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    SPUTTERING AUTO PRODUCTION SINKS U.S. MANUFACTURING OUTPUT

    Feb 15, 2019

    U.S. manufacturing fell sharply in January, led by the biggest drop in motor vehicle production since the recession, the latest indication that the economy was losing momentum. The Federal Reserve’s report on Friday came on the heels of data on Thursday showing retail sales tumbling by the mos...

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    SPENDING'S SLUMPING, MANUFACTURING'S SLOWING, AND DELINQUENCIES ARE RISING

    Feb 15, 2019

    The warning signs for the US economy are coming thick and fast. Industrial production declined 0.6% in January from a month earlier, the Federal Reserve said in a report Friday, well below expectations for a 0.1% increase.
    The Commerce Department said Thursday meanwhile that retail sales sank...

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    WHAT DO MANUFACTURERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BLOCKCHAIN?

    Feb 15, 2019

    On Tuesday, BakerHostetler presented a webinar on the place of blockchain in manufacturing and how and why manufacturers might want to use it, especially in the supply chain. Primarily known as the building block for bitcoin, blockchain is an encrypted method of relaying data peer-to-peer, without a...

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    IMMIGRATION GROUPS BLAME TRUMP FOR MANUFACTURING A BORDER CRISIS

    Feb 15, 2019

    Groups opposed to President Trump's immigration agenda charged Friday that the president is trying to create the illusion of a border crisis to justify emergency spending on a wall between the United States and Mexico.
    Today’s national emergency declaration so soon after Congress re...

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    VW TARGETS CARBON-NEUTRAL PRODUCTION FOR FIRST ELECTRIC CAR

    Feb 15, 2019

    Volkswagen AG plans to save 1 million tons of carbon-dioxide emissions a year by making a production of its first electric model carbon neutral, part of an effort to clean up its image in the aftermath of the diesel-cheating scandal.
    The German automaker will use green power to assemble the I...

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    BREXIT MAY LEAD FORD TO MOVE PRODUCTION OUTSIDE UK

    Feb 15, 2019

    Ford has outlined its plans in the case of a decisive withdrawal from the European Union, including moving production out of the United Kingdom. According to The Times UK on Tuesday, Ford told the prime minister on a private call that it was readying locations off the island. Ford employs about 13,0...

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    BLICKLE OPENS NEW MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTION, TRAINING AND TEST FACILITY

    Feb 15, 2019

    To better serve the North American market, Blickle U.S.A. has taken occupancy of a new 62,491 square foot multi-million-dollar facility located in Newnan, GA. The building, designed and built specifically for Blickle, represents the completion of Phase One of the company’s US Headquarter Campu...

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    EVONIK LAUNCHES NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE PA 6 3D PRINTING POWDER

    Feb 14, 2019

    Evonik Industries has announced a new high-temperature polyamide 6 (PA 6) 3D printing powder. The company has developed the material in line with the requirements of industrial partners, strengthening its portfolio of high-performance materials for powder-based 3D printing processes to better meet t...

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    COUNTRIES SEEN TO HAVE THE LOWEST MANUFACTURING COSTS

    Feb 14, 2019

    Lowering manufacturing costs are often part of the production strategy of many companies and industries. Many businesses relocate to areas where they can make their products cheaper, either by focusing on lowering labor costs or the cost of the materials, or a mix of both.
    While China has bee...

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    TRUMP CLAIMS AUTO MANUFACTURING HAS BOOMED DURING HIS PRESIDENCY - IT HASN’T

    Feb 14, 2019

    President Donald Trump is hailing a renaissance in U.S. auto manufacturing that has not happened. The industry is chugging along without the massive numbers of car companies that he says are setting up shop in the country.
    Always eager to claim a manufacturing revival, Trump in recent weeks h...

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    THE SLOW EXODUS OF MULTINATIONAL MANUFACTURERS

    Feb 14, 2019

    I saw the headline that General Motors had announced they were closing four U.S. auto plants, and one of them was in Lordstown, Ohio. This announcement caused me to flash back to another Ohio plant closure-the Ford assembly plant in Lorain, Ohio.
    Every time I went to Cleveland on business I s...

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    DELEGO’S PARTNERSHIP MAKES PAYMENTS A BREEZE FOR MANUFACTURERS

    Feb 14, 2019

    Technology has changed the way business is conducted. Electronic payments have allowed us to avoid the long queues at the bank and maintain records of our transactions. A SAP-integrated e-commerce provider and an integrated e-payment solutions for merchants running SAP provider have partnered to mak...

