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Manufacturing Gets to Grips with Robotic Gloves MANUFACTURING GETS TO GRIPS WITH ROBOTIC GLOVES

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Oct 15, 2019

The use of intelligent robotic gloves on production lines is within touching distance. Smart gloves with strengthening systems to help reduce the strain on manual work in factories are in development. Even gloves for robots to emulate human touch are within grasp. Can human touch really be translate...

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3D printing helps VA doctors treat heart conditions 3D PRINTING HELPS VA DOCTORS TREAT HEART CONDITIONS

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Oct 15, 2019

Veterans with heart conditions will soon be able to hold a 3D model of their own heart while talking with their doctor about possible treatments, thanks to 3D printing. VA Puget Sound Health Care System doctors, researchers and engineers are working with their counterparts at the University of Washi...

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How IoT is Transforming CRM for Manufacturing HOW IOT IS TRANSFORMING CRM FOR MANUFACTURING

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Oct 15, 2019

Technology is revolutionizing the way manufacturers run businesses day-to-day in the digital era. CRM systems can leverage the Internet of Things IoT; a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines that have the ability to transfer data over a network with no human inter...

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Industry 4.0: Innovation in the Heart of U.S. Manufacturing INDUSTRY 4.0: INNOVATION IN THE HEART OF U.S. MANUFACTURING

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Oct 14, 2019

Industry 4.0 is a feature series highlighting companies in the midwest region helping innovate and drive forward U.S. manufacturing. The series was a part of IDEA Week 2019 - a week-long event hosting business, technology, and entertainment events in the South Bend-Elkhart, IN region. The innovation...

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Why So Many 3D Printing Partnerships? WHY SO MANY 3D PRINTING PARTNERSHIPS?

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Oct 14, 2019

There are an increasing number of partnerships in the 3D printing industry, and there’s an interesting reason why. The Matsuura 3D printer is quite interesting as it can produce essentially finished metal parts within the same job run. It can do so by first 3D printing roughly a few millimeter...

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How to Protect Your Molds and Tooling When Manufacturing Overseas HOW TO PROTECT YOUR MOLDS AND TOOLING WHEN MANUFACTURING OVERSEAS

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Oct 14, 2019

This is the first part of what will eventually be a four part series on protecting your molds and/or your tooling from your overseas manufacturer. With so many companies moving their manufacturing from China, this has become a very important topic, for two reasons. First, we are seeing many companie...

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The Power of Data in Manufacturing THE POWER OF DATA IN MANUFACTURING

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Oct 12, 2019

The Industrial Internet of Things arms manufacturing companies with unprecedented amounts of data. Sensors and connected products deliver data during design, testing, manufacturing and use in the field. This volume of data holds valuable potential. With real-time access to data, early decisions and ...

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How GrabCAD Print Medical 3D Printing Software Supports the Stratasys Digital Anatomy Printer HOW GRABCAD PRINT MEDICAL 3D PRINTING SOFTWARE SUPPORTS THE STRATASYS DIGITAL ANATOMY PRINTER

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Oct 11, 2019

Medical 3D printing just got easier with the new J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer from Stratasys! This printer has been designed to replicate the feel, responsiveness, and biomechanics of human anatomy in medical 3D models! We’re giving surgeons a more realistic training environment in no-risk ...

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Another Dirty Secret Of Metal 3D Printing: Oxygen Contamination ANOTHER DIRTY SECRET OF METAL 3D PRINTING: OXYGEN CONTAMINATION

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Oct 11, 2019

I’ve just learned of another gotcha in the complex field of metal 3D printing from the folks at BOC. BOC, part of the Linde Group, is one of the world’s largest industrial gas suppliers. Nitrogen and argon are frequently used in metal 3D printers, so they are obviously involved in the te...

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The ROI of 3d printing for Advanced manufacturing Applications THE ROI OF 3D PRINTING FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING APPLICATIONS

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Oct 10, 2019

Product designers, engineers, and manufacturing professionals are no longer limited by 3D printers that are too big, unsuitable, and cost-prohibitive for an office environment. Today, affordable, office-friendly desktop 3D printing machines are enabling design and manufacturing professionals to crea...

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3D Printing a Human Heart Valve 3D PRINTING A HUMAN HEART VALVE

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Oct 10, 2019

It is now possible to pull up the design of a guitar on a computer screen and print out its parts on a 3D printer equipped with special metal or plastic inks. The same technological ingenuity is also now being applied with bioinks-printable gels containing supportive biomaterials and/or cells-to pri...

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PVEL highlights industry trends and challenges in module manufacturing and technology PVEL HIGHLIGHTS INDUSTRY TRENDS AND CHALLENGES IN MODULE MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY

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Oct 10, 2019

The third PV ModuleTech conference takes place in Penang, Malaysia on 22-23 October 2019. One of the key companies participating in the PV ModuleTech event this year is PV Evolution Labs. PVEL provides extended reliability and performance tests to evaluate PV modules for the downstream market and pr...

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Transforming Product Design and Energizing Innovation with Digital PLM TRANSFORMING PRODUCT DESIGN AND ENERGIZING INNOVATION WITH DIGITAL PLM

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Oct 10, 2019

Digital product lifecycle management captures data from the entire product lifecycle, from customers as well as partners, including suppliers of parts, consumables and services, to provide a far more complete view of how a product is used and creates value.

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Manufacturing Day at Zenith Aircraft Company MANUFACTURING DAY AT ZENITH AIRCRAFT COMPANY

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Oct 09, 2019

Zenith Aircraft opened its doors to 200 middle school students on October 4, 2019, for the national Manufacturing Day. The Mexico, Missouri light kit aircraft manufacturer opened its doors Friday to around 200 eighth-grade students and guests from the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce for the fourth a...

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Aerospace engineering: Example end-to-end manufacturing process of a bladed disk AEROSPACE ENGINEERING: EXAMPLE END-TO-END MANUFACTURING PROCESS OF A BLADED DISK

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Oct 09, 2019

In this video, Paul Maxted, Director of Industrial Metrology Applications, demonstrates how Renishaw technology can be applied throughout the manufacturing process of a complex aerospace part. Renishaw solutions help aerospace manufacturers do repeatable, traceable and efficient work to the finest t...

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Manufacturing Digital Transformation through Plant Performance Benchmarking MANUFACTURING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH PLANT PERFORMANCE BENCHMARKING

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Oct 09, 2019

To understand where you need to go to optimize your manufacturing, you need to first know where you are. Plant performance benchmarking can play an important role in your Digital Transformation plans. New benchmarking concepts are being developed that, ultimately, will benefit all users of operation...

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The Powerful Delta 3D Printers Of Innovatica THE POWERFUL DELTA 3D PRINTERS OF INNOVATICA

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Oct 09, 2019

We had a close look at a pair of powerful delta-style 3D printers from Innovative. Innovatica is yet another 3D printing company from Poland, a country well-known for producing endless streams of new 3D print ventures. The privately-funded company produces one of the most unusual delta-style 3D prin...

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The Rapid Migration from CPQ to Visual Configuration Software THE RAPID MIGRATION FROM CPQ TO VISUAL CONFIGURATION SOFTWARE

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Oct 09, 2019

The migration from Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions to Visual Configuration Software is happening quickly. Recently G2 named ATLATL Visual the sole leader for Visual Configuration Software in the first-ever report on this rapidly growing and importa...

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Benefits of 3D Printing Manufacturing - Athena 3D Manufacturing BENEFITS OF 3D PRINTING MANUFACTURING - ATHENA 3D MANUFACTURING

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Oct 07, 2019

What are the benefits of 3D printing manufacturing? Can this replace injection mold manufacturing? Athena 3D Manufacturing enables the design community to fully embrace the digital manufacturing revolution, which is quickly changing how designers and engineers imagine, design, and produce their prod...

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7 Marketing Mistakes That Manufacturers Make Over And Over Again 7 MARKETING MISTAKES THAT MANUFACTURERS MAKE OVER AND OVER AGAIN

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Oct 07, 2019

After all of the time and resources you’ve invested into your digital marketing engine, you wouldn’t just walk away from the progress you’ve made, would you? Common mistakes can derail months and even years of hard work. In many cases, the biggest risk is doing nothing at all - no ...

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Realizing 3D Printing’s Opportunities In The Face Of Trade Wars REALIZING 3D PRINTING’S OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FACE OF TRADE WARS

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Oct 07, 2019

Global trade and increasing tariffs are major topics of discussion these days - and 3D printing is increasingly a part of that conversation. Trade wars, tariffs, changing regional relationships: there’s a lot going on on the global policy stage.

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Manufacturing in America Infographic MANUFACTURING IN AMERICA INFOGRAPHIC

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Oct 04, 2019

Manufacturing plays a major role in our economy, with 11.6 million employees producing goods that we consume domestically or export abroad. In recognition of the seventh annual Manufacturing Day on October 4, 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau joins a group of public and private organizations in celebrati...

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Intel Mask Operation: An Inside Look at a Critical Manufacturing Step INTEL MASK OPERATION: AN INSIDE LOOK AT A CRITICAL MANUFACTURING STEP

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Oct 04, 2019

Around the corner from Intel’s Santa Clara, California, headquarters is an unassuming building that houses a critically important step in the process of manufacturing chips: the Intel Mask Operation. A mask is a six-by-six-inch piece of quartz, a quarter-inch thick, that’s a template or ...

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SOLIDWORKS 2020: A Bridge to 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS 2020: A BRIDGE TO 3DEXPERIENCE

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Oct 04, 2019

On Wednesday, parent company Dassault Systèmes announced the new annual release of its popular CAD platform. Unlike last year’s release, which added several new features and tools, SOLIDWORKS 2020 feels less like a new version and more like a bridge to Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE clou...

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MFG Day: Creators wanted to manufacture a better future MFG DAY: CREATORS WANTED TO MANUFACTURE A BETTER FUTURE

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Oct 04, 2019

Manufacturing-and the technology that makes it more intelligent-is shaping our future in exciting ways that benefit manufacturers, their employees and customers, and the world at large. Supporting responsible and sustainable manufacturing aligns with Microsoft’s mission to empower every person...

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Metals Manufacturing & Technology: Scenes from FABTECH METALS MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY: SCENES FROM FABTECH

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Oct 03, 2019

At FABTECH in Atlanta, Travelers IndustryEDGE managers Erika Melander and Brittani Austin talked with metals manufacturers about automation, the challenge of finding skilled labor, and more at the largest metal forming and finishing trade show in North America.

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9 Trends That Are Transforming Manufacturing 9 TRENDS THAT ARE TRANSFORMING MANUFACTURING

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Oct 03, 2019

World trade in manufactured goods has almost tripled between 2000 and 2017 - from $4.8 trillion to $12.2 trillion, according to the World Trade Organization. And just looking at the U.S., in 2018, manufacturing accounted for 11.4% of its gross domestic product. This increase in manufacturing contrib...

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Talking 3D Printing of Plastics at the Additive Manufacturing Conference TALKING 3D PRINTING OF PLASTICS AT THE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE

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Oct 03, 2019

For instance, Bonnie Meyer, application engineer at Evolve Additive Solutions, discussed the company’s Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process, which combines an existing 2D printing technology with its own proprietary STEP platform.

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How do Americans Feel About Manufacturing? HOW DO AMERICANS FEEL ABOUT MANUFACTURING?

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Oct 03, 2019

How do Americans feel about the manufacturing sector? A new survey from product sourcing, supplier selection, and marketing solutions company Thomas polled participants from across the US to take a temperature on how Americans feel about manufacturing both from an economic standpoint and as a viable...

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Incredible Custom Wood Craftsmanship by Lane Award Manufacturing INCREDIBLE CUSTOM WOOD CRAFTSMANSHIP BY LANE AWARD MANUFACTURING

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Oct 01, 2019

A truly gallant classic, Genuine Handcrafted Hardwood awards from Lane Award combine the timeless prestige of hardwood plaques with the signature distinction of quality that only Lane Award can deliver. Our Genuine Handcrafted Hardwoods boast a breadth of unique frames and styles including beveled f...

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Altair and Andiamo Partner to Improve Children’s Mobility with Simulation & 3D Printing ALTAIR AND ANDIAMO PARTNER TO IMPROVE CHILDREN’S MOBILITY WITH SIMULATION & 3D PRINTING

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Oct 01, 2019

No parent wants to see their child in pain – ever. As the proud father of four incredible daughters, I understand the primal need to protect your children and the heartache that accompanies watching your children when they are hurting and there is nothing you can to help. Often, pain is imposs...

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The Significance Of UL GREENGUARD 2904 Certification In 3D Printing THE SIGNIFICANCE OF UL GREENGUARD 2904 CERTIFICATION IN 3D PRINTING

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Oct 01, 2019

Today Rize announces the first UL GREENGUARD 2904 Certified 3D printer and materials; what does this mean for the 3D printing industry? I spoke with Rize President and CEO Andy Kalambi for his take on the milestone and what it means for the company and for 3D printing; our conversation begins in par...

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Semi automatic rotor turning machine assembly line_Motor Rotor Manufacturing Process SEMI AUTOMATIC ROTOR TURNING MACHINE ASSEMBLY LINE_MOTOR ROTOR MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Sep 30, 2019

You will find out how to produce rotor in Chinesse factory, Motor Rotor made in China. Semi automatic rotor turning machine assembly line_Motor Rotor Manufacturing Process.

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3D Printed Chinese Drone Components and the U.S. Government 3D PRINTED CHINESE DRONE COMPONENTS AND THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

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Sep 30, 2019

With the recent drone attack on Saudi oil infrastructure, drones are front page news. The new Gerald Butler movie thriller Angel Has Fallen opens up with a jaw-dropping drone attack on the U.S. President, played by Morgan Freeman.

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The Future is… Industry 4.0 THE FUTURE IS… INDUSTRY 4.0

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Sep 30, 2019

Industry 4.0 is the hot new buzzword in manufacturing, but it isn’t always clear what it means and the magnitude of the transformations it can bring. Despite its obvious connection to computational systems, Industry 4.0 is more than simply the digitization of manufacturing. A little less than ...

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Additive Manufacturing at Solar Turbines ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AT SOLAR TURBINES

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Sep 27, 2019

Solar Turbines Incorporated, headquartered in San Diego, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. Solar manufactures the world’s most widely used family of mid-sized industrial gas turbines, ranging from 1 to 23 megawatts. More than 15,000 Solar units are operating in more ...

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Could 3D printing keep the UK at the forefront of innovation during economic uncertainty? COULD 3D PRINTING KEEP THE UK AT THE FOREFRONT OF INNOVATION DURING ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY?

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Sep 27, 2019

The UK is renowned as a global innovator. As the world's first industrialised nation;  innovation, creativity, and – to an extent – risk, have all played a part in some of the UK's greatest achievements. But have we reached a tipping point where UK creativity is in danger of bein...

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Tackling the skills barrier to Industry 4.0 TACKLING THE SKILLS BARRIER TO INDUSTRY 4.0

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Sep 27, 2019

Manufacturing is vital to the UK economy. Responsible for 45% of the country’s exports, totalling £275bn, the UK is the ninth largest manufacturing nation in the world. This bellwether industry is increasingly turning to new digital innovations as it looks to boost productivity, with Ind...

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Addressing The People & Productivity Conundrum In UK Food Manufacturing ADDRESSING THE PEOPLE & PRODUCTIVITY CONUNDRUM IN UK FOOD MANUFACTURING

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Sep 26, 2019

Within the UK, the food and drink manufacturing sector is the largest, bigger than the automotive and aerospace sectors combined. It is no surprise therefore that over 400,000 people are employed within this important manufacturing sector. However, this in turn highlights the reliance that the secto...

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How SLS 3D Printing is used to research hybrid materials HOW SLS 3D PRINTING IS USED TO RESEARCH HYBRID MATERIALS

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Sep 26, 2019

The Hybrid Materials Laboratory from the SUPSI University in Switzerland develops new composite materials for a variety of applications, ranging from filtration systems to surfaces of aerospace vehicles. For their research the team also makes use of a Sintratec Kit.

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Material Jetting - It MATERIAL JETTING - IT'S LIKE PRINTING, JUST IN 3D!

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Sep 26, 2019

Of the seven basic additive manufacturing processes available, material jetting is the AM technology that is closest to what we use for printing text and images on paper. This is because the printheads that are used for material jetting are very similar to those used for inkjet printing, except inst...

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Production-Ready 3D Printing With 3D Systems Newest Figure 4 Materials PRODUCTION-READY 3D PRINTING WITH 3D SYSTEMS NEWEST FIGURE 4 MATERIALS

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Sep 26, 2019

The latest materials for 3D Systems Figure 4 system highlight one very important thing for 3D printing: it’s ready for production. Of course that’s not a blanket statement and most 3D printing usage will remain in more developmental applications for quite some time yet.

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Additive Manufacturing: there’s always something brewing! ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING BREWING!

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Sep 25, 2019

GE Additive collaborated with Kaspar Schulz, a traditional manufacturer for brewing equipment, to find a way how an additive manufactured application can improve the way water is introduced  into the grain during the sparging process.

