIVENESS

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Aug 16, 2018

The future is smart! Manufacturing supply chains are confronted with ever more demanding customers, disruptive innovation, and increased competitive pressure. Are you looking to boost your company’s agility, flexibility, and innovativeness?

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Scaling Digital Manufacturing From Pilot To Production SCALING DIGITAL MANUFACTURING FROM PILOT TO PRODUCTION

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Aug 15, 2018

These and many other insights are from McKinsey’s latest study on digital manufacturing’s adoption, How Digital Manufacturing Can Escape Pilot Purgatory. The study is based on over 700 respondents from companies with more than 50 employee...

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The Role of Smart Sensors in Manufacturing THE ROLE OF SMART SENSORS IN MANUFACTURING

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Aug 15, 2018

Sensors have played a role in manufacturing for years, but until recently they have been largely constrained by issues such as system noise, signal attenuation, and response dynamics. Today, integration of local computing power and the Internet of Th...

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In Modern Manufacturing, It IN MODERN MANUFACTURING, IT'S INNOVATE OR DIE

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Aug 15, 2018

In his groundbreaking 2012 book, the Business Model Innovation Factory, Saul Kaplan argued that companies must treat their business models much like products. They should be constantly assessed, redesigned, prototyped and tested.

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JinkoSolar and Hanwha Q CELLS update US manufacturing plans JINKOSOLAR AND HANWHA Q CELLS UPDATE US MANUFACTURING PLANS

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Aug 14, 2018

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) members JinkoSolar and Hanwha Q CELLS have both updated plans to start solar module assembly manufacturing in the US, post the US Section 201 trade case. Leading SMSL, JinkoSolar which continues to add...

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YIN USA Smart Factory Industry 4.0 YIN USA SMART FACTORY INDUSTRY 4.0

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Aug 14, 2018

Industry 4.0 introduces the smart factory, in which cyber-physical systems monitor the physical processes of the factory and make decentralized decisions. The physical systems become the Internet of Things, communicating and cooperating both with eac...

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What Industrialization In 3D Printing Technology Means For It WHAT INDUSTRIALIZATION IN 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY MEANS FOR IT

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Aug 13, 2018

In the 3D printing industry, polymer powder bed fusion technology isn’t what it used to be. It’s not just about two companies anymore. It’s not just about selling machines that are a few hundred thousand dollars to rapid prototyping...

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Solar modules manufacturing SOLAR MODULES MANUFACTURING

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Aug 13, 2018

Focusing on building long-term partnerships with our customers and suppliers, Dehui Solar carries out the globalized marketing and sales strategies. Our professional team has over 8 years industry experience in manufacturing, quality controlling, and...

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Toxics from manufacturing turn up in public water systems TOXICS FROM MANUFACTURING TURN UP IN PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS

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Aug 13, 2018

Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house alone a...

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Closing the manufacturing skills gap CLOSING THE MANUFACTURING SKILLS GAP

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Aug 13, 2018

Washington-based manufacturing business have a problem: they are short on skilled workers that can quickly adapt to ever-changing machinery and technology. Skagit Valley College (SVC) has recognized this and is updating its manufacturing technology p...

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How to get the most out of Additive Manufacturing HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Aug 12, 2018

While additive manufacturing (AM) has mostly been used as a prototyping tool, in the past five years it has matured as a means of enhancing multiple stages of the product development process, including the production of an end-use parts-a process ter...

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Creating a Digital Strategy for Manufacturing CREATING A DIGITAL STRATEGY FOR MANUFACTURING

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Aug 12, 2018

Manufacturing has been shaped and then reshaped by multiple disruptive waves. A mechanical revolution was the first one to revolutionize the manufacturing industry. It was followed by waves of Industrial Automation and Robots. They took manufacturing...

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Maximize Value-Added Services in Manufacturing MAXIMIZE VALUE-ADDED SERVICES IN MANUFACTURING

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Aug 10, 2018

Microsoft Services business and technology experts describe how Manufacturers can better leverage their data for value-added services that will increase revenues and gain competitive advantage.

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Pushing additive manufacturing to the molecular limit PUSHING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TO THE MOLECULAR LIMIT

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Aug 10, 2018

New research proves advanced materials containing molecules that switch states in response to environmental stimuli can be fabricated using 3D printing. Victor Sans from the Faculty of Engineering at University of Nottingham, explains. There is a pro...

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Best states for manufacturing BEST STATES FOR MANUFACTURING

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Aug 10, 2018

What makes a great state for manufacturing? It takes a combination of factors, like an existing industrial base, the availability of talent, investment incentives, and favorable tax and regulatory environments. Here are Global Trade’s choices f...

