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    MUSK TO PROWL PRODUCTION LINES IN PUSH FOR MODEL 3 MILESTONE

    Nov 16, 2018

    Mark your calendars, Tesla Inc. production workers. Elon Musk is planning to pay a visit. The chief executive officer wrote in an email to staff Thursday that he will walk the entire Model 3 production line on Nov. 27 and 28. From battery cells to finished vehicles, all assembly areas need to be abl...

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    BASF, MATERIALISE AND ESSENTIUM JOIN FORCES TO ADVANCE INDUSTRIAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Nov 16, 2018

    BASF Venture Capital is leading the Series A investment round in additive manufacturing (AM) company, Essentium, Inc., to drive the transition from 3D printing to scalable AM.
    BASF and Essentium have been working together on advanced fused filament fabrication (FFF) solutions using Essentium&...

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    DMG MORI INVESTS IN INTECH TO BOOST ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES

    Nov 16, 2018

    Machine tool leader, DMG MORI has announced it is boosting its additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities with a 30% stake in India-based metal AM company, INTECH DMLS.
    Announced at Formnext 2018 in Frankfurt, the deal gives DMG MORI access to key software for generative production with INTECH&...

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    MCLAREN OPENS COMPOSITES PRODUCTION FACILITY IN SHEFFIELD

    Nov 15, 2018

    Based alongside the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) on the border of Sheffield and Rotherham, the McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) is the firm’s first purpose-built facility beyond its campus in Woking and is part of an effort to cement its status as a world leader in ...

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    FIT AG PRESENTS SPARE PARTS ON DEMAND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SOLUTION AT FORMNEXT

    Nov 15, 2018

    FIT AG has presented its Spare Parts on Demand (SPOD) solution at Formnext which employs additive manufacturing to produce industrial replacement components. It has come about as companies continue to work towards implementing digital inventories which lean on additive manufacturing rather than stor...

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    ULTIMAKER INTRODUCES OPTIMISED 3D PRINTING MATERIAL PROFILES FOR BASF, CLARIANT, DUPONT AND MORE

    Nov 15, 2018

    Desktop 3D printing leader, Ultimaker, has announced the availability of the first 3D printing material profiles from leading material companies including BASF, Clariant, DSM, and DuPont, in Ultimaker Cura 3.6.
    The latest version of its free print preparation software offers a Marketplace whe...

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    GE ADDITIVE ANNOUNCES 3D PRINTING HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND MATERIALS DEVELOPMENTS AT FORMNEXT

    Nov 14, 2018

    GE Additive has announced its first Concept Laser M Line Factory systems will be delivered to customers in Q2 of 2019.
    Launched at Forrmnext 2016, the Concept Laser M Line Factory is a modular system which is supplemented by automation to deliver a reliable series production tool. Having unde...

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    LINK3D DEBUTS POST PROCESSING MANAGEMENT PLATFORM FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Nov 14, 2018

    Additive manufacturing (AM) software company, Link3D, has announced the launch of its Post-Processing Management Technology at Formnext 2018.
    By designing and attaching templated work plans for each part order within an assembly, representatives which are processing parts for post-production ...

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    DESKTOP METAL ENHANCES SPEED AND CAPACITY OF PRODUCTION SYSTEM METAL 3D PRINTER

    Nov 14, 2018

    Boston-area metal 3D printing company, Desktop Metal has announced a number of advancements and expanded capabilities to its Production System at Formnext 2018.
    Powered by Single Pass Jetting technology, the Production System is designed for mass production delivering the speed, quality, and ...

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    INTRODUCING TWO NEW INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINTERS FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

    Nov 13, 2018

    Today at formnext, the large-scale 3D printing company BigRep unveiled two new industrial 3D printers: The BigRep PRO and BigRep EDGE, aiming to provide engineers and designers with the ability to create functional prototypes, as well as composite tooling, end-use parts, and small-number serial prod...

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    SOLVAY INTRODUCES THREE MEDICAL GRADE 3D PRINTING FILAMENTS FOR HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS

    Nov 13, 2018

    Solvay, a leading global supplier of specialty polymers, has introduced three medical-grade filaments for industrial additive manufacturing at Formnext 2018 in Frankfurt.
    Broadening the company’s portfolio of high-performance materials, a neat KetaSpire polyetheretherketone (PEEK) AM fi...

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    STRATASYS UNVEILS MORE DETAILS ON LAYERED POWDER METALLURGY METAL 3D PRINTING

    Nov 13, 2018

    Today at Formnext 2018 in Frankfurt, Stratasys unveiled further details on its new metal 3D printing platform.
    First unveiled earlier this year, the additive manufacturing (AM) platform adopts a first-of-its-kind “Layered Powder Metallurgy” (LPM) technology, designed to make a pro...

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    AMFG TO UNVEIL POST-PROCESSING SCHEDULING AND DIGITAL QUALITY ASSURANCE TOOLS AT FORMNEXT

    Nov 12, 2018

    AMFG has unveiled its new Post-Processing Scheduling and digital quality assurance management features for its additive manufacturing workflow automation software. The company will be demonstrating the new qualities of its flagship product at Formnext this week.
    Post-Processing Scheduling aff...

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    EOS TO INTRODUCE LASERPROFUSION POLYMER 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY AT FORMNEXT

    Nov 08, 2018

    EOS is to premier its LaserProFusion polymer 3D printing technology at Formnext 2018. The new technology is being suggested by EOS as an alternative to injection moulding for a range of applications and sees nearly a million diode laser melting materials to build parts layer by layer. It is said to ...

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    ASSEAL WINS DEVELOPING FUTURE TALENT AWARD AT EEF MANUFACTURING AWARDS

    Nov 08, 2018

    The UK-based manufacturer of mechanical seals and support systems, ASSEAL, has been recognized at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards. The company has won the Developing Future Talent Award which acknowledges the manufacturer that has developed their employees internally the most and to advertise en...

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    FRAZER-NASH MANUFACTURING RECEIVES AS9100 AEROSPACE QUALITY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION

    Nov 02, 2018

    Frazer-Nash Manufacturing is now certified to manufacture aerospace components according to AS9100 quality management standard.
    The UK-based company has a host of clients in the aerospace sector, providing services around precision manufacturing, process engineering, engineering design, and a...

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    NEW CONCEPTS FOR DIGITAL DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING

    Nov 02, 2018

    Manufacturing Engineering: PARC, a Xerox company, is involved in developing new concepts for digital design and manufacturing. Describe how new representations and algorithms are helping to design, analyze and plan the manufacture of highly complex structures via new technologies.
    Advancement...

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    STRATASYS, 3D SYSTEMS SEE 3D PRINTING, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING GROWTH IN METAL

    Nov 02, 2018

    3D printers that can work with metal are becoming increasingly important in additive manufacturing deployments if recent earnings reports from Stratasys and 3D Systems are any indication.
    What remains to be seen is how HP's planned entry into the metal 3D printing market impacts enterpris...

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    MTC DEVELOPS SIMULATION APP TO REVOLUTIONISE DESIGN FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED PARTS

    Nov 01, 2018

    The Manufacturing Technology Centre takes a new approach to part design and interdisciplinary research, using simulation and computational apps to support teams across the company
    One of the greatest challenges in designing high-precision parts is being able to quickly fabricate them in a rep...

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    NEBRASKA MANUFACTURING DAY AT CLAAS CONNECTS WORKERS WITH CANDIDATES

    Nov 01, 2018

    This past Tuesday, Oct. 30, AEM co-hosted a manufacturing day with CLAAS of America, which kicked off with a visit by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts. Gov. Ricketts toured the facility, spoke with employees on the shop floor, and drove a CLAAS Xerion Tractor. He also presented CLAAS of America with a Ma...

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    GE AVIATION TO INSTALL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED BRACKET ON GENX COMMERCIAL AIRLINE ENGINES

    Nov 01, 2018

    GE Additive and GE Aviation have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) change in design approval to replace a conventionally manufactured power door opening system (PDOS) bracket, used on GE Aviation’s GEnx-2B commercial airline engines, with an additively manufactured bracket.
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    NETFLIX SHOWS ON MANUFACTURING WE’D WATCH THIS HALLOWEEN

    Oct 31, 2018

    You love your work in the manufacturing industry. And you love your favorite Netflix shows. You might also love celebrating Halloween.
    What if there were a way to combine all three? What if Netflix set some of its most popular thrillers in a manufacturing environment?
    It’s not th...

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    GM OFFERS BUYOUTS TO 18K SALARIED WORKERS IN NORTH AMERICA

    Oct 31, 2018

    General Motors will attempt to cut costs by offering buyouts to about 18,000 white-collar workers in North America. The company made the offer Wednesday to salaried workers with 12 or more years of service.
    The announcement comes on the same day that GM reported a $2.5 billion third-quarter p...

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    IRO3D ENTERS PRODUCTION AND REPORTS FOUR CUSTOMERS OF SELECTIVE POWDER DEPOSITION METAL 3D PRINTER

    Oct 30, 2018

    iro3d, the manufacturer of a metal 3D printing system, has begun production of its machines and has shipped to four customers in recent months. The Seattle-based start-up is offering the small-format machines at a base price of $5,000, with the price set to drop as demand grows. There is also scope ...

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    VALUECHAIN RECEIVES £960K FROM INNOVATE UK FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE

    Oct 30, 2018

    UK software company, Valuechain has received £960k funding from UK Research & Innovation towards the development of artificial intelligence (AI) into its additive manufacturing (AM) production control software, DNAam.
    Launched last year, DNAam was developed in collaboration with Air...

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    SINTERIT UNVEILS SOFT TPU POWDER AND PROMISES MORE MATERIAL ADDITIONS AT FORMNEXT

    Oct 29, 2018

    Sinterit has launched a soft thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) powder designed for its Lisa series of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printers.
    Flexa Soft is the fifth material product to be offered by Sinterit, and with a hardness of between 40-55 in the Shore A type scale, its softest yet. O...

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    APIUM ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES POLYPROPYLENE MATERIAL AHEAD OF FORMNEXT

    Oct 29, 2018

    Apium Additive Technologies has announced the addition of a polypropylene (PP) material to its additive manufacturing portfolio ahead of its appearance at Formnext.
    The company is set to make further announcements during the event, but with the launch of this new material has already signific...

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    BOEING OPENS FIRST EUROPEAN MANUFACTURING PLANT IN SHEFFIELD

    Oct 25, 2018

    Boeing has today opened a £40m production facility in Sheffield, this is the company’s first manufacturing site in Europe. The 6,200-square-metre facility will be located at Sheffield Business Park, alongside The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMR...

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    MITSUBISHI GOES ALL IN ON 3D PRINTING WITH METAL AND PLASTICS

    Oct 25, 2018

    Two divisions of Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Electric and Mitsubishi Chemical, have announced entries into the world of 3D printing. The former has announced the development of a new metal additive manufacturing (AM) process, while the other will be introducing a series of materials.
    Described as ...

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    ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY LETS 3D-PRINTED PARTS COMMUNICATE WIRELESSLY

    Oct 24, 2018

    The world of 3D printing has quickly expanded into many realms thanks to it being a cost-efficient and customizable method of production. Health care is one of those industries. As more printed plastic parts, such as prosthetics and smart pill dispensers, are being produced this way, there is one un...

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    AMFG RELEASES TABLET-OPTIMISED & DOWNLOADABLE DESKTOP VERSIONS OF AM AUTOMATION SOFTWARE

    Oct 24, 2018

    AMFG has made available tablet-optimized and downloadable desktop versions of its additive manufacturing automation software to enable increased flexibility for its users.
    Now offering a multi-platform solution for additive manufacturing, AMFG’s AI-driven production automation software ...

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    UL CERTIFIES LOCKHEED MARTIN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FACILITY TO UL 3400

    Oct 23, 2018

    Global safety science company, UL, has announced that Lockheed Martin’s Additive Design and Manufacturing Center (ADMC) in California has become the first organization to be certified to UL 3400, a set of safety guidelines that address the various hazards associated with additive manufacturing...

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    BRIGHT MACHINES LANDS $179M TO BRING SMARTER ROBOTICS TO MANUFACTURING

    Oct 23, 2018

    Robotics has had a role in manufacturing since the 1970s, but even today they are aren’t often driven by the latest software. Bright Machines, a San Francisco startup wants to change that and it got a whopping $179 million Series A today to get this thing going. While it was at it, it also off...

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    3-D BIOPRINTING TECHNIQUE COULD CREATE ARTIFICIAL BLOOD VESSELS, ORGAN TISSUE

    Oct 22, 2018

    University of Colorado Boulder engineers have developed a 3-D printing technique that allows for localized control of an object's firmness, opening up new biomedical avenues that could one day include artificial arteries and organ tissue.
    The study, which was recently published in the jou...

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    ARMANN GIRRBACH TO INSTALL 3D SYSTEMS NEXTDENT 5100 DENTAL 3D PRINTER

    Oct 22, 2018

    3D Systems has announced Amann Girrbach is to employ the NextDent 5100 3D printing platform into its Ceramill System digital dental workflow.
    The Ceramill System workflow encompasses articulation, model fabrication, scanning, CAD design, and production. It will soon be enhanced by the inclusi...

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    OQTON CO-FOUNDER ON BRINGING THE VISION OF AUTONOMOUS MANUFACTURING TO REALITY

    Oct 18, 2018

    Over the last few weeks we've been exploring the "factory of the future", looking at trends such as automation and how the technologies featured on the TCT Show floor last month (where we delved further into these trends during a panel session on 3D printing and smart factories) are co...

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    SOLUKON PARTNERS WITH SIEMENS TO UNVEIL NEW 3D PRINTING SYSTEM

    Oct 17, 2018

    The Germany-based 3D printing post processing solutions specialist, Solukon Maschinenbau GmbH, has teamed up with automation giants, Siemens, to unveil an advanced depowdering system that focuses on metal powder bed fusion, TCT Magazine reports.
    It has been reported that “the new SFM-AT...

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    BIKE MANUFACTURER EMBRACES CIRCULAR SUPPLY CHAIN CONCEPT

    Oct 17, 2018

    Islabikes, a specialist bike manufacturer will embrace a service-based approach and circular supply chain concept, as it proposes a long-term rental service for its bikes. The Ludlow-based company is planning to manufacture long-lasting bikes, which will be rented for as long as possible before even...

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    STRATASYS LAUNCHES 3D PRINTING TRAINING PROGRAMME WITH TRI-TECH 3D

    Oct 17, 2018

    Stratasys has launched an Authorised Training Center in the UK which will aim to train and consult users and businesses on how to optimize the implementation of additive manufacturing technologies.
    The center is already up and running and is being operated by Stratasys Platinum Partner, Tri-T...

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    ARGONNE TO ADVANCE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING IN MANUFACTURING

    Oct 16, 2018

    Argonne awarded funding to partner with industry to advance the use of high-performance computing in manufacturing. The use of supercomputers can advance innovation in U.S. manufacturing through simulations and modeling. These methods can enable a predictive design that minimizes traditional trial a...

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    DIGITAL METAL UNVEILS AUTOMATION CONCEPT FOR METAL 3D PRINTING

    Oct 16, 2018

    Metal 3D printing company, Digital Metal, has announced it is taking its high precision binder jetting technology to the next level by launching a fully automated “no-hand” production concept.
    Automation is a growing trend in the additive manufacturing industry as major players su...

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    USING 3D PRINTING TO BLEND BIOLOGY AND ELECTRONICS

    Oct 15, 2018

    “We build 3D printers that go beyond hard plastics. Hard plastics have limited abilities. We’ve been asked to expand capabilities to include cells, soft materials, or electronic materials,” said Michael McAlpine, Benjamin Mayhugh associate professor of mechanical engineering at the...

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    COLGATE-PALMOLIVE TO ROLL OUT HANDS-FREE WEARABLES TO 20 MANUFACTURING SITES IN 11 COUNTRIES

    Oct 15, 2018

    Colgate-Palmolive Company has selected RealWear as its strategic provider of hands-free wearable computers for its industrial workforce. RealWear’s smart, voice-operated HMT-1 will be worn by hundreds of its mechanics and engineers across 20 of Colgate-Palmolive’s largest manufacturing f...

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    £12.5M CENTRE OPENED IN WOLVERHAMPTON TO BOOST HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING

    Oct 12, 2018

    A new £12.5m center in Wolverhampton has been opened to boost high value, advanced manufacturing in the region. The Black Country Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) will aim to link education and higher education with local, regional and national employers.
    ECMS is a collabora...

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    MONTHS OF ANXIETY FOR WISCONSIN MANUFACTURERS AMID TRADE WAR

    Oct 11, 2018

    The trade war between the United States and China has made for a nerve-wracking summer of uncertainty in Wisconsin, where manufacturing has long been in decline yet remains a vital part of the state's economy.
    At Johnson Level and Tool in suburban Milwaukee, the Trump administration's...

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    THERMWOOD 3D PRINTS AND DELIVERS 12-FOOT-LONG TOOL FOR BOEING

    Oct 11, 2018

    Boeing and Thermwood Corporation have teamed up to develop a large, single-piece tool for the aerospace giant’s 777X program by harnessing 3D printing technology.
    Using a Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) machine powered by Vertical Layer Print (VLP) technology, the 12-foot-long...

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    AUTOMATION LEADER'S ADVICE TO KEEP MANUFACTURING ON RIGHT TRACK

    Oct 11, 2018

    When he took over as president of Emerson Electric [IW500/71] Oct. 1, Mike Train started with a full head of steam.
    First, he was officially introduced on stage at the Emerson Global Users Exchange, a gathering in San Antonio of 3,500 of the automation solutions provider's customers, from...

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    NEW BRITISH MANUFACTURER LAUNCHES ELECTRIC MOTORBIKE WITH SENSORS

    Oct 10, 2018

    Arc Vehicle has revealed that it will release its first new electric motorcycle, the Vector, at the Milan motorcycle show (EICMA) next month. The company is a brand-new British manufacturer, created by Mark Truman, with Arc Vehicle Ltd being established 18 months ago.
    The business, who are ba...

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    RESEARCHERS DEVELOP 3-D PRINTED OBJECTS THAT CAN TRACK AND STORE HOW THEY ARE USED

    Oct 10, 2018

    Cheap and easily customizable, 3-D printed devices are perfect for assistive technology, like prosthetics or smart pill bottles that can help patients remember to take their daily medications. But these plastic parts don't have electronics, which means they can't monitor how patients are usi...

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    THE AMAZON EFFECT-HOW MANUFACTURERS CAN GAIN BACK MOMENTUM

    Oct 10, 2018

    The “Amazon Effect.” It’s a term many have heard, but what does it mean? While it can mean different things to different people, in general, it refers to the phenomenon of how consumers interactions with Amazon are driving new expectations for how buyers and suppliers interact with...

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    EUROPAC 3D BECOMES RESELLER OF DSM 3D PRINTING MATERIALS THROUGHOUT THE UK

    Oct 09, 2018

    Europac 3D will begin to sell and supply DSM’s additive manufacturing products to the UK market after partnering with the manufacturer.
    DSM has made a name for itself in the 3D printing market for its comprehensive supply of stereolithography materials, and in more recen...

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    SEALY, WORLD-CLASS 3D PRINTERS SET TO CREATE DISSOLVABLE MEDICAL IMPLANTS

    Oct 09, 2018

    As a kid, Michael Sealy was tall. A little clumsy, he says. And he has lasting proof: two metal screws in his left elbow. The southpaw underwent surgery after tripping and fracturing that elbow in the fifth grade. Surgeons inserted the screws to hold his ulna bone together. The bone healed. The scre...

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    151-YEAR-OLD FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY SHUTS DOWN

    Oct 08, 2018

    A western New York shoe manufacturer founded by two Civil War veteran brothers more than 150 years ago has closed, putting its 82 employees out of work.
    P.W. Minor in Batavia shut down Friday. A layoff notice filed with the state Department of Labor said the company would close Oct. 5. A layo...

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    NJ PET FOOD MANUFACTURER CITED FOR FAILURE TO CORRECT WORKPLACE SAFETY, HEALTH HAZARDS

    Oct 08, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Hamiltime Herb Co. LLC after inspectors found employees exposed to safety and health hazards in a follow-up investigation at its Howell, NJ, facility in May 2018. OSHA proposed penalties totaling $152...

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    PROTOLABS: THE WORLD’S FASTEST MANUFACTURER OF CUSTOM PROTOTYPES

    Oct 05, 2018

    Protolabs is the world's fastest source for custom prototypes, but how do they do it? TM spoke to Stephen Dyson, special operations manager, about how the company executes this. Protolabs is the world’s quickest producer of custom prototypes and production parts, the business specializes i...

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    ARKEMA LAUNCHES COMMERCIAL PLATFORM DEDICATED TO 3D PRINTING MATERIALS PRODUCTS

    Oct 05, 2018

    Arkema has announced the launch of a commercial platform dedicated to 3D printing materials products.
    Continuing its investment in the additive manufacturing market, which will see the opening of the new facility and the expansion of another, Arkema will release new resins into North America ...

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    BEETLE INSPIRED 3D PRINTED CEMENT COULD LEAD TO DISASTER PROOF BUILDINGS

    Oct 04, 2018

    The 3D printing technique, developed by a group at Purdue University in the US, takes its inspiration from nature to control how damage spreads between the printed layers of a material. “Nature has to deal with weaknesses to survive, so we are using the ‘built-in’ weaknesses of cem...