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The Busy Hidden Uses Of 3D Printing THE BUSY HIDDEN USES OF 3D PRINTING

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Sep 25, 2019

There are many people and businesses now using 3D print technology worldwide, and we’ve come to know some of the major 3D printing use cases. But there’s another one that I’ve just realized: food production. We are all familiar with the typically cited key uses of 3D printing.

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How to Master Bottleneck Management in Your Production Process HOW TO MASTER BOTTLENECK MANAGEMENT IN YOUR PRODUCTION PROCESS

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Sep 25, 2019

Everything might seem splendid in your product-making business, and as you plod along with your operations, you may even take certain issues you encounter at face value. Perfection isn’t achievable, so why waste resources on trying to chase an impossible goal? If that is a question you’v...

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Manufacturing Day Perspective:

Attracting a Management Force, Not Just A Work Force

By Frances Brunelle MANUFACTURING DAY PERSPECTIVE: ATTRACTING A MANAGEMENT FORCE, NOT JUST A WORK FORCE BY FRANCES BRUNELLE

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Sep 25, 2019

MFG Day was established in 2012 to address both the skills gap and misconceptions about modern manufacturing. There is universal agreement this is a valuable and important effort. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 5...

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How We Use 3D Printing in Our Manufacturing Process HOW WE USE 3D PRINTING IN OUR MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Sep 23, 2019

Adam guides you through how we design a part, make a 3D model, and then have the 3D printer create the physical part. The main purpose of the 3D printer here at FlexArm is to create prototypes and custom end effectors.  FlexArm Inc. has been manufacturing and selling FlexArm tapping machines an...

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What Does It Take To Work At A 3D Printing Startup? WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WORK AT A 3D PRINTING STARTUP?

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Sep 23, 2019

Startups across the 3D printing ecosystem are popping up all over the world at a rapid pace and they are hiring a range of employees, from engineers, sales reps and marketers to executive management. While the 3D printing industry is incredibly attractive for job seekers due to its growth, innovatio...

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How Manufacturers Can Empower Channel Partners and Improve Customer Experiences With Artificial Intelligence HOW MANUFACTURERS CAN EMPOWER CHANNEL PARTNERS AND IMPROVE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Sep 23, 2019

Many manufacturers sell exclusively through third parties such as dealers and distributors. As a result, channel revenue is key to organizational growth. Channel revenue is dependent upon a partners ability to acquire new customers and extend your brand’s promise by delivering quality products...

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Securing Your Manufacturing Data in the Cloud SECURING YOUR MANUFACTURING DATA IN THE CLOUD

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Sep 20, 2019

It’s no surprise that you have concerns about the privacy and security of your sensitive Intellectual Property in the cloud. After all, IP theft costs U.S. companies as much as $600 billion each year. In 42% of manufacturing companies, IP protection falls to someone other than the CISO or the ...

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Manufacturing Records Books: A Guide to Automation with SAP MANUFACTURING RECORDS BOOKS: A GUIDE TO AUTOMATION WITH SAP

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Sep 20, 2019

Despite the move to digital, most companies within the oil and gas industry are expected to keep a paper-trail of hundreds, if not thousands, of documents for compliance or contractual purposes. From product designs, materials specifications and/or inspection reports to company policies, standard op...

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SWD reduces inventory and streamlines manufacturing with SAP Business One SWD REDUCES INVENTORY AND STREAMLINES MANUFACTURING WITH SAP BUSINESS ONE

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Sep 20, 2019

Discover how SWD Urethane has streamlined production management, forecasting and inventory management with SAP Business One. Since implementation, the industrial manufacturer has better visibility into production, improved inventory turnover and a more accurate financial picture thanks to standard c...

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Protolabs Adopts Carbon’s 3D Printing for On-Demand Production PROTOLABS ADOPTS CARBON’S 3D PRINTING FOR ON-DEMAND PRODUCTION

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Sep 20, 2019

Minnesota-based Protolabs announced this week the addition of Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis technology to its portfolio of manufacturing and prototyping technologies. Using DLS, the company will be able to tackle new types of orders and customers. To learn more, we spoke to Greg Thompson, P...

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Are You Challenging Machine Builders to Think Differently? ARE YOU CHALLENGING MACHINE BUILDERS TO THINK DIFFERENTLY?

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Sep 20, 2019

As a plant manager, your list of responsibilities is never ending. Meet production demands and productivity targets. Manage raw material and energy costs while making profitability goals. Quickly adjust to accommodate marketing’s latest product innovation. With rapidly increasing product SKUs ...

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Industrial Internet of Things with Manufacturing Intelligence INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS WITH MANUFACTURING INTELLIGENCE

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Sep 19, 2019

Eliminate downtime and boost production with the only end-to-end solution for remotely monitoring your industrial equipment assets. Wave7 gives you powerful, zero-infrastructure condition monitoring at a low-cost entry point. Start monitoring one location or thousands worldwide more effectively, and...

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Could Anisoprint Catch Markforged In The Continuous Carbon Fiber 3D Printing Market? COULD ANISOPRINT CATCH MARKFORGED IN THE CONTINUOUS CARBON FIBER 3D PRINTING MARKET?

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Sep 19, 2019

Anisoprint announced a move that could begin an interesting competition. The Russian company is one of the very few that offer a 3D printer, the Composer, that can 3D print in continuous carbon fiber. This is quite different from the much more commoncarbon fiber filament, which is in fact a normal m...

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Does Your Manufacturing Company Have A Unique Selling Proposition? DOES YOUR MANUFACTURING COMPANY HAVE A UNIQUE SELLING PROPOSITION?

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Sep 19, 2019

There are tens of thousands of job shops across the country. As we know - we list many of them on our supplier discovery platform. Chances are, some of those suppliers are producing the very same products you are. So how can you stand out from the crowd when customers are deciding between you and yo...

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Additive Manufacturing for Hypersonic Applications ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR HYPERSONIC APPLICATIONS

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Sep 18, 2019

At Northrop Grumman, additive manufacturing expands the potential for hypersonic applications, while reducing development time and improving affordability. To work with us on projects like this one, head to www.northropgrumman.com/Careers.

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5 myths about additive manufacturing 5 MYTHS ABOUT ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Sep 18, 2019

As an online 3D printing service, we answer every day to the questions of our customers and we notice that some new customers have some misconceptions about additive manufacturing. If you are new to 3D printing, you might still have some false ideas about this additive manufacturing technique. In th...

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Additive manufacturing goes mainstream in the industrial sector ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING GOES MAINSTREAM IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR

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Sep 17, 2019

In recent years, the design firm Gresham Smith has seen the introduction of additive manufacturing into its industrial-sector work. We have several clients that are using additive manufacturing to make production tools, says David Verner, RA, Executive Vice President in the firm’s Industrial m...

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Additive Manufacturing: Materials - 3D Printing ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: MATERIALS - 3D PRINTING'S GREATEST CHALLENGE

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Sep 17, 2019

There are thousands of materials on the market with different manufacturing applications in conventional processes like molding or machining. But what about for additive manufacturing? Material cost and selection is one of the major targets in the development and adoption of 3D printing in industria...

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Transformative Analytics Scenarios in Manufacturing TRANSFORMATIVE ANALYTICS SCENARIOS IN MANUFACTURING

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Sep 17, 2019

Like many industries today, manufacturing is experiencing transformation at a staggering pace. With the rise of globalization, evolving customer demands, and growing digital commerce, manufacturing is experiencing a fourth industrial revolution: Industry 4.0. The confluence of these technology trend...

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Raise3D Adds Focus On Education Market With E2 Announcement RAISE3D ADDS FOCUS ON EDUCATION MARKET WITH E2 ANNOUNCEMENT

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Sep 17, 2019

aise3D announced a brand new 3D printer, the E2. It is a somewhat smaller version as compared to their Pro 2 series, but has similar features and a few new ones. The new features are designed to address the needs of their new market focus: Education.

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10 Things to Note About Manufacturing Viral Vectors 10 THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT MANUFACTURING VIRAL VECTORS

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Sep 17, 2019

Global interest in cell and gene therapies is on the rise, and continued growth is expected for the coming years. To discuss the challenges and solutions associated with manufacturing viral vectors at the scales and quality required for these therapeutics to be approved by the regulatory authorities...

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Smart Manufacturing - Functional Information Model SMART MANUFACTURING - FUNCTIONAL INFORMATION MODEL

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Sep 16, 2019

Has potential for higher productivity: new method to enrich 3D CAD models with additional information like tolerances and material properties Functional Information Model, FIM.

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Is Traditional Manufacturing Feeling The Heat From Additive Manufacturing? IS TRADITIONAL MANUFACTURING FEELING THE HEAT FROM ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING?

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Sep 16, 2019

The premise is that somehow 3D printing / additive manufacturing techniques are about to overpower the traditional manufacturing processes of injection molding, casting, stamping, etc. This premise is very far from the truth, and Laird explores several reasons why this is the case.

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

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Sep 16, 2019

How can we design better, cheaper, customized and more sustainable products? Like the rest of the world, manufacturing is experiencing an Industry Renaissance-a global transformation in the way we invent, learn, produce and trade. Explore how leaders in the industry are tackling these modern challen...

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Big Data in Manufacturing: Challenges, Solutions and Use Cases BIG DATA IN MANUFACTURING: CHALLENGES, SOLUTIONS AND USE CASES

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Sep 13, 2019

Several organizations are witnessing the benefits of big data in completing projects to see practical results and significant value. Organizations use big data analytics solutions to make critical and informed business decisions right from new revenue generation and market development to enhancing e...

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Business Simulation for the manufacturing industry BUSINESS SIMULATION FOR THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Sep 13, 2019

At MDA Training we believe there is.  Which is why we designed a practical Business Simulation designed specifically for the manufacturing industry that will enable your people to learn by doing. Whether you are looking for a solution for a learning and development project, to support a change ...

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Stratasys Invests Big Time in Xaar, But Why? STRATASYS INVESTS BIG TIME IN XAAR, BUT WHY?

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Sep 13, 2019

Stratasys announced they’ve made a strategic investment in Xaar. Hold on, who is Xaar again? They are an independent company that produces piezoelectric inkjet. Their drop-on-demand technology is used by industry in a variety of ways, and the company says: At Xaar we develop world-leading piez...

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Why You Need to Take Your Manufacturing Branding Seriously WHY YOU NEED TO TAKE YOUR MANUFACTURING BRANDING SERIOUSLY

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Sep 13, 2019

The tide of manufacturers moving to sell directly to consumers has been monumental over the last few years. Gone are the days where manufacturers relied on retailers and resellers to distribute their products. Now anyone can set up a direct to consumer business and sell their products via e-commerce...

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The manufacturing know-how giving motorsport students the edge THE MANUFACTURING KNOW-HOW GIVING MOTORSPORT STUDENTS THE EDGE

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Sep 12, 2019

Students looking to forge a career in motorsport face many challenges in getting recognised, but one university course seeks to address this by combining on-track engineering activities with practical experience in the latest advanced manufacturing technologies.

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Stratasys Shows Fashion Fabric 3D Printing System STRATASYS SHOWS FASHION FABRIC 3D PRINTING SYSTEM

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Sep 12, 2019

Stratasys has launched a new approach for 3D printing fashion by printing directly onto fabric. The announcement was made during New York Fashion Week, where the company unveiled the new process, which leverages Stratasys existing full color 3D printing capabilities.

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Drivers and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing DRIVERS AND CHALLENGES OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN MANUFACTURING

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Sep 12, 2019

Key themes communicated include improved perception based on machine learning techniques, learning control policies through model-based reinforcement learning, as well as cognition and reasoning based on learned semantic representations. Applications range from automotive and robotics to building an...

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Bigtincan Hub Overview BIGTINCAN HUB OVERVIEW

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Sep 12, 2019

Bigtincan is the industry's leading Sales Enablement Automation platform, empowering Sales teams to win more and be more productive every day, while providing Marketing the ability to establish ROI on content creation efforts.

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3D Printing And Its Impact 3D PRINTING AND ITS IMPACT

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Sep 11, 2019

3D Printing, also recognized as Additive Manufacturing, involves the making of a three-dimensional object from a digital file. Check out the overview of the process and more on this infographic.

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Excellence in power supply design, manufacturing and operations EXCELLENCE IN POWER SUPPLY DESIGN, MANUFACTURING AND OPERATIONS

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Sep 11, 2019

Artesyn Embedded Power, an Advanced Energy company, shows the design, production and operations processes involved in getting highly reliable power supplies to OEM customers around the world.

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Traceability In Food & Beverage Manufacturing is The Cornerstone of Quality TRACEABILITY IN FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING IS THE CORNERSTONE OF QUALITY

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Sep 11, 2019

Compliance and quality are the foundations all great food & beverage manufacturers rely on to create and strengthen trust with their distribution networks and customers. How strong they are at traceability is the cornerstone every one of them rely on to meet compliance requirements and keep exce...

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The 3D Printing Cloud Can Be A Lot Bigger Than You Think THE 3D PRINTING CLOUD CAN BE A LOT BIGGER THAN YOU THINK

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Sep 11, 2019

Ultimaker some months ago announced Ultimaker Cloud, a feature available through Ultimaker Cura software. It enables the creation of 3D printer workgroups through a cloud relay system. Previously, Ultimaker Cura could discover 3D printers only if they happened to be on the same network. But the chan...

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Smart Road Map to Manufacturing 4.0 SMART ROAD MAP TO MANUFACTURING 4.0

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Sep 10, 2019

Although the terms industry 4.0 and fourth industrial revolution are often used interchangeably, industry 4.0 refers to the concept of factories in which machines are augmented with wireless connectivity and sensors, connected to a system that can visualise the entire production line and make decisi...

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Digital Innovation for Intelligent Manufacturing DIGITAL INNOVATION FOR INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING

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Sep 10, 2019

Manufacturers need new approaches to drive transformative insights from ever-increasing complexity. Trigger innovation opportunities by applying data science rigor to traditional root-cause analysis. Lumada Manufacturing Insights empowers manufacturers with a digital innovation foundation essential ...

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Five Design Tips for Laser Wire 3D Printing FIVE DESIGN TIPS FOR LASER WIRE 3D PRINTING

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Sep 10, 2019

Laser Wire Additive Manufacturing has a number of exceptional benefits inherent to its process – which can only be achieved in the design process. LWAM also is not without its limitations – it’s also important to work within these constraints to build a successful part.

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Implementing Buyer Enablement in Your Sales Enablement Strategy (2019) IMPLEMENTING BUYER ENABLEMENT IN YOUR SALES ENABLEMENT STRATEGY (2019)

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Sep 10, 2019

The majority of the time I only had access to two TV channels, three on a good weather day, and I vividly remember when I first saw a color television. At this time, products and services were limited, and buyer choices were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to 2019. Not only do I have access to hun...

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The Role of Sales in Sales Enablement THE ROLE OF SALES IN SALES ENABLEMENT

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Sep 10, 2019

However, with a regular commute time that consumes a couple of hours each day, I have shifted my focus to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite podcasts is the Inside Sales Enablement series by Scott Santucci and Brian Lambert. In their last episode, they spent time reviewing their thoughts an...

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Quality Control in Manufacturing Using 3D Digital Twin with the SAS Platform QUALITY CONTROL IN MANUFACTURING USING 3D DIGITAL TWIN WITH THE SAS PLATFORM

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Sep 06, 2019

Manufacturers are achieving next-level improvements in quality, productivity and reliability by applying analytics, including AI and machine learning, to their shop floor and IoT data and are learning best practices from experts at SAS.  This video demonstrates how to apply machine learning alg...

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Now is the time to take your additive manufacturing applications to the next level NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE YOUR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING APPLICATIONS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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Sep 06, 2019

Unexpectedly, I witnessed a curious development while supporting RAPID + TCT 2019’s Executive Strategy Summit. This development represents positive advancement for the AM industry and evidence of the progress that has been made. In the summit’s intimate, one-day assembly of mid- and uppe...

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Which 3D Printing Tradeshows Are For You? WHICH 3D PRINTING TRADESHOWS ARE FOR YOU?

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Sep 06, 2019

It’s tradeshow season in the world of 3D printing once again, and perhaps it’s time we provided our opinion on where to see the best 3d print trade shows. Tradeshows are quite an important event to participate in, as an attendee, exhibitor or even a speaker. Fortunately, there are many g...

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HOW 3D PRINTING OF STEEL WORKS? HOW 3D PRINTING OF STEEL WORKS?

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Sep 05, 2019

Watch our short video with @Lina Alexaki and Immanuel Capistrano to learn what they have accomplished during Immanuel's internship at Steelo.

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A Technology Roadmap for Large-Scale Manufacturing A TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP FOR LARGE-SCALE MANUFACTURING

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Sep 05, 2019

Aerospace and other players in the large-scale manufacturing business bear the load of crushing backlogs and internal pressures to eke out more productivity year over year. As a result, these companies are focused on Smart Factory initiatives to build essential data feedback loops into design, engin...