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What To Watch In Polymer Material Extrusion 3D Printing Over The Next Five Years WHAT TO WATCH IN POLYMER MATERIAL EXTRUSION 3D PRINTING OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

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Aug 09, 2018

Polymer material extrusion 3D printing is one of several really interesting markets for polymer additive manufacturing, and one that’s largely been responsible for the significant growth in public and corporate awareness of 3D printing technolo...

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How investment in staff wellbeing impacts manufacturing productivity HOW INVESTMENT IN STAFF WELLBEING IMPACTS MANUFACTURING PRODUCTIVITY

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Aug 09, 2018

Improved productivity is one of the primary measures of success within manufacturing. And as UK manufacturers seek to address the challenges of increasing efficiency, there's a greater emphasis on the value of high-performance working practices s...

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When Manufacturing Forces Collide WHEN MANUFACTURING FORCES COLLIDE

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Aug 08, 2018

In physics, a collision is defined as an encounter between particles resulting in exchange or transformation of energy. Within the MEP National Network, we don’t work with particles, but we do see collisions of this type all the time. Companies...

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Sustainable Manufacturing Gaining Momentum SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING GAINING MOMENTUM

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Aug 07, 2018

On the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website you’ll find a comprehensive list of case studies about sustainable manufacturing. These are businesses that have cut energy consumption, reduced water usage and increased their use of re...

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Leveraging AR for Smart Manufacturing LEVERAGING AR FOR SMART MANUFACTURING

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Aug 07, 2018

Fujitsu Network Communications and Fujitsu Labs entered into a cocreation endeavor called the Digital AR Workbench Project. The project is an application to support the concept of Industry 4.0 that improves productivity and greatly reduces operation ...

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Sanitizing Food Manufacturing Equipment a Big Responsibility SANITIZING FOOD MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT A BIG RESPONSIBILITY

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Aug 07, 2018

How much work you have to do to clean up after you prepare a meal at home depends on how many people you served. The more people you served, the more dishes you have to wash, generally speaking. You may only need to load a couple of dishes into your ...

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The Fundamentals of SOLIDWORKS Design to Manufacture THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SOLIDWORKS DESIGN TO MANUFACTURE

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Aug 06, 2018

The Fundamentals of solidworks Design to Manufacture. Traditional design to manufacturing systems waste time, effort, and money. But, with the solidworks Design to Manufacturing Process, you can implement a fully seamless, integrated design to a manu...

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Worldwide 3D printing spending to reach $23B in 2022 WORLDWIDE 3D PRINTING SPENDING TO REACH $23B IN 2022

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Aug 06, 2018

Worldwide 3D printing spending will reach $23B in 2022, according to a new update to the Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC). The growth rate for 3D printing hardware, materials, software, and ser...

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3D Printing Martian Habitats, Replacing Oil with Graphene & MOBA Machine Learning 3D PRINTING MARTIAN HABITATS, REPLACING OIL WITH GRAPHENE & MOBA MACHINE LEARNING

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Aug 05, 2018

The habitats had to have at least a thousand square feet of space, enough for four people to live for a year, along with room for the machinery and paraphernalia associated with, you know, living on Mars. They must be largely assembled autonomously, ...

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Dalsin Industries: Succeeding with Industry 4.0 DALSIN INDUSTRIES: SUCCEEDING WITH INDUSTRY 4.0

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Aug 04, 2018

Manufacturers that are traditionally product-focused will now need to place equal focus on developing and delivering new services to address quickly changing customer demands and preferences. As we move to the new everything as a service paradigm, ma...

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Is MES important for implementing Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing IS MES IMPORTANT FOR IMPLEMENTING INDUSTRY 4.0 OR SMART MANUFACTURING

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Aug 04, 2018

A number of terms have emerged to describe the current manufacturing transformation: smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the Model-Based enterprise are most prominent among them. Regardless of which term i...

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How Virtual Reality is Changing the Manufacturing Game HOW VIRTUAL REALITY IS CHANGING THE MANUFACTURING GAME

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Aug 03, 2018

It’s no longer just for gaming! Virtual Reality (VR), sometimes referred to as Augmented Reality (AR), is shaking things up across all industries, including manufacturing. While the technology is currently being employed mainly by large manufac...

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Design Process of 3D-Printed Firearms Could Deter Malicious Users DESIGN PROCESS OF 3D-PRINTED FIREARMS COULD DETER MALICIOUS USERS

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Aug 03, 2018

3D printing has been around for over 30 years, and became a highly-utilized tool in the last 10 to 15 years. These machines have been used to create jewelry, toys, and action figures (just to mention a few). With the rise of open-source online bluepr...