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    GE TRANSPORTATION JUMPS ON THE 3D PRINTING TRAIN

    Oct 04, 2018

    A slew of transportation companies have discovered the potential of 3D printing for part production, including Deutsche Bahn, Siemens Mobility and Nederlandse Spoorwegen. The latest to jump aboard the 3D printing train is GE Transportation, which believes that it can print up to 250 locomotive parts...

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    ABB OPENS DOORS ON MANUFACTURING DAY

    Oct 03, 2018

    ABB will open more than 30 of its state-of-the-art facilities across the United States to the public this week in celebration of Manufacturing Day - an annual event that showcases modern, digitally driven manufacturing as an engine of the nation’s economic growth and a creator of vital jobs in...

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    3D PRINTHUSET ESTABLISHES COBOD INTERNATIONAL TO MANUFACTURE AND SELL BOD2 MODULAR CONSTRUCTION PRINTER

    Oct 02, 2018

    3D Printhuset has established a new company to manufacture and sell the BOD2 construction 3D printer.
    COBOD International will now be responsible for bringing the revamped gantry printing system to market. The original printer, BOD1, was harnessed by 3D Printhuset to construct the first 3D pr...

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    BIGREP'S 3D PRINTING MACHINES TO BE EQUIPPED WITH BOSCH REXROTH CNC CONTROL SYSTEMS AND DRIVES

    Oct 01, 2018

    BigRep and Bosch Rexroth have agreed to a partnership which will see the former’s 3D printing technology equipped with the latter’s CNC control systems and drives. The pair believes this development will help to position additive manufacturing (AM) within the Industry 4.0 concept, making...

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    UCD UNVEILS NEW $25.7MN 3D PRINTING AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES FACILITY

    Oct 01, 2018

    A new facility that specializes in 3D printing and digital technologies has been unveiled at the University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland, 3D Printing Industry reports.
    The development, The I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, is set to cost €22.2 million ($25.7 million) and ...

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    HORMEL ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF BURKE MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN NEVADA, IOWA

    Sep 27, 2018

    Hormel Foods Corporation announced Thursday that it will be investing approximately $150 million in an expansion of the company's Burke manufacturing facility in Nevada, Iowa. Burke is one of the leading providers of pizza toppings and other fully cooked meat products in the foodservice and prep...

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    SCHUYLKILL'S LARGEST MANUFACTURING EMPLOYER EXPANDING, ADDING 60 JOBS

    Sep 27, 2018

    A Norwegian aluminum extrusions company with operations in Schuylkill County will add 60 jobs there over the next three years as it expands its manufacturing capacity to compete in the automotive market, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday.
    Hydro Extruded Solutions, Schuylkill’s largest ma...

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    SHAPEWAYS MAXIMISES OPPORTUNITIES FOR 3D PRINTING

    Sep 26, 2018

    3D printing service Shapeways has announced a joint venture with US-based Stratasys that will see the duo provide customers with easy access to full-color, multi-material 3D printing.
    The new service is to meet customer demands and is being enabled by one of the only full-color, multi-materia...

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    LINK3D PARTNERS WITH AACHEN CENTER FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Sep 26, 2018

    Additive manufacturing software company, Link3D has announced its latest partnership with German-based, ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing at TCT Show today.
    Link3D will work directly with ACAM to build a showroom to demonstrate in real-time its AMES & Additive Workflow Softwar...

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    INFRARED CAMERA TO ENSURE HIGH-QUALITY 3-D REPRODUCIBILITY OF PARTS

    Sep 25, 2018

    The addition of a new infrared camera at Argonne's Advanced Photon Source narrows the gap between basic and applied research in additive manufacturing. One of the largest challenges facing the 3-D printing industry is how to ensure high-quality reproducibility of parts. Without better insights i...

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    ADDITIVE INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH LASER LINES AT TCT SHOW

    Sep 25, 2018

    Additive Industries has announced a partnership with Laser Lines Ltd, a supplier of 3D printers, additive manufacturing systems, 3D scanning equipment, lasers, and accessories, to accelerate its presence in the UK and Ireland. The companies announced their partnership at the opening of TCT Show held...

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    SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY PROPELS WEST MIDLANDS MANUFACTURER

    Sep 19, 2018

    Maintaining strong relationships within the supply chain is essential for manufacturers; it can make, transform or break entire businesses. PP Control & Automation (PPC&A) has worked with leading global manufacturer of machine tools, Yamazaki Mazak for 25 years. This length of a partnership ...

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    THE 2018 INDUSTRYWEEK 50 BEST U.S. MANUFACTURERS

    Sep 19, 2018

    The annual IndustryWeek 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers ranks the best-performing U.S. public manufacturing companies.
    IW compiles the list by ranking the IW U.S. 500 companies based on their financial performance in six key areas over a three-year period. These areas are inventory turns, profit m...

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    LULZBOT RELEASES AEROSTRUDER V2 MICRO 3D PRINTER TOOL HEAD

    Sep 13, 2018

    During its IMTS debut, Colorado-based open-source 3D printing company, Aleph Objects, Inc., announced the availability of the LulzBot Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head.
    After dropping several hints which seemed to point towards a stereolithography-style machine, the company has instead unveiled ...

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    FAMAERO INSTALLS LARGE-SCALE CUSTOM SCIAKY EBAM METAL 3D PRINTER

    Sep 12, 2018

    Sciaky, Inc.’s Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) system is being leveraged by a Michigan-based metal additive manufacturing bureau, FAMAero to print large metal parts for customers in aerospace, defense, oil & gas, and sea exploration industries.
    FAMAero, which is an abbre...

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    WILLIAMS AND UNIPART FORM NEW UK VEHICLE BATTERY MANUFACTURER

    Sep 11, 2018

    Williams Advanced Engineering, the engineering services arm of the prominent racing team, and manufacturing specialist Unipart have joined forces to form a new UK vehicle battery manufacturer. 
    The joint venture, Hyperbat Limited, will see a high-tech manufacturing facility open on the s...

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    £10M DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP CENTRE TO FOCUS ON HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING

    Sep 11, 2018

    WMG, at the University of Warwick, has been awarded £10m to build a new Degree Apprenticeship Centre that will focus on courses essential to the effective development of advanced engineering and manufacturing companies.
    The Degree Apprenticeship Centre, which is due to open in 2019, has...

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    UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL BASEL ACHIEVES 33% REDUCTION IN OPERATING TIMES WITH 3D PRINTED SURGICAL GUIDES

    Sep 07, 2018

    The University Hospital Basel has achieved a 33% reduction in operating times for complex cranio-maxillofacial surgeries by utilizing 3D printed surgical guides. Harnessing a Stratasys Objet 30 Prime platform, the Swiss hospital has been able to produce patient-specific models in quick time, all the...

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    TETHON 3D'S CERAMIC & METAL DLP MACHINE TO LAUNCH 3D PRINTING HARDWARE DIVISION WITH BINDER JETTING PLATFORM TO FOLLOW

    Sep 07, 2018

    Tethon 3D’s metals- and ceramics-optimized Digital Light Processing (DLP) system is to launch the company’s 3D printing hardware division as it prepares to serve the industry with manufacturing solutions.
    Revealed last month, the Nebraskan firm most renowned for its resin-based ma...

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    BOTTLE MANUFACTURER TO OFFER PERSONALISATION VIA DIGITAL PRINTING

    Sep 06, 2018

    The world’s largest glass manufacturer Owens-Illinois has announced a new technology to allow it to customize and personalize bottles at industrial speeds via digital printing.
    The business, who has 78 manufacturing plants and employs 26,500 people across the world, creates glass contai...

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    I MAKE AMERICA TOUR MAKES STOP AT KINZE MANUFACTURING

    Sep 06, 2018

    The 2018 I Make America tour recently returned to Iowa with an event at Kinze Manufacturing in Williamsburg, Iowa.
    U.S. Rep. Rod Blum, who represents Iowa’s 1st congressional district, met with Kinze and AEM executives to discuss a range of issues, including the benefits of free trade, ...

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    CARBON LAUNCHES FIRST MEDICAL GRADE 3D PRINTING MATERIAL FOR ITS DLS MACHINES

    Sep 05, 2018

    Carbon has launched its first medical-grade material for use on its Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) 3D printing platforms.
    Medical Polyurethane 100 (MPU 100) is a white polymer resin which the Californian company says boasts mechanical strength, biocompatibility, and sterilisability. It has bee...

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    GKN AEROSPACE ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURES PRODUCTION LINE TOOLS IN HOURS WITH STRATASYS FDM TECHNOLOGY

    Sep 05, 2018

    GKN Aerospace has reported improved production times and the removal of design constraints after harnessing the Stratasys F900 FDM machine to produce production line tools.
    The aerospace manufacturer works with 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine developers and recently invested in t...

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    OVERCOMING INTERNAL RESISTANCE TO ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Sep 04, 2018

    Back in the 1980s, Motorola was exploring adopting the then-emerging digital technology for cellphones. Its engineers, however, resisted the move. They were so entrenched in analog technology - much of it developed by Motorola itself - that they couldn’t see the advantages that digital technol...

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    FRAUNHOFER IMWS AND BRIGHTLANDS MATERIALS CENTER TARGET OPTIMISED FIBRE-REINFORCED THERMOPLASTICS FOR 3D PRINTING

    Sep 04, 2018

    A partnership between the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems (IMWS) and Brightland Materials Center aims to optimize fiber-reinforced thermoplastics for industrial 3D printing.
    The two organizations are to work side by side to offer users of 3D printing technolog...

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    SKILCRAFT LAUNCHES 3D PRINTING FILAMENT DIVISION AND BECOMES U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUPPLIER

    Sep 03, 2018

    A new family of 3D printing filaments has been launched and dedicated to the U.S. Federal Government by Skilcraft, the trade name of the National Industries for the Blind (NIB).
    Skilcraft is a 75-year-old organisation, whose products have been developed largely by Americans suffering with bli...

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    TWI AND SIMULIA PARTNER TO WIN AM BENCH TEST SERIES RESIDUAL ELASTIC STRAINS CATEGORY

    Sep 03, 2018

    A team of four from TWI Ltd and the Simulia brand of Dassault Systemes has been named joint winners of an Additive Manufacturing Benchmark Test Series organised by the U.S. National Institute Standards and Technology (NIST).
    Entering the ‘residual elastic strains’ category, the gr...

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    ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TO PRESENT ON SMART MANUFACTURING AT PACK EXPO

    Aug 31, 2018

    Professionals who attend this year’s PACK EXPO International in Chicago, October 14-17, can learn about the latest smart manufacturing techniques aimed at delivering value across the enterprise. This year, Rockwell Automation will conduct a series of presentations and demonstrations for end us...

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    AUTOMATED METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FACILITY REVEALED BY INDUSTRIAL NEXTGENAM COLLABORATION

    Aug 31, 2018

    The first pilot plant to stem from Premium Aerotec, Daimler and EOS series additive manufacturing-centered collaboration has been put into operation and features extensive automation.
    Announced last year, NextGenAM aims to enable the volume additive manufacture of end-use parts in the aerospa...

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    FDA-APPROVED 3D PRINTED IMPLANTS JUST THE START AS OSSEUS PREPARES TO GO INTERNATIONAL

    Aug 30, 2018

    On the back of a pretty significant seal of approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Osseus Fusion Systems gained a foothold in a market dominated by a host of multinational powerhouses.
    Emanating out of Dallas, Texas, the company consists of no more than a dozen people, of which...

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    RENISHAW OPENS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING DEMO CENTER AT IBEX ENGINEERING HQ

    Aug 30, 2018

    Renishaw has announced the opening of its new Additive Manufacturing Demonstration Center in Ibex Engineering’s HQ in Newbury Park, California.
    The demo facility will enable visitors to learn about and interact with Renishaw’s metal additive manufacturing technologies. It will hou...

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    IN-DEPTH INSIGHTS ON ERP FOR MANUFACTURERS FROM EPICOR EXPERTS

    Aug 29, 2018

    Enterprise Resource Planning helps large, multinational corporations monitor their inventory, production, and machines. But what about the little guy? How small is too small to benefit from an ERP software system?
    We caught up with Hiskey and Hansen at Insights 2018, Epicor’s annual use...

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    FAST RADIUS OPENS HEADQUARTERS AND STATE-OF-THE-ART ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FACTORY IN CHICAGO'S WEST LOOP

    Aug 28, 2018

    Fast Radius, a leading manufacturing technology firm, today announced the opening of their headquarters in Chicago's West Loop, where the company is scaling up its manufacturing footprint, software development teams, and sales teams. The location features one of the most advanced industrial-grad...

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    LULZBOT TO LAUNCH STEREOLITHOGRAPHY 3D PRINTING SYSTEM?

    Aug 28, 2018

    Long known for high-quality open-source extrusion-based machinery, Colorado-based 3D printer manufacturer, LulzBot has dropped a few hints about a product launch in its latest company newsletter.
    The newsletter's blurb has some not so subtle hints towards a technology that is set to launc...

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    FATHOM AND GOENGINEER PARTNER TO ADVANCE DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

    Aug 28, 2018

    US advanced manufacturing service provider, FATHOM, has announced the formation of a strategic partnership with software and 3D technology expert, GoEngineer.
    Based on a shared vision to “change the ways products are designed, prototyped, and manufactured”, FATHOM will entrust GoE...

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    ROCKWELL AUTOMATION OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 MANUFACTURING SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARDS

    Aug 27, 2018

    For the sixth year, Rockwell Automation is accepting nominations for its Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate manufacturers that make safety an inherent value in their company culture, compliance procedures and use of machine-safety technology.
    “Ideal candidates ...

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    INTRODUCING THE TOP US FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS

    Aug 27, 2018

    Food and beverage manufacturers are well represented on the 2018 IndustryWeek U.S. 500, with 36 manufacturing companies earning their way on the complete list, and nine representatives among the 100 largest manufacturers.
    The IW U.S. 500 is IndustryWeek's annual list of the top 500 public...

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    ITL GROUP ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF SMT MANUFACTURING UPGRADE

    Aug 24, 2018

    Experienced medical device design, development, and manufacturing partner, ITL Group (a Gooch & Housego company) has announced further investment in its on-site PCB manufacturing facility.
    With more than 40 years PCB manufacturing experience, ITL is one of the few ISO13485 and FDA GMP cer...

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    EVONIK DEVELOPS FLEXIBLE PEBA-BASED 3D PRINTING POWDER

    Aug 23, 2018

    Global specialty chemicals firm, Evonik has developed the world’s first flexible plastic 3D printing material based on PEBA (polyether block amide).
    The new high-performance powder, recognized for its high elasticity and strength, is suitable for a variety of powder-based 3D printing te...

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    HP ANNOUNCES NEW HEAD OF 3D PRINTING AS STEPHEN NIGRO'S RETIREMENT IS CONFIRMED

    Aug 23, 2018

    Stephen Nigro, HP’s Head of 3D Printing, is set to retire in early 2019 the company’s CEO, Dion Weisler has said.
    The vacant position will be filled by Christoph Schell, who currently holds the position of President of America’s region for HP Inc. He will take over 3D printi...

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    FRONT LINE RECYCLABLES REPURPOSED INTO 3D PRINTING FILAMENTS

    Aug 22, 2018

    The scientists involved in the project believe this advance could improve operational readiness, reduce dependence on outside supply chains and enhance safety.
    The team presented their findings this week at the 256th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). THE ENGINEER
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    LED LIGHTING MANUFACTURER UTILISES SERVITIZATION

    Aug 22, 2018

    Service-based models are increasingly being integrated into businesses, as manufacturers look to retain and strengthen customer relationships. Lighting manufacturer Lumenstream are hoping to disrupt the industry with their servitized approach.
    The Belfast-based start-up is providing customers...

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    WILL VELO3D UPEND POWDER BED METAL 3D PRINTING?

    Aug 22, 2018

    Recent news regarding developments in the metal 3D printing space seems to suggest that overcoming the technology’s flaws will require processes that are altogether novel. Look to XJet, Markforged, and Digital Alloys for examples. A startup dubbed Velo3D, however, suggests that you can teach a...

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    MOSAIC MANUFACTURING LAUNCHES PALETTE 2 ECOSYSTEM TO BETTER ENABLE MULTI-COLOUR, MULTI-MATERIAL DESKTOP 3D PRINTING

    Aug 21, 2018

    Mosaic Manufacturing, a hardware manufacturer aiming to enable desktop multi-color 3D printing, has launched a multi-material ecosystem surrounding its new Palette 2 devices.
    Palette 2 is a pair of follow-up products to the Palette, which was initially introduced to market via Kickstarter, an...

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    ADDITION DESIGN AND RESEARCH LAUNCH 3D PRINTING TRAINING PROGRAMME

    Aug 21, 2018

    Addition Design and Research's first AM training course will take place on September 20th, 2018 at the Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Centre, Sheffield.
    A one-day 3D printing training course will be hosted by Addition Design and Research, an industrial design, and additive manufac...

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    SIEMENS 3D PRINTED TURBINE TO LOWER EMISSIONS

    Aug 20, 2018

    3D printing is enabling many advancements, from improving ecosystems and the medical industry to reducing emissions; Siemens latest innovation is embracing additive manufacturing and its capabilities.
    Siemens has reportedly 3D-printed and engine tested a dry low emission (DLE) pre-mixer for t...

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    VELO3D LAUNCHES HIGH VOLUME METAL 3D PRINTING SYSTEM

    Aug 20, 2018

    Velo3D has launched the Sapphire System, a metal powder bed fusion platform designed for high volume manufacturing.
    Powered by the Californian company’s Intelligent Fusion technology and Flow print preparation software, Velo is bringing to market an end-to-end solution it believes addre...

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    OHIO TOOL MANUFACTURER CITED AFTER EMPLOYEE SUFFERS AMPUTATION

    Aug 17, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited ArtiFlex Manufacturing for exposing workers at its Wooster location to amputation hazards after an employee suffered a partial finger amputation. The company faces $213,411 in proposed penalties.

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    ACKURETTA LAUNCHES CERAMIC RESIN MATERIAL FOR DLP 3D PRINTERS

    Aug 17, 2018

    Ackuretta Technologies, a manufacturer of professional 3D printers, has released to market its Ceramic Resin under the company’s Qura brand of materials.
    The Taiwanese vendor believes the new material will make ceramic parts more accessible, the company having manufacturers, as well as ...

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    TETHON 3D TO DEVELOP DESKTOP DLP 3D PRINTER OPTIMISED FOR CERAMIC AND METAL RESINS

    Aug 16, 2018

    Tethon 3D is to embark on a project to produce and commercialize a desktop digital light processing (DLP) system that is designed to print ceramic and metal materials.
    The company has been awarded a grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to fund the project which, if succe...

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    FLUXAXIS: 3D PRINTING ON EVERY SCALE

    Aug 15, 2018

    Fluxaxis has a range of advanced 3D printing machines that are able to produce products and parts on any scale with the service like no other in the world, 3D printing engineer Jake Augur says.
    The bureau service is able to produce a wide range of products for anyone, from one-off prototypes ...

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    ERGONOMIC TECHNOLOGY USED IN SPORTS IMPROVES MANUFACTURING

    Aug 14, 2018

    Automotive company Ford has employed body tracking technology, similar to that used by sports stars, to enhance the assembly line. Plant employees at Ford Valencia Engine Assembly, have been wearing a special suit with numerous sensors that monitor movement and help to promote good posture. The tech...

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    HOW ROBOTICS MANUFACTURER KUKA IS REWORKING DIGITAL COMMERCE

    Aug 13, 2018

    KUKA AG manufactures and markets complex industrial robotics systems its customers use to manufacture other complex things ranging from aircraft and automobiles to electronic components. Seen in action, its robots typically carry out their tasks with repeated precision.
    But to reach that poin...

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    NEW REPORT OFFERS POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE DIGITAL MANUFACTURING ADOPTION IN THE U.S.

    Aug 13, 2018

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

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    BRITISH GOVERNMENT INVESTS £780M IN HIGH TECH LABS INCLUDING MTC AND AMRC

    Aug 13, 2018

    British Government has pledged £780m of extra funding for high tech labs, including high-value manufacturing organizations, such as the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).
    The investment will be shared between 12 organizations across ...

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    CROCS IS CLOSING ITS MANUFACTURING FACILITIES, BUT THEY SAY THEY'RE HERE TO STAY

    Aug 10, 2018

    Could it be curtains for Crocs? If you were one of those people who decried the rubberized clogs as the ugliest fad that would never last, you may just get your "I told you so" moment soon. The company recently announced it will closing its remaining company-owned manufacturing facilities ...

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    AIRWOLF 3D LAUNCHES EVO 22 LARGE FORMAT WORKTOP 3D PRINTER

    Aug 09, 2018

    Airwolf 3D, a developer of desktop 3D printing systems, has announced the EVO 22 large format machine.
    It’s the latest instalment of the company’s product portfolio, which continues to deliver increasingly large 3D printers fit for operation atop of a desk/ workstation in the X an...