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The Non-Obvious Additive Manufacturing Needs Of Contract Manufacturing THE NON-OBVIOUS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING NEEDS OF CONTRACT MANUFACTURING

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Sep 05, 2019

A lot goes into the business of contract manufacturing, and a recent visit to Stratasys Direct Manufacturing highlighted some major considerations. As adoption of additive manufacturing continues to pick up, more and more industrial 3D printers are being installed around the world. Whether that&rsqu...

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Five Applications of Metal 3D Printing FIVE APPLICATIONS OF METAL 3D PRINTING

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Sep 04, 2019

Metal 3D printing introduced a diferent, new way to fabricate parts. After hundreds of years of metal fabrication limited to cutting and forming operations, the idea of methodically building up raw material into a desired shape was completely foreign to the manufacturing industry. What sorts of part...

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Production Additive Manufacturing Is Arriving PRODUCTION ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IS ARRIVING

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Sep 04, 2019

The verb tense now has to change. In the past, the staff writers of AdditiveManufacturing.Media have described how additive manufacturing will find a place as an accepted production process. Now, it is accurate to say that AM is finding and assuming this place. We have seen this in our reporting in ...

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Additive Manufacturing Has Found A Home in Moldmaking ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING HAS FOUND A HOME IN MOLDMAKING

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Sep 04, 2019

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, in moldmaking and molding will continue to progress as more players in the industry see results from the early adopters and gain more confidence to add it to their business strategy. Early adopters have already done groundbreaking work, driving additive materi...

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Are you Ready for the Future of Manufacturing? ARE YOU READY FOR THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING?

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Sep 03, 2019

The Life Sciences industry is facing transformational change. The convergence of technology, digitalization, additive manufacturing, machine learning and 3D modeling is upon us. Indeed, the industry is poised to deliver breakthrough innovations at a rate, and cost, never thought possible. The challe...

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VA Assistive Technology Program - 3D Printing VA ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM - 3D PRINTING

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Sep 03, 2019

VA's Assistive Technology 3Dprinting teams help VA medical staff visualize the human body like never before. The AT program will sound familiar to those who know Darwin’s Theory of Adaptation. The adaptation theory–also known as survival theory, or survival of the fittest–is an...

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The Manufacturer’s Guide to Digital Transformation THE MANUFACTURER’S GUIDE TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Sep 03, 2019

There is a growing skills gap and talent shortage in the workforce. Environmental sustainability has become imperative for manufacturing customers. Fortunately, advances in technology give us the opportunity to impact our people, society, and planet for good. Manufacturers globally are being disrupt...

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Solving Manufacturing Challenges with CAD, CAM and 3D Printing Technologies SOLVING MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES WITH CAD, CAM AND 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES

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Sep 03, 2019

Watch as we walk you through a specific manufacturing challenge using the various tools and technology that MLC CAD Systems support. See how together SOLIDWORKS, Mastercam, and a Markforged 3D printer create and bring to life the design of a spiral staircase.

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10 Things Manufacturers Do Wrong When Redesigning Their Websites 10 THINGS MANUFACTURERS DO WRONG WHEN REDESIGNING THEIR WEBSITES

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Sep 03, 2019

Industrial manufacturers, historically, have been slow to improve their bottom lines by leveraging social media, digital advertising, their websites and other digital marketing tools and techniques. We have found that many manufacturers hesitate because they don’t understand how the technology...

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AMFG publishes survey for 3D printing service providers AMFG PUBLISHES SURVEY FOR 3D PRINTING SERVICE PROVIDERS

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Sep 03, 2019

London-based AMFG, a provider of work flow software for additive manufacturing, has released a report on the current state of the AM service provider market. Service bureaus are one of the fastest-growing segments of the 3D printing industry and play a pivotal role in the industry’s developmen...

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6 Ways Paperless Manufacturing Will Skyrocket Your Business 6 WAYS PAPERLESS MANUFACTURING WILL SKYROCKET YOUR BUSINESS

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Aug 30, 2019

There is no better feeling on this earth than holding a freshly printed, warm batch of documents in your hands. The vaguely familiar scent is one that most of us can recall, even as we sit behind our desks, miles away from the copy machine. But as beautiful a moment as this can be, there can also be...

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Mastering IOT - the big data opportunity for print manufacturers MASTERING IOT - THE BIG DATA OPPORTUNITY FOR PRINT MANUFACTURERS

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Aug 29, 2019

Quocirca looks at the opportunities and challenges that embracing an IoT open platform-based economy offers the print industry. The report assesses the shift to cloud based operating models and reviews the impact of AI. The report contains recommendations to help OEMs and MPS providers to unlock new...

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Three Reasons for Simulation in Additive Manufacturing THREE REASONS FOR SIMULATION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Aug 29, 2019

Senior Editor Stephanie Hendrixson speaks with Eric Miller, co-founder and principal of Phoenix Analysis, Design & Testing. Miller shares how simulation can be used in AM for design simulation, design verification and build simulation to help 3D print parts right the first time.

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Additive Industries Makes a Huge Sale And Proves Their Point ADDITIVE INDUSTRIES MAKES A HUGE SALE AND PROVES THEIR POINT

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Aug 29, 2019

Additive Industries announced a rather large sale of their MetalFAB1 machine. The Netherlands-based company apparently sold SIX huge MetalFAB1 systems to a single client, one that already owned four units. This means this particular client will own and operate ten MetalFAB1 units and, according to A...

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Why the New Madison Logic Oracle Eloqua Integration is so Exciting for Marketers WHY THE NEW MADISON LOGIC ORACLE ELOQUA INTEGRATION IS SO EXCITING FOR MARKETERS

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Aug 29, 2019

Madison Logic is excited to announce a bi-directional integration with Oracle Eloqua, combining best-in-class lead and campaign management skills with Madison Logic’s global reach and advanced targeting. Now Oracle Marketing Automation users are able to align their messaging and targeting thro...

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Cloud Software for Manufacturing CLOUD SOFTWARE FOR MANUFACTURING

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Aug 29, 2019

Learn how our operations management solutions for manufacturers could help you increase uptime with mobile software to manage your work. Dude Solutions is the leading provider of cloud-based operations management software.

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Four Signs Additive Manufacturing for Production Is Already Here FOUR SIGNS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR PRODUCTION IS ALREADY HERE

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Aug 29, 2019

It’s been about five years since the consumer 3D printing bubble burst in 2014. The industry is now officially focused on, well, industry and there have been numerous developments to indicate that additive manufacturing is becoming well-integrated into the larger $13 trillion manufacturing sec...

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What Will No-Deal Brexit Mean For 3D Printing? WHAT WILL NO-DEAL BREXIT MEAN FOR 3D PRINTING?

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Aug 29, 2019

Problems for 3D printing companies from Brexit could be significant. Brexit, if you haven’t been paying attention, is the process by which the UK will leave the European Union. Today the EU is a vast region comprising an enormous interconnected economy, largely facilitated by the relaxation of...

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How Lush Cosmetics Uses TeamGantt for Manufacturing and Distribution HOW LUSH COSMETICS USES TEAMGANTT FOR MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION

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Aug 28, 2019

Lush Cosmetics uses TeamGantt's visual project management tool to stay on top of manufacturing and distribution from the UK to North America. TeamGantt's interactive features allows Lush Cosmetics to plan for product launch dates and schedule when a product needs to be in distribution center...

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Contract Manufacturing: The Ins and Outs for Making It Work CONTRACT MANUFACTURING: THE INS AND OUTS FOR MAKING IT WORK

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Aug 28, 2019

A straightforward contract manufacturing definition is where a maker or designer goes into an arrangement or, if done properly for legal protection, a formal agreement with another company who can manufacture their products, parts, components, or subassemblies, which the maker or designer will use t...

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How Ecommerce is Impacting Packaging Equipment Design HOW ECOMMERCE IS IMPACTING PACKAGING EQUIPMENT DESIGN

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Aug 28, 2019

How do you automate the packaging process in a made-to-order world? Consumer demand for different sizes, shapes and flavors has completely changed the way CPG brand owners and manufacturers produce and package their goods. And for OEMs, this trend means that your packaging equipment needs to perform...

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Transform with Smarter Manufacturing TRANSFORM WITH SMARTER MANUFACTURING

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Aug 27, 2019

Big data, AI/ML, and IoT are transforming manufacturing. What is your plan for improved efficiency, profitability, and sustainability? Improve efficiency, profitability, and safety while reducing defects and waste. Real time insights, automated processes, and proactive awareness are possible with th...

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An Opportunity To Learn New 3D Printing Standards AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN NEW 3D PRINTING STANDARDS

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Aug 27, 2019

There’s an upcoming event that may be of interest to Fabbaloo readers. The ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence is holding a one-day workshop in September to join with the public to help make everyone aware of the additive manufacturing standards they’ve been putting together...

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3 Manufacturing Productivity Improvement Ideas Worth Your Time and Effort 3 MANUFACTURING PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT IDEAS WORTH YOUR TIME AND EFFORT

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Aug 27, 2019

Without a doubt, the best manufacturing improvement idea generators are the people doing the work. Be it a manufacturing floor with complex equipment or a simple forklift route from production to a warehouse, employees are a business’s first line of defense against losses and inefficiencies.

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What is Metal Additive Manufacturing and What Can it Do? WHAT IS METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND WHAT CAN IT DO?

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Aug 26, 2019

Engineering.com speaks with industry experts from GE Additive, Sintavia, Markforged, Velo3D, and Launcher about what's possible and what's next in the 3D metal printing space. Engineering.com speaks with industry experts from GE Additive, Sintavia, Markforged, Velo3D, and Launcher about what...

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Continuous fiber 3D printing: 6 tips from Anisoprint CONTINUOUS FIBER 3D PRINTING: 6 TIPS FROM ANISOPRINT

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Aug 26, 2019

Using continuous fiber strands can provide significantly increased strength and stiffness to parts, if the fibers are placed in the right direction. That’s why the correct model orientation is important. A general rule is to place the 3D model in such a way that load vectors mostly lay in the ...

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In-Situ Inspection Gains Momentum In Metal Additive Manufacturing IN-SITU INSPECTION GAINS MOMENTUM IN METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Aug 26, 2019

As metal additive manufacturing continues to see rising adoption, so too does attention paid to the quality of the parts produced. It was only a few days ago we heard about a $1.5M grant awarded to Auburn University for advanced metrology for 3D printed parts, and shortly on the heels of that more m...

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A Digital Transformation Roadmap for Manufacturers A DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION ROADMAP FOR MANUFACTURERS

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Aug 23, 2019

In Manufacturing, digitization of processes has gained significant momentum in recent years. Output is aggressive, capacity utilization is up and for most manufacturers, performance results and shareholder returns are solid. At the same time, these organizations are operating in an incredibly compet...

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7 Innovative 3D Printing Projects That Is Changing The Engineering World 7 INNOVATIVE 3D PRINTING PROJECTS THAT IS CHANGING THE ENGINEERING WORLD

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Aug 23, 2019

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is reshaping the industries around us, providing fast, cost-effective, innovative, and accessible ways to build homes, treat patients, manufacture car parts, and design infrastructure. 3D could even help us colonize space in the distant future.

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How Lockheed Martin is Using Augmented Reality in Aerospace Manufacturing HOW LOCKHEED MARTIN IS USING AUGMENTED REALITY IN AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING

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Aug 23, 2019

Lockheed Martin is famous for engineering innovation, dating back to the legendary Skunkworks. Today, the defense contractor is making use of innovative augmented reality technology in their manufacturing process and across entire product lifecycles. Lockheed Martin’s AR project began in the S...

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3 Powerful Ways ERP Can Improve the Manufacturing Process 3 POWERFUL WAYS ERP CAN IMPROVE THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Aug 22, 2019

Is anything more important to your manufacturing process than securing materials, managing orders, and payments, and having the right staff to run it all? I don’t think so. Thankfully, these are three specific areas where an ERP can help even the most advanced manufacturer.

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Supporting SMES in the Manufacturing Industry SUPPORTING SMES IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Aug 22, 2019

We remain committed to support you and your business all through the journey. We are a friend that seeks to understand your needs and is responsive with appropriate solutions.

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Lower Buy-to-Fly Ratios with Near-Net Additive Manufacturing LOWER BUY-TO-FLY RATIOS WITH NEAR-NET ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Aug 22, 2019

Machining a large aerospace part like this from solid can result in up to 90% of the material being scrapped as chips. Building it up with metal 3D printing greatly reduces the machining time and amount of material needed. We buy raw material to make it fly; the less material remains on the ground t...

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Best 3D Printer Features: What to Look for When Buying a 3D Printer BEST 3D PRINTER FEATURES: WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A 3D PRINTER

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Aug 22, 2019

3D printing, and accordingly 3D printers, have exploded in popularity. While once these awesome gadgets were relegated to the most hardcore makers, increasingly affordable 3D printers and a slew of resources, from downloadable 3D printable files to 3D printing software, now the masses can enjoy 3D p...

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Anatomy of Today’s Global Traveler ANATOMY OF TODAY’S GLOBAL TRAVELER

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Aug 22, 2019

Where does the modern traveler come from? Where is s/he going? How does s/he get there? As the world grows ever-smaller, more and more people are traveling to a growing number of places each year. Increasingly, they’re getting there by leveraging digital tools. Savvy travel and hospitality bra...

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5 Tips: How To Start 3D Printing with Your Raise3D Pro2 Series 5 TIPS: HOW TO START 3D PRINTING WITH YOUR RAISE3D PRO2 SERIES

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Aug 21, 2019

Go ahead and read through the Quick Start Guide that’s included with the machine. This will go over all the necessary steps for setup and the parts that are included in the accessories box. The ideaMaker manual and release notes will have a full list of details on ideaMaker’s features.

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Creating Content That Improves CX: A Q&A with Lionbridge & Aprimo CREATING CONTENT THAT IMPROVES CX: A Q&A WITH LIONBRIDGE & APRIMO

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Aug 21, 2019

Today’s brands face numerous challenges. They need to create a customized, excellent experience for each and every customer worldwide. To do that, they need to create high-quality, on-target content. They need to create that content quickly, effectively, and for audiences who speak multiple la...

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Lionbridge Brand Video LIONBRIDGE BRAND VIDEO

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Aug 21, 2019

Our roots began in translation but what we do today goes well beyond – from content creation to linguistics, to artificial intelligence (AI). We create global relevance, driven by humanity and amplified by technology. Connecting our customers with their communities and driving brand awareness....

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5 Ways Automation can save Africa’s Manufacturing Industry 5 WAYS AUTOMATION CAN SAVE AFRICA’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Aug 21, 2019

With an abundance of raw materials and resources, Africa needs to rapidly find new ways to generate greater value from its manufacturing industry which has been identified as a fundamental driver of economic growth. Looking to disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, bots, the Intern...

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Outsource Manufacturing THE ULTIMATE GUIDE ON HOW TO OUTSOURCE MANUFACTURING

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Aug 21, 2019

This nightmare does not have to be a reality. All you need to know is how to outsource manufacturing and make it work for your business. There are several reasons a manufacturer should consider outsource manufacturing: You need to redistribute resources to free up time; You’re a designer, but ...

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A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES: A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES:

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Aug 21, 2019

Your localization partner is going to do a deep-dive into your business—so start by diving deep into theirs. Are they an industry-leader with 20 years of experience or a relative newcomer? Will they speak Samoan, Uzbek, or Swahili (and all your customers’ languages)? Can they deliver on-...

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WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND

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Aug 21, 2019

In practice, of course, things are more complicated. Effective translation necessitates a nuanced understanding of (at least) two languages and cultures, both source and target. It requires an understanding of the original content’s goals. It mandates a fluency in tone and subtext as well as v...

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Quality as a competitive advantage in process manufacturing QUALITY AS A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN PROCESS MANUFACTURING

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Aug 20, 2019

Food, beverage, and other consumer packaged goods manufacturers are keenly aware that problems with quality translate quickly to lower levels of customer satisfaction, higher costs, and shrinking revenues, according to the Boston Consulting Group. What manufacturers need to be mindful of is that the...

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Going Global 101: How Your Competition Can Be Your Best Resource GOING GLOBAL 101: HOW YOUR COMPETITION CAN BE YOUR BEST RESOURCE

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Aug 20, 2019

Lace-up your sneakers and step up to the starting line: you’re ready to reach countless customers in new markets.  You’ve secured your spot in the Global Marketplace (whether by default or design).  But before you sprint away, take a good look around you. You are not alone in t...

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The Future of British Manufacturing Initiative THE FUTURE OF BRITISH MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE

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Aug 20, 2019

Watch this video to learn more about how Autodesk and the Future of British Manufacturing Initiative can help your manufacturing business become more productive and innovative. Are you a UK Design or Manufacturing SME? Do you want to make better products, sell more and generate greater profit? Do yo...

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Advanced Manufacturing: Dynamic Air Shelters ADVANCED MANUFACTURING: DYNAMIC AIR SHELTERS

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Aug 20, 2019

With its spectacular scenery and quiet communities, the tip of the Burin Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador is the picture of peace and tranquility. But it is here in the village of Grand Bank, population 2,500 that Harold Warner’s company makes, tests and ships its durable extreme conditi...