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Overview of Digitized Manufacturing OVERVIEW OF DIGITIZED MANUFACTURING

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Aug 03, 2018

The potential for the machine shop of the future is here now. It’s a data-driven manufacturing environment that seamlessly connects your process, machines, robots, equipment, and all the other elements of your operation. It’s an adaptive ...

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Audi and Ericsson to pioneer 5G for automotive manufacturing AUDI AND ERICSSON TO PIONEER 5G FOR AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING

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Aug 03, 2018

Audi and Ericsson plan to pioneer the use of 5G technology for automotive production. At Audi’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, the two companies agreed on a range of activities exploring the potential of 5G as a future-proof communication...

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Improving the US manufacturing environment IMPROVING THE US MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT

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Aug 02, 2018

The last few years have seen renewed growth for manufacturing in the United States, both in terms of output and as a percentage of the labor force. A PriceWaterhouseCoopers report credits that phenomenon to a growing economy, workforce quality, tax p...

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The Future of Additive Manufacturing: A Profitable Lot Size of One THE FUTURE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: A PROFITABLE LOT SIZE OF ONE

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Aug 01, 2018

John Dulchinos is the Jabil VP of Digital Manufacturing. He talks about his optimism for the disruptive potential of 3D printing. The Future Looks Bright for Additive Manufacturing. They're exploring how 3D printing can enhance and augment tradit...

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Standardized Work Programs Boost Manufacturing Competitiveness STANDARDIZED WORK PROGRAMS BOOST MANUFACTURING COMPETITIVENESS

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Aug 01, 2018

Fast-forward 70 years. While specific job roles and skill sets may have evolved over time, OJT is more important than ever, especially with the rate of changing technology and the changing workforce. The retirement of millions of experienced and know...

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Big Data Challenges in Smart Manufacturing BIG DATA CHALLENGES IN SMART MANUFACTURING

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Aug 01, 2018

In fact, Manufacturing Industry, explicitly indicated in the BDVA SRIA vertical markets picture, is one of the most promising sectors for Data-driven solutions and Data-oriented new Business models. During the Data Economy Conference organised in Bud...

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Additive manufacturing: A layered revolution ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: A LAYERED REVOLUTION

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Aug 01, 2018

This report describes how Additive manufacturing (AM) changes the way products are made and what this means for work. The introduction of AM in the manufacturing industries will impact value chains, business models and specific activities such as pro...

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Additive Manufacturing in 2040 ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN 2040

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Aug 01, 2018

Additive manufacturing (AM) describes types of advanced manufacturing that are used to create three-dimensional structures out of plastics, metals, polymers and other materials that can be sprayed through a nozzle or aggregated in a vat. These constr...

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In-process monitoring systems for metal additive manufacturing IN-PROCESS MONITORING SYSTEMS FOR METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Aug 01, 2018

As additive manufacturing (AM) enters serial production, new approaches for quality assurance are needed. For this, a range of new process monitoring systems is available. Some solutions are provided by AM system manufacturers for their own systems, ...

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Additive Manufacturing with Six Sigma Repeatability Combined with the Industry’s Fastest Throughput and Time-To-Part ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH SIX SIGMA REPEATABILITY COMBINED WITH THE INDUSTRY’S FASTEST THROUGHPUT AND TIME-TO-PART

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Aug 01, 2018

New digital molding technology from 3D Systems is revolutionizing the direct production of 3D printed plastic parts, and it is doing so at scale. 3D Systems not only invented the tool-less plastic parts manufacturing process, but laboratory testing h...

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Why Your Company Should Invest in 3D Printing WHY YOUR COMPANY SHOULD INVEST IN 3D PRINTING

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Aug 01, 2018

Are you wondering if your company should invest in 3D printing? You'll learn: How outsourcing compares to in-house printing, Six reasons for investing in a 3D printer may be the right move for your business, The impacts of buying a printer can ha...

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Cutting Edge Manufacturing Processes CUTTING EDGE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

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Aug 01, 2018

Discover the cutting edge production processes of Faresin Industries. Technology and innovation for the best products in the category. In business since 1997, Cutting Edge Manufacturing is a Small Women Owned Business with 8 full-time employees with ...

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Lockheed Martin Deploys Augmented Reality for Spacecraft Manufacturing LOCKHEED MARTIN DEPLOYS AUGMENTED REALITY FOR SPACECRAFT MANUFACTURING

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Aug 01, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s space division is using augmented reality headsets and software to speed up the time it takes for engineers to learn about and conduct manufacturing processes on spacecraft, said Yvonne Hodge, the division’s vice p...