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    3D SYSTEMS & GF MACHINING PARTNER ON HYBRID MANUFACTURING

    Aug 08, 2018

    3D Systems and Georg Fischer AG GF Machining Solutions today announced a partnership that aims to enhance metal parts production. According to a joint statement by the companies, this partnership will enable manufacturers to more efficiently produce complex metal parts within tight tolerances, and r...

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    UNIONTECH HIGHLIGHTS OPEN SOURCING AFTER ITS PILOT 450 SL 3D PRINTER IS HARNESSED TO PRODUCE ARCHITECTURAL MODELS

    Aug 07, 2018

    UnionTech, a Chinese vendor of stereolithography (SL) machines, has highlighted the benefits of open source equipment after its 3D printing equipment was harnessed to produce architectural models.
    One of the company’s major distributors, RP America used the UnionTech PILOT 450 platform ...

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    DIGITAL ALLOYS RAISES $12.9M IN FUNDING FROM G20 VENTURES, BOEING HORIZONX VENTURES & LINCOLN ELECTRIC

    Aug 07, 2018

    Digital Alloys, a metal additive manufacturing company, has raised $12.9m through a Series B funding round thanks to contributions from G20 Ventures, Boeing HorizonX Ventures, Lincoln Electric and Khosla Ventures.
    The latter of those outfits led the first round of investment which amounted to...

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    WITH A SMALL BUT MIGHTY BRACKET, BMW RAISES THE ROOF ON 3-D PRINTING

    Aug 07, 2018

    The Altair Enlighten Awards, which honor advances in lightweighting technology, are the automotive industry’s equivalent of The Biggest Loser. This year, General Motors took top honors at the awards ceremony, where there was more than one joke about how the unwieldy plastic trophy could have b...

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    PLASTIC MOULDS MANUFACTURER TO OFFER RECYCLING SERVICES

    Aug 06, 2018

    Plastic injection mould manufacturer, Coral Products (Mouldings) LTD, are investing in an in-house recycling plant in order to offer housing associations and councils the option to recycle their plastics.
    The company, who are a manufacturer and distributor of plastic injection moulded items, ...

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    EU STRONG ON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING BUT THE WORK IS ONLY JUST BEGINNING

    Aug 03, 2018

    Author and TCT Expert Advisory Board Member Filip Geerts is the Director General of CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries. In June CECIMO organized its Additive Manufacturing Conference and here, Filip gives TCT his takeaways.
    Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been a h...

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    PARTNERSHIP AIMS TO IMPROVE THE PREDICTABILITY OF 3D COMPOSITE PRINTING

    Aug 03, 2018

    Material modeling and simulation software developer MultiMechanics has teamed up with additive manufacturing (AM) company Fortify in a strategic partnership meant to improve the predictability of composite 3D printing.
    As AM is starting to be used for high-quality production parts-and, not ju...

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    STRYKER STUDY SHOWS IN-GROWTH POTENTIAL FOR 3D PRINTED TRITANIUM SPINAL IMPLANTS

    Aug 03, 2018

    Stryker’s Spine division, comparing the performance of spinal implants made from a variety of materials, has found that the company's 3D printed porous Tritanium cages offer a statistically significant potential for increased bone in-growth.
    The purpose of the pre-clinical animal st...

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    BOWMAN INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURES BESPOKE ROLLERTRAIN BEARING CAGES WITH MULTI JET FUSION

    Aug 02, 2018

    Bowman International has revealed more details on its investment in HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing technology for the manufacture of bearings, seals and cages. The company mentioned its acquiring of MJF technology after it announced it had implemented AMFG's automation software la...

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    $25 MILLION FROM CHEMICAL GIANT ADVANCES MATERIALISE’S 3D PRINTING PARTNERSHIP WITH BASF

    Aug 01, 2018

    Numerous large chemical companies have been increasing their stake in 3D printing materials manufacturing, but BASF is the largest chemical producer in the space. The German chemical giant has continued to throw its weight around, most recently investing a massive $25 million in Materialise, the nea...

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    AMFG UNVEILS HOLISTIC BUILD ANALYSIS TOOL FOR AUTOMATION ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE

    Aug 01, 2018

    AMFG has made available a new Holistic Build Analysis tool for its automation additive manufacturing software to enable users to instantly estimate how full a machine build is without nesting.
    The tool uses machines learning technology to provide instantaneous feedback, helping operators to b...

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    CAN ADVANCED ROBOTICS SAVE US MANUFACTURING

    Aug 01, 2018

    Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) recently awarded $1.4 million USD in project funding to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of its first round of funding to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. ARM selected projects that will generate timely impact on the national manufacturing landscape an...

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    SOCIAL MEDIA DRIVES MANUFACTURING APPRENTICESHIP COMPETITION

    Jul 31, 2018

    A new social media-driven manufacturing apprenticeship competition launched by AMI is gaining momentum as it highlights top talents in the industry. The purpose of the competition is to reward current apprentices who are excelling in their role and promote apprenticeship programmes to companies in t...

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    THE INTELLIGENT JOURNEY TO THE FACTORY OF THE FUTURE

    Jul 31, 2018

    Intel recently studied over 150 workers from the factory floor to the C-suite, to better understand manufacturing workers pain points, their beliefs about the future of their operations, and their best guess for future technologies.
    We often speak about the technology (re)evolution that is dr...

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    GLASS MANUFACTURER TO CREATE 212 JOBS IN HENRY COUNTY

    Jul 30, 2018

    A glass manufacturing company is coming to Henry County, creating hundreds of jobs. Press Glass announced Monday morning that it is set to invest $43.55 million to establish its first manufacturing facility in Virginia. The new factory will be built in the Commonwealth Crossing Industrial Park.
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    BRITISH TEXTILE MANUFACTURER UTILISES NASA TECHNOLOGY

    Jul 27, 2018

    Fashion brand, HotSquash has been utilizing hollow-core fiber technology, originally developed by NASA, to push the boundaries of smart materials in fashion. Here's how.
    The technology enables consumers to keep warm in the cold and remain cool in the hot, the material also drys quicker an...

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    PRINTRBOT SHUTS ITS DOORS AFTER 7 YEARS. WHAT’S IT MEAN FOR 3D PRINTING?

    Jul 27, 2018

    Printrbot, one of the first 3D printer manufacturers that leveraged crowdfunding to kickstart its business, has decided to close up shop. This news will come to a blow to many at-home tinkerers, as Printrbot was known for building quality and affordable 3D printers like its Simple model.
    Thou...

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    CPI RECEIVES £107M GOVT FOR NEXT-GEN MANUFACTURING

    Jul 26, 2018

    The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has confirmed a government funding package of £107m for the center to continue to develop next-generation manufacturing technologies.
    The grant will reportedly enable CPI to continue its extensive record of supporting the industry and assisting pr...

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    ARKEMA TO OPEN 3D PRINTING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE TO DEVELOP 3D PRINTING RESINS

    Jul 26, 2018

    Arkema will open a 3D Printing Center of Excellence where the company will drive the further development of 3D printing resins next week.
    Located at its Sartomer facility in Exton, Pa., the new production base adds to the company’s global additive manufacturing material development netw...

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    AUTODESK’S 3D PRINTING TOOLSET GETS 2019 UPDATE

    Jul 26, 2018

    Autodesk has announced the newest version of Netfabb, their additive manufacturing, and design software. Netfabb provides a toolset for managing printers, setting up models, simulating prints, and generating lattices. Netfabb 2019.0 brings enhancements to simulation, latticing, cloud storage, machin...

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    SOIL HEALTH STARTUP COOL PLANET ADDS $20M FOR NEW MANUFACTURING SITE

    Jul 25, 2018

    Cool Planet, an agricultural technology startup focused on improving the quality of soil, has raised an additional $20.3 million to finance construction of a manufacturing facility.
    Greenwood Village, CO-based Cool Planet said the new capital is an extension of the company’s 2017 $19.3 ...

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    ACCELERATING THE SERIAL PRODUCTION OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED COMPONENTS

    Jul 24, 2018

    Oerlikon AM and RUAG Space - the Space Division of Swiss technology group, RUAG - have joined forces to accelerate the serial production of 3D printed components.
    Oerlikon AM and RUAG Space are already working together on the qualification of a bracket that would be installed on a payload fai...

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    ASTM, AUBURN, NASA, EWI AND MTC LAUNCH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

    Jul 24, 2018

    Two groups at Auburn University, Alabama, have launched centers of excellence focussed on accelerating R&D, standardization and innovation in additive manufacturing (AM).
    The first is with global standards developer ASTM International which launched its Additive Manufacturing Center of Ex...

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    LOCKHEED FINDS AM SWEET SPOT

    Jul 24, 2018

    Not everything should be additively produced. But military training cockpits should. In the five years since the Advanced Manufacturing Center was first established at Lockheed Martin’s Training and Logistics plant in Orlando, FL, grown parts insertion on end-use applications has steadily grow...

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    AEM STAFF TOURS WEASLER ENGINEERING’S REVAMPED WISCONSIN MANUFACTURING PLANT

    Jul 23, 2018

    More than a dozen AEM employees spent the better part of last week Wednesday touring member company Weasler Engineering’s revamped West Bend, Wisconsin-based manufacturing facility.
    Weasler Engineering staff members welcomed the representatives from AEM by providing an overview of their...

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    RENISHAW RELEASES INFINIAM SPECTRAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESS MONITORING SOFTWARE

    Jul 23, 2018

    Global engineering firm, Renishaw has announced the release of its InfiniAM Spectral additive manufacturing (AM) process monitoring software.
    First seen at formnext in 2017, the package is designed to help users of its metal AM systems to overcome the barriers in critical applications, proces...

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    WHY 3D PRINTING JIGS AND FIXTURES "MAKES PERFECT SENSE"

    Jul 20, 2018

    John Dulchinos, Jabil’s VP of Digital Manufacturing, holds his thumb and index finger as close together as possible without them touching, the slight waft of air between the two representing jigs and fixtures chunk of the $12T manufacturing market.
    Jigs and fixtures don’t have the...

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    AUTODESK’S LEGO MODEL-BUILDING ROBOT IS THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING

    Jul 20, 2018

    Sitting at opposite corners of a small white table in a bright Autodesk lab with high ceilings inside a maritime building adjacent to San Francisco Bay, two Universal Robotics UR10 robotic arms are whirring away, working together, one by one, to pick Lego bricks out of six little square bins and car...

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    BASF INVESTS $25M IN 3D PRINTING FIRM, MATERIALISE

    Jul 19, 2018

    The world’s largest chemical producer, BASF, has announced a major investment in the Belgian-headquartered supplier of 3D printing technologies. The US$25m investment builds on an existing relationship between BASF and Materialise, with the two partners already working together to develop, imp...

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    THE MTC OFFERS A FLEXIBLE SOLUTION TO 3D PRINTING'S POST-PROCESSING PROBLEM

    Jul 19, 2018

    Additive manufacturing’s so-called “dirty little secret” was laid bare at an event at The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry last month as the results of the two-year FlexiFinish project were unveiled.
    Busting the well-worn myth that 3D printing is a case of; ...

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    OERLIKON AND LUFTHANSA TO JOINTLY ACCELERATE AM PROCESSES

    Jul 18, 2018

    Oerlikon AM and Lufthansa Technik will jointly establish replicable additive manufacturing (AM) processes and standards for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) applications to guarantee robust and repeatable processes on multiple machines in multiple locations.
    Oerlikon, a technology, and...

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    GE ADDITIVE LAUNCHES MANUFACTURING PARTNER NETWORK

    Jul 18, 2018

    GE Additive has announced the launch of its Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN), which aims to create an open, competitive marketplace that will accelerate both supply and demand for additive manufacturing (AM). The first three Manufacturing Partners (MPs) to join the network are Burloak Technologie...

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    NEW TECH CEO OPENS UP ABOUT LEADING INDUSTRY 4.0 REVOLUTION

    Jul 17, 2018

    Cloud computing isn’t new, but it's mature enough now that it looms large over every aspect of manufacturing. Darren Roos has felt how big a role the cloud can play to plant operations as president of SAP's cloud ERP business, which he helped construct and launch in 2016. Now the nativ...

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    NORSK AND QUESTEK TO COLLABORATE ON TITANIUM ALLOYS FOR ADDITIVE

    Jul 17, 2018

    As part of this collaboration, the companies are evaluating a QuesTek-designed titanium alloy using Norsk’s Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) process. Preliminary evaluation of the Illinois-based company’s alloy is complete and Norsk has manufactured initial test specimens.
    The test p...

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    XAAR TO INVEST WITH STRATASYS IN A 3D PRINTING JOINT EFFORT

    Jul 16, 2018

    Xaar will invest with Stratasys in a newly formed company, Xaar 3D Limited, to develop 3D printing solutions based on high-speed sintering technologies. Xaar 3D will leverage the natural synergies between Xaar and Stratasys, specifically Xaar’s technology relating to high-speed sintering and industr...

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    AMETEK POWERVAR ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NORTH CAROLINA MANUFACTURING FACILITY

    Jul 16, 2018

    AMETEK Powervar, a supplier of power conditioning and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) solutions, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Knightdale, North Carolina. The facility expands the company’s US manufacturing and distribution in the southern and eastern United States and is inten...

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    STRENGTHENING US MANUFACTURING USING ADVANCED ROBOTICS

    Jul 13, 2018

    Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) has awarded $1.4 million in project funding to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of its first round of funding to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. ARM selected projects that will generate timely impact on the national manufacturing landscape and serve a...

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    STAR RAPID APPOINTS NEW CEO AND PREPARES TO EMBRACE INDUSTRY 4.0

    Jul 13, 2018

    Star Rapid has announced business transformation specialist, David Hunter as its new CEO, and will begin to incorporate Industry 4.0 processes to improve the service it offers. 
    The company, formerly Star Prototype, is a rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and low-volume manufacturing servi...

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    YORKSHIRE FIRM USES VR TO BUILD CUSTOM VEHICLES

    Jul 12, 2018

    A team from the Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG) at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has worked with Doncaster-based Clarks Vehicle Conversions to show how it can use Virtual Reality (VR) in the design stages of converting a vehicle.
    Accord...

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    XAAR AND STRATASYS ANNOUNCE JOINT INVESTMENT IN NEW 3D PRINTING COMPANY

    Jul 12, 2018

    Inkjet technology leader, Xaar PLC and additive manufacturing (AM) giant, Stratasys have announced a joint investment in a newly formed company, Xaar 3D Limited, to develop 3D printing solutions based on High-Speed Sintering technologies.
    The new company will leverage Xaar’s High-Speed ...

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    FDI WAS DOWN 32% IN 2017, BUT MANUFACTURING TOP OF LIST FOR INVESTMENT

    Jul 11, 2018

    Last year was not a good year for expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses. The total was $259.6 billion in 2017, down 32% from $379.7 billion in 2016, according to the Department of Commerce.
    However, manufacturing was at the top of the list o...

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    OERLIKON AND LUFTHANSA TECHNIK TO ACCELERATE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR AIRCRAFT MRO

    Jul 11, 2018

    Global technology group, Oerlikon has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lufthansa Technik, a leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for civil aircraft, engines and components, to establish processes for additive manufacturing (AM) in aircraft MRO.
    Th...

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    GAS SENSING SOLUTIONS DOUBLES SCOTTISH MANUFACTURING

    Jul 10, 2018

    Gas Sensing Solutions has doubled the size of its manufacturing facility and offices in Cumbernauld to meet the demand for its products and has certified to ISO 9001:2015. The firm makes CO2 sensors, including the LEDs that go inside them, and sells them into applications including health and safety...

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    FORMLABS RELEASES CASTABLE WAX 3D PRINTING RESIN FOR JEWELLERY

    Jul 10, 2018

    Formlabs has announced it is now shipping its Castable Wax-Resin, a wax-filled material aimed at direct investment casting for the jewelry industry.
    The latest edition to its library of Jewellery Resins, Castable Wax was formulated to deliver smooth surface finish and increased part strength ...

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    ATCC HOSTS MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING CAMP

    Jul 09, 2018

    A dozen students from four high schools took part this month in the four-day Summer Manufacturing & Engineering Camp at Alexandria Technical and Community College.
    The students who participated were in grades 8-10, and came from Minnewaska, Parkers Prairie, New York Mills and Alexandria s...

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    NEXT GENERATION 3D PRINTING GETS BOOST FROM NEW MARYLAND CENTER

    Jul 06, 2018

    The objective for this center is to create scientific breakthroughs in metallurgy and plastics, as well as the launch of new factory machinery that will “transform the way U.S. producers make aircraft, automobiles, munitions, medical devices, and other products.”
    With the goal of ...

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    BASF INCREASES INVOLVEMENT IN 3D PRINTING ACTIVITIES THROUGH ACQUISITIONS

    Jul 06, 2018

    The German-based chemical company, BASF, is strengthening its market presence in the powder bed fusion sector following the acquisition of two firms.
    A company press release announced that the shares of Hamburg-based Advanc3D Materials GmbH - which specializes in providing plastic powders and...

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    £4M INVESTMENT SEES PROPULSION MANUFACTURER REDUCE LEAD TIME BY 60%

    Jul 05, 2018

    Southampton-based propulsion manufacturer CJR Propulsion is to install £4m of new manufacturing equipment to help it deliver better products to its customers. Representing one of the marine industry’s largest single investments of 2018, the apparatus and related software, will integrate ...

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    SKETCHFAB LAUNCHES STORE TO BUY AND SELL 3D MODELS FOR 3D PRINTING, VIRTUAL REALITY AND MORE

    Jul 05, 2018

    Sketchfab, the 3D model sharing platform, has officially launched its Sketchfab store which will allow designers to sell and purchase 3D models online.
    Founded in 2012, its community of 1.5 million users have published close to 3 million 3D models to the platform. This launch will enable crea...

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    NEW TECHNOLOGIES HELP RECREATE UK SHOE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

    Jul 04, 2018

    Robert Perkins, CEO at Hotter, explains how the Lancashire-based shoe manufacturer managed to attract young people by creating a more technology-driven work environment. The British footwear industry has launched a new nationally accredited apprenticeship, which has been designed by employers to be ...

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    NEW MULTI-MILLION-POUND PLANT TO MANUFACTURE BATTERY MATERIALS FOR EVS

    Jul 04, 2018

    Johnson Matthey, a British multinational specialty chemicals, and sustainable technologies company are building a demonstration-scale plant in Clitheroe, the UK to manufacture next-generation battery materials to power electric vehicles.
    The new, multi-million-pound plant will have a capacity...

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    NEW £55M FACTORY SEES BRICK MANUFACTURER DOUBLE PRODUCTION

    Jul 03, 2018

    Leicestershire-based brick manufacturer Ibstock Brick, is to play a part in the construction of 15,000 new homes. The company invested in a new £55m factory to double its production. Ibstock Brick currently produces more than 850 million bricks a year at 20 factories across the UK.
    The ...

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    IMTS 2018 TO SHOWCASE LATEST TRENDS IN MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS

    Jul 03, 2018

    In addition to ten Technology Pavilions covering everything from additive manufacturing to quality assurance, IMTS 2018 (International Manufacturing Technology Show), will highlight the latest trends in automation including collaborative robots and mobility.
    Tim Shinbara, VP - Technology, The...

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    HERMAN MILLER SAYS TRADE WAR COULD LEAD IT TO MOVE MANUFACTURING

    Jul 03, 2018

    The brewing trade war between the U.S. and its major trading partners may lead furniture maker Herman Miller Inc. to relocate some of its manufacturing if costs become prohibitive, CFO Jeff Stutz said.
    “We are obviously feeling the effects of tariffs that are putting pressure on our bus...

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    TOOLCRAFT REVEALS FIVE-AXIS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FUTURE POWERED BY SIEMENS PLM SOFTWARE

    Jul 02, 2018

    Toolcraft GmbH, a German manufacturing company, is planning to apply full five-axis additive manufacturing (AM) technologies in the future after a successful initial adoption of 3D printing processes and Siemens PLM software.
    The firm purchased its first AM machine in 2011, some 22 years afte...

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    FINCANTIERI TO TEST TITOMIC KINETIC FUSION PROCESS WITH VIEW TO ADOPTION FOR MANUFACTURE OF MECHANICAL SHIP COMPONENTS

    Jul 02, 2018

    Titomic has taken one step closer to seeing its Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) process become a manufacturing option for a leading shipbuilding group after a Material Science Testing (MST) agreement was reached.
    Earlier this year, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Titomic a...

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    FELIXPRINTERS TO FOCUS PRODUCT PORTFOLIO ON PROFESSIONAL 3D PRINTING SPACE

    Jun 29, 2018

    FELIXprinters has announced it is to move further towards the professional 3D printing space to reflect the changing landscape of the market.
    The Dutch company has made its name in the development and delivery of material extrusion desktop 3D printing machines and ancillary products, like mai...

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    INDUSTRY 4.0 MANUFACTURING PRINCIPLES LEVERAGED IN DISASTER AREAS BY FIELD READY

    Jun 28, 2018

    In the midst of a severe earthquake that registered 7.8 on the Richter magnitude scale, Nepal was shaken, villages were levelled, avalanches triggered, and millions affected. Nearly 9,000 died, around 22,000 were injured, and 3,000,000 - a tenth of the country’s population - were made homeless...