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5 Ways in which Real-Time Location System Improves Manufacturing 5 WAYS IN WHICH REAL-TIME LOCATION SYSTEM IMPROVES MANUFACTURING

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Aug 20, 2019

How to reduce the cost of manufacturing without affecting the output? How to increase the productivity of the workforce while keeping labor costs at the same level? How to accurately measure the performance of manufacturing and internal supply chain? With labor costs rising and competitors catching ...

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How YOU Can Avoid Problems when Manufacturing Overseas HOW YOU CAN AVOID PROBLEMS WHEN MANUFACTURING OVERSEAS

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Aug 20, 2019

With foreign buyers fleeing China, many factories in China are getting scared and desperate, and their common remedies for that are to cut corners on quality and to take their foreign buyer’s IP and compete with them. We had this to say about the increase in trademark thefts in China Trademark...

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CRM for Manufacturing CRM FOR MANUFACTURING

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Aug 19, 2019

The transformation starts with optimising existing business processes, but ultimately ambitions will be rooted in winning new business - increasing sales and growing market share. As consumers demand personalised customer experiences and services, this is driving a shift away from production-centric...

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3 Powerful Ways to Minimize Manufacturing Costs 3 POWERFUL WAYS TO MINIMIZE MANUFACTURING COSTS

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Aug 14, 2019

Reducing production costs is essential for any manufacturing business. Thankfully, a production process is a complex aspect with numerous factors at play, which means that it often has a scope of improvement. Once a business has established its processes, achieving repeatability and minimizing costs...

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Digital Future of Manufacturing DIGITAL FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING

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Aug 14, 2019

What are you passionate about? Discover how Deloitte Digital together with Salesforce envision the future of manufacturing that detects and fixes issues before customers even notice them. Giving them the freedom of mind to follow their passion.

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2020 Content Marketing Spectrum 2020 CONTENT MARKETING SPECTRUM

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Aug 14, 2019

This is a video explainer of the difference between Content Marketing, Branded Content and Native Advertising - with examples to help put it all into context.Accompanying video that tried to separate signal from noise on the different approaches of content in the business.

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus?  All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals...

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The History of Content Marketing THE HISTORY OF CONTENT MARKETING

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Aug 14, 2019

If you want some insights into where the content marketing industry may be headed, it might just help to take a look at where it’s been. As we pointed out when CMI shared its History of Content Marketing infographic in 2012, brands have been telling their stories to audiences for hundreds of y...

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USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES

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Aug 14, 2019

Content—and how brands use it to interact with buyers at all stages of the engagement journey—has fundamentally reshaped every business’ go-to-market strategy. This shift has been particularly challenging for “top-of-the-funnel” demand generation marketers, most of who ...

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It’s FAIR to say that AI Is fundamentally reshaping Manufacturing IT’S FAIR TO SAY THAT AI IS FUNDAMENTALLY RESHAPING MANUFACTURING

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Aug 13, 2019

From air bags to zippers, manufacturing defects are costly and damaging to business reputation. Manufacturers have long turned to inspectors and image recognition systems to spot inconsistencies in products before they’re shipped - with mixed results. If the quality control status quo were fai...

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Additive Manufacturing at Nokia in an Industry 4.0 Ecosystem ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AT NOKIA IN AN INDUSTRY 4.0 ECOSYSTEM

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Aug 13, 2019

See how Figure 4 3D printing technology fits within Nokia’s Factory in a Box proof-of-concept production line. This ingenious production line incorporates additive manufacturing, AR, VR, robotic assembly and line monitoring in a shipping container to enable production to be rapidly ramped up&n...

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How Educators and Students create realistic full-colour multi-material 3D models HOW EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS CREATE REALISTIC FULL-COLOUR MULTI-MATERIAL 3D MODELS

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Aug 13, 2019

Having the right tools is crucial to accomplishing learning objectives, developing in-demand skills for science, technology, engineering, art and math STEAM fields, empowering innovation and building college and career readiness. Additive manufacturing, widely known as 3D printing, is one of those t...

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Check Out This 3D-Printed, Full-Scale, Functional Portal Turret CHECK OUT THIS 3D-PRINTED, FULL-SCALE, FUNCTIONAL PORTAL TURRET

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Aug 13, 2019

It would be an understatement to call the Portal video game series influential, as it had a huge effect on the game industry and pop culture in general. Even if you have never played a Portal game yourself, you probably know that the cake is a lie. While Portal is a puzzle game with very few charact...

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6 Steps to the Future of  Manufacturing 6 STEPS TO THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING

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Aug 13, 2019

Pushed by the success of early adopters, OVER 40% OF MANUFACTURERS will have enterprise-wide digital transformation initiatives in place by 2021. We thought we had 5-6 years to develop an DX strategy. It turns out we have 1-2 years.

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Driving Digital Transformation in Manufacturing: Lessons from Digital Leaders DRIVING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN MANUFACTURING: LESSONS FROM DIGITAL LEADERS

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Aug 13, 2019

In 2019, IDC completed a global research study, sponsored by NetApp, to understand the characteristics of the most-mature manufacturing organizations in the way they manage data and digital technologies, and to draw lessons about how manufacturers can expand their use of digital technologies to driv...

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BigRep PRO Industrial 3D Printer for Engineering-Grade Applications BIGREP PRO INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINTER FOR ENGINEERING-GRADE APPLICATIONS

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Aug 12, 2019

The BigRep PRO, built with BigRep’s proprietary Metering Extruder Technology and a state-of-the-art Bosch CNC control system, is an industrial 3D printer capable of utilizing engineering-grade materials. The PRO produces industrial-quality parts in an enclosed, insulated build envelope with un...

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The FUNMAT PRO High-Temperature 3D Printers By INTAMSYS THE FUNMAT PRO HIGH-TEMPERATURE 3D PRINTERS BY INTAMSYS

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Aug 12, 2019

In the course of writing stories for Fabbaloo for many years, I’ve been fortunate to see firsthand the gradual development of 3D printing technology from rudimentary beginnings to today’s worldwide movement. But within that enormous wave of additive manufacturing that still is yet to cre...

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A Quick Guide to Eco-Friendly 3D Printing with Biodegradable 3D Printer Filaments A QUICK GUIDE TO ECO-FRIENDLY 3D PRINTING WITH BIODEGRADABLE 3D PRINTER FILAMENTS

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Aug 12, 2019

With people’s growing environmental consciousness, there has been a move to make 3D printing a much more sustainable and eco-friendly technology. While 3D printing technology already reduces carbon and waste footprint, it can still be further reduced by doing measures.

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Accelerating adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things For Connected Manufacturers ACCELERATING ADOPTION OF THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS FOR CONNECTED MANUFACTURERS

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Aug 09, 2019

The Internet of Things has limitless potential. Beyond operational cost savings and productivity gains, it will be the foundation for innovation - new smart products and services. Manufacturers have a clear vision on harnessing the IoT in areas such as predictive maintenance, IT/OT integration and p...

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Digitizing the core for a large manufacturer DIGITIZING THE CORE FOR A LARGE MANUFACTURER

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Aug 09, 2019

Most large enterprises struggle to digitize their complex legacy infrastructure. According the Jasmeet Singh, EVP and Global Head, Manufacturing, Infosys Ltd, the answer doesn’t lie in overhauling the entire infrastructure, but in identifying ways to connect siloed systems. This is the story o...

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Securing a digital future for UK manufacturing SECURING A DIGITAL FUTURE FOR UK MANUFACTURING

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Aug 09, 2019

Tom Lawton, head of manufacturing at BDO, shares his views on the digital transformation journey of UK manufacturers. At BDO, we recently published our Digital Transformation 2019 report, which provided me with further insights into the adoption of digital technologies in UK manufacturing. The good ...

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How IPC 2581 and IPC-CFX Enable Additive Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 HOW IPC 2581 AND IPC-CFX ENABLE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRY 4.0

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Aug 08, 2019

The same type of connectivity is poised to reach the factory floor thanks to the IPC-CFX standards. These standards define data structure and communication protocol requirements for traditional and additive manufacturing assets in connected factories. Ultimately, these assets will drive greater inte...

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Manufacturing; the evolution of making - Designer Maker User for learning groups MANUFACTURING; THE EVOLUTION OF MAKING - DESIGNER MAKER USER FOR LEARNING GROUPS

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Aug 08, 2019

Bring your school, home educator group, college or university to the Design Museum’s permanent gallery; The exhibition finishes with a look at the way in which making has changed over the last 170 years. Assistant Curator Maria McLintock takes us through the evolution of the making process and...

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Automating 3D Print Parameters For Optimal Results AUTOMATING 3D PRINT PARAMETERS FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS

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Aug 08, 2019

The problem being solved is that 3D printing is actually extremely complex. I know this for a fact, as I recall the first 3D printer I owned many years ago exposed me to that complexity. While I managed to build the kit machine in about 40 hours in those days assembly meant soldering, wrapping heate...

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Thought Leaders in Manufacturing: 10 Companies and People You Need to Know THOUGHT LEADERS IN MANUFACTURING: 10 COMPANIES AND PEOPLE YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Aug 08, 2019

Thought leaders in any industry deliver a ton of value to their audience. Manufacturing is no exception. The best of best in your industry established themselves as a successful professional in their area, and they deliver content with the goal of being informative and motivational. Said content can...

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Metal additive manufacturing for UAV engine design optimisation METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR UAV ENGINE DESIGN OPTIMISATION

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Aug 07, 2019

Renishaw, worked with engine manufacturing company Cobra Aero to optimise its design processes for aircraft and motorcycle engines. After working with Renishaw to develop new manufacturing processes, Cobra Aero invested in the AM 400 system to increase its additive manufacturing capabilities.

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The State of 3D Scanning 160 Years Ago THE STATE OF 3D SCANNING 160 YEARS AGO

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Aug 07, 2019

How old do you think 3D scanning could be? It’s a lot older than you might imagine. After reviewing our story on Adrian Bowyer’s proposal for a revolutionary 3D printing concept, Fabbaloo reader Franck Lacan, a Research Fellow in Additive Manufacturing at Cardiff University, pointed out ...

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Enabling an End-to-End Workflow through Medical Device Design and Manufacturing Services ENABLING AN END-TO-END WORKFLOW THROUGH MEDICAL DEVICE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING SERVICES

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Aug 07, 2019

3D Systems helps medical device companies increase and accelerate innovation to deliver the highest quality products and improve the standard of care. Create complex features such as lattice structures for improved implant performance. Best-in-class printers and software support for high-quality man...

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3D Printing in Life Sciences and Beyond 3D PRINTING IN LIFE SCIENCES AND BEYOND

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Aug 06, 2019

3D printing is an essential component of Additive Manufacturing. This manufacturing method employs computer-automated manufacturing CAM processes to fabricate physical 3D objects layer by layer from computer-aided design CAD models. With 3D printing technology, objects are created by depositing mate...

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Plex: Delivering a Manufacturing Cloud Simply & Reliably PLEX: DELIVERING A MANUFACTURING CLOUD SIMPLY & RELIABLY

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Aug 06, 2019

See how Plex provides ERP software-as-a-service solutions with high performance, reliability and availability using VxBlock 1000 converged infrastructure. VxBlock 1000 integrates powerful Dell EMC storage and data protection into a turnkey converged system supporting all your high-value, mission-cri...

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Aerospace 3D Printing Today And Tomorrow AEROSPACE 3D PRINTING TODAY AND TOMORROW

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Aug 06, 2019

When it comes to 3D printing in the aerospace industry, where are we now, in 2019? And where are we going? This is part three in a conversational series with Stratasys VP of Aerospace, Scott Sevcik. Part one focuses on Stratasys’ work with Boom Supersonic, while part two looks to the shape of ...

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Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019 PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRENDS IN MANUFACTURING IN 2019

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Aug 06, 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution revolves around technology, smart sensors that collect real-time data, artificial intelligence that increases production efficiency, and better manufacturing quality, security, and transparency. Developments in computing ensure seamless connectivity and large-volume ...

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The state of UK manufacturing THE STATE OF UK MANUFACTURING

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Aug 05, 2019

The old cliche of We don’t make anything in Britain anymore simply isn’t true. British manufacturers play a major role in our economy which is why Sage has curated this celebration of their worth. British manufacturers embody passion, energy, and pride, and it is reflected in how they di...

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2020 Honda Acura NSX Type-R Manufacturing 2020 HONDA ACURA NSX TYPE-R MANUFACTURING

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Aug 02, 2019

It begins before the driver steps foot inside. At the Performance Manufacturing Center, our engineers build openly and efficiently, designing their workstations and programming their own assembly bots. This way, every Acura is precisely engineered – with a good dose of human common sense.

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Are Machine Shops Doing More Plastic Parts Production Due to 3D Printing? ARE MACHINE SHOPS DOING MORE PLASTIC PARTS PRODUCTION DUE TO 3D PRINTING?

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Aug 02, 2019

Additive Manufacturing and Gardner Intelligence the research arm of our publisher, Gardner Business Media recently surveyed manufacturers using AM to ask how they are using it, and in particular to learn the extent to which AM has been adopted for full-scale production. Though the sample size was to...

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How to get an Edge in manufacturing HOW TO GET AN EDGE IN MANUFACTURING

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Aug 02, 2019

Manufacturing is adopting and adapting to new technology, but sometimes businesses can end up chasing their tail in proving the business case for the latest kit. Utilising the cloud and edge computing can maximise a manufacturer's data, operations and productivity, but the element of risk still ...

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Why additive manufacturing needs blockchain WHY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING NEEDS BLOCKCHAIN

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Aug 02, 2019

While additive manufacturing or 3D printing has the potential to greatly reduce shipping costs and make operations more efficient, it can also make the supply chain more vulnerable to cyberattacks and counterfeiting. Blockchain technology may hold the answer for increasing security.

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Quick Guide to Additive Manufacturing QUICK GUIDE TO ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Aug 01, 2019

Additive manufacturing has become a critical part of the design, prototyping and production process for engineers and production professionals, so it’s important to better understand its applications, benefits and overall role. This Quick Guide to Additive Manufacturing is designed to answer s...

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From Sale Order to Manufacturing Order FROM SALE ORDER TO MANUFACTURING ORDER

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Aug 01, 2019

Learn everything you need to grow your business with Odoo, the best management software to run a company. In this video, learn how to create manufacturing orders from a sale order in Odoo. Other lessons related to this video: MRP Overview, MRP Basics and Your First Manufacturing Order, Create Your O...

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What’s the status with sustainable manufacturing? WHAT’S THE STATUS WITH SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING?

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Aug 01, 2019

Most companies today are on a journey towards sustainability. For Dassault Systemes, it’s been part of our purpose for many years: Dassault Systèmes provides business & people with 3DEXPERIENCE universes to imagine sustainable innovations capable of harmonizing product, nature and l...

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Smart Manufacturing with a New Generation of ERP SMART MANUFACTURING WITH A NEW GENERATION OF ERP

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Aug 01, 2019

What has your enterprise resource planning system done for you lately? While your thoughts on the subject may be lost in the back of your mind, the fact is that ERP solution capabilities are evolving, and so is their role in manufacturing. New system features and extensions for production execution,...

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BIM For Manufacturing BIM FOR MANUFACTURING

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Jul 31, 2019

As industries rapidly evolve, more and more building manufacturers are turning to Business Information Modeling to win bids and ensure that projects are completed with consistency and quality. According to McGraw-Hill Construction surveys of North American companies, BIM is currently used by over 70...

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7 Reasons It’s Great To Work In Manufacturing 7 REASONS IT’S GREAT TO WORK IN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 31, 2019

The manufacturing industry is one of the largest and most influential sectors of the United States economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were an estimated 12.3M people employed in the Manufacturing Industry Sub-Sector in 2016 with a 1.17% year growth. It also accounts for a sim...

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Largest Manufacturing Employer in Rural Canada LARGEST MANUFACTURING EMPLOYER IN RURAL CANADA

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Jul 31, 2019

We transform what farmers grow into value added pmducts sold in Canada and abroad. We are committed to working with Canadian farmers to feed the world safe, sustainable, high quality food. The global population is set to grow to YEAR 2050 requiring 60 PERCENT more food.

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Mapping the Skills That Will Power Manufacturing MAPPING THE SKILLS THAT WILL POWER MANUFACTURING

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Jul 31, 2019

Digitization, automation and transformation are impacting every industry, disrupting skills and creating new jobs. Manufacturing is the vanguard, with new roles appearing as fast as others become obsolete. Manufacturers are reporting growing talent shortages as they struggle to find the right blend ...

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Future of technology in Manufacturing 2019 FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY IN MANUFACTURING 2019

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Jul 31, 2019

On the 18th July HSO’s annual flagship manufacturing event took place at Renault Sport F1’s Technical Centre in Enstone, Oxfordshire. Featuring a world class venue, a packed guest list and a fantastic line-up of speakers comprising manufacturing industry experts, government and academia,...

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Investing In Holographic 3D Printing INVESTING IN HOLOGRAPHIC 3D PRINTING

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Jul 31, 2019

The round was led by Khosla Ventures, which has previously participated in funding for such 3D printing ventures as Digital Alloys. It also included participation from True Ventures and Indio Bio, which were original seed round investors. Prellis Biologics has now seen a total investment of $10.5M.