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The Brightest Manufacturing Hotspots within SEA THE BRIGHTEST MANUFACTURING HOTSPOTS WITHIN SEA

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Aug 01, 2018

We’re at JLL Event in Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, talking Vietnam - Southeast Asia New Industrial Powerhouse. Stephen Wyatt, Country Head of JLL Vietnam and Greg Ohan, Deputy CEO of BW Industrial Development JSC take us on a journey across ...

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Manufacturing Sector Grew at a Slower Rate in July MANUFACTURING SECTOR GREW AT A SLOWER RATE IN JULY

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Aug 01, 2018

The ISM Manufacturing Index registered 58.1 points in July, down 2.1 percentage points from the previous month, according to the Institute for Supply Management. July’s reading indicates the twenty-third consecutive month of expansion in manufa...

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Digital Marketing for The Manufacturing Industry DIGITAL MARKETING FOR THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Jul 31, 2018

Marketing is not historically a high priority for the manufacturing industry. According to recent studies, the average manufacturer spends 8% of their annual budget on an advertisement, generating leads, and making business deals. However, that 8% ca...

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Regional Food Manufacturer Invests in their People for Business Improvement REGIONAL FOOD MANUFACTURER INVESTS IN THEIR PEOPLE FOR BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT

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Jul 31, 2018

Gilster-Mary Lee Corporation is a private label, contract, and food service manufacturer headquartered in Chester, Illinois.  The organization produces over 8,000 items for more than 500 different private label brands across 14 manufacturing fac...

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What is Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)? WHAT IS MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SYSTEMS (MES)?

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Jul 31, 2018

Every step in the manufacturing process generates gigabytes of valuable data every time it's run. Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) track, control and document these steps in real-time helping manufacturers optimize production by understandin...

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As GM Smart Manufacturing Grows, So Does The Number Of Robots AS GM SMART MANUFACTURING GROWS, SO DOES THE NUMBER OF ROBOTS

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Jul 31, 2018

General Motors has embraced smart manufacturing through its Zero Down Time robot program in partnership with Japan’s Fanuc three years ago. Today, the robots only continue to multiply. Dan Grieshaber, GM’s director of global manufacturing...

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IoT Project Showcase from Top Manufacturing Companies IOT PROJECT SHOWCASE FROM TOP MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

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Jul 31, 2018

Manufacturers from across the Midwest gathered in Chicago to discuss the biggest trend facing their industry: The Industrial Internet of Things. Here are the top takeaways from The Internet of Manufacturing Midwest (#IoTMan) conference. Predictive ma...

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10 Ways Real-Time Monitoring Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing 10 WAYS REAL-TIME MONITORING IS REVOLUTIONIZING MANUFACTURING

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Jul 30, 2018

Our latest IQMS Manufacturer’s Survey of North American manufacturers across 14 industries confirms what the VP of Operations for a plastics manufacturer says. 81% of all manufacturers interviewed are relying on real-time monitoring to improve ...

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Robotics in Manufacturing ROBOTICS IN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 30, 2018

Robotics Industries Association (RIA), the robotics industry trade group, reported in February 2018 that the robotics industry in North America set new growth records in 2017. Robot shipments in 2017 surpassed all previous records with shipments of a...

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A Passion for Electronics Manufacturing A PASSION FOR ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING

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Jul 30, 2018

My passion for electronics started in elementary school when I wanted to figure out why one of the floppy disks stopped working. From there, I began to understand how computers worked. After that I was hooked; I took apart all sorts of electronics fr...

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Additive Design & Manufacturing Takes Off! ADDITIVE DESIGN & MANUFACTURING TAKES OFF!

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Jul 30, 2018

We're feeling extra inventive! Why? We're growing our additive design and manufacturing (ADaM) capabilities and unleashing innovation and unlocking productivity as a result. Design for additive manufacturing is design for manufacturability as...

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Siemens raises up 21st century workforce at Manufacturing in America SIEMENS RAISES UP 21ST CENTURY WORKFORCE AT MANUFACTURING IN AMERICA

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Jul 30, 2018

Siemens sees a need to cultivate the next generation of workers. We meet this need by hosting a Student Zone at our annual Manufacturing in America conference in Detroit, MI. Student Zone is an all-day event filled with educational workshops and hand...

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Manufacturing and Trump’s Deregulation Agenda MANUFACTURING AND TRUMP’S DEREGULATION AGENDA

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Jul 30, 2018

During Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency, he made advancing American manufacturing a foundation of his economic platform and promised to reduce the sector’s federal regulatory burden. In 2014, the National Association of Manufact...

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Accidents In The Manufacturing Industry ACCIDENTS IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Jul 30, 2018

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), over 350 workers were fatally injured in manufacturing accidents in 2015. That is 350-plus hard-working employees who lost their lives while simply doing their job. What makes this statistic even mor...