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    EOS AND ADDITIVE WORKS TEAM UP TO DELIVER PRE-PROCESSING AM WORKFLOW SIMULATION SOFTWARE

    Jun 28, 2018

    EOS has launched a pre-processing simulation software in partnership with Additive Works, an expert in the field of process preparation.
    Amphyon will enable users of EOS’ 3D printing hardware to simulate the building process of additively manufactured parts, highlight potential issues, ...

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    AMERICA MAKES AND ANSI PUBLISH STANDARDIZATION ROADMAP FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING VERSION 2.0

    Jun 28, 2018

    America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have announced the publication of the Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (Version 2.0), a product of America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC).
    The group was establish...

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    MANUFACTURING PROCESS PROVIDES LOW-COST, SUSTAINABLE OPTION FOR FOOD PACKAGING

    Jun 27, 2018

    Purdue University researchers have developed a large-scale manufacturing process that may change the way some grocery store foods are packaged. According to Credence Research, food packaging is a growing billion-dollar market, and overall predicted growth is expected to reach 6 percent by 2024. Adva...

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    IMTAMSYS PARTNERS WITH DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AT UCSF ON HIGH-TEMPERATURE 3D PRINTING

    Jun 27, 2018

    IMTAMSYS, a Chinese company which specializes in PEEK (polyether ether ketone) and high-performance 3D printing technology and materials, has begun a joint research initiative with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, to advance 3D printing applicatio...

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    AVEVA TO HELP BASF ACCELERATE SMART MANUFACTURING PROGRAM

    Jun 26, 2018

    AVEVA announced BASF selected AVEVA to accelerate their strategic Smart Manufacturing program. BASF will implement AVEVA’s Enterprise Asset Performance Management (APM) solution to improve connectivity of people, processes, and equipment, creating additional value for their customers through g...

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    NATIONAL CENTER FOR MANUFACTURING SCIENCES TO ESTABLISH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INNOVATION CENTRE

    Jun 26, 2018

    The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) has announced plans to establish a new manufacturing innovation center in Harford County, Maryland focussed on next-generation additive manufacturing (AM), materials, and processes.
    The center will spearhead scientific breakthroughs in met...

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    3 TRENDS AGRICULTURE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS SHOULD BE READY FOR

    Jun 25, 2018

    Equipment purchasing decisions will be driven more by the bottom line than by brand loyalty, tractors and harvesters will look more like computers, and data will drive productivity more than ever before.
    These are just a few of the realities that equipment manufacturers will have to contend w...

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    A SMALL MANUFACTURER SOLVES THE CYBERSECURITY PUZZLE

    Jun 25, 2018

    Atlas Tool Works is a small family-owned company that provides specialized machining and turning of tight tolerance parts, precision sheet metal fabrication, metal stamping, and complex engineered assemblies. It has 72 employees, and a long history of commitment to quality and continuous improvement...

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    APWORKS AND HEREAUS TEAM UP ON SAP'S MANUFACTURING NETWORK FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Jun 22, 2018

    APWORKS and Heraeus have announced they are now working together on SAP’s Manufacturing Network platform for additive manufacturing (AM).
    The SAP Manufacturing Network brings together manufacturers and service providers to fully exploit the potential of 3D printing for “just in ti...

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    PADT LAUNCHES ON-DEMAND MANUFACTURING FACILITY WITH CARBON 3D PRINTING

    Jun 21, 2018

    Arizona-based engineering product and services company, Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT) has announced the launch of its on On-Demand Manufacturing facility with Carbon.
    As a certified Production Partner of the Silicon Valley 3D printing company, PADT can now deliver between 2,...

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    NEW COATING LINE SEES UK DOOR MANUFACTURER REDUCE LEAD TIMES

    Jun 21, 2018

    Birmingham-based door manufacturer, E & SW Knowles, is continuing to bolster its business after significantly investing in its processes, equipment, and workforce as part of wider expansion plans. The Birmingham-based business has just spent £ 250,000 on a new coating line, which will impr...

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    DISCOVERY EDUCATION AND ARCONIC FOUNDATION LAUNCH ‘MANUFACTURE YOUR FUTURE TEACHER CHALLENGE’

    Jun 20, 2018

    The accelerated advancement of technologies like 3-D printing, robotics, and artificial intelligence welcomes a new realm of career possibilities in manufacturing for K-12 students. Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms and Arco...

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    LM INDUSTRIES WORKS WITH U.S. MARINES, OTHERS TO BECOME AMAZON OF MANUFACTURING

    Jun 20, 2018

    Local Motors has done some pretty cool things over the past few years. It launched the crowdsourced Rally Fighter in 2009, 3D printed an electric car called the Strati and created a small autonomous shuttle vehicle named Olli. Now, the founders of Local Motors are offering their experience with high...

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    BURSTING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING’S LAST BUBBLES

    Jun 20, 2018

    There were, no doubt, times when forging, casting and injection molding was met with disbelief and amazing claims of what they could mean for the future. Now, they’re just how things are made. After decades of boasts and promises, additive manufacturing (AM) is finally joining those previous b...

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    STRATHCLYDE STAKES PARTNERSHIP IN £56M MANUFACTURING INNOVATION CENTRE

    Jun 19, 2018

    The University of Strathclyde is a strategic partner in a new £56m UK innovation center, which helps pharma companies to develop and adopt novel manufacturing techniques. The world-first, industry-led Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) will offer pharma companies, from start-ups ...

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    NORSK TITANIUM'S NEW YORK ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FACILITY ADDED TO BOEING’S QUALIFIED PRODUCERS LIST

    Jun 19, 2018

    Norsk Titanium (NTi), an FAA-approved supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured titanium components, has announced its Plattsburgh, New York Development and Qualification Center (PDQC) has been officially added to Boeing’s Qualified Producers List (QPL).
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    £15M SCHEME TO TAKE THE DRAMA OUT OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Jun 18, 2018

    The Manufacturing Technology Centre near Coventry is to lead a £15m programme aimed at encouraging suppliers to the UK aerospace industry to adopt additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing is employed across many manufacturing sectors in a variety of materials, producing everything from s...

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    £350K INVESTMENT SEES UK MANUFACTURER RESHORE ITS FACTORY

    Jun 15, 2018

    Wirral based advanced manufacturing company Plura Innovations has secured £350K funding to extend its facilities. The firm will use the backing from NPIF - FW Capital Debt Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, to expand its manufacturing center on the Wirral.
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    SCOTTISH WINDOW MANUFACTURER INVESTS £500K+ IN NEW FACILITY

    Jun 14, 2018

    Scottish window, door and curtain walling designer and manufacturer, CMS Window Systems, has significantly expanded its manufacturing operations with the opening of a new 8,500 sqft factory in Kirkcaldy.
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    STEALTHY STARTUP AIMS TO REINVENT AI FOR MANUFACTURING

    Jun 14, 2018

    What exactly is the “future of autonomous manufacturing?” According to venture capitalist and AutoLab AI cofounder Lior Susan, stealth startup AutoLab AI is building it but isn’t defining it yet, at least not publicly.
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    MATERIALISE PARTNERS WITH HCL ON HYBRID MANUFACTURING PLATFORM

    Jun 13, 2018

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    WOHLERS ASSOCIATES TO HOST DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING COURSE

    Jun 12, 2018

    Wohlers has identified DfAM as one of the key barriers to widespread adoption of AM. Leading additive manufacturing consulting firm, Wohlers Associates, Inc. is bringing its three-day design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) course to the mountains of Frisco, Colorado this summer.
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    UK FOOD MANUFACTURER INVESTS £6M IN AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY

    Jun 12, 2018

    Meat producer Moy Park has invested £18m to upgrade two of its UK poultry processing facilities, which will boost the company’s production capacity to six million birds per week. The manufacturer has invested £12m to install new mixing and processing equipment at its site in Granth...

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    AMRC BOOSTS CONFIDENCE & SALES OF MANUFACTURERS IN NUCLEAR SECTOR

    Jun 12, 2018

    More than half of manufacturers taking part in the Nuclear AMRC's ‘Fit For Nuclear’ programme is confident of winning new nuclear work this year, a new survey has found. The latest survey of companies which are currently progressing through ‘Fit For Nuclear’ (F4N), or are...

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    GUCCI IS GROWING SO RAPIDLY IT HAS TO REBOOT ITS ENTIRE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

    Jun 11, 2018

    Gucci is going full steam ahead with its expansion plans. Parent company Kering announced at an investor presentation on Thursday that it is targeting annual revenues of 10 billion euros ($12 billion) for the white-hot brand, surging ahead of category leader Louis Vuitton, owned by rival LVMH.
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    OVER 600 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO RECEIVE 3D-PRINTING PACKAGES FROM GE ADDITIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

    Jun 08, 2018

    GE Additive will distribute more than 600 polymer 3D printing packages to schools in 30 different countries in September.
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    RAYTHEON SET TO INCREASE RADAR MANUFACTURING CAPACITY

    Jun 08, 2018

    Raytheon Company’s Consolidated Manufacturing Center in Forest, Miss. today employs over 800 people. That number is set to spike over the next five years, as the organization has announced plans to begin work on a new facility dedicated to radar production. Once completed, the building will se...

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    FOXCONN, APPLE’S CONTRACT MANUFACTURER, TO MANUFACTURE OWN PRODUCTS

    Jun 07, 2018

    The contract manufacturer based in Taiwan, Foxconn, has announced its new business model, Reuters reported. The company, which is known for producing iPhones for the US-technology giant, Apple, wants to combine hardware and software in its integrated solutions, such as cloud computing.
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    EUROCOATING TO CREATE "ONE STOP SHOP" FOR MEDICAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH NANOSURFACES ACQUISITION

    Jun 07, 2018

    Eurocoating SpA, a leader in Plasma Spray Coating and additive manufacturing (AM) services for orthopaedic, dental, spine, and trauma applications, has announced the acquisition of Nanosurfaces Industries Srl, the Italian manufacturing division of CoorsTek Medical.
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    FURNITURE MANUFACTURER INVESTS £1.5M IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    Jun 06, 2018

    UK furniture manufacturer and designer Godfrey Syrett have outsourced its IT support and services as part of its initiative to focus on long-term, sustainable growth driven by digital technologies.
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    MTC TO ADVANCE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING STANDARDS WITH ASTM

    Jun 06, 2018

    The Manufacturing Technology Centre has been chosen by ASTM International, a leading global standards organization, to be the first non-US founding partner of their Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing.
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    HP, SIEMENS COLLABORATION EXPANDS DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING ENVELOPE FOR 3D PRINTING

    Jun 05, 2018

    HP Inc. (Palo Alto, CA) and Siemens (Munich, Germany) have expanded their longstanding collaboration to enable even more advanced functionality across a broader set of Siemens PLM software to change the way users can design and manufacture with HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology. The...

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    CREATE IT REAL ANNOUNCES NEW 3D PRINTER AND MATERIAL MANUFACTURERS PARTNERSHIPS

    Jun 05, 2018

    Create it REAL, a Danish R&D center specializing in 3D printing technologies has announced partnerships with three new 3D printing manufacturers and a materials developer. The organization was founded in 2009 by Jeremy Pierre Gay, and in 2013 they launched a worldwide real-time processor dedicat...

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    ANCA LAUNCHES NEW TECH CENTER, PROVIDES INSIGHT TO FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING

    Jun 04, 2018

    ANCA Inc. opened its technical center expansion May 23-24, 2018, in Wixom, MI, hosting more than 200 customers, vendors, and community members at the event. This multi-million-dollar investment provides a larger demonstration floor, classrooms for training, and a larger machine assembly and process ...

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    £230K INVESTMENT BOOSTS GLOBAL TRADE FOR SEALANT MANUFACTURER

    Jun 04, 2018

    UK sealant manufacturer Polyseam is ready to ramp up its international expansion programme after investing in a new 82,000 sq ft manufacturing site. The £2.3m facility includes research and development, engineering, planning and storehouse space as well as three modern manufacturing units.
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    GE ADDITIVE ANNOUNCES UPDATED VERSION OF CONCEPT LASER M2 RANGE

    Jun 04, 2018

    GE Additive has announced the release of a new version of Concept Laser M2 range with several hardware and process enhancements. The updates have been made to both the M2 cusing and M2 cusing multilaser machines, and have been implemented to satisfy the ever-growing demands of industrial users.
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    AEM HONORS 29 EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS WITH ‘STATISTICS OUTSTANDING MERIT’ AWARDS

    Jun 01, 2018

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has presented Statistics Outstanding Merit Awards to 29 companies for their superior participation in AEM data reporting programs.
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    END-USE PARTS 3D PRINTED IN PET-G AND RIGID TPU NOW AVAILABLE VIA VOODOO MANUFACTURING

    May 31, 2018

    Voodoo Manufacturing, a 3D printing service based in New York, has announced it is now using Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PET-G) and Rigid Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) to produce components for its clients.
    The company, whose factory boasts Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) technolog...

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    SANDIA TEAM BUILDS TELESCOPE THROUGH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    May 30, 2018

    Sandia’s three-year Laboratory Directed Research and Development project proved the feasibility of using additive manufacturing as an entirely new design tool, vastly different from the standard technique of moving from hand drawing to computer-assisted design to machining parts, said Ted Winr...

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    BURLOAK TECHNOLOGIES TO OPEN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CENTRE IN ONTARIO, CANADA

    May 30, 2018

    In September this year, Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., will open its new 104 million USD Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. The 40,000 square foot center will be fully operational in the first quarter of 2019 as the company's exi...

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    EXPANSION AT MID WALES MANUFACTURER

    May 30, 2018

    Zip-Clip, a manufacturer Mid-Wales of high specification suspension systems for the electrical, mechanical, heating and ventilation industries is expanding its new facility in Welshpool as exports boom.
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    FED FINDS NATIONWIDE PICKUP IN MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY

    May 30, 2018

    The Federal Reserve's latest survey of business conditions found manufacturing activity accelerating in many parts of the country in late April and early May, even as some businesses expressed concern about uncertainty cause by rising trade tensions.
    The Fed said Wednesday that its survey...

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    MET-L-FLO PARTNERS WITH ITALIAN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

    May 25, 2018

    Met-L-Flo Inc. (Sugar Grove, IL), a 3D printing and rapid prototyping service bureau, announced that it is the first North American service bureau to work with Roboze (Bari), an Italy-based company that manufactures additive manufacturing (AM) machines. Utilization of Roboze technology is available ...

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    UK SAFETY SIGNS MANUFACTURER SEALS MAJOR DEAL WITH AMAZON

    May 24, 2018

    Viking Signs, which designs and manufactures the largest range of safety signs in the UK from its factory in Lincolnshire, has signed a deal to become a direct supplier for the online retailer’s new business division, supplying up to 30,000 products for the B2B market.
    The company is no...

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    PLUGGING MANUFACTURERS INTO TECH TALENT, WITH BILL FIENUP AND JEFF GARASCIA

    May 24, 2018

    Innovative technology talent is tough to come by for manufacturers looking to make their equipment "smarter." But the business incubator and makerspace mHub in Chicago is turning the talent model upside down, enabling companies like the Marmon Group to contract out fresh solutions to indus...

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    STRATASYS PARTNERS WITH AACHEN CENTER OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TO DRIVE AM ADOPTION

    May 24, 2018

    Additive manufacturing leader, Stratasys has announced a five-year cooperation agreement with the ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing, part of the renowned RWTH Aachen Campus to drive adoption of additive manufacturing (AM).
    Stratasys and the ACAM and RWTH Aachen campus wish to brin...

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    SAN MARCOS MANUFACTURERS EMBRACE LEAN, FACE SKILLS CHALLENGES

    May 17, 2018

    The San Marcos, Texas, region has a great deal to offer startup, existing and transplant manufacturers: a good business climate, low taxes, skilled workers, and the educational facilities and programs to train new workers.
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    ELECTRONICS EXECUTIVES HEADED TO DC TO PROMOTE PRO-MANUFACTURING POLICIES

    May 17, 2018

    C-level executives from top electronics companies across the United States - all members of IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries - will gather in Washington, D.C. on May 21-23 for discussions with members of Congress and the Administration on issues that are critical to the future of ...

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    CONCENTRATING CONCRETE - HYBRID MANUFACTURING FOR LARGE-SCALE CONSTRUCTION

    May 15, 2018

    Intended as an event funded by Denmark to enlighten Denmark, 3D Printhuset's 3D Construction Printing conferences attracted visitors on an international scale, and in doing so now has an uncertain future. The second edition, held in Copenhagen in November, welcomed an audience of more than 240 p...

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    MEDLINE EXPANDS FOOTPRINT IN TEXAS; PLANS NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN BAJA CALIFORNIA

    May 14, 2018

    Medline, a global manufacturer, and distributor serving the healthcare industry announced last month the opening of a 250,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Killam Industrial Park in Laredo, TX, expanding its Texas footprint to more than 1.5 million square feet.
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    EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS LAUNCH "I MAKE AMERICA TOWN HALL TOUR"

    May 14, 2018

    With six months left before the midterm elections, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is hitting the road to educate and engage manufacturing voters about the policies that are critical to the future growth and success of their industry.
    The initiative, which is part of the AEM&...

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    NEW POLYMER MANUFACTURING PROCESS SAVES 10 ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE OF ENERGY

    May 11, 2018

    Makers of cars, planes, buses - anything that needs strong, lightweight and heat-resistant parts - are poised to benefit from a new manufacturing process that requires only a quick touch from a small heat source to send a cascading hardening wave through a polymer. Researchers at the University of I...

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    JAVELIN AND CIMETRIX UNITE TO FORM ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING POWERHOUSE IN CANADA

    May 11, 2018

    Canada-based 3D technology solutions providers, Javelin Technologies, and Cimetrix Solutions have merged their businesses to boost additive manufacturing capabilities and service to their 6,000 strong customer base.
    Javelin Technologies is a veteran in 3D design engineering, product data mana...

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    RENISHAW LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE GUIDE TO ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    May 09, 2018

    Renishaw, a leading engineering, and scientific technology company has launched a dedicated guide to Additive Manufacturing (AM) on its website.
    The goal is to educate and inform customers and the wider engineering community with videos, case studies, feature articles, and industry news and o...

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    SMMT CONNECTS LEADING CAR MANUFACTURERS WITH TECH START-UPS

    May 09, 2018

    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched the Future Mobility Challenge, an initiative to spawn partnerships between leading automotive brands and innovative technology start-ups and SMEs. BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Bosch, Ford, and Toyota, have partnered with SMMT to encourage...

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    £1.6M FOR CAMBRIDGE CENTRE TO IMPROVE MEDICINE MANUFACTURE

    May 09, 2018

    Sensor technology from Cambridge based company Camena Bioscience is being developed into a novel research instrument to improve the efficiency and cost of manufacturing medicines. The £1.6m project to develop Camena Bioscience’s revolutionary small molecule detection technology is co-fun...

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    EOS ANNOUNCES ITS MTC MEMBERSHIP TO PROMOTE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ADOPTION IN THE UK

    May 08, 2018

    EOS, a leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, has now announced its membership to the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).
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    ULTRASONIC METAL FOIL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    May 08, 2018

    In metal additive manufacturing, many ways of doing the process involve a lot of heat. To learn more about a different technology, we spoke to Mark Norfolk, President, and CEO of Fabrisonic.
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    MULTI JET FUSION IN MANUFACTURING APPLICATIONS

    May 04, 2018

    Multi Jet Fusion is the latest 3D printing process to hit the market with promises of taking 3D printing into production. The technology has gained attention for reducing manufacturing cycle time and material costs, and early adopters have had success, indicating a larger industry impact. But just l...

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    ADVANCED ROBOTICS FOR MANUFACTURING (ARM) ANNOUNCES DIGITAL MEMBER COMMUNITY

    May 04, 2018

    Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) today announced the launch of its online member community. One of 14 Manufacturing USA institutes, the ARM is a member-driven, public-private partnership, partially funded by the Department of Defense, whose mission is to aid in the growth of the U.S. manufa...

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    KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST NAMED BEST RIGID PLASTIC FILM MANUFACTURER 2018

    May 04, 2018

    Klöckner Pentaplast’s Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Division (kp Pharma; Montabaur, Germany) was recently named Best Rigid Plastic Film Manufacturer by the Global Health and Pharma (GHP) network at the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packaging Awards 2018. Kp Pharma was chose...

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    SMART MANUFACTURING CELEBRATION EXPLORES ‘FUTURE OF MAKING THINGS’

    May 04, 2018

    Autodesk and Paragon D&E hosted the Smart Manufacturing Celebration, April 26-27, at the newly-expanded Paragon D&E facility in Grand Rapids, MI. Attendees heard from industry experts about disruption factors manufacturers are facing, including in the automotive and aerospace manufacturing s...

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    FORKLIFT MANUFACTURER INVESTS €50M IN MASS CUSTOMISATION PLANT

    May 03, 2018

    Irish forklift manufacturer and material handling solutions provider, Combilift, has opened its new €50m manufacturing facility, which focuses on its unique selling proposition: customized mass production.
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    SIEMENS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING NETWORK TARGETS INDUSTRIAL ADOPTION OF 3D PRINTING

    May 01, 2018

    On April 23, Siemens PLM Software launched its new Additive Manufacturing Network. This platform for sharing materials, software tools and printing technologies is designed to facilitate application of additive manufacturing in industry.
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    UNLOCK YOUR PRODUCTIVITY - RENISHAW ON MULTI-LASER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Apr 30, 2018

    Two heads are better than one when it comes to creativity, but are four lasers better than one when it comes to metal additive manufacturing? The evidence speaks for itself; the new Renishaw RenAM 500Q four-laser system is expected to significantly improve productivity in the most commonly used mach...