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    3 WAYS MANUFACTURERS CAN LEVERAGE INSIGHT ENGINES

    Mar 22, 2019

    As distributed manufacturing gains adoption by some of the world’s largest companies, products are finding their way into the hands of customers faster than ever before. But in the process, companies are becoming increasingly disconnected and less efficient in new areas.
    Unlike in tradi...

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    INVOICING & ADMINISTRATIVE TIPS FOR MANUFACTURERS TO REDUCE RISK IN 2019

    Mar 22, 2019

    In today’s business climate, manufacturers often face volatility and uncertainty in both demand and supply. Rising overhead costs and tight budgets make careful cash flow management a priority. These conditions force executives to focus on demand forecasting, securing suppliers and the core co...

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    HOW 5G WILL TRANSFORM MANUFACTURING

    Mar 22, 2019

    5G networks that transform entertainment, communication and transportation may still be years away. But in manufacturing, the technology is already making a difference. Next-generation 5G networks can be 100 times faster than 4G, making communication between devices and servers much faster. The netw...

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    MASS PRODUCTION 3D PRINTING? IT'S COMING, AND IT'S A BIG DEAL

    Mar 22, 2019

    Markforged, a company that makes industrial 3D printers, today announced that it has closed an $82 million Series D round. That's a hefty raise for a 3D printer company, and it signifies an important shift in additive manufacturing, long the sphere of prototyping and short run production, toward...

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    AMT DISCUSSES ITS BLAST TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & THE IMPENDING LAUNCH OF A NEW PRODUCT

    Mar 22, 2019

    Two years is a long time in business, but for this company it has seen the launch of its flagship post-processing system, the evolution of the technology that powers it, an expansion into North America, and in Q2 of 2019, it prepares for the introduction of an additional product.
    AMT’s ...

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    GE ADDITIVE'S ADDWORKS TO PROVIDE METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CONSULTANCY TO GENERAL ATOMICS AERONAUTICAL SYSTEM INC

    Mar 22, 2019

    GE Additive is to provide consultancy services to General Atomics Aeronautical System, Inc via its AddWorks subsidiary. GA-ASI manufactures Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electrooptic and related mission systems, and is looking to implement additive manufacturing technologies effecti...

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    AMUG 2019 PREVIEW: EXPO TO LIFT THE LID ON 3D PRINTING TECH

    Mar 22, 2019

    The Additive Manufacturing Users Group returns to Chicago later this month for its 2019 conference, bringing together owners and operators of industrial additive manufacturing technologies to share AM expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments. In addition to new features su...

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    PROTOLABS AND WOHLERS ASSOCIATES ANNOUNCE DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING COURSE

    Mar 21, 2019

    Protolabs and Wohlers Associates have announced their partnership to deliver a three-day Design for Additive Manufacturing course. The programme is an invitation-only initiative and has come about as a result of a joint interest in helping engineers and designers get the most from 3D printing techno...

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    CASTING A WIDE NET TO ATTRACT MANUFACTURING TALENT

    Mar 21, 2019

    The light is a little too dim for Carolyn Lee, executive director of the  Manufacturing Institute at the National Association of Manufacturers. She wants the industry to shine a brighter light on itself and attract the recognition it deserves.
    Unless you grew up in the industry, as I did...

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    MARKFORGED TAKES IN $82M INVESTMENT FOR MASS PRODUCTION

    Mar 21, 2019

    Markforged has already made a name for itself in the 3D printing industry, continually reinventing the technology with every major product release. It’s no surprise, then, that the company, now on its Series D round of investment, has raked in $82 million to see the firm develop 3D printing fo...

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    SUPERCOMPUTERS TO HELP SUPERCHARGE CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING

    Mar 20, 2019

    New software capabilities developed by computational scientists at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Rolls Royce Corporation could soon help engineers lift the gas turbine engines of aircraft and power plants to higher efficiencies.
    Ceramic matrix composi...

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    SMART MANUFACTURING HELPS REDUCE INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS

    Mar 20, 2019

    Humanity really started messing with the global climate system during the industrial revolution when we started burning coal to meet rising energy demand from industrial manufacturing. Most industrial energy efficiency programs target large manufacturers, which represent about 10 percent of all manu...

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