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Top 6 Mistakes to Avoid in High Volume Electronics Manufacturing TOP 6 MISTAKES TO AVOID IN HIGH VOLUME ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING

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Jul 27, 2018

It’s important to consider all risks and challenges that might occur and to plan for those when you move into high volume manufacturing. Work with contract manufacturing on design, timelines, and costs to give you a 360º view of your proje...

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How engineering placements can address the UK manufacturing skills gap HOW ENGINEERING PLACEMENTS CAN ADDRESS THE UK MANUFACTURING SKILLS GAP

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Jul 26, 2018

The skills gap continues to be an issue that looms large in the UK manufacturing sector, as companies strive to secure graduates with the right mix of technical knowledge, personal skills, and practical experience to operate in an increasingly fast-p...

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Smart Manufacturing Platform Ranking SMART MANUFACTURING PLATFORM RANKING

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Jul 26, 2018

ABI Research ranked these platforms based on their proven innovation/implementation criteria framework. ABI Research analyzed each platform on its innovation, out-of-the-box thinking, and plans to deploy and support transformative technologies, such ...

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3D printing helping advance medical treatment 3D PRINTING HELPING ADVANCE MEDICAL TREATMENT

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Jul 26, 2018

Printing body parts is not just for science fiction. It’s done by Brazilian company BioArchitects, founded four years ago by young entrepreneur Felipe Marques. Just out of college with a degree in economics, he saw potential in investing in med...

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Evo 3D printed dental implants backed by BGF £4m investment EVO 3D PRINTED DENTAL IMPLANTS BACKED BY BGF £4M INVESTMENT

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Jul 26, 2018

London-headquartered Evo, a surgical and high-precision engineering company that provides bespoke one-day full jaw dental implant treatment has received a GBP4 million investment from BGF, the UK's most active investor in growing businesses.

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What Can We Learn from a European Manufacturing Powerhouse? WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM A EUROPEAN MANUFACTURING POWERHOUSE?

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Jul 25, 2018

The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, is in Washington, DC today to meet with President Trump in an attempt to calm the burgeoning trade dispute between the United States and the European Union. Looks like they’re havin...

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Inside Look at Graco Manufacturing INSIDE LOOK AT GRACO MANUFACTURING

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Jul 25, 2018

Shelley Ostrander, Manufacturing Cell Manager for Graco, explains how manufacturing and marketing teams work together to create forecasts and manufacture products to deliver customers what they need when they need it.

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Workers may use RoboGloves to handle 3D printed parts at GM assembly plant WORKERS MAY USE ROBOGLOVES TO HANDLE 3D PRINTED PARTS AT GM ASSEMBLY PLANT

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Jul 25, 2018

General Motors is using various new technologies such as robotic arm and 3D printing at its assembly plants. At a General Motors Assembly plant in Michigan, workers may gain grasp-assist from a wearable device called RoboGlove to handle 3D printed pa...

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17 Manufacturing Business Ideas for 2019 17 MANUFACTURING BUSINESS IDEAS FOR 2019

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Jul 25, 2018

Introducing top 17 profitable manufacturing business ideas for 2019. Looking for starting your own business in 2019? Then, must watch these 17 profitable manufacturing business ideas for starting your own business in 2019.

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Advanced materials and additive manufacturing alliance forms in Colorado ADVANCED MATERIALS AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE FORMS IN COLORADO

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Jul 25, 2018

Carbon fiber material recycling specialist Vartega and the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association on July 24 announced the formation of the Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing Infrastructure Development and Education (AMIDE) Alliance. Th...

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Manufacturers Increasingly Pass Rising Costs on to Clients MANUFACTURERS INCREASINGLY PASS RISING COSTS ON TO CLIENTS

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Jul 25, 2018

Let’s begin with the Richmond Fed regional manufacturing index which was better than expected. Factories are increasingly paying higher prices for raw materials and shipping, with many passing these higher costs to their customers.

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Additive Manufacturing Expands its Footprint at IMTS 2018 ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING EXPANDS ITS FOOTPRINT AT IMTS 2018

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Jul 24, 2018

Additive manufacturing (AM) will have an increased presence at the 2018 edition of The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), with more AM exhibits and content available to attendees than ever before. Why? There are a few big reasons.

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Amazing Modern Ammunition Manufacturing Process AMAZING MODERN AMMUNITION MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Jul 23, 2018

A bullet is a projectile, often a pointed metal cylinder, that is shot from a firearm. The bullet is usually part of an ammunition cartridge, the object that contains the bullet and that is inserted into the firearm. Cartridges are often called bulle...