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    ITEAM BETA PLATFORM LAUNCHES TO HELP USERS MAKE BETTER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING DECISIONS

    Apr 30, 2018

    "You may have heard there's no 'I' in "team'? Well, we've put the 'I" back in 'team'," claimed Dr Michael Grieves, from the Florida Institute of Technology at RAPID + TCT last week, as he took to the keynote stage to announce the beta launch of the...

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    CAMBRIDGE UNI TO HELP UK MANUFACTURERS REMOVE IOT BARRIERS

    Apr 27, 2018

    The University of Cambridge has joined the Pitch-In Project that will investigate the barriers to successful IoT take-up and strengthen digital manufacturing research programmes. As reported earlier this month, the £4.9m project will be led by the University of Sheffield in collaboration with ...

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    MICROSOFT HIGHLIGHTS SEVERAL IOT UPDATES FOR MANUFACTURING AT HANNOVER MESSE

    Apr 26, 2018

    Microsoft has announced several updates and advancements at Digital Factory Hall at Hannover Messe 2018, the world’s largest annual manufacturing exhibition in Hannover, Germany. As related to manufacturing, some of these updates include:
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    ADVANCED MANUFACTURING OFFICE AWARDS $4M FOR MEMBRANE DEVELOPMENT

    Apr 26, 2018

    The federal Advanced Manufacturing Office has awarded a total of $4 million in funding to four advanced membrane projects, the office announced on Wednesday.
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    CAN VOICE RECOGNITION DELIVER VOCAL POWER FOR MANUFACTURERS?

    Apr 24, 2018

    Since its release, Amazon has sold over 20 million Echo devices with Alexa - the voice-activated assistant. It has changed the way we complete many daily tasks, from shopping to getting weather updates. Could it do the same for manufacturing? This article explains how voice recognition technology ca...

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    JABIL'S ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING NETWORK: THE ENABLER OF DISTRIBUTED DIGITAL MANUFACTURING?

    Apr 24, 2018

    Jabil, a global manufacturing solutions provider, has today introduced its Additive Manufacturing Network as it aims to enhance design and production efficiency.
    The cloud-based network is used by Jabil internally and serves to drive its Distributed Manufacturing strategy, designing a part in...

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    DEA PROPOSES RULES TO CURB THE MANUFACTURE OF OPIOIDS

    Apr 23, 2018

    The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has proposed stricter rules for the manufacture of prescription opioids by drug makers.
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    PEARL TECHNOLOGIES TO DEBUT FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MANUFACTURING COMPONENTS FOR CONVERTERS

    Apr 23, 2018

    Pearl Technologies (Savannah, NY) will be showcasing several new packaging products accompanied with live demos in its booth at this year’s National Plastics Exposition. The new products are aimed at increasing converter line productivity, product quality, and safety.
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    BIG DATA HELPS UK CRACKER MANUFACTURER IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY

    Apr 20, 2018

    The University of Bradford is working with Leeds-based cracker manufacturer, Rakusen’s, on a KTP project to improve the efficiency of their production lines. Reportedly, the project is using big data intelligence to help cracker biscuit manufacturer Rakusen’s improve the capacity of its ...

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    FESTO ANNOUNCES 350,000 SQ FT EXPANSION TO MASON, OHIO MANUFACTURING CENTER

    Apr 20, 2018

    The City of Mason and Festo, a German-based global corporation specializing in  automation technology for more than 40 industries,announced the company will expand its existing Regional Service and Manufacturing Center in Mason by approximately 350,000 square feet, nearly tripling the company&r...

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    GOT OPINIONS ABOUT MANUFACTURING? INDUSTRYWEEK IS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD CONTRIBUTORS

    Apr 20, 2018

    If you know the nuts and bolts of the business-and can express your ideas clearly-we've got an opportunity for you. Do your loved ones' eyes glaze over at the dinner table as you regale them with stories of your latest continuous improvement win, or how you increased employee engagement on t...

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    IDENTIFY3D PARTNERS WITH SLM SOLUTIONS AND SIEMENS ON SECURE DIGITAL MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS

    Apr 19, 2018

    Ahead of RAPID + TCT next week, digital supply chain software provider, Identify3D has announced a collaboration with SLM Solutions to deliver end-to-end data protection coupled with contractual and manufacturing licensing for its metal 3D printing systems.
    The technology enables SLM Solution...

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    BMW TO INVEST €10M IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Apr 18, 2018

    Carmaker BMW is set to invest €10m in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus near Munich, as it seeks to become a leader in the field. Udo Hänle, head of production integration at the company, said it would allow BMW to test new technologies and continue to develop its “pioneering role&...

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    BATTLING THE AMAZON EFFECT, MANUFACTURERS EMBRACE THE ROLE OF RETAILER

    Apr 17, 2018

    Responding to the “Amazon effect” and today’s consumer demands,  manufacturers are reprioritizing and focusing their technology investments on inventory optimization solutions (43 percent) and integrated planning and execution technologies (41 percent), according to findings f...

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    BMW INVESTS €10 MILLION IN NEW ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CAMPUS

    Apr 17, 2018

    The BMW Group is to invest more than €10 million in a new Additive Manufacturing (AM) Campus.
    Located in Oberschleissheim, near Munich, the new campus will house over 30 industrial metals and polymer AM systems and serve as a pilot facility for the latest technologies in the BMW Group pr...

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    WATER SOFTENER MANUFACTURER SEES 230% INCOME UP IN FOUR YEARS

    Apr 16, 2018

    UK water softener manufacturer Harvey Water Softeners has marked its 40th year in business with its best ever set of results, posting sales of £26.5m for 2017 - a 24% rise on the year before. The family-run firm, which builds and sells water softeners for homes in hard water areas, grew its tu...

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    THIRD DIRECTIVE ON DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FROM ATOS & THE MANUFACTURER

    Apr 16, 2018

    As 2017 drew to a close, Atos and The Manufacturer brought together leaders from across the manufacturing sector for the third annual ‘Transforming Manufacturing, Embracing Digital’ roundtable event. The thoughts of these senior-level manufacturers on four key issues impacting the manufa...

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    UK SMART CARD MANUFACTURER SEALS NEW £2.2M OYSTER CARD DEAL

    Apr 13, 2018

    The Hull-based provider of identification solutions for transport, e-ID, traceability and brand protection, has secured a new contract to manufacture Oyster Cards. The £2.2m contract was awarded by Transport for London (TfL), the government body responsible for the transport system in Greater ...

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    NEW MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR SIC POWER DEVICES OPENS MARKET TO MORE COMPETITION

    Apr 13, 2018

    Researchers from North Carolina State University are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate power in technologies that use electronics. The process - called PRESiCE - was developed with support f...

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    STEEL MANUFACTURER LAUNCHES AUTOMATED MATERIAL TESTING SYSTEM

    Apr 12, 2018

    German steel manufacturer Dillinger is to launch a unique operating system to automatically inspect the surface of the heavy plate for localized hard spots. The technology was developed by Dillinger to meet new requirements from oil and gas companies to find and remove hard spots on a plate used for...

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    UK STEEL PRODUCT MANUFACTURER CUTS ENERGY COSTS BY 74%

    Apr 11, 2018

    Stainless steel product manufacturer Fabdec has invested in LED lighting across its operations, improving energy efficiency as well as workforce health and well-being. The company has chosen Waveguide Lighting, based in Warrington, to replace 461 light fittings with LED lighting across its offices, ...

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    WORLD MANUFACTURING FORUM ANNOUNCES 2018 MEETING DATES, VIDEO CONTEST

    Apr 10, 2018

    The World Manufacturing Forum will be held this year in Cernobbio, Italy, Sept. 27 – 28, and has opened a video competition for participants to show how “the manufacturing and digital revolution” affects their field. The winner will receive €5,000 ($6,175).
    This year&rs...

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    EXPERT WARNS MANUFACTURERS NOT TO RUSH INTO USING AI

    Apr 10, 2018

    Manufacturers must heed recent crashes involving self-driving cars and “tread with caution” before introducing fully autonomous systems in factories, an expert has warned. Speaking over the buzz and whirr of 3D printers and robotic arms at the MACH 2018 exhibition at the NEC in Birmingha...

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    HENNIK GROUP MANUFACTURING DIRECTOR’S SCHOLARSHIP IN ASSOCIATION WITH CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

    Apr 09, 2018

    The Hennik Group Manufacturing Director’s Scholarship in association with Cranfield University supports and promotes strategic manufacturing leadership and capability by offering one full scholarship worth £5,800 (excluding accommodation) to any senior executive working in UK manufacturi...

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    MEET THE NEWEST MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURER: CVS

    Apr 06, 2018

    Most of us know CVS as the local pharmacy where we fill our prescriptions (and maybe load up on some guilty pleasures while we're there), but CVS Health has much larger ambitions when it comes to the healthcare ecosystem. Late last year, it embarked on a $69 billion deal to buy health insurance ...

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    COMMISSIONER ROLFE ANNOUNCE ATLASBX CO., LTD TO LOCATE FIRST US MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN CLARKSVILLE

    Apr 05, 2018

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and ATLASBX Co., LTD officials announced today that the company will locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Clarksville. The global automotive battery manufacturer will invest $75 million and...

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    WORKER KILLED AT BMW MANUFACTURING PLANT

    Apr 04, 2018

    A worker was killed last week in an accident at a South Carolina BMW vehicle plant. According to reports, on March 28 Bojan Sprah - a 45-year-old contract worker - became trapped in a lift that takes vehicles from the paint shop to the body shop. BMW first responders were assisted by the Pel...

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    VERMONT MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT EDGES UP AFTER THREE-YEAR LOSING STREAK

    Apr 04, 2018

    Vermont gained manufacturing jobs over the past year, according to information collected by MNI (Manufacturers' News, Inc.), a publisher of industrial data for all fifty states. MNI reports Vermont added 881 manufacturing jobs in 2017, a 2.2% increase – the state’s first gain since 2...

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    BAY STATE WIND BRINGS NEW STEEL FACILITY AND MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES TO MASSACHUSETTS

    Apr 03, 2018

    Bay State Wind, the 50-50 partnership between Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind, and Eversource, New England’s premier transmission builder, today announced it has entered into an agreement with EEW, the international market leader in steel pipe manufacturing, to open and staff...

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    WATERS CORPORATION TO INVEST $215 MILLION IN PRECISION CHEMISTRY MANUFACTURING IN MASSACHUSETTS

    Apr 03, 2018

    Following recent approval by its Board of Directors, Waters Corporation announced plans to significantly expand its precision chemistry operation in Taunton, Mass. The company anticipates investing approximately $215 million to build and equip a new state-of-the-art facility that will support rising...

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    WARWICK MANUFACTURING GROUP OPENS CENTRE OF AI EXPERTISE

    Apr 03, 2018

    Warwick Manufacturing Group at Warwick University is investing in data-driven innovations with a new Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence. This new facility brings together several applied areas of activity where Warwick Manufacturing Group has an established track record of excellence.
    ...

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    LINECROSS MAKES MIDLANDS EXPANSION AS MANUFACTURING STRENGTHENS IN INDUSTRIAL HEARTLAND

    Mar 28, 2018

    Linecross, a thermoformer based in Cannock, has expanded its factory with more than 3.1m at its two sites in the English Midlands. It has bought three vacuum forming machines, including twin sheet forming capabilities, with further equipment including two new injection molding machines with clamp fo...

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    PROTOLABS EXPANDS CNC MACHINING SERVICES; RECEIVES MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP AWARD

    Mar 28, 2018

    The year is off to a great start for Protolabs (Maple Plain, MN), the digital manufacturing company that has made a name for itself in rapid prototyping and on-demand manufacturing. It announced earlier this month that it has purchased a new manufacturing facility in Brooklyn Park, MN, which will be...

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    IFS - MANUFACTURING AND MANAGING CHANGE

    Mar 28, 2018

    IFS Vice President of Global Industry Solutions Antony Bourne believes the future is bright for manufacturing and tells us why companies need to keep pace with change. Managing change can be one of the biggest challenges for manufacturing companies and according to recent research, just accepting th...

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    MEGLOBAL AWARDS FLUOR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR NEW TEXAS MANUFACTURING FACILITY

    Mar 27, 2018

    MEGlobal, a subsidiary of Equate Petrochemical Company, has revealed that it has awarded a new construction contract to $20bn-revenue engineering company Fluor Corporation for the building of its new Freeport, Texas manufacturing facility.
    The facility will become the company’s flagship...

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    MANUFACTURERS DELIVER OVER 1000 NEW JOBS WITH ECONOMIC GROWTH SOLUTIONS

    Mar 27, 2018

    The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), has helped companies across the UK to grow, develop new products and improve their processes and quality.
    This has led to 1070 new jobs, with an ...

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    BIOM'UP APPOINTS THIERRY DARNIS AS GLOBAL VICE PRESIDENT, MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING

    Mar 27, 2018

    Thierry Darnis, 54, brings extensive experience in the management of major manufacturing sites for medical devices, acquired at top-tier global companies. At Medtronic and CR Bard, he managed plants pursuing a successful twofold objective of increasing volumes while optimizing costs. Before joining ...

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    SOLVAY ANNOUNCES WINNER OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CUP

    Mar 27, 2018

    The winners of the Solvay AM Cup have been announced. 33 student teams battled it out in the competition which tested the limits of 3D printing in one of the industry's toughest materials, PEEK.
    The competition launched in November last year and the final round saw the teams whittled down...

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    MITSUI CHEMICALS TO MANUFACTURE TPV IN NORTH AMERICA

    Mar 27, 2018

    Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. will start construction of a manufacturing facility for Milastomer thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) at its affiliate and polypropylene compounder Advanced Composites, Inc. in Sidney, Ohio, in January next year. The 6,000-tonnes/year production plant is slated for completion in ...

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    DURA MANUFACTURING PASSES QUALITY TEST WITH FLYING COLOURS

    Mar 26, 2018

    In a new scheme launched this year, powder coating supplier Axalta Powder Coating Systems (part of DuPont Corporation), have awarded Dura Manufacturing the first Industrial Coatings Applicator Network (ICAN) certificate in the UK. The certification is an approved quality standard only offered to pow...

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    MTC ANNOUNCES UK'S FIRST ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES

    Mar 26, 2018

    The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), a leading researcher in the 3D printing field, is to launch the UK’s first additive manufacturing (AM) apprenticeships.  
    Founded in 2010, the MTC’s main objective has always been to bridge the gap between academia and industry....

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    AEM URGES TRUMP TO SUPPORT MANUFACTURERS, LIFT STEEL TARIFFS

    Mar 23, 2018

    Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement on Friday in response to President Trump's import tariffs on steel taking effect:
    Equipment manufacturers remain disappointed at President Trump for allowing harmful steel tariffs to go int...

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    UNDERINVESTED IN AUTOMATION? LEAPFROG TO SMART MANUFACTURING!

    Mar 22, 2018

    Factory gives insight into how you can seamlessly upgrade your plant for Industry 4.0 without breaking the bank. You’re a manufacturer that has underinvested in automation or information technologies? You’re not alone. Do you get sticker shock from the traditional approach of moving info...

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    HANNOVER MESSE ANNOUNCES GLOBAL AUTOMATION & MANUFACTURING SUMMIT AS PART OF IMTS

    Mar 21, 2018

    HANNOVER MESSE USA, the North American industrial technology trade shows co-located at IMTS 2018, will feature the fourth Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit (GAMS) as part of events co-located with IMTS 2018. Discussions during the one-day conference on Wednesday, September 12 will focus o...

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    UNITY SCIENTIFIC EARNS FROST & SULLIVAN MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP AWARD

    Mar 20, 2018

    Unity Scientific, a KPM Analytics Company, announced that it has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan as a Manufacturing Leadership Awards winner for its outstanding achievement in the Engineering and Production Technology Leadership category, for applying 3D printing and electronic alignment tec...

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    PLANNING GRANTED FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE ON DEESIDE

    Mar 16, 2018

    Economy Secretary Ken Skates has welcomed news that planning permission has now been granted for the Welsh Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRI) at Broughton in the Deeside Enterprise Zone.
    With work to appoint a Contractor already underway, the granting of planni...

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    WELSH GOVERNMENT PROGRAMME SEES ITERATE WORK WITH NORTH WALES MANUFACTURER

    Mar 15, 2018

    ITERATE work with Welsh Government to support the delivery of the SMART Innovation programme; a government scheme aimed at encouraging new product development and intellectual property creation across the country.
    Recently, ITERATE worked closely with North Wales manufacturer, Marco Gearing. ...

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    TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE NOURISH MANUFACTURING SUCCESS AT AGCO JACKSON OPERATIONS

    Mar 15, 2018

    If you want to see the junction of advanced manufacturing technology and lean culture, make sure you visit AGCO Jackson Operations. The plant manufactures products worth more than $500 million annually on its two assembly lines – one for a variety of large (200 hp and up) tractors and one for ...

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    LOCAL MOTORS, OTHER PARTNERS ANNOUNCED FOR SMART MANUFACTURING EXPERIENCE SHOW

    Mar 13, 2018

    The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) has partnered with the Smart Manufacturing Experience convention, giving IMTS partners such as the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory a presence at the convention.
    Held at the Boston Convention Center fr...

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    NEWS -HIRED

    Mar 13, 2018

    Dj kind AEC of weeds Nikon

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    ECKHART INSTALLS STRATASYS 3D PRINTING EQUIPMENT FOR FACTORY TOOL MANUFACTURING

    Mar 13, 2018

    Stratasys has entered an exclusive three-year collaboration with Eckhart, Inc. which will see it supply the company with 3D printing technology for the manufacture of factory tooling.
    Eckhart has been building tools for use on production lines for more than 60 years, its customer base includi...

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    IMTS BECOMES PARTNER OF INAUGURAL SMART MANUFACTURING EXPERIENCE EVENT

    Mar 13, 2018

    The International Manufacturing Technology Show has announced that it has become a founding partner of the Smart Manufacturing Experience, which takes place April 30 – May 2, 2018, at the Boston Convention Center. Created by SME and AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology, the Smart M...

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    NCAM CALLS ON INDUSTRY TO HELP PLUG ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SKILLS GAP

    Mar 09, 2018

    Go to any keynote on the future of the additive manufacturing industry (AM) and it will likely conclude with a call for more education. Given the buzz around AM technologies, you would be forgiven for assuming the message has been received loud and clear but with the UK Government's recent Indus...

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    AEM CONVEYS EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER INTERESTS AT AED OTTAWA BRIEFING

    Mar 08, 2018

    AEM joined the leading industry group representing dealers of construction equipment to convey shared industry priorities in Canada last week.
    To help support the equipment manufacturing industry’s goals of expanding its advocacy footprint in Canada, AEM staff and members were proud to ...

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    IPC, CORETECHNOLOGIE JOIN FORCES TO OFFER PRE-DIMENSIONING SOFTWARE TO PLASTICS MANUFACTURERS

    Mar 07, 2018

    As part of its new partnership with CoreTechnologie (Lyon, France), which specializes in 3D CAD model visualization software, IPC is launching MoldTherm, its pre-dimensioning tool for estimating the cooling times of injected parts. This application was entirely designed and developed by IPC, whose e...

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    STORIED UIUC ENGINEERING PROGRAM TACKLES TOUGH MANUFACTURING PROBLEMS

    Mar 07, 2018

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a long, distinguished history and tradition in mechanical and applied engineering sciences, and the university will soon celebrate the opening of a long-planned, multi-million-dollar expansion to its Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE) build...

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    HOW DOES A PACKAGING MANUFACTURER AUTOMATE THE SHOP FLOOR?

    Mar 06, 2018

    Hampshire-based company Aegg Creative Packaging is a specialist plastic packaging and glassware company supplying global food and drink markets.
    The firm offers design and manufacturing services, as well as ‘off the shelf’ table presentable items suitable for restaurant, casual di...

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    STAR RAPID PARTNERS WITH TOOL MANUFACTURER GUHRING

    Mar 06, 2018

    Low-volume manufacturing and rapid prototyping specialist, Star Rapid has today announced a partnership with Guhring, a German manufacturer of carbide and PCD cutting tools for the machining industry, to further elevate its CNC and prototyping services.
    The partnership will see Star Rapid imp...

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    AUTODESK TECHNOLOGY CENTRE: A NEW FRONTIER FOR DESIGN & MANUFACTURE

    Mar 05, 2018

    The latest Autodesk Technology Centre (ATC) is based in Birmingham, what many people still consider to be the heart of UK manufacturing.
    The location isn’t a coincidence. It represents a very clear message of support for British industry from the global software company, in our skills, ...

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    ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN HEALTHCARE TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT RAPID + TCT

    Mar 01, 2018

    Collaboration between device manufacturers, clinicians, technology developers, and researchers in additive manufacturing (AM) will be on full display at the Fort Worth Convention Center during RAPID + TCT, April 23-26.
    RAPID + TCT, now in its 28th year, is a leading forum for ideas and showca...