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Womp Provides On Demand 3D Services To The Public & Companies WOMP PROVIDES ON DEMAND 3D SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC & COMPANIES

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Jul 31, 2019

The startup is taking an unusual path to offer several 3D services to the public in an easy-to-use fashion. The idea here is that for some individuals and companies, using 3D technology is a bit too challenging. They therefore offer easy access to 3D printing, 3D modeling and 3D scanning.

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How Arduino 3D Printing Projects Speed Electronics Design & Development HOW ARDUINO 3D PRINTING PROJECTS SPEED ELECTRONICS DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

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Jul 31, 2019

Anyone who has built a proof-of-concept PCB should be intimately familiar with the problems involved in breadboards. Although breadboards allow you to arrange and rearrange components on a test platform while you experiment with your design, the behavior of the proof-of-concept will not always match...

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Manufacturing the Perfect Process Solution MANUFACTURING THE PERFECT PROCESS SOLUTION

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Jul 31, 2019

Inefficient processes are a drain on manufacturing productivity and effectiveness. Every manual task and poorly planned workflow represents lost time and increased chance for human error. A process management solution such as Issuetrak provides all the automation and governance needed to ensure that...

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5 Factors Contributing to the Manufacturing Skills Gap 5 FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE MANUFACTURING SKILLS GAP

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Jul 30, 2019

A skills gap currently faced by industrial enterprises is the result of an accumulation of several factors, not solely a worker shortage, which is a misalignment of labor supply and demand. While a worker shortage is a major influence of the manufacturing skills gap, there are various other industry...

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Understanding 3D Printing Surface Finishes UNDERSTANDING 3D PRINTING SURFACE FINISHES

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Jul 30, 2019

In this design and manufacturing tips video, Xometry's Greg Paulsen, Dir., Application Engineering, dives deep into the world of 3D printing surface finishes. He looks at each of Xometrys six additive manufacturing processes, what kinds of surface finishes you can expect from each, and how to se...

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BigFDM - A Really, Really Big Open Source 3D Printer for Under $3,000 BIGFDM - A REALLY, REALLY BIG OPEN SOURCE 3D PRINTER FOR UNDER $3,000

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Jul 30, 2019

Last year Daniele Ingrassia created the LaserDuo. This year, he’s at it again, with a giant 80cm x 80cm x 90cm, open source 3D printer built at Fab Lab UAE. It uses a mix of standard components and FabLab-made parts to be as easy as possible to reproduce. It also uses Ingrassia’s own ope...

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Ultimaker Cura 4.2: First choice for 3D printing professionals worldwide ULTIMAKER CURA 4.2: FIRST CHOICE FOR 3D PRINTING PROFESSIONALS WORLDWIDE

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Jul 30, 2019

Today, the latest version of our powerful, easy-to-use 3D print preparation software is available for download. In this release, we’ve focused on usability improvements that simplify 3D printing workflows, whatever your 3D printing application.

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2019 Aerospace manufacturing attractiveness rankings 2019 AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING ATTRACTIVENESS RANKINGS

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Jul 30, 2019

Our annual aerospace manufacturing attractiveness rankings report is a guide to promising geographic locations for aerospace development. The index offers comparisons within the United States and globally as well, providing organizations with data they can leverage to help plan for the future.

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5 trends driving logistics costs up for manufacturers 5 TRENDS DRIVING LOGISTICS COSTS UP FOR MANUFACTURERS

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Jul 29, 2019

Logistics costs are rising for manufacturing companies, but why? In the below infographic, we break down the top five trends driving logistics challenges for manufacturers. Your company needs to stay aware of emerging trends and frequently evaluate how they may affect your logistics strategy.

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3D Metal Printing Facts Not to Be Missed! 3D METAL PRINTING FACTS NOT TO BE MISSED!

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Jul 29, 2019

There is not an industry on this planet that 3D printing has not impacted positively. Everything from body parts to buildings has been manufactured using various 3D printing technologies. In this infographic, we discuss multiple parts of the 3D metal printing industry, including the history, how 3D ...

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The Future Computed: AI and Manufacturing THE FUTURE COMPUTED: AI AND MANUFACTURING

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Jul 29, 2019

In an interview with Microsoft’s Çağlayan Arkan, The Future Computed: AI and Manufacturing author, Greg Shaw, shares stories of innovation from digital leaders who are breaking new ground in manufacturing with AI.

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Advances in 3D printing technology: Increasing biological weapon proliferation risks? ADVANCES IN 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY: INCREASING BIOLOGICAL WEAPON PROLIFERATION RISKS?

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Jul 29, 2019

The states parties to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention are gathering in Geneva from 29 July to 8 August for a series of Meetings of Experts. Among other topics, states are reviewing scientific and technological developments that impact the objectives of the treaty.

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Roadmapping your Manufacturing Technology Requirements ROADMAPPING YOUR MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

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Jul 29, 2019

With so many emerging technologies knocking at the door, Manufacturing professionals are overwhelmed. As Manufacturing leaders, their quest is to find better quality, cost efficiencies and more robust employee safety and health by leveraging these technologies.

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Getting under the hood of Predix Manufacturing Data Cloud GETTING UNDER THE HOOD OF PREDIX MANUFACTURING DATA CLOUD

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Jul 29, 2019

GE Digital’s Predix Manufacturing Data Cloud promises to give manufacturers an unprecedented ability to create smart connected factories, offering greater flexibility of deployment, fewer on-premises systems and optimised performance.

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Academy of Advanced Manufacturing - Follow the Journey ACADEMY OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING - FOLLOW THE JOURNEY

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Jul 26, 2019

Hear from three veterans who recently graduated from the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing Program and how they have been impacted by this organization. The costs to source, recruit, assess, select and develop a highly skilled workforce are escalating rapidly. Manufacturing companies are facing a sk...

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When Should You Combine 3D Printing and CNC Machining? WHEN SHOULD YOU COMBINE 3D PRINTING AND CNC MACHINING?

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Jul 26, 2019

There is no doubt 3D printing has changed the prototyping and manufacturing game for good, and for the better. In some applications, it is impossible to replace CNC machining or injection molding with any other process - and perhaps that's always going to be the case. But often, it's worth e...

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Plywood printer uses a unique mix of manufacturing methods PLYWOOD PRINTER USES A UNIQUE MIX OF MANUFACTURING METHODS

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Jul 26, 2019

Sure, we’ve seen low-cost DIY 3D printers with wooden frames before, but not a 3D printer that actually prints wood. That’s exactly what Shane Wighton and his Formlabs hackathon team have done. Although probably more along the lines of a hybrid additive/subtractive CNC machine that makes...

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The Importance of Manufacturing in Every Country THE IMPORTANCE OF MANUFACTURING IN EVERY COUNTRY

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Jul 26, 2019

Manufacturing remains a critical force for both developed and developing countries, however, its role is changing and could play an even greater role in stimulating economies through the adoption of innovative technology. But the reality is that many manufacturing processes are still transitioning f...

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How Does Augmented Reality Disrupt Automotive Industry? HOW DOES AUGMENTED REALITY DISRUPT AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY?

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Jul 25, 2019

However, AR goes beyond gaming and AR masks creation. Besides already existing educational apps e.g., BBC’s Civilisations AR or instructional augmented reality apps e.g., Street View mode in Google Maps overlaying AR walking directions atop the real world; Gatwick’s AR passenger app for ...

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Introduction to IoT in Manufacturing INTRODUCTION TO IOT IN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 25, 2019

The industrial revolution and the Internet of Things is re-shaping what’s possible for the world of manufacturing today. According to industry experts, the IoT in Manufacturing market is expected to grow to 45.3 Billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 29.0% from 2017-2021.

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Personal Logistics Is Essential to Manufacturing Success PERSONAL LOGISTICS IS ESSENTIAL TO MANUFACTURING SUCCESS

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Jul 25, 2019

Knowing your logistics and supply chain are important, when it comes to manufacturing. Having the right stuff in the right place at the right time is essential to succeeding in the industry. But what about personal logistics? Tradeshows and experiencing tools firsthand is the only way to fully grasp...

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An Adaptive UX is Imperative for Manufacturing ERP Selection AN ADAPTIVE UX IS IMPERATIVE FOR MANUFACTURING ERP SELECTION

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Jul 25, 2019

The ways in which an enterprise software solution looks, feels and works for a user is increasingly crucial. Now that users have been influenced by their consumer experiences with innovative and digital technology, expectations have increased for their business software to provide a similar user exp...

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What’s Influencing Today’s Trends In Manufacturing Technology? WHAT’S INFLUENCING TODAY’S TRENDS IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY?

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Jul 25, 2019

Manufacturing is no longer simply about making physical items and transferring X from A to B. Changes in global consumer demand with more emphasis on customization, engagement, speed to market, quick delivery, coupled with modifications to the economics of production, and the shifting supply chain h...

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American Manufacturing is All Around Us - You Just Might Not Always Notice AMERICAN MANUFACTURING IS ALL AROUND US - YOU JUST MIGHT NOT ALWAYS NOTICE

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Jul 25, 2019

American manufacturers make everything from bus seats to fire hydrants to manhole covers. When you think about Made in America, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it that big music festival in Philly? Or perhaps it’s the final episode of The Sopranos?

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What WHAT'S IN E3D-ONLINE'S MYSTERY BOXES?

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Jul 24, 2019

There’s a bit of a giveaway taking place at E3D-Online today. The UK-based company produces a range of highly-regarded components for 3D printers, most notably the ubiquitous E3D V6 hot end, which now appears in many vendor’s 3D printers. In my discussions with and observations of the co...

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New DragonFly Ushers in Industry 4.0 with Lights-Out Digital Manufacturing NEW DRAGONFLY USHERS IN INDUSTRY 4.0 WITH LIGHTS-OUT DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

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Jul 24, 2019

It’s a very big day for our team here at Nano Dimension, for our customers and resellers, and for the electronics industry. It’s the birth of Lights-Out Digital Manufacturing LDM, a manufacturing methodology in which systems run with little to no human intervention around the clock.

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The top 5 reasons for manufacturers to improve data management THE TOP 5 REASONS FOR MANUFACTURERS TO IMPROVE DATA MANAGEMENT

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Jul 23, 2019

Today’s manufacturers face a host of challenges related to effectively managing product design and manufacturing data, not just within product development and manufacturing departments, but across the greater manufacturing enterprise. How well manufacturing organizations manage product and pro...

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Manufacturing Report 2019 MANUFACTURING REPORT 2019

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Jul 23, 2019

As part of its 2019 Manufacturing Report produced in conjunction with both Mitel and The Manufacturer, Daisy polled UK manufacturing businesses to establish how many are embracing unified communications strategies, automation, Big Data and Industry 4.0, as well providing an overall assessment of key...

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Top 4 Trends Shaping Manufacturing Marketing TOP 4 TRENDS SHAPING MANUFACTURING MARKETING

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Jul 23, 2019

Manufacturing marketers weighed in on the trends facing their industry. Discover the top four - and the numbers behind them. B2B buyers have increasingly higher customer expectations. For them, the customer experience comes before buying considerations begin - and determines if they will even start....

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Satisfying Food Manufacturing Process You Have to See 2019 SATISFYING FOOD MANUFACTURING PROCESS YOU HAVE TO SEE 2019

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Jul 23, 2019

Primary food processing turns agricultural products, such as raw wheat kernels or livestock, into something that can eventually be eaten. This category includes ingredients that are produced by ancient processes such as drying, threshing, winnowing, and milling grain, shelling nuts, and butchering a...

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Could 3D Printing Build the Next Megacity? COULD 3D PRINTING BUILD THE NEXT MEGACITY?

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Jul 23, 2019

The world is full of man-made objects. From home piping to coffee mugs and everything in between, these objects have traditionally been mass produced in factories, using processes that are slow and cumbersome. But 3D printing could change all of that, allowing the everyday consumer to print their ho...

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Industrial Revolutions Infographic INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONS INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 23, 2019

The First Industrial Revolution that started in the UK, led to a step change in industrial productivity and systematisation, with the Second Industrial Revolution being driven by the UK and Western Europe, to the Third Industrial Revolution which was a silent revolution of Information Technology, an...

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Why universities use desktop SLS 3D printers from Sinterit WHY UNIVERSITIES USE DESKTOP SLS 3D PRINTERS FROM SINTERIT

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Jul 23, 2019

In this video, we share the insights of a scientist who decided to try Sinterit Lisa for research and teaching. Piotr Dudek is an adjunct professor at AGH University of Science and Technology. He runs an additive manufacturing lab equipped with many different 3D printers. From FDMs, via SLA, to powd...

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3D Printed Microbots Are Powered By Vibration 3D PRINTED MICROBOTS ARE POWERED BY VIBRATION

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Jul 23, 2019

Researchers at Georgia Tech have produced a 3D printed microbot that is powered by vibration. The polymer structure is quite small, only two millimeters in length. But it involves a complex geometry that includes a small collection of bristly legs. These are carefully designed to react to external v...

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3D Printing Software: The Features You Need 3D PRINTING SOFTWARE: THE FEATURES YOU NEED

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Jul 23, 2019

Finding the right 3D printing software can be tricky and leave you wondering where to start when utilizing 3D printing for your business or personal needs. Companies and individuals have varying benchmarks, diverse perspectives and unique preferences when it comes to 3D printing software; it largely...

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Countdown to the tipping point for Industry 4.0 COUNTDOWN TO THE TIPPING POINT FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jul 22, 2019

Industry 4.0 machines, technology and equipment are revolutionizing manufacturing by digitalizing production processes, quality assurance, maintenance, planning, forecasting, innovation and discovery, time to market, supply chain efficiency, and many other aspects of the manufacturing ecosystem. Dig...

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5 Ways 3D Printing Pushes the Boundaries of Creativity 5 WAYS 3D PRINTING PUSHES THE BOUNDARIES OF CREATIVITY

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Jul 22, 2019

Across industries, 3D printing technology is a natural ally of creativity, bringing new freedom to the processes of design and fabrication. It is fitting, then, that we are seeing artists beginning to take note and leverage the unique qualities of the technology to create 3D printed art. The design ...

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Modern Mobility Manufacturers MODERN MOBILITY MANUFACTURERS

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Jul 22, 2019

How often do you hear the term, productivity in manufacturing? This term is often tossed about and misunderstood to mean making more than anyone else. Today we will talk about how supply chain mobility will aid in this pursuit, but first let’s take a look at what it means to manufacturers.

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Increase Asset Reliability and Performance in Food and Beverage Manufacturing INCREASE ASSET RELIABILITY AND PERFORMANCE IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING

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Jul 22, 2019

Food and beverage manufacturing is an asset-intensive industry. It is imperative to maximize returns from capital investments. Unplanned equipment downtime causes food and beverage manufacturers to suffer throughput losses, affecting their overall margins. Some food and beverage manufacturers are pr...

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America Makes Third Satellite Center Ups US AM Accelerator Focus On Aerospace AMERICA MAKES THIRD SATELLITE CENTER UPS US AM ACCELERATOR FOCUS ON AEROSPACE

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Jul 22, 2019

America Makes has announced its third Satellite Center. The organization’s mission is both simple and ridiculously complex: accelerate additive manufacturing in the United States. It’s straightforward, and elegant for being so; but when it comes to the practicalities of fulfilling the vi...

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The Lightyear One Electric Car Drives Ahead With Sunlight And 3D Printing THE LIGHTYEAR ONE ELECTRIC CAR DRIVES AHEAD WITH SUNLIGHT AND 3D PRINTING

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Jul 22, 2019

The vehicles of the future will employ 3D printing in ever greater amounts. We can say this with confidence, as the vehicles of today have also been built using 3D printing - and so have the vehicles of yesteryear, as the automotive industry in general has employed additive manufacturing in various ...

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Bart Dring Revises His 3D-Printed Pen Plotter Design BART DRING REVISES HIS 3D-PRINTED PEN PLOTTER DESIGN

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Jul 22, 2019

If you want to put an image or drawing onto paper, you’ll most likely use a printer. But plotters are sometimes the better choice. A conventional inkjet printer shoots ink onto the paper line by line, and doesn’t take into account the shape of what it’s printing. Plotters, which ar...

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Bend Wire Springs and Shapes with This 3D-Printed Machine BEND WIRE SPRINGS AND SHAPES WITH THIS 3D-PRINTED MACHINE

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Jul 22, 2019

Jiri Praus creates sculptures out of brass wire, and like almost anyone else, he hates producing the same part over and over again. To help alleviate this boredom, while still pursuing bent structures, he built an excellent CNC wire bending machine controlled by an Arduino/CNC shield setup.

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10 Basic 3D Model Repair Functions Every Data Prepper Should Know 10 BASIC 3D MODEL REPAIR FUNCTIONS EVERY DATA PREPPER SHOULD KNOW

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Jul 22, 2019

If you have some experience with designing and printing 3D models, you know how important it is to repair your 3D file after conversion from CAD to STL. The design may look perfect, but when you start printing it, the build can fail. An error can easily slip the eye, which is why STL editing softwar...