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How Good Job Descriptions Help Manufacturers Attract Skilled Employees HOW GOOD JOB DESCRIPTIONS HELP MANUFACTURERS ATTRACT SKILLED EMPLOYEES

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Jul 23, 2018

When seeking out a new job, potential employees want to understand what will be expected of them and how they will be evaluated if brought onboard; on the other hand, employers want to be sure they are interviewing the right candidates for the right ...

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Ebike manufacturing and assembly EBIKE MANUFACTURING AND ASSEMBLY

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Jul 23, 2018

Because of breakthrough technology developments over the last several years, there is a wide range of options available in an electric bike, motor, and battery technologies. These technologies have made E-Bikes faster, more powerful, safer while goin...

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Moving Away from Spreadsheets: How to Know When It’s Time MOVING AWAY FROM SPREADSHEETS: HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME

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Jul 23, 2018

The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s ho...

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Why Enterprise CPQ Implementations Fail WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Jul 23, 2018

You’ve reached a certain point in the evolution of your company and you know it’s time to invest in a CPQ system. But buyer beware: There’s a certain misconception around CPQ systems as being plug-in devices or turnkey-ready overlay...

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The Three “S’s” of a Great Incentive Compensation Management System THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 23, 2018

It all ties together. You want your sales reps to behave a certain way and close a certain amount of deals in specific verticals that match your company’s 3- and/or 5-year vision, but the systems you currently have in place to drive this behavi...

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Incentive Compensation Management: Build Versus Buy INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY

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Jul 23, 2018

Custom ICM solutions are built for you, not auditors, so they typically don’t offer visibility into actions performed over time. Auditors may lack confidence in your homegrown system, especially if they find errors or omissions. In fact, audit ...

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Honda Manufacturing of Indiana Makes Little Libraries HONDA MANUFACTURING OF INDIANA MAKES LITTLE LIBRARIES

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Jul 23, 2018

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana associates helps the Greensburg-Decatur County Contractual Library with outreach by building Free Little Libraries.

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30 Easy-To-Start Manufacturing Business Ideas List 30 EASY-TO-START MANUFACTURING BUSINESS IDEAS LIST

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Jul 23, 2018

If you are searching for manufacturing business ideas, then watch the best 30 businesses. Easy-To-Start manufacturing business ideas list. The manufacturing business is always a profitable business if you can choose the right business. Before startin...

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Uncertainty is beginning to impact the UK’s manufacturing sector UNCERTAINTY IS BEGINNING TO IMPACT THE UK’S MANUFACTURING SECTOR

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Jul 23, 2018

UK manufacturing has a lot to contend with. Coming to terms with the digitalization of the factory process, recruiting skilled labor, providing adequate training, boosting productivity and investment, let alone regulation and trade barriers. Manufact...

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Additive Manufacturing Is Driven By Materials ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IS DRIVEN BY MATERIALS

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Jul 21, 2018

When we think of additive manufacturing, we tend to think about the machines-the 3D printers capable of building parts bit by bit and fashioning never-before-seen part geometries. As new processes arrive and additive manufacturing machines continue t...

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Should Manufacturers Use Video in Their Marketing Mixes? SHOULD MANUFACTURERS USE VIDEO IN THEIR MARKETING MIXES?

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Jul 20, 2018

As a consumer, it’s nearly impossible to get away from videos, advertising or otherwise. To give you a numeric sense of our collective obsession with online moving images: Since last year, YouTube has started registering over a billion hours of...

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3D printed surfboard fins help surfers optimize performance and catch extra waves 3D PRINTED SURFBOARD FINS HELP SURFERS OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE AND CATCH EXTRA WAVES

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Jul 20, 2018

Balance might be the only thing on your mind the first time you stand on a surfboard, but the experienced surfers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) are all thinking about equipment. About those little tweaks to board design and materials that c...

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Why digitalization is the key to transforming development and manufacturing WHY DIGITALIZATION IS THE KEY TO TRANSFORMING DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING

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Jul 20, 2018

Why digitalization is the key to transforming development and manufacturing - Dassault Systemes. The Life Sciences industry is under mounting pressure. Physicians, payers, and patients - all demanding more. In this video, we reveal why there's on...

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What Should You Look For In A Manufacturing Industry Course? WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN A MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY COURSE?

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Jul 19, 2018

With so much going on within the industry at such an astonishing speed, you need to take the necessary steps to keep pace. The very best manufacturers are the ones who never stop learning. By enrolling on a manufacturing course, you’ll not only...

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How do manufacturers overcome growth challenges? HOW DO MANUFACTURERS OVERCOME GROWTH CHALLENGES?

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Jul 19, 2018

Growth is usually seen by manufacturers as a good thing - a sign of success and a result of hard work. But if this growth isn't planned for, or the manufacturer can't react in time, growth can cause the same devastating results as if the busi...