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    HOW THE MAYO CLINIC APPLIES ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Feb 28, 2018

    Day Zero of the TCT Asia Summit aims to give an overview of the best use cases for 3D printing in the major verticals. One of those verticals is in healthcare where we know 3D printing can have a huge impact on patient-specific cases. Jonathan Morris, a professor at Mayo Clinic, who specializes in m...

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    STRATASYS ANNOUNCES METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PLATFORM

    Feb 28, 2018

    Stratasys Ltd, a major player in thermoplastic additive manufacturing, has announced its development of a new metal additive manufacturing platform designed to displace conventional methods for short-run manufacturing.
    The company’s focus in additive has been primarily on FDM and PolyJe...

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    GREGGS POSTS GROWTH AS IT CONSOLIDATES MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

    Feb 27, 2018

    High street baker Greggs has posted a £3.6M boost in its operating profit for the year ending December 30, 2017, as it continues to invest in consolidating its manufacturing operations and expanding its logistics capacity.
    The baker’s operating profit, excluding exceptional items,...

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    THE CREATORS OF THE TEEN CHOICE AWARDS AND MANUFACTURING USA PRESENT THE MANUFACTURING INNOVATION AWARD AS PART OF THE INAUGURAL SCIENCE

    Feb 27, 2018

    Manufacturing USA is helping to honor the next generation of innovative leaders through partnering with the Creators of the Teen Choice awards in an all-new, first-of-its-kind Science + Innovation Awards. We need your help in nominating those rising stars already positively impacting their communiti...

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    £10M TO FUND NEW MEDICINE MANUFACTURING METHODS

    Feb 26, 2018

    The Funding is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to support leading-edge health care.
    This challenge will invest £181m over 4 years to speed up patient access to new drugs and treatments; it should return £1bn to the UK economy.
    The projects must be led by a bu...

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    INVERT ROBOTICS MANUFACTURING TO IMPROVE AVIATION SAFETY

    Feb 23, 2018

    The firm aims for the machines to significantly improve operations in the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector. The robots utilize suction technology, allowing them to cling to and move along a variety of surfaces in a range of conditions.
    The technology can be used on wet aircraft su...

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    ‘FACTORY IN A BOX’ ANTICIPATES CHANGING MANUFACTURING NEEDS

    Feb 23, 2018

    The group, which started working on the concept in the summer of 2017, aimed to build a single electronics manufacturing line using cargo containers that can be moved to locations as demand dictates.
    A collaboration was driven by the expected changes in manufacturing sparked by Industry 4.0, ...

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    BMW, SIEMENS ANNOUNCE SOUTH CAROLINA MANUFACTURING RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER

    Feb 22, 2018

    Siemens Manufacturing and BMW have partnered with Greenville Technical College to build a new facility for the development of assembly line technology. The addition, which is located next to and in partnership with the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, is part of the c...

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    VOODOO MANUFACTURING INTRODUCES LARGE FORMAT 3D PRINTING SERVICE WITH RAISE3D N2 PLUS MACHINES

    Feb 21, 2018

    Voodoo Manufacturing, a New York-based volume 3D printing factory, is introducing a new service that affords customers the opportunity to manufacture parts on a larger scale. The service is called Large Format 3D Printing and has ignited the installation often Raise3D N2 Plus platform, which is powe...

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    MBTECH AND INEOS AUTOMOTIVE PARTNER TO MANUFACTURER PROJEKT GRENADIER

    Feb 21, 2018

    INEOS Automotive, the British car manufacturing, has signed German engineering company and subsidiary of Mercedes Banz, MBtech to develop its Projekt Grenadier SUV.
    The new step in engineering the SUV, inspired by Land Rover’s Defender model, brings INEO closer to creating its 4x4 vehic...

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    MEDICAL DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES EXPLORED AT ADM CLEVELAND

    Feb 20, 2018

    The challenges of medical manufacturing, from evolving quality system requirements to determining whether to outsource a technology or keep it in-house, will be explored at free conference sessions during the upcoming Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM) Expo in Cleveland, OH. The trade show an...

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    BRITISH CAR DESIGN TO COLLABORATE WITH GERMAN ENGINEERING

    Feb 20, 2018

    Engineering firm MBtech, which is part-owned by Mercedes-Benz, has been awarded the contract with British Ineos Automotive to engineer its Land Rover Defender-inspired ‘Projekt Grenadier’ SUV.
    The appointment represents a significant step forward in the realization of INEOS’...

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    TELESAT MOVES CLOSER TO MANUFACTURING 117-PIECE CONSTELLATION

    Feb 20, 2018

    Satellite company Telesat is looking for funding as it expands its manufacturing operation. According to SpaceNews, Telesat has produced one demonstration satellite and is now reviewing proposals for a network of 117 satellites.
    The constellation of broadband communication satellites has rece...

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    BOEING, OERLIKON BEGIN WORK ON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING STANDARDS FOR AEROSPACE

    Feb 20, 2018

    Boeing and engineering group Oerlikon have entered into a collaboration agreement for metal-based additive manufacturing. The deal, which will be in place for five years, is intended to develop both companies’ ability to 3D print metals for the aerospace industry. Specifically, they will work ...

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    ATOS AND THE MANUFACTURER – TRANSFORMING MANUFACTURING, EMBRACING DIGITAL

    Feb 19, 2018

    In breakout sessions, the attendees offered their thoughts and opinions on the four key topics, one of which was Industry 4.0. The attendees quickly began to discuss the closing gap between ‘product’ and ‘service’.
    One group honed in on the idea of a manufacturer spann...

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    ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INNOVATIONS TO SEE AT TCT ASIA 2018

    Feb 19, 2018

    The fourth TCT Asia event is just over a week away, and once more will attract a host of leading players in the additive manufacturing industry and thousands of visitors. TCT Asia is organized by VNU Rapid News Co. Ltd. and is held in Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) in the Pudong regi...

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    GRANTA RELEASES DETAILS OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SCHEMA TO ENCOURAGE DATA MANAGEMENT AND STANDARDISATION

    Feb 16, 2018

    Granta Design is making key details of the underlying data behind its additive manufacturing (AM) data management solution available to the AM community to encourage AM data and standardization projects.
    The Cambridge-founded company develops tools to support the optimization of AM processes ...

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    AUTODESK OPENS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE IN BIRMINGHAM

    Feb 16, 2018

    Autodesk officially opened its UK Technology Centre in Birmingham yesterday, which aims to "help people solve the world's most advanced high-value manufacturing challenges".
    The software company has spent the last 12 months turning the former Delcam site into an Advanced Manufac...

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    EXECUTIVES FROM LOCKHEED MARTIN, BELL AND GM WEIGH IN ON WHY MANUFACTURING THRIVES IN DFW

    Feb 15, 2018

    Dallas-Fort Worth is one of, if not the, hottest markets in the country for manufacturing. The region added 8,800 manufacturing jobs in 2017 - tied for No. 1 in the country with Houston - which translated to a 3.3 percent increase in employment.
    "We all hear it, but DFW is a booming econ...

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    NEW PLANT MANAGERS IN WNY DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING

    Feb 15, 2018

    GC Products Inc., a construction products manufacturer whose designs and products have been utilized by numerous high-profile U.S. firms, is leaving Reno and expanding operations in Lincoln, with plans to grow its workforce.
    The company’s plans to relocate to the Sacramento region were ...

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    AMPOWER AND H&H PARTNER TO OFFER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TRAINING

    Feb 14, 2018

    Ampower, a German additive manufacturing (AM) consultancy firm has partnered with H&H, a 3D printing service provider, to offer training in AM.
    The two companies are looking to enable customers to better understand, and take advantage of, the potential of AM in a range of applications and...

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    ENERGY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES $3M FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING COLLABORATIONS FOR U.S. MANUFACTURERS

    Feb 13, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $3 million in funding for 10 projects to help American manufacturers leverage the national laboratories high performance computing (HPC) capabilities to address manufacturing challenges through state-of-the-art modeling, simulation, and data an...

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    FALCON HEAVY LAUNCH REPRESENTS NEW ERA FOR ROCKET MANUFACTURING

    Feb 08, 2018

    The rocket, which is the largest in the world in terms of payload, launched from Florida on Tuesday, lifting a red Tesla Roadster into an orbit which will take it into the asteroid belt. While the payload itself was merely a whimsical joke or marketing stunt, and not all 3 cores were successfully re...

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    DOE LAUNCHES COMPETITION TO SPUR ONSHORE MANUFACTURING

    Feb 07, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the opening of the American Inventions Made Onshore (AIM Onshore) prize competition and the availability of DOE’s Build4Scale manufacturing training - both part of a DOE initiative to close the gap between American innovators who develop new energy...

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    BLUM SHOWS IT HAS THE MEASURE OF UK MANUFACTURING

    Feb 06, 2018

    Blum-Novotest, which works across the automotive, aerospace, medical and machine tool sectors, and launched a UK subsidiary in 2000. The target this year is for another 20% growth, with the company set to build on the early success of its DIGILOG touch probe systems by officially launching LC50 &nda...

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    SIEMENS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH PERCEPTIVE ENGINEERING TO ENHANCE CONTROL IN PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING

    Feb 06, 2018

    Siemens AG and Perceptive Engineering Ltd announced a partnership which offers Perceptive’s PharmaMV and Siemens Simatic Sipat software products closely integrated to provide a solution for advanced control and optimization applications in both continuous and batch pharmaceutical manufacturing...

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    FLUE MANUFACTURER TO LAND £8M SALES BOOST

    Feb 05, 2018

    A1 Flue Systems is expecting to seal the deal on half a dozen projects imminently, despite the disruption within the construction sector of late. The deals include work for a new hospital, some large-scale housing developments within the M25, and the next phase of work on an iconic London landmark.<...

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    ARBURG FOCUS ON INDUSTRY 4.0 AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AT CHINAPLAS

    Feb 05, 2018

    The relocation of Chinaplas to a new exhibition site in the Hongqiao area of Shanghai presented German injection machine builder Arburg with the opportunity to expand its stand area by a factor of 2.5 to 600 square meters and bring a lot more technology to the event.
    At the exhibition stand, ...

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    OVERALL LABOR PRODUCTIVITY DOWN, BUT MANUFACTURING PRODUCTIVITY UP

    Feb 01, 2018

    A new report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on February 1 shows that nonfarm business sector labor productivity decreased 0.1% during the fourth quarter of 2017,  as output increased 3.2% and hours worked increased 3.3%. However, manufacturing sector labor productivity increased ...

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    AURORA LABS AND CSIRO ESTABLISH 3D PRINTING RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP

    Jan 31, 2018

    Aurora Labs will focus on the advancement of 3D printing exploration and commercialization via a research collaboration with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
    The developer of 3D metal printers and powders has teamed with Australia’s national scie...

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    MANUFACTURER TO POUR $250M INTO PLANT OUTSIDE NASHVILLE

    Jan 31, 2018

    A manufacturer plans to invest $250 million into a plant in Springfield that currently employs about 3,000 people.

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    COMPANY PICKS PHOENIX SUBURB FOR TRUCK-MANUFACTURING PLANT

    Jan 31, 2018

    A Utah-based company has selected the Phoenix suburb of Buckeye for a new plant to make hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks. Salt Lake City-based Nikola Motor Co. and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey say in a joint announcement Tuesday that the Buckeye site was chosen from among 30 locations in nine states con...


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    RECRUITING, PROMOTING WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING STILL HAS ITS CHALLENGES, CHARLOTTE EVENT REVEALS

    Jan 30, 2018

    Women make up about half of the total U.S. workforce but in manufacturing, women are dramatically underrepresented, says Carolyn Lee, executive director of the Manufacturing Institute.

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    MINNESOTA PILLOW-MAKER ACCUSES COMPETITOR OF BRAND BREACH

    Jan 30, 2018

    A prominent Minnesota pillow manufacturer is taking a competitor to court over a longstanding trademark dispute.
    KFGO radio reports that My Pillow Inc. of Chaska is suing Michigan-based LMP Worldwide Inc. for trademark infringement. My Pillow says that LMP's marketing of its product calle...

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    HARLEY TO CLOSE MISSOURI PLANT AS MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURER STRUGGLES

    Jan 30, 2018

    A deepening slump in U.S. motorcycle demand is spurring more job cuts and a plant closure for Harley-Davidson Inc., a company President Donald Trump has cast as a model American manufacturer. Harley is consolidating its U.S. manufacturing presence as its bike sales fall on every continent.

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    GE REPORTS BUMP IN ENGINE PRODUCTION FOR BOEING 737S

    Jan 30, 2018

    GE Aviation increased its LEAP jet engine deliveries in the final quarter of 2017, shipping 202 engines to bring its full year production tally to 459. Despite that, the giant conglomerate's aviation arm stuck to its forecast that it will be manufacturing 1,200 LEAP engines in 2018 and producing...

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    DAIO PAPER STARTS UP CELLULOSE NANOFIBER PLANT

    Jan 29, 2018

    Japan’s Daio Paper started production of cellulose nanofibers (CNF) at  a 10-tonnes/year pilot plant in Shikoku-Chuo City on the island of Shikoku in January 2018. The company markets its products under the Ellex brand, with target applications including fiber reinforcement for plastic co...

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    DROPPING US BIRTHRATE HURTS MANUFACTURING

    Jan 29, 2018

    Americans are having fewer babies, and diaper makers are feeling the pinch. Personal care manufacturer Kimberly-Clark recently announced that it will cut as many as 5,500 jobs—approximately 13 percent of its workforce—in an attempt to lower costs. The Dallas-based company also said that ...


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    SMALLER MANUFACTURERS CAN’T AFFORD TO DISMISS THE IIOT

    Jan 26, 2018

    The Industrial Internet of Things has significant commercial and operational implications for manufacturers. However, our 2017 Manufacturing Report found that 77% of manufacturers and distributors surveyed still have no plans to implement IIoT technologies. While the IIoT isn’t suitable for ev...

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    CAMPBELL'S ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF TORONTO MANUFACTURING PLANT, WILL SHIFT PRODUCTION TO US

    Jan 26, 2018

    On Wednesday, Campbell Soup Company announced plans to close its Toronto manufacturing facility and shift operations to the company's existing manufacturing network in the U.S. Of the nearly 600 people currently employed at the Toronto plant, approximately 380 manufacturing and manufacturing-rel...


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    EMIRATES DEAL SAVES AIRBUS A380 PRODUCTION LINE

    Jan 24, 2018

    A new order for A380 jets has come just in time to save Airbus's production line for the world's largest passenger aircraft. For this reason, new A380 sales had been drying up, and just several days ago, the company openly mooted closing the A380’s production line, as they no longer ha...


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    EEOC SETTLES WITH ONE MANUFACTURER, SUES ANOTHER FOR DISCRIMINATION

    Jan 24, 2018

    Volvo Group North America has settled a federal lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for disability discrimination, the agency reported. The manufacturer will pay $70,000 plus provide other equitable relief to remedy conduct that violated the Americans with Disabilities Act...

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    DIGITAL METAL ANNOUNCES 50% EXPANSION TO HOGANAS PRODUCTION PLANT

    Jan 23, 2018

    Digital Metal, a 3D metal printing company, has increased the Hoganas production plant by 50% to support serial manufacturing of its DM P2500 and new components. Since launching the DM P2500 metal 3D printer last year, the company has experienced significant demand and has sought to expand its opera...

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    EP. 01 - WHAT’S NEXT FOR 3D PRINTING IN THE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING SECTOR, WITH DR. LONNIE LOVE

    Jan 23, 2018

    Dr. Lonnie Love was the lynchpin that held together the massive effort to build the world's first additive manufactured excavator, Project AME. In this inaugural edition of the AEM Thinking Forward Podcast, we check in with Lonnie at the Oak Ridge National Lab to learn how the new 3D printing te...

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    MOOG AIRCRAFT GROUP HARNESSES 3D PRINTING TO MANUFACTURE CMM FIXTURES

    Jan 22, 2018

    Moog Aircraft Group, and aerospace and defence manufacturer, has harnessed fused deposition modelling (FDM) technology to produce co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM) fixtures. Typically, the company has outsourced the manufacture of these fixtures to external suppliers who would make them from tool ...

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    RICARDO TO MANUFACTURE ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERIES

    Jan 22, 2018

    The completion of a EV sports car battery manufacturing concept programme is a milestone in Ricardo's aim to become niche battery manufacturer for high performance hybrids and EVs. The work of Ricardo’s ‘Performance Products’ division in high performance automotive battery syst...

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    US MANUFACTURING PRIMED FOR ANOTHER GROWTH YEAR

    Jan 19, 2018

    U.S. manufacturing production just had its best year since 2011, yet some argue that 2017 was as good as it will get and that a slowdown is ahead. Trade, one of the biggest engines of the sector in 2017, is likely to continue to gather momentum. Stronger global growth expectations and a weaker dolla...

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    COLORFUL SOCKS, GREEN PRACTICES: TRIAD MANUFACTURER REACHES SUSTAINABILITY MILESTONE

    Jan 19, 2018

    Nester Hosiery reaches new sustainability milestone for sock manufacturers. "It's an area (sustainability) we look to lead in and we've always been that way," CEO Kelly Nester told Triad Business Journal.


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    BOEING TO MAKE AIRCRAFT SEATS TO REDUCE DELIVERY DELAYS

    Jan 18, 2018

    Boeing and Adient announced the formation of Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will develop, manufacture and sell a portfolio of seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies. The seats will be available for installation on new airplanes and as retrofit configurations for aircraft...

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    AUTOMATED LASER CUTTER ENHANCES STEEL SPECIALIST’S CAPACITIES

    Jan 18, 2018

    Contract manufacturing specialist MTL Advanced has invested in a new automated large format fibre laser cutting machine which will be fully operational later this month. “This latest investment enhances MTL’s production capacity and allows us to provide a complete service to customers as...

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    FORD TO INVEST $11BN IN EV DEVELOPMENT

    Jan 17, 2018

    US automotive manufacturer Ford Motor Company has announced this week a huge investment boost into the development of electric vehicles (EVs). Moreover, Ford plans to use this huge funding boost in order to develop and market 40 electrified vehicles globally, including 16 fully battery electric-powe...


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    US INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION ROSE 0.9 PERCENT IN DECEMBER

    Jan 17, 2018

    The Federal Reserve says U.S. industrial production rose 0.9 percent in December, pulled higher by a surge in utility output, another sign of health for the American economy. Utility production shot up 5.6 percent last month, the most since March 2017, as a severe cold snap hit the East and Midwest ...

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    NC MANUFACTURING HUB GETS INTO STADIUM BUSINESS

    Jan 16, 2018

    High Point, North Carolina, is furnishing itself a new economic development gambit — a stadium. The furniture manufacturing hub located 75 miles north of Charlotte is selling $35 million in taxable bonds this week to finance a 5,000-seat stadium for the local Bluefish minor league baseball tea...

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    KANFIT 3D MANUFACTURING SERVICE BOOSTED BY ISO QUALITY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATIONS

    Jan 16, 2018

    Kanfit 3D, a manufacturer harnessing metal 3D printing technologies, has achieved ISO certifications relating to its quality management services. The Israeli firm offers a manufacturing service aimed at clients in such industries as aerospace, medical and dental. It sees the company utilise an EOS M...

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    IT PRIORITIES 2018: GROWING INTEREST IN HYBRID IT IN ASEAN

    Jan 16, 2018

    Organisations in Southeast Asia are looking to augment their on-premise datacentres with cloud-based resources in an increasingly hybrid IT landscape in 2018, a new survey has revealed. According to the TechTarget IT Priorities 2018 survey, 24% of respondents in ASEAN cited hybrid IT as a priority t...


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    DEMAND FOR CLOUD-ENABLING INFRASTRUCTURE PRODUCTS SOARED IN 2017, IDC RESEARCH SHOWS

    Jan 15, 2018

    IDC's latest cloud IT infrastructure market tracker shows the demand for public and private cloud-enabling servers, storage and Ethernet switches is showing no signs of slowing. The total revenue generated from sales of cloud-enabling hardware during 2017 is on course to be twice as high as in 2...


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    VEHICLE PREPARATION SERVICES GROUP BOUGHT IN £5M DEAL

    Jan 15, 2018

    Vehicle Preparation Services Group Ltd has been acquired for £5m by entrepreneur Jordan Daykin, who as CEO has plans to raise significant funds and capitalise on the booming number plate market. Founded in 2004, Vehicle Preparations Services Group (VPS) was originally established to supply tem...


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    CLOUD AND BIG DATA LURE FIRMS BUT SECURITY CONFIDENCE REMAINS LOW

    Jan 15, 2018

    Cloud and big data have already swept innumerable organisations away with promises of disruption, but shockingly only 17 per cent of organisations feel prepared to face the new security threats they bring. Focussing in on an area lacking security confidence, just 23 per cent of organisations feel pr...


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    MICROSOFT IS SHUTTING DOWN ITS FREE UPGRADE FROM WINDOWS 8.1 TO WINDOWS 10 JANUARY 16

    Jan 15, 2018

    If you’re still running Windows 8.1, be advised that Microsoft shut down mainstream support a week ago. But there’s still a last-ditch upgrade path to Windows 10: Microsoft’s assistive technology loophole, which closes January 16. Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 8.1 ...