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Third Party Manufacturing Benefits THIRD PARTY MANUFACTURING BENEFITS

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Jul 21, 2019

Third party manufacturing in the pharma industry can provide a number of benefits. If you do not know about them then you are at the right place to learn about them.

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South Korea: 3D Printing Innovator And A Talented Supply Chain Alternative SOUTH KOREA: 3D PRINTING INNOVATOR AND A TALENTED SUPPLY CHAIN ALTERNATIVE

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Jul 19, 2019

Inside 3D Printing, one of Asia’s largest 3D printing events, took place in Seoul, South Korea June 26-28 this year. The event anticipated more than 12,000 attendees from 28 countries demonstrating how prominent South Korea has become in the additive manufacturing industry. Exhibitors are give...

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is the value of a 3D printed model? IF A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, WHAT IS THE VALUE OF A 3D PRINTED MODEL?

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Jul 19, 2019

Its night time. There are many stars in the sky, as far as the eye can see. Below the stars, a layer of clouds over the mountains. And in the distance, the glowing lights of a city. Now, scroll to the bottom of this post and tell me if what you imagined, and what is pictured, is similar?

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eSIM: Offering manufacturers the competitive advantage they need ESIM: OFFERING MANUFACTURERS THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE THEY NEED

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Jul 19, 2019

The ability to change network operator without physical interaction is a major benefit of eSIM, states eSIM: Giving Manufacturers the Competitive Edge, a new whitepaper from Arm, the multinational semiconductor and software design company. IoT device manufacturers embracing the concept of eSIMs embe...

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The Impact of Implementing 3D Printing at the Point-of-Care THE IMPACT OF IMPLEMENTING 3D PRINTING AT THE POINT-OF-CARE

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Jul 19, 2019

The creation of patient-specific anatomical models derived from medical imaging data is reported as early as 1981. These first anatomical models, generated by contouring computed tomography images and milling manufacturing techniques, were low resolution, labor intensive and prohibitively expensive ...

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The Solution to Maximizing Plant Floor Space THE SOLUTION TO MAXIMIZING PLANT FLOOR SPACE

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Jul 19, 2019

More square footage is not the only solution to maximizing space utilization; nor are second level mezzanines. Even C-Suite executives, inclined to expand the plant floor and warehouse footprint, quickly discover there is so little space available. According to Jennifer Smith, the logistics reporter...

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RT-Bolt manufacturing process RT-BOLT MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Jul 18, 2019

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. Rolling works much like cold forging, and involves r...

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Manufacturing Transparency in Automotive MANUFACTURING TRANSPARENCY IN AUTOMOTIVE

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Jul 18, 2019

Counterfeit parts are a US$45 billion nightmare for the automotive industry. Few manufacturers have mechanisms in place to track parts entering and exiting their supply streams.

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Use Technology to Engage Young Workers in the Manufacturing Labor Force USE TECHNOLOGY TO ENGAGE YOUNG WORKERS IN THE MANUFACTURING LABOR FORCE

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Jul 18, 2019

A common challenge for many manufacturers is finding and retaining skilled labor. Many businesses are facing the retirement of older employees, and higher turnover in their workforce. At the same time, some manufacturers lament that younger workers don’t have the same skill sets as the earlier...

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You should attend an Advancing the Future Manufacturing Tour YOU SHOULD ATTEND AN ADVANCING THE FUTURE MANUFACTURING TOUR

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Jul 18, 2019

Careers in Advanced Manufacturing are alive and well in Eastern Iowa. Hundreds of high quality, good paying careers await! Attend an Advancing the Future Tours and see for yourself how technological advances and changes in the industry have transformed the way in which manufacturing is preformed.

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China CHINA'S BIGGEST AUTOMATION IN PRODUCTION AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

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Jul 18, 2019

China has been pushing ahead in advanced robotics and artificial intelligence as part of their on-going strategic plan known as Made in China 2025. So now in this video, get ready to see 5 of the best and most high-tech automations going on in China with the use of advanced robotics and artificial i...

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3D printers guide for beginners: Personal experience and knowledge about 3D printers 3D PRINTERS GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS: PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT 3D PRINTERS

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Jul 18, 2019

There are a large number of 3D printing enthusiasts, and they are very happy to release their own models at the T stage. So there are also a variety of beautiful, exquisite or wonderful models. This website is regarded as the starter of the model website. You can see lots of brilliant designs on the...

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A Quick Guide To 3D Printing Technology A QUICK GUIDE TO 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

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Jul 18, 2019

3D printing can be used to make amazing sculptures and innovative technology - but do you know how a 3D printer actually works? A good understanding of the manufacturing process will make it easier to design your own creations. 3D printing is actually quite similar to regular printing processes. A n...

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What Do Modern Frontline Manufacturing Leaders Really Want? WHAT DO MODERN FRONTLINE MANUFACTURING LEADERS REALLY WANT?

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Jul 18, 2019

Constellium and DDI have been partnering for almost five years to design and deploy a learning journey for frontline leaders. Since 2018, Constellium has been focused on a stronger learner center approach. A bit of background: Constellium has chosen to invest in its frontline leaders for several yea...

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Generation Z More Likely Than Millennials to Pursue Work in Manufacturing GENERATION Z MORE LIKELY THAN MILLENNIALS TO PURSUE WORK IN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 18, 2019

But it is also clear more work needs to be done to recruit young people into the field. Millennials are over - the next generation is about to enter the workforce, and new polling reveals they could be more likely than their immediate predecessors to enter manufacturing. Leaning2Lead, a data and sof...

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3 Ways to Boost Safety in Manufacturing 3 WAYS TO BOOST SAFETY IN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 18, 2019

Manufacturing remains one of the largest industries despite the rise of online services and virtual currencies. Manufacturing involves the processing of raw materials into finished products and necessitates the use of various heavy equipment during operation, which puts operators at risk while perfo...

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Business Value in Manufacturing BUSINESS VALUE IN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 17, 2019

As a software vendor, IFS has always focused intently on delivering real and measurable business value to customers. The software and technology itself is designed to facilitate your business and eliminate non-value added work from existing processes. It can let you take on new business processes or...

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Wordsmith Advertising Factory and Manufacturing Showreel 2019 WORDSMITH ADVERTISING FACTORY AND MANUFACTURING SHOWREEL 2019

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Jul 17, 2019

When we say we’re an ad agency, that means exactly what you think it means. We’re a real, full-fledged, full-service agency that uses every channel and every technology available to make your brand more effective, memorable and competitive. No cut corners, no compromises. We’re not...

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HPE OEM Solutions: Accelerate Towards Smarter Manufacturing HPE OEM SOLUTIONS: ACCELERATE TOWARDS SMARTER MANUFACTURING

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Jul 17, 2019

Discover how HPE OEM Solutions works with you to take the lead on manufacturing innovation and speed your time to revenue. Smart manufacturing is a broad category of manufacturing that employs computer-integrated manufacturing, high levels of adaptability and rapid design changes, digital informatio...

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10X Faster 3D Printing In Dispute: Jabil Sues Essentium 10X FASTER 3D PRINTING IN DISPUTE: JABIL SUES ESSENTIUM

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Jul 17, 2019

The technology in question is hitting the market as Essentium’s HSE 180 S, a system proclaimed to be 10x faster than the next-fasted 3D printer out there. Thats a sore spot for Jabil, which states that that 10x faster system is actually based on its TenX 3D printer, which it had been developin...

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Can we save wildlife with 3D printing? CAN WE SAVE WILDLIFE WITH 3D PRINTING?

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Jul 17, 2019

We recently wrote about saving forests thanks to Additive Manufacturing, now new research was conducted to protect wildlife animals. Brandy Neiles, a resource biologist from South Dakotas Gae, Fish & Parks, is changing the face of preserving the Bobcat population with his revolutionary developme...

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Is a sand 3D printer the future of Additive Manufacturing? IS A SAND 3D PRINTER THE FUTURE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING?

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Jul 17, 2019

You might be surprised, but sand 3D printers go back to the late 90s! Generis and MIT are responsible for this huge development. But how exactly does this technology work? At what stage is it after 20 years of research and improvements? Today, we will focus on the innovations of sand 3D printers! Ar...

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4 Examples of American Machining Evolution 4 EXAMPLES OF AMERICAN MACHINING EVOLUTION

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Jul 17, 2019

Although the American machine tool industry is not what it used to be, American engineers continue to design and American workers continued to build metal-cutting equipment. At the Fives Giddings & Lewis plant in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, they’ve been doing so for more than a century - a sto...

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The marketing blueprint for manufacturers THE MARKETING BLUEPRINT FOR MANUFACTURERS

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Jul 16, 2019

The outlook on how well our economy is doing has foreshadowed parts of our personal lives and the way we do business from year to year. I’m sure you’ve noticed that there has been significant progress happening all across the US. Hopefully, this means you’ve increased production an...

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Complete Due Diligence for Your Manufacturing Process COMPLETE DUE DILIGENCE FOR YOUR MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Jul 16, 2019

It is an ever-increasing responsibility for food manufacturers to take every precaution to ensure their products comply with weighing regulations and contaminant free in line with retailer specifications. The METTLER TOLEDO Due Diligence Kit integrates monitoring options to comply with safety and qu...

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Where Are The Stratasys Advanced 3D Printing Demonstrators? WHERE ARE THE STRATASYS ADVANCED 3D PRINTING DEMONSTRATORS?

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Jul 16, 2019

Stratasys seems to be selling one of their demonstration technologies as a product now, but what happened to the others? In the past few years we were fortunate enough to see first hand three very unusual technology demonstrations by Stratasys. These were considered quite notable at the time, and st...

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How NASA Plans to Start Building in Space in the Next 3 Years HOW NASA PLANS TO START BUILDING IN SPACE IN THE NEXT 3 YEARS

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Jul 16, 2019

3D printing technologies have significantly improved over the past few years and some have even made it to the jobsite.  Not to be outdone, NASA, your favorite America space exploration organization, has announced a plan to being building and manufacturing in low-Earth orbit.

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Current trends in bioresin manufacturing CURRENT TRENDS IN BIORESIN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 16, 2019

Plastics are among the most versatile materials on the planet, but humanitys propensity to misuse single-use plastic items like straws and flatware has become an environmental threat. That's where bioresin comes in - slowly. The biggest change to the bioresin manufacturing industry is the introd...

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Manufacturers planning for the future, planning for success MANUFACTURERS PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE, PLANNING FOR SUCCESS

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Jul 16, 2019

Undoubtedly, the manufacturing sector is facing change and uncertainty, but it’s also seeking to take control of its own destiny. A new report from Sage, Riding the wave of uncertainty: how process manufacturers are planning for a brighter future, discusses the issues, and offers several reaso...

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Artificial Intelligence in BMW Manufacturing ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN BMW MANUFACTURING

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Jul 15, 2019

Artificial intelligence is on the rise in automotive production. Since 2018, the BMW Group has been using various AI applications in series production. One focus is automated image recognition: In these processes, artificial intelligence evaluates component images in ongoing production and compares ...

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Compete and Win in the Age of Account Based Buying COMPETE AND WIN IN THE AGE OF ACCOUNT BASED BUYING

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Jul 15, 2019

If you’re on a B2B revenue team, it’s likely your Marketing and Sales teams are experiencing some angst these days when it comes to understanding how prospects and customers want to interact with your company. On one hand customers seem to want ultra-personalized attention on every chann...

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Forrester Total Economic Report Shows a 405% ROI on 6sense FORRESTER TOTAL ECONOMIC REPORT SHOWS A 405% ROI ON 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

Calculating ROI has become a requirement for any corporate investment, across all business functions. Gone are the days when B2B marketers could attribute their spend to “branding.” Today, they’re being forced to provide concrete spend-to-revenue analysis to justify their investmen...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecti...

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The National Association of Manufacturers in 2020 THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS IN 2020

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Jul 15, 2019

Manufacturing is on the rise but by 2028, 2.4 million manufacturing jobs could be left unfilled. The NAM, together with our education and workforce partner the Manufacturing Institute, has a solution. That’s why we’re kicking off the 2020 Creators Wanted campaign, a national effort to bu...

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3D Systems Returning To Consumer 3D Printing? 3D SYSTEMS RETURNING TO CONSUMER 3D PRINTING?

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Jul 15, 2019

Amazon Prime Day or Days, as it seems now, is a special period that occurs once a year on the massive online retailer, where countless dramatic sales are posted. Often items are reduced by 20-60%, making for some great savings if you happen to need something in particular.

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3D-Printed DNA Lamp Made us do a Double Helix 3D-PRINTED DNA LAMP MADE US DO A DOUBLE HELIX

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Jul 15, 2019

It’s incredible to take a step back and think about something like DNA. Even this unseen piece of our very foundation has a defined shape: the double helix. Naturally, this shape makes for eye-catching art pieces, and that’s why this 3D-printed DNA lamp captures our attention.

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How to Move Your Manufacturing from China AND Protect Your IP HOW TO MOVE YOUR MANUFACTURING FROM CHINA AND PROTECT YOUR IP

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Jul 15, 2019

With no sign of a peace breaking out any time soon on the U.S.-China trade front, an increasing number of businesses are turning their eyes toward alternative manufacturing destinations, such as Vietnam, Thailand and Mexico. Understandably, such relocations will present all sorts of new and headache...

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Tariff Volatility Requires Action TARIFF VOLATILITY REQUIRES ACTION

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Jul 15, 2019

Volatility is deeply disliked by business leaders. Many manufacturers and distributors face the volatility caused by unpredictable tariffs on Chinese imports and warn of a potential calamity should the Administration’s trade war be expanded.

The uncertainty and exploding costs b...

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Manufacturing and trade in Asia MANUFACTURING AND TRADE IN ASIA

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Jul 14, 2019

Karel Eloot, coleader of McKinsey’s Operations Practice in Asia, discusses how Asian economies are building more domestic supply chains, as trade gradually shifts between Asian countries. He also examines how executives in Asia should align their manufacturing footprints with evolving trade fl...

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What Industry 4.0 really means WHAT INDUSTRY 4.0 REALLY MEANS

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Jul 13, 2019

Industry 4.0. We have all heard it as being about a world of smart machines and smarter factories. So what does Industry 4.0 mean to you? Several years ago I asked the question at various shops, and I usually got some variation of It’s nice and everything, but I need to get these jobs out the ...

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The Future of 3D-Printed Implants THE FUTURE OF 3D-PRINTED IMPLANTS

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Jul 12, 2019

The survey results show that the most common procedure being performed with 3D-printed implants is total knee arthroplasty procedures and more than 65% of surgeons put their trust in this technology for the future standard of care. However, 68% of orthopedic physicians believe that 3D-printing techn...

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SAP Concur at Work in Manufacturing SAP CONCUR AT WORK IN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 12, 2019

SAP Concur solutions are customizable to meet the needs of a complex global workforce within a single platform. SAP Concur connects to your existing systems for rapid deployment so you can realize the business benefits sooner than you might think.

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Why cognitive manufacturing matters in electronics WHY COGNITIVE MANUFACTURING MATTERS IN ELECTRONICS

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Jul 12, 2019

Hyper-complex production meets cognitive computing Electronics manufacturing is surrounded by continuous complexity. Executives face rising resource costs in traditionally low-cost production markets. They must address increasing customization, shorter lead times, frequently changing requirements an...

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eSIM: Giving Manufacturers the Competitive Edge ESIM: GIVING MANUFACTURERS THE COMPETITIVE EDGE

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Jul 11, 2019

Manufacturers not only form a key part in this connected ecosystem, simply by providing devices that work as intended, they also stand to profit from the burgeoning demand for connected devices. Organizations looking to capitalize upon this opportunity often produce and store regionspecific stock ke...

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How ERP can help Small & Medium Manufacturing companies HOW ERP CAN HELP SMALL & MEDIUM MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

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Jul 11, 2019

ERP is now affordable and even SME's can benefit from it. Running a manufacturing business requires close co-ordination between departments to ensure timely delivery at a profit. This video takes you thru a flow of transactions which can be enabled in an ERP for clear visibility and enhanced pro...

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Inbound Marketing Case Study: How One Manufacturer Increased Leads by 285% INBOUND MARKETING CASE STUDY: HOW ONE MANUFACTURER INCREASED LEADS BY 285%

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Jul 11, 2019

If you were to ask any business leader what their main goals for their company are, the answer would most likely be something along the lines of increasing sales and leads. In fact, even if they mentioned other goals, such as improving website performance and SEO, or redesigning a website for better...

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AI in manufacturing: adopt early to gain market share AI IN MANUFACTURING: ADOPT EARLY TO GAIN MARKET SHARE

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Jul 11, 2019

With research suggesting artificial intelligence in manufacturing could become mainstream within 24 months, what can manufacturers gain from taking an early adopter approach? Tom Leeson reports. New digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things offer huge potential ...

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The True Cost of Downtime THE TRUE COST OF DOWNTIME

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Jul 11, 2019

Manufacturing companies survive on the reliability of their machines. As long as the equipment is running, the company is making money. All machines break down eventually, though, and when a company is unprepared with solutions it can be incredibly costly. It’s critical for a business to under...