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Three Tips For Manufacturers To Optimize Their Websites THREE TIPS FOR MANUFACTURERS TO OPTIMIZE THEIR WEBSITES

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Jul 19, 2018

Today’s manufacturing buyers rely on online search engines to research and find potential suppliers. If you are in this industry, you know how hard it can be to compete. The best way to get ahead is easy: Optimize your website to ensure potenti...

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Is Your Intellectual Property At Risk? IS YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AT RISK?

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Jul 19, 2018

Industry 4.0 has revolutionized the manufacturing and industrial space by introducing new technologies, making it possible to enhance productivity, visibility, connectivity, and profitability like never before.

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Digital Design and Additive Manufacturing Make Custom Carbon Fiber Bikes More Affordable DIGITAL DESIGN AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING MAKE CUSTOM CARBON FIBER BIKES MORE AFFORDABLE

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Jul 19, 2018

Bicycle design and production, like pretty much everything else these days, is being impacted by new technologies. Digital design tools, robotics, additive manufacturing (3D printing), and material science now enable new, exciting, and some surprisin...

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Manufacturers Struggle with Steel Tariffs MANUFACTURERS STRUGGLE WITH STEEL TARIFFS

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Jul 19, 2018

Manufacturers are complaining about tariffs. Manufacturers in all Districts expressed concern about tariffs and in many Districts reported higher prices and supply disruptions that they attributed to the new trade policies.

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Guide to SLS & MJF Automated Powder Removal with Innovative Fusillade Technology GUIDE TO SLS & MJF AUTOMATED POWDER REMOVAL WITH INNOVATIVE FUSILLADE TECHNOLOGY

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Jul 18, 2018

Initially, when we think of 3D printing, we imagine a strictly additive process stacking wafer-thin layers one by one. Each layer is either contributing to the end-user part or the support structure to maintain the build integrity throughout the prin...

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KPIT Smart Connected Manufacturing KPIT SMART CONNECTED MANUFACTURING

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Jul 18, 2018

KPIT focuses on Journeys to Excellence in manufacturing across the value chain of Model - Make - Move - Manage. This video provides a look behind the scenes of a Smart Connected Manufacturer. It provides a glimpse of how Digital technologies integrat...

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Industry 4.0: Reinvigorating ASEAN manufacturing for the future INDUSTRY 4.0: REINVIGORATING ASEAN MANUFACTURING FOR THE FUTURE

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Jul 18, 2018

New digital technologies can help Southeast Asian manufacturers reassert their place in the global landscape. No industry is immune to the disruptions brought by digital technologies. While media, telecommunications, and banking have been among the f...

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ABB’s Transformer design and manufacturing platform ABB’S TRANSFORMER DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING PLATFORM

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Jul 18, 2018

The TrafoStar platform, used widely for over 20 years, combines the best principles of transformer design and manufacturing and continues to be the standard in ABB facilities around the world. The 20,000th TrafoStar transformer was delivered in Janua...

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Carbon To Replace Metal In Manufacturing CARBON TO REPLACE METAL IN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 18, 2018

In the near future, carbon is expected to replace metals in many applications of manufacturing goods. It could even be used to develop smart clothing capable of charging a cell phone. To prepare for a carbon renaissance, engineers at the Nanoworld La...

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Taking in Thailand TAKING IN THAILAND'S FOOD MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES

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Jul 18, 2018

Dumbfounded, I blinked at former Editor-in-Chief Bernie Pacyniak when he posed the question back in April. Bernie asked me at the end one of our standard 10:30 a.m. meetings, which usually involved an equal mix of housekeeping matters, progress updat...

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Manufacturers Need to Rethink Policy on Cannabis MANUFACTURERS NEED TO RETHINK POLICY ON CANNABIS

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Jul 17, 2018

There’s endless chatter within American manufacturing about the skills gap. “I can’t find people,” employers say. “I can’t find good people or the right people.” Well, the elephant in the room when it comes t...

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ATI acquires additive manufacturing firm Addaero Aerospace Manufacturing ATI ACQUIRES ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FIRM ADDAERO AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING

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Jul 17, 2018

Allegheny Technologies today announced it has acquired New Britain, Connecticut-based Addaero Manufacturing (Addaero), a metal alloy additive manufacturing company that works in the aerospace and defense industries. Addaero Manufacturing was establis...

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Toyota Avalon Manufacturing TOYOTA AVALON MANUFACTURING

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Jul 17, 2018

The Toyota Avalon is a full-size car produced by Toyota in the United States and Japan and is Toyota's largest front-wheel-drive sedan in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Middle East. It was also produced in Australia from April 20...