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    FURNITURE MAKERS INCREASE SHARE OF UK MANUFACTURING OUTPUT

    Jan 08, 2018

    Britain’s furniture manufacturers represent an increasing share of overall UK manufacturing output, a new report has shown. Furniture warranted special mention in the latest statistics office manufacturing bulletin, highlighting that the recent percentage increase in sales was the third larges...

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    OVERSEAS DEMAND TO BOOST UK MANUFACTURING IN 2018

    Jan 08, 2018

    Britain’s manufacturers are set to benefit from a boom in overseas demand this year, with companies said to be more optimistic about the prospect for the global economy than at any time since 2014, new research by EEF and AIG has shown. The balance of companies expecting an improvement in glob...

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    MADE IN GROUP TO LAUNCH INCLUSIVITY CAMPAIGN

    Jan 05, 2018

    Manufacturing and engineering membership body, the Made in Group, which includes Made in the Midlands and Made in Yorkshire, is launching an Inclusivity Campaign to improve diversity in the workplace. The Made in Group – campaign aims to equip employers with the knowledge and tools to improve ...

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    MINI TO INCREASE CUSTOMER PERSONALISATION VIA 3D PRINTING

    Jan 04, 2018

    MINI is turning to 3D printing technology to offer its customers a wider range of personalization options. MINI announced that it will be offering a new service for its customers, allowing them to customise their new rides even more. Since customisation is an intricate part of MINI’s business ...

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    £19M TO FUND MANUFACTURING, MATERIALS & INFRASTRUCTURE INNOVATION

    Jan 04, 2018

    Innovate the UK has announced it is to invest up to £19m in innovation projects across the manufacturing and materials and infrastructure systems industry sectors. Additional funding of up to £16m is also available for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) to help businesses recruit a g...

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    COMBILIFT TO OPEN NEW MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT FACTORY

    Jan 02, 2018

    Material handling provider CombiLift will host a grand opening for its new 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on April 30. The company said it has invested more than $55.4 million in the new factory in Ireland. The opening of the new factory coincides with CombiLift's 20th anniversary an...

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    THE WELSH MANUFACTURING SECTOR MUST THINK GLOBALLY

    Dec 27, 2017

    The Welsh manufacturing sector must think globally and capitalize on opportunities presented by overseas markets after Brexit. Speaking at the inaugural Barclays Welsh Manufacturing event at SPTS Technologies in Newport, Mr. Cairns said, “the world-leading skills and knowledge we have in Wales...

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    WALES’ MANUFACTURERS MUST INVEST IN SMART TECH

    Dec 27, 2017

    New research from Barclays Corporate Banking shows 78% of manufacturers in Wales are confident about Britain’s ability to compete in the international marketplace over the next five years, mirroring the findings of the Made Smarter report published earlier this month. 54% of manufacturers in W...

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    MERCK AGREES TO MANUFACTURE VIRAL VECTORS FOR BLUEBIRD BIO

    Dec 22, 2017

    Merck has entered a commercial supply agreement with US-based bluebird bio to manufacture viral vectors for gene therapies. bluebird bio develops gene and cell therapies to treat severe genetic diseases and T-cell based immunotherapies for cancer. The multi-year agreement involves Merck’s Life...

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    UK TEXTILE INDUSTRY SEES PRODUCTION BOOM IN 2017

    Dec 21, 2017

    UK textile manufacturing is booming with production up 25% and 50% of businesses reporting an increase in turnover compared to last year, according to the annual study conducted by Make it British. This comes despite economic uncertainty with issues surrounding the availability of skills for a UK te...

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    DIGITAL PORTAL TO LINK BUYERS WITH FIT FOR NUCLEAR MANUFACTURERS

    Dec 20, 2017

    Nuclear industry buyers have a new tool for identifying nuclear-ready suppliers with the launch of F4N Connect UK manufacturers who have demonstrated their ability to meet the expectations of the civil nuclear industry. All listed companies have been granted Fit For Nuclear (F4N) status after succes...

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    AVISTA PHARMA COMPLETES FACILITY UPGRADES AT LONGMONT SITE IN US

    Dec 20, 2017

    Avista Pharma Solutions has completed facility upgrades at its site in Longmont, Colorado, US, expanding the manufacturing footprint of its drug products by 20,000ft². Furthermore, the company will be able to formulate and manufacture new dosage forms. The expansion includes the addition of fou...

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    UK MANUFACTURING ORDERS STAY AT STRONGEST LEVEL SINCE 1988

    Dec 18, 2017

    U.K. factories are benefiting from the twin effects of a Brexit-driven weaker pound and a resurgence in global trade. Factories in the U.K. enjoyed another month of strong demand in December, with orders staying at their highest level in almost three decades. The Confederation of British Industry sa...

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    CURB YOU ENTHUSIASM

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    The plethora of additive manufacturing (AM) expositions to come in 2018 will represent an opportunity to view the latest AM offerings. There's always a buzz at events emanating from those thrilled by what’s new and excited by the applications and opportunities to leverage AM that these ann...

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    MANUFACTURING HIGH VALUE COMPONENTS MADE EASIER

    Dec 18, 2017

    Manufacturing a range of high-value components, from wind turbine blades to car panels, could become significantly more cost-effective and quicker thanks to a ground-breaking R&D project underway in Prestwick, Scotland. A consortium has reportedly found a new, more cost-effective method of produ...

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    FIVE THINGS MANUFACTURERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

    Dec 18, 2017

    Combating the skilled worker shortage is a top priority for equipment manufacturers today. The long-term future of the industry depends on its ability to attract, develop, employ and retain the workforce of tomorrow. Many manufacturers working to close the skills gap by establishing cutting-edge wor...

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    DESKTOP METAL DELIVERS FIRST STUDIO 3D PRINTING SYSTEM TO GOOGLE’S ATAP GROUP

    Dec 18, 2017

    Metal 3D printing company, Desktop Metal has begun shipping its first Studio System machines to early pioneer customers including Google’s Advanced Technology and Products (ATAP) group. Just eight months after the systems were first introduced at RAPID + TCT, Google’s ATAP group is the f...

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    MAYSTEEL INDUSTRIES IN ALLENTON BUYS DAMAC PRODUCTS

    Dec 18, 2017

    Maysteel Industries LLC, an enclosure and cabinet manufacturer based in Allenton, has acquired DAMAC Products LLC, a manufacturer of custom data center infrastructure equipment based in La Mirada, Calif. Maysteel itself was acquired earlier this year by LJC Investments III LLC, an investment vehicle...

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    R&D CONSORTIUM CREATES INNOVATIVE COMPONENT MANUFACTURING SOLUTION

    Dec 15, 2017

    Manufacturing a huge range of components could become significantly more cost-effective and quick, thanks to an innovative new project underway in Scotland. Spirit AeroSystems is working with the University of Strathclyde, supported by CENSIS, to create a new, more cost-effective method of producing...

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    RENISHAW SPONSORS FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION ORGANIZATION

    Dec 14, 2017

    AM specialist Renishaw has become a gold sponsor of North American based head and neck reconstruction organisation, Advanced Digital Technology (ADT) Foundation. Renishaw plans to share its knowledge and expertise in digital technology with industry clinicians and scientists. ADT Foundation is a vol...

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    RENISHAW SPONSORS FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION ORGANIZATION

    Dec 14, 2017

    AM specialist Renishaw has become a gold sponsor of North American based head and neck reconstruction organization, Advanced Digital Technology (ADT) Foundation. Renishaw plans to share its knowledge and expertise in digital technology with industry clinicians and scientists. ADT Foundation is a vol...

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    NEW FINDING ON METAL BONDING MAKES A SPLASH

    Dec 14, 2017

    When bonding two pieces of metal, either the metals must melt a bit where they meet or some molten metal must be introduced between the pieces. A solid bond then forms when the metal solidifies again. But researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found that, in some situations,...

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    KOHLER ACHIEVES GREEN MASTER STATUS

    Dec 14, 2017

    Kohler Co., which is among America’s oldest and largest privately-held companies, has been recognized as a 2017 Green Master by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council and the Green Master Program. A global leader in kitchen and bathroom product manufacturing with over 50 sites worldwide, K...

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    BIOVECTRA AND KERYX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS ENTER AGREEMENT FOR FERRIC CITRATE PRODUCTION EXPANSION

    Dec 14, 2017

    BioVectra Inc. brings over 45 years of contract development and manufacturing experience to the partnership, including working with Keryx to manufacture Ferric Citrate API since 2003. BioVectra will prepare for the anticipated growth in the long-term Ferric Citrate API supply needs by expanding prod...

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    ASKLEPIOS BIOPHARMACEUTICAL, INC. LAUNCHES NEW PORTFOLIO COMPANY - ACTUS THERAPEUTICS, INC.

    Dec 14, 2017

    Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc. (AskBio) announced today the formation of Actus Therapeutics, Inc (Actus), a new portfolio company based on AskBio’s industry-leading gene therapy platform. Actus will benefit from AskBio’s ability to generate organ and tissue-specific single-stranded an...

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    EDF RENEWABLE ENERGY AND KIMBERLY-CLARK ANNOUNCE COMMERCIAL OPERATION AT ROCK FALLS WIND PROJECT

    Dec 14, 2017

    Kimberly-Clark operates a number of manufacturing facilities across North America (and other parts of the world), including a tissue and towel manufacturing facility in Jenks, Oklahoma, which produces products for the Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle and Viva brands. “As a point of comparison, the e...

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    ORTHOCELL GRANTED EUROPEAN TENDON REGENERATION PATENT

    Dec 14, 2017

    Securing this patent for tendon repair in Europe is another milestone in strengthening our IP position as we drive our novel world leading tendon repair product into the global market. Orthocell is focused on building and maintaining patent protection for our regenerative medicine technologies and t...

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    PROJECT LOOKS AT GECKO GRIP FOR HANDLING IN HIGH-PRECISION INDUSTRIAL SETTINGS

    Dec 13, 2017

    Humans have long admired the ability of the gecko to climb walls and numerous attempts have been made at replicating the adhesive qualities of the lizard’s feet. Now, a Georgia Institute of Technology (GATECH) researcher is looking into how gecko-grip could be applied in a high-precision indus...

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    AUTO SUPPLIERS – DON’T GET LEFT OUT IN THE COLD WITH INDUSTRY 4.0

    Dec 12, 2017

    Most major vehicle manufacturers have started on their journeys toward Industry 4.0 with great enthusiasm. Their suppliers need to act now to ensure they are not left out in the cold when it comes to digital manufacturing, While most automotive manufacturers and their key suppliers are actively evan...

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    POWERING UP UK BATTERY MANUFACTURING

    Dec 12, 2017

    A £13m project is considering effective assembly procedures for ensuring appropriate quality and reliability for the electric vehicle battery packs of the future If electric vehicles are to assume a central role in personal and public transport in the coming decades then several things need to...

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    UK MANUFACTURING RECEIVES £100M BOOST CARE-OF THINCATS & HENNIK EDGE

    Dec 12, 2017

    Alternative finance specialist, ThinCats, has partnered with The Manufacturer’s expert networked advisory team, Hennik Edge, to make £100m available to fund and support dynamic manufacturing businesses across the UK, and help take them to the next level of growth. ThinCats has an excelle...

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    UK BIOPHARM FIRM SECURES $5M MANUFACTURING & SERVICES CONTRACT

    Dec 12, 2017

    Biopharmaceutical manufacturer, Abzena plc, has entered into an agreement with a US biotech company to provide manufacturing services to progress a novel antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) towards clinical trials. The value of the entire process development and GMP manufacturing services exceeds $5m, wit...

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    MOTT AT SINTERING SHOW

    Dec 12, 2017

    Mott Corporation says that it presented a range of 3D printing porous technology at the International Conference on Sintering held in San Diego, California, USA, in November. Dr. Vince Palumbo, metallurgists and 3D printing experts at the company, also spoke about the latest advances and capabilitie...

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    300 MANUFACTURING JOBS COMING TO HUNTSVILLE AS CONSTRUCTION NEARS AT BOCAR PLANT

    Dec 11, 2017

    Germany-based global auto supplier BOCAR Group will construct a US$115mn manufacturing facility, in 2018, in Huntsville, Alabama. With this manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama, BOCAR is localizing in the USA the production of lightweight body structure parts, said Marcus Baur, President of...

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    THE CHALLENGE OF EMBEDDING IOT IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

    Dec 11, 2017

    As more and more manufacturers embrace the disruptive benefits which IoT technologies offer, a new set of challenges has emerged. There are multiple reasons why companies are embracing the Internet of Things (IoT). Extending the product reach, better product traceability and greater transparency in ...

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    PHYTEC MAKES DRAGONFLY 2020 PURCHASES AND BECOMES NANO DIMENSION RESELLER

    Dec 11, 2017

    PHYTEC, a manufacturer of microprocessor-based solutions for industrial devices, has completed the purchase of two DragonFly 2020 machines from Nano Dimension. The company was one of a handful of industrial players to take on the DragonFly 2020 desktop platform late last year while still in its Beta...

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    GROUP HAILS TECHNIQUE FOR 3D PRINTING STRONG AND DUCTILE STAINLESS STEEL

    Dec 11, 2017

    An international research team has developed a new technique for 3D printing stainless steel components with exceptional levels of strength and ductility. Most methods for strengthening metals lead to a reduction in ductility, a situation addressed by the team led by researchers from Birmingham Univ...

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    3D PRINTING: CONTINUED GROWTH AND EXPANDED APPLICATIONS ON THE HORIZON

    Dec 07, 2017

    Ever since the idea of “printing” parts with polymer powders containing a binder came onto the scene, it’s been a roller-coaster ride. During all of the ups and downs of the 3D printing/additive manufacturing sector, however, the notion that one could actually make plastic parts wi...

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    FDA SEEKS TO PAVE REGULATORY PATHWAY THAT KEEPS PACE WITH ADVANCES IN 3D-PRINTED MEDICAL DEVICES

    Dec 07, 2017

    3D printing has taken manufacturing by storm, and that also includes the fabrication of medical devices, medications and human body parts. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, noted in a statement that many patients have already benefitted from 3D-printed medical products leading to improvements in ...

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    SOUTH DAKOTA WIND BLADE MANUFACTURING PLANT ANNOUNCES CLOSURE

    Dec 07, 2017

    A major manufacturing plant in Aberdeen is closing its doors. Molded Fiber Glass Companies will close its wind blade manufacturing plant in early 2018, according to a press release issued by the company Wednesday morning. According to the release, the plant employs 409 people in its 325,000 square f...

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    MOVING LARGE LOADS: WHY TRADITIONAL METHODS ARE INEFFECTIVE

    Dec 07, 2017

    The world record for the heaviest object pulled over 100 feet belongs to a US reverend who pulled a 68-tonne lorry. This is an impressive achievement, but one that manufacturing plant engineers must regularly equal using specialist equipment — with various degrees of success. Here, Hugh Freer,...

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    BEARINGS MANUFACTURERS UNDER THREAT FROM COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS

    Dec 07, 2017

    SMB Bearings, distributor of EZO bearings, is urging customers to only buy bearings from reputable manufacturers and distributors. EZO and other well-known bearings manufacturers, like SKF, are under threat from the sale of poor-quality counterfeit bearings. Manufacturers of counterfeit bearings ten...

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    GERMAN POLITICAL IMPASSE WEIGHS ON SERVICES SECTOR GROWTH IN NOVEMBER PMI

    Dec 07, 2017

    BERLIN: German services sector growth slowed to a three-month low in November, a survey showed on Tuesday, as a political impasse following Chancellor Angela Merkel's failure to form a new three-way coalition clouded the outlook for business.


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    TETRA PAK LAUNCHES NEW PORTFOLIO OF HEATING AND PROCESSING SOLUTIONS

    Dec 05, 2017

    Tetra Pak has announced the launch of Intelligent Customisation, a new offering of heating systems that offer tailor-made processing solutions for food and drink manufacturers. This industry-first modular portfolio is based on the company’s leading technology in dairy, beverages, and food proc...

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    IS GAMING TECHNOLOGY THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING?

    Dec 04, 2017

    Theorem Solutions, the software solutions company, has developed a range of Visualisation Experience applications using the latest gaming graphics engines. The applications optimise computer-aided design (CAD) data for interactive and immersive environments of Augmented, Mixed or Virtual Reality on ...

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    CALIFORNIA REGULATORS NIX RULES LIMITING CARMAKER LIABILITY

    Dec 04, 2017

    California regulators have nixed a plan to let self-driving car manufacturers evade liability for crashes if the vehicle hasn't been maintained according to manufacturer specifications. The new rules released this week delete a provision suggested by General Motors. California Department of Moto...

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    NEW INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE LINE COMBINES VALUE AND PERFORMANCE

    Dec 04, 2017

    Cincinnati Process Technologies (CPT; Cincinnati), a supplier of machinery, parts, services, and technology for the plastics molding industry, has announced a new line of injection molding machines from Taiwan manufacturer Asian Plastic Machinery (AP). The new Super Master EV2 series features a high...

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    WHY MONOZUKURI IS NOT ONLY THE ART OF MANUFACTURING, BUT ALSO AN ART FOR SOCIETY

    Dec 02, 2017

    Since starting as an engineer in the printing business in the late 1970s, I could not have imagined that Epson would become the company it is today: a global technology leader with a mission to better society and the world we live in. It surprises people to know that Epson is much more than a printe...

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    TECHNIPLAS AIMS TO ENHANCE AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS WITH DWS' SLA 3D PRINTING

    Dec 02, 2017

    It will see DWS bring its entire portfolio of professional-grade 3D printing products to Techniplas’ open innovation program at its Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center in Ventura, Calif. Techniplas wants to further improve its service to its thousands of associates around the world, adopt...

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    CERTIFIED 3D PRINTED WAAMPELLER SIGNALS FUTURE FOR MARINE PARTS ON DEMAND

    Dec 01, 2017

    In a flyby visit to the Netherlands, where it could have quite literally been “Rotterdam or anywhere”, due to seeing only the airport, hotel, a port and airport again in a less than 24 hour stay, I got the chance to witness the culmination of a seven month project to fit the world’...

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    THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE CHRISTMAS CARBIDE PARTICLE

    Dec 01, 2017

    The Haltom-based metal additive manufacturing powder eco-system company has been experimenting with a range of exotic materials including metal carbides like Tungsten Carbide (WC), ceramics, and cermets. These kinds of materials have unparalleled hardness and strength properties but have previously ...

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    NPOWER SURVEY FINDS MANUFACTURERS ARE RELUCTANT TO INVEST IN EVS

    Dec 01, 2017

    Research from power Business Solutions has discovered that UK manufacturers are tentative about investing in electric vehicles 39% of the senior decision-makers interviewed by power said that they will not be investing in EV technology and infrastructure at all until post-2025. This number is 6% les...

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    EPA MULLS CHANGE TO DEFINITION OF SMALL MANUFACTURER

    Dec 01, 2017

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering a potential change to how the agency defines “small manufacturer. Currently, the EPA considers a company with total annual sales of less than $4 million a  small manufacturer.” The distinction exempts the company from certain r...

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    SECRET WEAPON THIS SUPERSONIC BLASTER REBUILDS JET PARTS WITH FLYING POWDER

    Dec 01, 2017

    A few years ago, scientists working in GE labs in upstate New York came up with a cool idea for fixing broken parts. Literally. Calling the approach “cold spray,” they shot tiny metal grains from a supersonic nozzle at aircraft engine blades to add new material to them without changing t...

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    MANUFACTURING EASES SLIGHTLY IN NOVEMBER, ISM SAYS

    Dec 01, 2017

    Manufacturing growth eased slightly but remained strong in November, the Institute for Supply Management (Tempe, AZ) said today. The group’s manufacturing index, known as the PMI, was 58.2% last month, according to a monthly report. That was down from 58.7% in October.
    “Overall it...

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    ABRASIVE TOOL REDUCES CYCLE TIMES AND FINISHING TIMES

    Dec 01, 2017

    Shops like Wolfram Manufacturing Inc. (Austin, TX) rely on Flex-Hone abrasive tools from Brush Research Manufacturing (Los Angeles) to provide fine surface finishes on CNC machined parts. The abrasive tools are inserted into the tool holder and programmed with a simple toolpath to process internal b...

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    CIRCULAR CONNECTORS FOR HARSH MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENTS

    Dec 01, 2017

    For industrial applications needing the ruggedness of the orginal MIL-Spec 5015 design, but not the military specifications, Mencom has designed and now offers an industrial equivalent to the MIL-Spec 5015 connector series. Mencom MIL-Spec circular connectors include completely over-molded cord sets...

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    CONNECTED & INTELLIGENT: SMARTER MANUFACTURING FOR SMES

    Nov 30, 2017

    Connected and intelligent – the route to smarter manufacturing for SMEs examines the attitudes of more than 80 UK manufacturing SMEs through in-depth questions about their approach to hardware and software requirements, and what strategies are being deployed to remain competitive in this fast-...

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    CLUES TO THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING

    Nov 30, 2017

    What’s the future of manufacturing? That’s not an easy question to answer, but I got some hints during a recent press trip to Japan. Our first stop was the Mitsui Seiki Kogyo Co. factory at the company’s headquarters in Hiki-Gun, Saitama Prefecture. I had visited the plant 10 years...