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Your digital journey in 5 steps YOUR DIGITAL JOURNEY IN 5 STEPS

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Jul 10, 2019

Digitising your design & manufacturing business doesn’t need to be complicated. While everyone’s business and journey will be different, they all involve the following 5 steps. What will your journey look like? Use our digital strategy template to explore where your business is today...

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Lower Production Costs with New 3D Printed Materials LOWER PRODUCTION COSTS WITH NEW 3D PRINTED MATERIALS

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Jul 10, 2019

As a manufacturer, your success with 3D printing and its capability to solve your production challenges are, in part, a function of mindset. Your 3D printing paradigm largely governs how you view the technology and how it can or can’t help. Frankly, any belief that 3D printing is not a manufac...

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Siemens sets industry milestone with first 3D printed part operating in nuclear power plant SIEMENS SETS INDUSTRY MILESTONE WITH FIRST 3D PRINTED PART OPERATING IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

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Jul 10, 2019

The better than expected performance of this 3D printed part gave us confidence that we can reach the full life expectancy from our asset. Siemens has a long history of innovation in this area and their dedication to providing their customers with the latest, proven innovations made them an excellen...

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Successes and lessons learned from over 60 years of manufacturing SUCCESSES AND LESSONS LEARNED FROM OVER 60 YEARS OF MANUFACTURING

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Jul 10, 2019

The last ten years have been tumultuous for the American manufacturing sector, which had already seen more than its fair share of difficult decades before the Great Recession of 2008. In fact, U.S. manufacturers were fighting an economic downturn before the recession hit, seeing productivity growth ...

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5 Amazing Equipment to Perform Manufacturing Quality Control 5 AMAZING EQUIPMENT TO PERFORM MANUFACTURING QUALITY CONTROL

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Jul 10, 2019

Using our Zeiss Comet L3D 2 Optical Scanner, Sprint MVP 300, SmartScope ZIP Lite 300, Nikon Ultra Coordinate Measuring Machine with Renishaw Probes and our X-Rite Spectrophotometer, we are able to perform manufacturing quality control and ensure the parts we manufacture matches your design specifica...

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Reaping the Recurring Benefits of Industry 4.0 REAPING THE RECURRING BENEFITS OF INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jul 10, 2019

Manufacturers are embracing a brave new Industry 4.0 world by embarking on ambitious digital transformation programs. For the most part, such digital transformation initiatives are viewed as an opportunity to make significant improvements to the company bottom line by harnessing technology for optim...

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Stratasys helps Milwaukee School of Engineering train students on additive manufacturing STRATASYS HELPS MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING TRAIN STUDENTS ON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Jul 10, 2019

The adage never stop learning is alive and well for both the students at Milwaukee School of Engineering and its Additive Lab Consortium members. The school of 2,900 students, located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, has ties with 47 manufacturing companies, including Kohler, Snap-on Tools, Baxte...

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Siemens Goes Additive 2019 SIEMENS GOES ADDITIVE 2019

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Jul 10, 2019

Once a year, the internal expert conference on Additive Manufacturing takes place, with the aim of transforming research and development in into new business models and accelerating the industrialization of additive manufacturing.

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MedAccred Certification For Plastic Injection Molding Company Suggests 3D Printing May Be Next MEDACCRED CERTIFICATION FOR PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING COMPANY SUGGESTS 3D PRINTING MAY BE NEXT

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Jul 10, 2019

MedAccred, administered by the Performance Review Institute (PRI), is an accreditation that replaces several critical process supplier audits with one robust audit. The program’s aim is to ensure quality throughout the medical device supply chain, giving manufacturers an increased sense of con...

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Industry 4.0, Towards The Future of Waste Treatment INDUSTRY 4.0, TOWARDS THE FUTURE OF WASTE TREATMENT

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Jul 10, 2019

New technologies will play a determining role in facilitating the transformation towards a circular economy. In order to obtain secondary raw materials that can compete with virgin materials, technologies capable of boosting the current figures of material valuation will be needed, thereby facilitat...

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The Potential of Connected Manufacturing THE POTENTIAL OF CONNECTED MANUFACTURING

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Jul 10, 2019

The Internet of Things is changing virtually every aspect of manufacturing. Here’s a look at six areas where the technology creates potential opportunities and risks. Understanding the opportunities and risks can help make the Internet of Things a competitive advantage.

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What Problems Can You Solve with Metal Additive Manufacturing? WHAT PROBLEMS CAN YOU SOLVE WITH METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING?

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Jul 10, 2019

The importance of metal additive manufacturing is not about what wild geometries you can dream up. It comes from what manufacturing challenges the technology is well-suited to tackle. Companies that successfully adopt additive manufacturing apply its advantages to the challenges that they uniquely f...

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TEST TARIFF VOLATILITY REQUIRES ACTION TEST TARIFF VOLATILITY REQUIRES ACTION

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Jul 09, 2019

Volatility is deeply disliked by business leaders. Many manufacturers and distributors face the volatility caused by unpredictable tariffs on Chinese imports and warn of a potential calamity should the Administration’s trade war be expanded.

The uncertainty and exploding costs b...

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TEST TARIFF VOLATILITY REQUIRES ACTION TEST TARIFF VOLATILITY REQUIRES ACTION

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Jul 09, 2019

Volatility is deeply disliked by business leaders. Many manufacturers and distributors face the volatility caused by unpredictable tariffs on Chinese imports and warn of a potential calamity should the Administration’s trade war be expanded.

The uncertainty and exploding costs b...

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Brookings survey finds 58% see manufacturing as vital to US economy, but only 17% are very confident in its future BROOKINGS SURVEY FINDS 58% SEE MANUFACTURING AS VITAL TO US ECONOMY, BUT ONLY 17% ARE VERY CONFIDENT IN ITS FUTURE

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Jul 09, 2019

Manufacturing is a crucial part of the U.S. economy. According to the U.S. census, around 11.1 million workers are employed in the sector, and it generates about $5.4 trillion in economic activity annually. Yet this area currently faces significant headwinds. The June IHS Markit Manufacturing Purcha...

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Laser Technology: Industry 4.0 at the Speed of Light LASER TECHNOLOGY: INDUSTRY 4.0 AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT

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Jul 09, 2019

Cats arent the only ones chasing lasers. Applied scientists around the globe are working with lasers to move Industry 4.0 at the speed of light. From variating length, power and time to simply exploring how old tricks make new tech, labs keep lasers on the drawing board. Now, optical discoveries are...

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What does world-class manufacturing look like? WHAT DOES WORLD-CLASS MANUFACTURING LOOK LIKE?

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Jul 09, 2019

Take a closer look at world-class manufacturing at Dentsply Sirona. Experience additive manufacturing of an Atlantis Bridge, part of Atlantis patient-specific solutions.

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Velo3D VELO3D'S INCREDIBLE METAL 3D PRINTING PROCESS

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Jul 09, 2019

The company, which operated in complete stealth until just under a year ago, had been secretly developing a powerful metal 3D printing process. Now, we’ve seen up close some of the prints that were made with that process and the results are startling, to say the least.

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How innovation can help UK manufacturers deliver global success HOW INNOVATION CAN HELP UK MANUFACTURERS DELIVER GLOBAL SUCCESS

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Jul 09, 2019

Santanders Manufacturing Industry Day offered attendees invaluable insights into the challenges manufacturers are facing, and the solutions needed to meet them. At Santanders recent Manufacturing Industry Day, delegates heard how Britain’s future success in the sector will likely be founded on...

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Do UK manufacturers still have a tiger in their tank after years of profound uncertainty? DO UK MANUFACTURERS STILL HAVE A TIGER IN THEIR TANK AFTER YEARS OF PROFOUND UNCERTAINTY?

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Jul 09, 2019

Each month, The Manufacturer explores a section of the latest Annual Manufacturing Report, which gauges the mood of leadership teams on issues such as Skills & Training, Government Policy & Industrial Strategy, and Finance & Investment. This month, we look at Growth & Exports.

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3D Printing Process and Material Decision Guide 3D PRINTING PROCESS AND MATERIAL DECISION GUIDE

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Jul 08, 2019

Want get more in-depth tips? Watch this on-demand webinar, Selecting the Right 3D Printing Material, hosted by Greg Paulsen, Director of Applications Engineering at Xometry. He discusses why materials matter, how to choose materials that meet your project goals and maximize cost efficiency, the stre...

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Ford uses Metal 3D Printing to drive the Automotive Factory of the Future FORD USES METAL 3D PRINTING TO DRIVE THE AUTOMOTIVE FACTORY OF THE FUTURE

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Jul 08, 2019

Ford has always looked to emerging technologies like additive manufacturing to improve their manufacturing processes and develop world-class vehicles. From its earliest roots in developing the moving assembly line, Ford has been at the forefront of manufacturing innovation. In this video, Ford&rsquo...

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Topline growth through digitalization: Industry 4.0 insights for executives TOPLINE GROWTH THROUGH DIGITALIZATION: INDUSTRY 4.0 INSIGHTS FOR EXECUTIVES

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Jul 08, 2019

There has been an increased emphasis on digitalisation within manufacturing. While some may see this as a means of reducing cost, Simon-Kucher believe the bigger profit opportunities will come from focusing on the topline revenue side of the profit equation.

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Smart Manufacturing Solutions: Build or Buy? SMART MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS: BUILD OR BUY?

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Jul 08, 2019

Terabytes of data are collected each day in a typical fab. Smart manufacturing platforms that leverage this big data can bring compelling throughput, quality, and productivity advantages to a manufacturing organization. But should such a solution be built or bought?

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How silicones for 3D Printing are changing the automotive industry? HOW SILICONES FOR 3D PRINTING ARE CHANGING THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY?

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Jul 08, 2019

3D Printing also known as Additive Manufacturing is becoming more and more widely used in our modern industry. No longer just limited to prototyping in specific industry sectors, 3D Printing has been introduced on an industrial level in various applications and will be an entire part of the factory ...

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Additive Manufacturing in Solid Edge ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN SOLID EDGE

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Jul 08, 2019

Solid Edge lets you create world-class products using the latest additive manufacturing and 3D printing techniques.

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Millennials And The New Demographics Of 3D Printing MILLENNIALS AND THE NEW DEMOGRAPHICS OF 3D PRINTING

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Jul 08, 2019

In 2019, millennials will become the largest population group in the U.S. As members of the first truly digital generation approach their prime income years, their impact on business decision-making should reach unprecendented levels. Tech-savvy millennials are the largest users of 3D printing, a te...

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3D Print Learning Series: Business 3D PRINT LEARNING SERIES: BUSINESS

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Jul 08, 2019

This is an entry in our 3D Print Learning Series, focusing on additional 3D print design tips. For other current entries in this series, please search for our tag, learning series, here. Search often, as we will be adding more periodically.

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Moving Your Manufacturing Out of China: The Initial Decisions MOVING YOUR MANUFACTURING OUT OF CHINA: THE INITIAL DECISIONS

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Jul 08, 2019

The uncertainty surrounding products manufactured in China is causing many foreign companies especially those that sell their products to the United States to ask us what they can do to mitigate their risks and where else they could look for getting their products made.  See Has Sourcing from C...

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6 Social Selling Tips: For Sellers In Manufacturing 6 SOCIAL SELLING TIPS: FOR SELLERS IN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 08, 2019

If you have already put in the work of building out profiles on these major social media platforms and have gained some followers, you’re off to a great start. But even more important than gaining followers, of course, is gaining customers - and simply having a social media presence isn’...

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Managing Indirect Taxes In Industry 4.0 MANAGING INDIRECT TAXES IN INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jul 08, 2019

Rapidly changing technology and regulations are impacting how manufacturers work. How to best leverage emerging technologies to create new products and enter new markets are big industry challenges. In the infographic below, we explore Industry 4.0, what it means to manufacturers, and how Vertex can...

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SiriusDecisions B-to-B Fundamentals with Elisabeth Medaris SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B FUNDAMENTALS WITH ELISABETH MEDARIS

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Jul 08, 2019

At SiriusDecisions, we’ve created a b-to-b fundamentals course to help you build a strong foundation of knowledge and develop meaningful, ongoing relationships with customers.

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Buying Decision Process Framework THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B BUYING DECISION PROCESS FRAMEWORK

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Jul 08, 2019

Decisionmaking is a cognitive process defined by psychologists as the selection of a course of action from multiple alternatives (e.g. what to eat, where to shop). John Dewey, the pragmatic philosopher and psychologist, introduced the first decision process framework for consumer buying in his book ...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business mode...

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Marketing Automation Study Infographic THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B MARKETING AUTOMATION STUDY INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 08, 2019

Does the organization have a valid and agreed-upon process of what its revenue engine looks like?  Is the marketing function speaking the same language as the sales team? Or are they focusing only on the lead when sales is more interested in pre-qualified, early-stage opportunities? How can sal...

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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Car production: Volkswagen factory of the future manufacturing industry 4 0 CAR PRODUCTION: VOLKSWAGEN FACTORY OF THE FUTURE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 4 0

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Jul 05, 2019

Volkswagen shortened to VW, is a German automaker founded on 28 May 1937 by the German Labour Front, a Nazi labour union, and headquartered in Wolfsburg. It is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group, the largest automaker by worldwide sales in 2016 and 2017.

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Amazing Satisfying Manufacturing Process In Factory AMAZING SATISFYING MANUFACTURING PROCESS IN FACTORY

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Jul 05, 2019

Feeling curious today? If that's the case you've definitely come to the right place. This manufacturing process video will take you behind the scene and show you how things work from a different angle. You'll also get the opportunity to perceive the world around you from a different pers...

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Sierra Leone 3D Prints Data For Educational Policy Decisions SIERRA LEONE 3D PRINTS DATA FOR EDUCATIONAL POLICY DECISIONS

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Jul 05, 2019

Education is a major issue around the world, and while we often hear about these from the perspective of curriculum or a focus on STEAM science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics subjects, or even about preparing the next generation of the workforce with next-generation technologies, someti...

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Mysterious Multi-Material 3D Printing Coming From Lake3D MYSTERIOUS MULTI-MATERIAL 3D PRINTING COMING FROM LAKE3D

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Jul 05, 2019

The Netherlands-based company seems to be an offshoot of the Dutch Smart Industry Action Agenda’s Fieldlab Multi-3D initiative, in which a number of parties are collaborating together to envision new manufacturing environments.

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Discovered: How To Eliminate Metal 3D Print Warping DISCOVERED: HOW TO ELIMINATE METAL 3D PRINT WARPING

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Jul 05, 2019

Thermal stress is perhaps the most unfortunate aspect of metal 3D printing. Caused by the extreme temperatures created by energy sources usually lasers to rapidly melt fine metal powder, these temperatures cause all kinds of issues during and after printing.

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Industry 4.0 Delivers on Increased Productivity INDUSTRY 4.0 DELIVERS ON INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY

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Jul 04, 2019

The shift to more flexible architectures allows for greater capacity and faster reconfiguration. Using universal analog input/output brings integration, robustness, flexibility, and efficiency with significant time and cost savings. All of which create opportunities for virtualization utilizing AI a...

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How Is 3D Printing Changing The World HOW IS 3D PRINTING CHANGING THE WORLD

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Jul 04, 2019

n this Alux.com video we'll try to answer the following questions: What is 3D Printing? How good is 3D Printing? How expensive is 3D Printing? How expensive is 3d printer? What can you 3d print? How far has 3d printing come? Can you 3d print guns? Can you 3d print houses? How is 3d printing used...

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Custom solutions proven for manufacturing in the Rail industry CUSTOM SOLUTIONS PROVEN FOR MANUFACTURING IN THE RAIL INDUSTRY

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Jul 04, 2019

A number of factors have come together to heighten the importance of rail transit to the U. S. economy. These same factors present new opportunities for domestic manufacturers of rail cars and equipment to benefit, however, historical and structural barriers to seizing these opportunities exist.

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The Safety Bomb Hidden In Some Metal 3D Print Operations THE SAFETY BOMB HIDDEN IN SOME METAL 3D PRINT OPERATIONS

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Jul 04, 2019

Many metal 3D printers make use of fine metal powder that is heated to sintering or melt temperatures to create objects. Usually the metal powder is very fine to achieve good print resolution. However, this fine powder tends to get airborne, where it can cause issues.

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UK Space Agency: Additive manufacture for space - what UK SPACE AGENCY: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURE FOR SPACE - WHAT'S GOING ON?

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Jul 04, 2019

The UK Space Agency is an interesting organisation. As well as engineers and scientists, we have a wide range of programme managers, policy specialists and strategic operators who can leverage government to work for our sector. We are a modern space agency and part of a diverse UK space sector inclu...

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Industry 4.0 & its implications INDUSTRY 4.0 & ITS IMPLICATIONS

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Jul 04, 2019

Industry 4.0 is a combined usage of mature digital technologies within the industrial value chain, with the integration of cyber-powered systems. Our integrated offerings include; Database Solutions & B2B Marketing, Demand Generation & Sales Acceleration, Business Research, Finance & Acc...