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Lockheed, Arconic Partner to Develop Aerospace Materials, Additive Manufacturing Processes LOCKHEED, ARCONIC PARTNER TO DEVELOP AEROSPACE MATERIALS, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

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Jul 17, 2018

Lockheed Martin and Arconic have signed a two-year partnership agreement to develop materials and processes for the production of aerospace and defense technology platforms. Both companies aim to create lightweight material and metal three-dimensiona...

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The Biggest Challenges Manufacturers Face in Industrial Robot Implementation THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES MANUFACTURERS FACE IN INDUSTRIAL ROBOT IMPLEMENTATION

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Jul 17, 2018

Implementing industrial robots in a manufacturing setting isn’t as simple as buying the robot and plugging it in. There are many different financial and logistical considerations to take into account before a robot can productively automate any...

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4 Essentials Strategies for Food & Beverage Manufacturing Operations 4 ESSENTIALS STRATEGIES FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

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Jul 16, 2018

Overcoming the challenges of making company-wide manufacturing operations more customer-driven needs to start with a clear definition of what success looks like. Having accurate, real-time production visibility improves product quality, order accurac...

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World Liquid Fertilizer Spreaders Market with Manufacturing Process Analysis and Market Concentration Rate till 2023 WORLD LIQUID FERTILIZER SPREADERS MARKET WITH MANUFACTURING PROCESS ANALYSIS AND MARKET CONCENTRATION RATE TILL 2023

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Jul 16, 2018

This report analysis the global Liquid Fertilizer Spreaders market status and forecast, categorizes the global Liquid Fertilizer Spreaders market size (value volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. A detailed qualitative analysis of ...

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Metrology Makes Manufacturing Smart METROLOGY MAKES MANUFACTURING SMART

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Jul 14, 2018

“A few years ago, this session would have been dedicated to quality engineers,” said Norbert Hanke, president of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. Speaking at HxGN Live, parent company Hexagon AB’s annual conference in Las Vegas, ...

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US tariffs could have major impact on global manufacturing, consumers US TARIFFS COULD HAVE MAJOR IMPACT ON GLOBAL MANUFACTURING, CONSUMERS

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Jul 13, 2018

As the Trump Administration’s tariffs bite down, more companies are going to feel the financial crunch. But in the end, they won’t be the biggest losers in a trade war because it may be the consumer who stands to be hit the hardest.

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Investing in Advanced Domestic Manufacturing INVESTING IN ADVANCED DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING

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Jul 13, 2018

There’s new technology that can improve drug quality, address shortages of medicines, lower drug costs, and bring pharmaceutical manufacturing back to the United States. At the FDA, we’re focused on propelling these innovations, collectiv...

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Senator Hopes to Forge the Future with Manufacturing Summer Camps SENATOR HOPES TO FORGE THE FUTURE WITH MANUFACTURING SUMMER CAMPS

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Jul 12, 2018

Ah, summertime - the time of year when many young children run off to camp. I’m getting nostalgic just thinking about the summers I spent at camp when I was a kid. There’s a camp out there for all kids, no matter what they’re intere...

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Optimizing Manufacturing and Production Processes OPTIMIZING MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION PROCESSES

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Jul 12, 2018

Bringing a product to market is rarely straightforward. Without the right technology or process in place to support each stage of design, development, and production, companies often face significant cost and efficiency challenges. Failing to thoroug...

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4 Major Tech Trends Bringing Growth in Manufacturing Industry 4 MAJOR TECH TRENDS BRINGING GROWTH IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Jul 11, 2018

The manufacturing industry is changing just like any other sector. With the advancement of technology, the product is becoming more standardized, predictable and consistent with stable supply chain management. The focus of the manufacturing industry ...

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Why Are You Proud to be in American Manufacturing? WHY ARE YOU PROUD TO BE IN AMERICAN MANUFACTURING?

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Jul 11, 2018

American manufacturing begins with innovation. There are more than 12.5 million manufacturing workers in the United States that utilize these innovations every day, whether it be the operation of cutting-edge machinery or something as simple as the u...

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Why does Industry 4.0 need more bandwidth? WHY DOES INDUSTRY 4.0 NEED MORE BANDWIDTH?

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Jul 11, 2018

With industrial automation requirements ever increasing to meet demand, the necessity to have higher bandwidth is important.  John Browett, CLPA General Manager for Europe explains how 1GB Ethernet can support Industry 4.0.

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What is Industry 4.0? WHAT IS INDUSTRY 4.0?

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Jul 11, 2018

From cyber-physical systems to the Internet of Things, John Browett, General Manager for CLPA Europe, gives an overview of Industry 4.0 and what it could mean for your business.