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Hybrid additive/subtractive manufacturing machine produces large-scale parts HYBRID ADDITIVE/SUBTRACTIVE MANUFACTURING MACHINE PRODUCES LARGE-SCALE PARTS

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Jul 03, 2019

Thermwood Corp. first made a name for itself by manufacturing big, high-speed CNC routers. It remains well-known today for building 3-, 4-, and 5-axis routers used to make products ranging from furniture to boats. In recent years, the Dale, Ind., firm has also gotten into additive manufacturing-in a...

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Manufacturing MANUFACTURING'S FUTURE MUST BE GOVERNMENT PRIORITY

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Jul 03, 2019

As we prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, here at Automation Alley we are also celebrating one of the things that makes our country so special - our strong manufacturing leadership. Last month, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters' call for a National Institute of Manufacturing was a welcome announcement ...

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The State of Additive Manufacturing in ASEAN today THE STATE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN ASEAN TODAY

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Jul 02, 2019

Study conducted by thyssenkrupp shows potential of additive manufacturing to create 3 to 4 million additional jobs in Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN by 2030, Potential to reduce overall import for the region by $30-50 billion and retain ASEAN’s manufacturing competitiveness in th...

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How 3D Printing is Transforming Healthcare HOW 3D PRINTING IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

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Jul 02, 2019

3D printing has started a revolution in many industries, providing a manufacturing model based on production decentralization, highly individualized end-results, and the potential to scale processes. The healthcare and life science industries have already been hit by the 3D printing wave, and use ca...

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3D Printing: The 4th Industrial Revolution 3D PRINTING: THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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Jul 02, 2019

The term 3D printing covers a variety of processes in which material is joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object, with material being added together, typically layer by layer.

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Leveraging New Technologies to Address the Labor Shortage LEVERAGING NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO ADDRESS THE LABOR SHORTAGE

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Jul 02, 2019

The U.S. passed a significant milestone in the spring of 2018. For the first time ever, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported more job openings than people available to fill them. While exceptionally low unemployment may seem like a boon to the country, this creates financial headwinds for in...

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How Manufacturing Automation Can Reduce Workplace Injuries and Improve Morale HOW MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION CAN REDUCE WORKPLACE INJURIES AND IMPROVE MORALE

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Jul 02, 2019

Despite concerns about recessionary headwinds in 2019, the U.S. manufacturing sector continues to outpace much of the rest of the economy. For example, during the first month of 2019 the Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) rose to 54.9 – well above a reading of 50, indicating continued expa...

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Leaders in Industrial 3D Printing LEADERS IN INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINTING

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Jul 02, 2019

For over 30 years they’ve been pioneering 3D Printing technology, solving problems, questioning, inventing and reinventing. Continually asking, How can we help our customers turn a great idea into a great success? It’s what drives us. Because we want you to succeed.

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What is the difference between subtractive and additive manufacturing? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUBTRACTIVE AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING?

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Jul 02, 2019

Both additive and subtractive manufacturing have revolutionized the way products, parts and prototypes are made. Subtractive manufacturing, as the name suggests, is the opposite. Rather than adding layers, subtractive manufacturing involves removing sections of a material by machining or cutting it ...

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Implications of the United States Push for Domestic Manufacturing IMPLICATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES PUSH FOR DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING

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Jul 02, 2019

The Federal Trade Commission mandates that to qualify as a Made in the USA product, it must meet the all or virtually all standard, meaning that all significant parts and processing that go into its making should be of U.S. origin. The product should contain no, or negligible, foreign content.

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Recent Trends In 3D Printing Glass RECENT TRENDS IN 3D PRINTING GLASS

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Jul 02, 2019

The rapid expansion of 3D printing materials has enabled previously unimaginable applications. Recent developments combine additive manufacturing capabilities with the strength, transparency, and chemical stability of glass. Major technical advancements now open the way for innovative uses in design...

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4 Ways How to Improve Worker Productivity with a Real-Time Location System 4 WAYS HOW TO IMPROVE WORKER PRODUCTIVITY WITH A REAL-TIME LOCATION SYSTEM

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Jul 02, 2019

Real-time location tracking systems are becoming an increasingly valuable solution for manufacturing businesses in many industries. In fact, the global RTLS market has been gaining prominence in recent years it’s projected to increase by over 17 percent annually, as more and more companies rea...

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The Future of Manufacturing: 2020 and Beyond THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING: 2020 AND BEYOND

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Jul 02, 2019

U.S. manufacturers as a whole are bullish about future growth prospects. To address such challenges, manufacturers are making significant investments in equipment and systems. This report deals with manufacturers’ challenges, strategies, and investment priorities in the foreseeable future. Nine out ...

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Employee Engagement Your Last (and Best) Source of Competitive Differentiation EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT YOUR LAST (AND BEST) SOURCE OF COMPETITIVE DIFFERENTIATION

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Jul 02, 2019

There’s a lot of talk today about employee engagement. Conferences are swollen by earnest discussions of how to address and manage millennials and Generation Y while also satisfying the needs of older staff. Why has employee engagement become such a hot topic? In part, it’s because other challenges ...

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Employee Engagement Enables a High-Performing Workforce EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT ENABLES A HIGH-PERFORMING WORKFORCE

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Jul 02, 2019

How workforce management technology helps optimize employee motivation and productivity U.S. manufacturers can't ignore the importance of employee engagement for driving productivity and profitability. In fact, studies show that employee disengagement is costing U.S. organizations about half a trill...

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The Necessity of Defect and Inner Structure Inspection in Additive Manufacturing THE NECESSITY OF DEFECT AND INNER STRUCTURE INSPECTION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Jul 01, 2019

With conventional machining of metal component parts, the interior structures are often taken for granted as solid, leaving little room for doubt about the internal quality. With additive manufacturing, however, the part isn’t affected by welding or machining but rather by the quality of powde...

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Rise of Women in Semiconductor Manufacturing RISE OF WOMEN IN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING

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Jul 01, 2019

The popular perception is that the manufacturing industry is exactly that – manufacturing. Historically a mans world, the industry now reports that the growth rate of female engineers entering the workforce is 3 times that of men. Women make up 47% of the US labor force, and 29% of manufacturi...

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Motor Pump Manufacturing Process-Water pump motor Manufacturers MOTOR PUMP MANUFACTURING PROCESS-WATER PUMP MOTOR MANUFACTURERS

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Jul 01, 2019

Motor Pump Manufacturing Process-Water pump motor Manufacturers.. Our machine can help customer produce pump motor stator, we have full automatic motor stator assembly line ..

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CMT additive manufacturing like you’ve never seen it before CMT ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE

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Jul 01, 2019

Metal 3D printing with CMT i.e. cold metal transfer method is widely studied. CMT is a form of MIG/MAG welding, but unlike typical welding process, CMT generates low heat input which provides major advantages such as a stable arc regardless of surface type and speed, a spatter free metal transfer, a...

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Solving Image-Based Medical 3D Printing Challenges SOLVING IMAGE-BASED MEDICAL 3D PRINTING CHALLENGES

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Jul 01, 2019

Medical 3D printing is becoming increasingly valuable for manufacturers and clinicians to solve patient-specific problems through tailored implants to improve diagnostic decision-making. Creating models from image data such as MRI and CT adds value to this approach by capturing the realistic anatomy...

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What Can You Do with Metal 3D Printing? WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH METAL 3D PRINTING?

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Jul 01, 2019

Metal 3D printing is changing the way we create parts. In low- to mid-volume production runs, the parts themselves can be made faster, cheaper, and with lower effort than traditional manufacturing processes. Since additive manufacturing forms parts in such a different way, it makes it much easier to...

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Testing Stepper Motors with Many 3D-Printed Gears TESTING STEPPER MOTORS WITH MANY 3D-PRINTED GEARS

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Jul 01, 2019

3D printing is unquestionably amazing, but it does have some downsides. Most hobby 3D printers use the fused-filament fabrication process, which is affordable but somewhat imprecise. That makes it great for making enclosures and prototype mechanical parts, but usually unsuitable for parts that need ...

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Morson Group Funds New Additive and Digital Manufacturing Hub to Inspire Future Engineers MORSON GROUP FUNDS NEW ADDITIVE AND DIGITAL MANUFACTURING HUB TO INSPIRE FUTURE ENGINEERS

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Jul 01, 2019

The University of Salford and Morson Group has launched two new facilities featuring the latest industry standard manufacturing technologies to enable students to learn real-world engineering skills in relation to design for manufacture, assembly and inspection, allowing hands-on practical experienc...

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Industry 4.0: Future solutions, today INDUSTRY 4.0: FUTURE SOLUTIONS, TODAY

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Jul 01, 2019

Manufacturing is expected to be a huge driver of Asias economy in the future. Deloitte forecasts that by 2020, 10 out of the 15 most competitive manufacturing countries will be from the Asia. Malaysia for example is poised to become the leader among the MITI-V manufacturing nations in South East Asi...

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Deciphering Industry 4.0 Generative Design DECIPHERING INDUSTRY 4.0 GENERATIVE DESIGN

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Jun 30, 2019

Engineers have traditionally designed a product that the market needs and then figured out how to manufacture it with the most suitable technologies. Sometimes the product would be easy to manufacture and profitable, sometimes difficult to manufacture and profitable and sometimes it would be neither...

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Automotive Manufacturing Industry Insights AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

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Jun 30, 2019

Reflecting the diversity of the Australian automotive manufacturing landscape, businesses are producing a range of products, with a common focus towards 4WDs. Most revenue is coming from sales into aftermarket, with sales to OEMs a minority concern. Businesses are often part of a an integrated suppl...

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Profitable Wire and Cable Operations PROFITABLE WIRE AND CABLE OPERATIONS

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Jun 30, 2019

Wire and Cable operations are some of the most complex operational environments across the manufacturing sector. The philosophy of design for manufacture is fundamental: The integration of product design, process design and demonstrated process efficiencies is vital if the desired profitability is t...

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Is the First Impression of Your Manufacturing Facility Positive? IS THE FIRST IMPRESSION OF YOUR MANUFACTURING FACILITY POSITIVE?

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Jun 29, 2019

Homeowners, hotels and office buildings are not alone when it comes to trying to make their spaces smell better. Your manufacturing facility’s scent is an important part of improving customer behavior and also helps a ton when it comes to boosting the mood and productivity of your employees. A...

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Technology Transforms Manufacturing TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMS MANUFACTURING

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Jun 29, 2019

We’re hearing a lot about advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, and blockchain, including here on Science & Enterprise. But other than occasional dire warning about the toll they’re taking on jobs, we’re not seeing all that much in the popular media on the application ...

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Full-color 3D printing, poised to change the game for businesses everywhere FULL-COLOR 3D PRINTING, POISED TO CHANGE THE GAME FOR BUSINESSES EVERYWHERE

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Jun 28, 2019

While full-color 3D printing has been around for many years, it is now gaining meaningful traction. In part this is because next-generation technologies are entering the market, offering capabilities that improve quality and performance, while at the same time helping to reduce cost.

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Motor manufacturing process - Production of electric motor in Factory MOTOR MANUFACTURING PROCESS - PRODUCTION OF ELECTRIC MOTOR IN FACTORY

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Jun 28, 2019

What kind of process is required to manufacture the motor? How is the factory making a motor? Maybe you can find the answer in my video! Please find out that how to produce a motor in the factory. Discover Stator Manufacturing Process, Germany Stator Production.

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3D Printing: A Lifeline For Automakers Adapting To A Changing Industry 3D PRINTING: A LIFELINE FOR AUTOMAKERS ADAPTING TO A CHANGING INDUSTRY

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Jun 28, 2019

The recent discussions concerning the potential merger of Fiat, Renault and Nissan have put the automotive industry at the forefront of the news. The industry has boomed since bottoming out in 2009, achieving sizable growth year-to-year. However, just recently unit sales have dropped significantly f...

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Mobility Jump Starts Manufacturing Business Transformation MOBILITY JUMP STARTS MANUFACTURING BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

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Jun 28, 2019

For as long as I can recall, mobile devices found on the manufacturing floor have been limited to the lucky few-management-and primarily focused on smart phone technology. Over the last year, I’ve had the privilege of holding conversations with manufacturing leaders across America.

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In-Situ Production of Cementitious Material from Martian Resources IN-SITU PRODUCTION OF CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL FROM MARTIAN RESOURCES

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Jun 27, 2019

Establishing a permanent human presence on the Moon or Mars will require the development of new construction techniques. This video discusses efforts to development concrete formulations suitable for 3D printing using in situ resources.

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Manufacturing is Cool Again: Why Digital Technology is Essential for Winning the Talent War MANUFACTURING IS COOL AGAIN: WHY DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IS ESSENTIAL FOR WINNING THE TALENT WAR

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Jun 27, 2019

As a Chemical Engineering major at Yale, I spend a fair amount of time around STEM students. We take the same classes, study in the same libraries, and attend the same office hours. We hang out in the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design and do STEM-y things. We use 3D printers to print misc...

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Renishaw supports INEOS TEAM UK in America’s Cup bid RENISHAW SUPPORTS INEOS TEAM UK IN AMERICA’S CUP BID

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Jun 27, 2019

Global engineering company Renishaw is supporting Sir Ben Ainslie and INEOS TEAM UK in their bid to bring the America’s Cup home to Britain. As the team’s official precision measurement and additive manufacturing partner, Renishaw will contribute its engineering expertise to aid and fast...

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MedAccred Certification Forms The Framework For The Future Of Micro Medical Components MEDACCRED CERTIFICATION FORMS THE FRAMEWORK FOR THE FUTURE OF MICRO MEDICAL COMPONENTS

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Jun 27, 2019

Established in 1972, MTD Micro Molding custom-crafted, ultra-precision molded components meet the exact requirements of companies in the medical device industry. In-house tooling, unparalleled bio-absorbable molding expertise, ISO 13485 certified systems, and state-of-the-art equipment make MTD the ...

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Mimicking Wood’s Ultrastructure With 3D Printing MIMICKING WOOD’S ULTRASTRUCTURE WITH 3D PRINTING

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Jun 27, 2019

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in 3D printing with a wood-based ink in a way that mimics the unique ultrastructure of wood. Their research could revolutionise the manufacturing of green products. Through emulating the natural cellular architecture of wood, t...

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What’s good for Wall Street is often bad for American workers and manufacturing WHAT’S GOOD FOR WALL STREET IS OFTEN BAD FOR AMERICAN WORKERS AND MANUFACTURING

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Jun 27, 2019

A strong dollar is hurting American workers and main street manufacturers, as I explained last week in the New York Times. I discussed what can be done about it, which builds on a crucial plank of Elizabeth Warren’s American Jobs plan.

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Make Your Factories Smarter By Harnessing Industry 4.0 MAKE YOUR FACTORIES SMARTER BY HARNESSING INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jun 26, 2019

The Internet of Things is changing the way industries handle procurement, processing, distribution of materials, and their final products. The introduction of intelligent sensors, mission-critical communications, and automation into the manufacturing environment ushers in a fourth industrial revolut...

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Axiom Optics - Cinogy Focus Beam Profiler for Laser Additive Manufacturing AXIOM OPTICS - CINOGY FOCUS BEAM PROFILER FOR LASER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Jun 26, 2019

The Focus-Beam-Profiler is a compact tool to measure the focused laser beam typically on high-power lasers for 3D printing machines such as SLM, EOS, 3D Systems etc and laser additive manufacturing. Its operational robustness and reliability ensures continuous use applications especially in industri...

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Five Impactful 3D Printing Innovations FIVE IMPACTFUL 3D PRINTING INNOVATIONS

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Jun 26, 2019

3D printing was once considered science-fiction, but in the last couple of decades, it's become not only science-fact but also something the average hobbyist can have on in their workshop. It also appears in nearly every industry around the globe, offering far-reaching implications for many busi...

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Running the Digital Thread in Aeronautics Manufacturing RUNNING THE DIGITAL THREAD IN AERONAUTICS MANUFACTURING

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Jun 26, 2019

In the world of smart manufacturing, theres a need for what we call the digital thread – a flow of data that connects traditionally siloed disciplines across all areas of design, analysis and production. This free movement of information throughout the manufacturing lifecycle is fundamental to...

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LEO Lane: Consistency And Security For The Full 3D Printing Workflow LEO LANE: CONSISTENCY AND SECURITY FOR THE FULL 3D PRINTING WORKFLOW

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Jun 26, 2019

This industry moves quickly. 3D printing is picking up its pace as additive manufacturing is increasingly recognized as a viable opportunity for digital manufacturing around the world. Supply chains are shortening, parts are becoming lighter-weight and being created on demand, and collaboration is c...

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Smithsonian 3D Prints Neil Armstrong SMITHSONIAN 3D PRINTS NEIL ARMSTRONG

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Jun 26, 2019

The Smithsonian Institution is 3D printing life-size copies of Neil Armstrong. Well, actually they are 3D printing his spacesuit, you know, the one that was ON THE MOON. Yes, this organization has plenty of incredible artifacts in their seemingly limitless warehouse, and one of them is Armstrongs su...

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Samtec.com Wins Two Manufacturing Leadership Awards SAMTEC.COM WINS TWO MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP AWARDS

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Jun 26, 2019

The Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Judges look for leaders that have demonstrated achievement across a wide variety of domains including sustainability, operational excellence, in...

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