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    AMERICA’S FACTORY FLOORS REMAINED: INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUAL, AUGMENTED REALITY TECHNOLOGIES

    Nov 30, 2017

    As augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies come of age, manufacturers are finding easier ways to adopt these technologies on many fronts—from product development, to training, to maintenance and repair, to worker safety. And, in the wake of major investments in the technol...

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    REMOVING THE PEBBLES IN THE REGULATORY STREAM

    Nov 30, 2017

    The current respite from more than three decades of relentless rulemaking is badly needed for a vibrant U.S. manufacturing economy. Several years ago MAPI underwrote landmark research by NERA Economic Consulting that reached an astounding conclusion: Between the first Reagan administration and the s...

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    CARBON ANNOUNCES NEW VERSION OF NEXT GENERATION 3D PRINTING SOFTWARE

    Nov 29, 2017

    Carbon has announced a new version of its next-generation 3D printing software which expands its tool offering to make printing parts easier, optimise the use of supports, and minimise post-processing. The software supports the Silicon Valley-based company’s Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) power...

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    START-UP ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME LAUNCHES IN YORKSHIRE

    Nov 28, 2017

    Across Europe, the IoT Tribe has already helped 130 companies scale up from start-ups to successful businesses. Tanya Suarez, CEO, and founder of IoT Tribe said: “Yorkshire has a strong engineering and manufacturing heritage and is seeing emerging digital specialisms, especially in Barnsley wi...

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    CAR PARTS SPECIALIST WINS AWARD FOR LEAN MANUFACTURING

    Nov 28, 2017

    The Cheadle business has also developed a new approach to supporting its customers, by reducing delivery timescales to distributors – from two to three days, to overnight.

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    3D SYSTEMS, STRATASYS AND MATERIALISE REINFORCE COMMITMENT TO MEDICAL MARKET AT RSNA ANNUAL MEETING

    Nov 27, 2017

    Three leading 3D printing companies have today announced new products and partnerships at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting. 3D Systems introduced the Volume Virtual Reality (VR) software and a partnership with Phillips Healthcare, while Strategy’s announced ...

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    STRATASYS DEBUTS NEXT-GENERATION 3D-PRINTED MEDICAL MODELS

    Nov 27, 2017

    To the general public, 3D printing medical models aren't as sexy as, say, printing patient-specific organs, but to the medical community, it’s a pretty big deal, especially when it allows surgeons to map a complex procedure or manufacturers to test a new device. Today, 3D printing technolo...

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    FACILITY TO ENHANCE MANUFACTURE OF FORMULATED LIQUID PRODUCTS

    Nov 27, 2017

    The Centre for Process Innovation, a part of the High-Value Manufacturing Catapult, announced it is working with leading academics to assist the UK formulation industry in the manufacture of formulated liquid products. Once the development work is complete, this new facility will be housed at CPI&rs...

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    THE NORTHERN MANUFACTURING SECTOR IS ALIVE AND KICKING

    Nov 24, 2017

    Nick Garthwaite president of Bradford Chamber of Commerce, proclaimed at the annual dinner yesterday the Northern manufacturing sector to be in a strong position to be able to help drive the city forward, adding that many local firms are punching above their weight.

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    SHREWSBURY MANUFACTURING CHIEF WINS MAJOR INDUSTRY AWARD

    Nov 23, 2017

    Christopher Greenough, commercial director of Salop Design & Engineering, a manufacturer of pressings and assemblies based in Shrewsbury, has won a prestigious regional business award at this year’s EEF Future Manufacturing Awards. Greenough won the Leadership Award, sponsored by Liberty H...

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    KUKA TO MEET GROWING IIOT DEMAND FROM MANUFACTURERS

    Nov 23, 2017

    KUKA and VINCI Energies in Germany intend to collaborate in the development and implementation of digital services as well as applications for IIoT. Based on the IoT platform from KUKA, the VINCI Energies brands for ICT and industry – Axians and Actemium – will implement holistic IIoT so...

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    DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: THE PAPERLESS MANUFACTURER

    Nov 22, 2017

    The adoption of the connection factory, smart manufacturing, and other enabling technology into manufacturing means manufacturers can produce greater numbers and greater variety than ever before. The shop floor, sales, and business management have seen a quantum leap in the past 10 years thanks to t...

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    THE SIX SECRETS OF GROWING A MANUFACTURING BUSINESS

    Nov 21, 2017

    Have you hit the wall when it comes to growing your manufacturing business? It’s a common occurrence, especially for smaller manufacturers who may have to split their limited time, finances and resources thinly across multiple activities.

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    LPW TECHNOLOGY AND AMA SERVICES TO SUPPLY METAL POWDER SOLUTIONS TO FRENCH-SPEAKING REGIONS

    Nov 21, 2017

    As LPW seeks to extend its support for customers internationally, AMA Services will represent the UK-based company in France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, Tunisia and Morocco. The announcement was made while LPW Technology exhibited at last week’s formnext powered by TCT. ogether, the two...

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    EOS AND DYEMANSION PARTNER TO PROVIDE FULL POLYMER 3D PRINTING PROCESS CHAIN

    Nov 21, 2017

    One of the biggest launches at for next powered by tct last week was EOS’s new EOS P 500 production system, designed for the automated mass production of polymer parts. During the unveiling, the German additive manufacturing (AM) leader talked about the importance of partnerships in growing th...

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    ARTISAN BAKERY WINS FOOD MANUFACTURING OSCAR

    Nov 21, 2017

    Craft baker The Bread Factory has won the coveted Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London, earlier this month.

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    WATER MANAGEMENT IS KEY AS MANUFACTURING COSTS RISE

    Nov 20, 2017

    Many foods and drink manufacturers are missing out on large potential cost savings by not managing their water use and disposal more effectively, according to environmental services group Veolia, which provides a range of waste, water and energy management services designed to build the circular eco...

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    INTECH DMLS LAUNCHES PREDICTIVE OPTIMISATION SOFTWARE FOR METAL 3D PRINTING

    Nov 20, 2017

    India based metal 3D printing service provider, Intech DMLS Private Limited has released AMOptoMet, a predictive software for parameter optimisation for Selective Laser Melting at formnext powered by tct.  AMOptoMet assists in the prediction of parameters for powder bed systems, reducing extens...

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    EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS AND THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE'S UNCERTAIN FUTURE

    Nov 20, 2017

    To meet these challenges, CARB has led the country in implementing the most stringent of exhaust emissions regulations. I have personally heard CARB staff proudly boast that their requirements have driven innovation in engine design and after treatment technologies. While engine and equipment manufa...

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    ASTM TO SET UP 3D PRINTING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

    Nov 17, 2017

    ASTM International plans to establish a center of excellence in the field of additive manufacturing (AM) and is calling for proposals from industry and academia aimed at creating a global innovation hub to advance AM technical standards, related R&D, and education and training. The organization ...

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    CAN US BOOST MANUFACTURING 20% BY 2025?

    Nov 16, 2017

    A new McKinsey report predicts that manufacturing GDP would climb to $3 trillion in real terms by 2025—a boost of some $530 billion, or 20%, above the current trend. While the last two decades have been trying for the manufacturing sector, large U.S. firms have been successful in figuring out ...

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    TRUMPF LAUNCHES TRUPRINT 5000 METAL 3D PRINTING SYSTEM AT FORMNEXT

    Nov 16, 2017

    Machine tool and laser manufacturer, TRUMPF announced the launch of its latest Laser Metal Fusion (LMF) system, the TruPrint 5000, its third machine in the same number of years, at form next powered by track. Announcing at the Frankfurt event, which Trump's CTO Peter Leibinger described as the &...

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    TESLA ACQUIRES AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING FIRM TO EASE PRODUCTION WOES

    Nov 15, 2017

    In the wake of a dismal third quarter, Tesla has announced its decision to acquire Perbix, a private machining firm that designs, builds and services highly-automated, high-volume manufacturing machinery. According to a report from CNBC, Minnesota-based Perbix has been a supplier to Tesla for almost...

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    PANEL MAKER INVESTS £400K IN 3D LASER TECHNOLOGY

    Nov 15, 2017

    North West electrical engineering company LCA Controls has invested six figures in 3D design and manufacturing technology. The firm, which has operations in Runcorn and Ewloe, North Wales, spent over £400k on a new Rittal Automation Systems 3D laser machining centre that it said is the first o...

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    THE IMPORTANCE OF SERVITIZATION IN MANUFACTURING

    Nov 14, 2017

    As markets continually shift and competition continues to rise, the role of a manufacturer has changed drastically in the past few years. With a growing number of businesses stepping into the services field, manufacturing is clearly in the midst of an industry-wide servitization transformation.

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    BREXIT, TECHNOLOGY AND RECALLS: WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR THE FOOD MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY?

    Nov 14, 2017

    The word ‘uncertainty’ has become synonymous with Brexit. As negotiations continue to hit the headlines almost daily, food manufacturers try to second guess what the future may hold. One big unanswered question is how food safety and labeling regulations will be impacted or altered? This...

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    MANUFACTURERS AT FOREFRONT OF UK BUSINESS INNOVATION

    Nov 13, 2017

    Business innovation helps manufacturers to do things better; it also helps them to enter new export markets, as well as to seek new domestic markets. It’s about much more than new products and new markets; and as a result, the breadth and focus of manufacturers’ business innovation activ...

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    RECORD NUMBERS ATTENDING DIGITAL MANUFACTURING WEEK

    Nov 13, 2017

    The time is almost now – and we are excited to announce that a record number of 3,529 registered visitors will attend Digital Manufacturing Week on 15-16 November at Exhibition Centre Liverpool. with industry and world-class solutions providers, attendees will discover the latest opportunities...

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    TANK PROTECTION PRODUCT LINES INCREASED

    Nov 10, 2017

    Elfab Ltd has expanded its tank protection product lines. Since expanding its offering a year ago to introduce flame arresters and breather valves, the manufacturer of pressure relief devices, including rupture discs and explosion vents, has welcomed additional solutions to its tank protection range...

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    TESLA BUYS AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING MACHINE FIRM

    Nov 09, 2017

    American carmaker has acquired automated manufacturing machine supplier Publix, as the electric-car maker struggles to boost production of its most important new model. Perbix has been a Tesla supplier for almost three years, but the acquisition will allow the carmaker to bring the production of mor...

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    DALEHEAD FOODS CARVES UP MEATY FOOD MANUFACTURING OSCAR

    Nov 08, 2017

    Dalehead Foods has won the coveted Meat, Poultry and Seafood Manufacturing Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London.

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    DASSAULT SYSTEMES' MARKETPLACE: AMAZON OF MANUFACTURING?

    Nov 08, 2017

    Dassault Systemes, a French technology company, is behind the idea – claiming that it will give both designers and enterprises more choice and control over their products. So far, the firm has been mostly known for its advanced 3D design software, 3D digital 'twins' and management of p...

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    SINTAVIA ACHIEVES RISK CERTIFICATION

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    Additive manufacturing (AM) company Sintavia LLC says that it has received AS9100 Revision D certification to help improve its quality system by including risk-based thinking and maintaining organizational knowledge.

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    3D SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION PLATFORMS, NEW MATERIALS, INDUSTRIAL DESKTOP 3D PRINTING ENTRY AND MORE

    Nov 07, 2017

    3D Systems has today announced a series of new products and services, which include next-generation production platforms, plastic and metal materials, and an entry into industrial desktop 3D printing. The company has invited a host of journalists and partners to its base in Denver, Colorado, of whic...

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    SUPERSONIC DEPOSITION BLOWS AWAY LAYER-BY-LAYER APPROACH TO 3D PRINTED METAL

    Nov 07, 2017

    Australia’s SPEE3D has launched the world’s first metal printer that uses supersonic deposition technology to deliver manufacturing grade 3D printed parts at production speeds. Rather than using heat to melt metal powders, SPEE3D’s patented technology uses the supersonic deposition...

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    DESPITE CHALLENGES, CHINESE MARKETS ARE POISED FOR GROWTH

    Nov 06, 2017

    Equipment manufacturing is a global business, a fact driven home for me by my recent trip to the BICES trade show in China last month. AEM is often fond of highlighting that we maintain offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C., Ottawa, Canada and – yes – Beijing, China. Our coll...

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    SAPUTO BUYS ANOTHER WISCONSIN CHEESE MANUFACTURER

    Nov 06, 2017

    Saputo Inc., Canada's largest cheese manufacturer with multiple locations in Wisconsin, has agreed to buy the company that sells the Montchevre brand of goat cheese, which would give Saputo another Wisconsin cheese production facility. Montreal-based Saputo said last week that it agreed to acqui...

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    TESLA SUFFERS WORST QUARTER EVER AS PRODUCTION DELAYS HIT

    Nov 05, 2017

    US automotive manufacturer Tesla has suffered its worst-ever quarterly loss as the company struggles to increase vehicle production rates. In a statement, Tesla announced that it had taken a $619mn net loss in the third quarter of 2017, the largest such loss in the history of the company. These loss...

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    LIVERPOOL’S ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SHOWCASED AT SMART FACTORY EXPO

    Nov 03, 2017

    Liverpool’s advanced manufacturing is in the spotlight as the region plays host to 4,000 manufacturers from across the country at Smart Factory Expo – the largest digital manufacturing show in the country. Manufacturing has always been at the heart of the Liverpool region’s economy...

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    3D MEASUREMENT FOR SMALL-BATCH MANUFACTURING

    Nov 03, 2017

    When manufacturing small batches with high precision, digitalization and networking between production systems, machines, and measurement techniques are crucial in modern production strategies. Alicona Imaging, a supplier of high-resolution optical 3D measurement solutions, shows how optical metrolo...

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    40% INCREASE IN US MANUFACTURING IS ACHIEVABLE

    Nov 02, 2017

    The future state of U.S. manufacturing depends substantially on our success in reducing, rather than further increasing, our approximately $700 billion goods trade deficit, excluding petroleum. That deficit, after adjustment for price differences, equals about 40% of actual U.S. manufacturing output...

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    EXPRESSPCB INTRODUCES NEW PCB LAYOUT SOFTWARE AND EXPANDED MANUFACTURING SERVICES

    Nov 01, 2017

    Whose mission is to provide software and manufacturing solutions for low cost, fast turnaround prototyping, has just announced the new PCB layout software Express Plus and new Express plus Manufacturing Services. ExpressPCB Plus provides new features not available in the classic version of Express w...

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    AEM DISCUSSES TRADE, REGULATORY REFORM AT CANADIAN MANUFACTURING COALITION DAY

    Nov 01, 2017

    AEM joined some 55 other manufacturing groups for the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition Day on Capitol Hill this past week. The event underscored the importance of NAFTA and the need to lessen regulatory burden for the equipment manufacturing industry, and it offered attendees from AEM an opportunity...

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    UK MANUFACTURING GROWTH ROBUST, BUT PRICE PRESSURES REMAIN

    Nov 01, 2017

    The UK manufacturing sector started the final quarter of 2017 on firm ground, with output and new order growth remaining robust, the latest Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index has revealed. UK manufacturing companies benefited from strong domestic market conditions and rising inflows of new...

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    CHINA FACTORY ACTIVITY SLOWS IN OCTOBER

    Oct 31, 2017

    Chinese manufacturing expansion slowed in October after two consecutive months of acceleration, official data showed Tuesday, as weak demand weighed on the world's second-largest economy.

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    INNOVATION ALLEY – FRESH MANUFACTURING IDEAS FROM UK

    Oct 30, 2017

    Innovate UK and The Manufacturer are looking forward to this year’s ‘Innovation Alley’ taking place as part of the ‘Digital Manufacturing Week’ in Liverpool from 14 to 16 November. Innovation Alley is a densely-packed networking space, where entrepreneurs pitch their in...

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    INDUSTRIAL DIGITALISATION REVIEW OFFICIALLY UNVEILED

    Oct 30, 2017

    Industry proposals to boost the UK’s manufacturing sector have been unveiled this morning at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry with the publication of the Industrial Digitalisation Review. Chaired by Siemens UK CEO Professor Juergen Maier, the Industrial Digitalisation Review out...

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    DOW DEDICATES $2 BILLION MANUFACTURING INVESTMENTS IN LOUISIANA

    Oct 30, 2017

    Last week Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards presided at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for $2 billion in new chemical manufacturing investments by The Dow Chemical Co. In doing so he pointed out how important the company is to the local economy. "Dow’s operations pump more than $1 billion into t...

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    WHAT’S IT REALLY LIKE TO BE PART OF THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?

    Oct 26, 2017

    There has been lots of talk about the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but what is it really like to be part of it? What have we all learned so far? How is this impacting what we do next? Join Dassault Systemes on Wednesday 1 November at the state-of-the-art Cisco Experience Centre, for a unique opport...

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    GKN DRIVELINE TO INCREASE ADOPTION OF STRATASYS FDM 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

    Oct 25, 2017

    Stratasys has announced engineering firm GKN’s Driveline Florence division is taking on more of its Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) 3D printing technology to replace several traditional manufacturing processes. It comes after GKN Driveline Florence enjoyed a 70% reduction in lead times after ...

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    SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PREMIER BLAMES COALITION GOVERNMENT FOR HOLDEN ENDING LOCAL MANUFACTURING

    Oct 24, 2017

    In the wake of last week’s closure of Holden’s South-Australian-based factory, Mr Weatherill said the Coalition-government led by the then Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, had made a mistake in not maintaining Holden, consequently ending the car manufacturing industry in Australia in October...

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    WHIRLPOOL’S GREEN TAKES AIM AT WORLD CLASS MANUFACTURING

    Oct 23, 2017

    Whirlpool Corp. (IW 500/54) has a been a leader in the appliance industry for more than 100 years, Byron Green observes, but to keep that position, it needs to continuously improve. That’ why Green, the vice president of manufacturing for Whirlpool’s 14 factories in the U.S. and Mexico, ...

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    A RENOWNED CONSUMER GOODS MANUFACTURER ACHIEVES SUSTAINABLE GROWTH WITH THE HELP OF QUANTZIG’S SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS

    Oct 23, 2017

    Quantzig, a global analytics solutions provider, has announced the completion of their recent supply chain analysis study on the consumer products market space. The client, a renowned consumer products manufacturer, wanted to improve their supply chain capabilities to enhance the movement of goods a...

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    INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY TO ADD MILLIONS TO UK ECONOMY

    Oct 23, 2017

    The ‘Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre’ designed to stimulate the growth of the industrial biology sector in Scotland to £900m by 2025 has welcomed its 100th member, Oxford Biotrans. It is estimated that by 2025, the UK industrial biotechnology market will be worth up to &...

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    GOOGLE MOON SHOT COULD GIVE INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINTING A BOOST

    Oct 20, 2017

    In what promises to be one small step for space travel and one giant leap for the next generation of manufacturing, an Israeli startup is planning to land a vehicle on the Moon that has crucial parts made using 3D printing technology.

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    ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING HAS EMERGED FROM 'TROUGH OF DISILLUSIONMENT,' SAYS EXPERT

    Oct 19, 2017

    Additive manufacturing technology was over-hyped, but has emerged from the “trough of disillusionment” and is playing an increasingly important role in manufacturing, according to an expert. Chris Tuck, a member of the Additive Manufacturing Centre at the University of Nottingham, told P...

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    MIT ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF FREE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TRAINING WEBINARS

    Oct 19, 2017

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is launching a free series of online 3D printing courses, entitled ‘Additive Manufacturing: From Prototyping to Production.  It is an extension of MIT’s and Professor John Hart’s commitment to educating people in additive technologie...

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    ELECTROLUX CONSIDERS USE OF 3D PRINTING TO MAKE SPARE PARTS ON-DEMAND

    Oct 19, 2017

    Multinational home appliance manufacturer, Electrolux is considering harnessing 3D printing to manufacture spare parts on-demand. The Swedish company’s Asia Pacific sector partnered with Spare Parts 3D, a Singapore-based start-up, to explore the potential strategy through a feasibility study. ...

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    HP TO MOVE INTO METAL 3D PRINTING IN 2018

    Oct 13, 2017

    HP has stated its plans to expand into metal 3D printing as early as next year. Hoping to repeat the disruptive value proposition of its proprietary Multi Jet Fusion technology, the company outlined its plans to venture into the additive manufacturing industry’s fastest growing market, at the ...

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    LITTELFUSE CHINA OPERATIONS RECEIVES MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

    Oct 12, 2017

    While the AME Excellence Award primarily recognizes North American manufacturing plants that have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business, this is the second year in a row that Littelfuse China operations have received AME Excellence Awards. Littelfuse operations in Wuxi, China receive...

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    UK WINDOW MAKER INVESTS £1.4M IN AUTOMATED PRODUCTION

    Oct 12, 2017

    Liverpool and the North West’s advanced manufacturing is in the spotlight as the region plays host to 4000 manufacturers from across the country at Smart Factory Expo – the biggest digital manufacturing show in the country. The UK’s largest standalone 4IR expo coincides with the go...

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    MANUFACTURING ENTREPRENEURS: TALES OF TAKING THE LEAP

    Oct 12, 2017

    What does it take to found a manufacturing company in the United States? Try disruptive ideas, tenacity and a desire to make it in America for a start. I know from very hard won experience that start-ups are enormously difficult and risky and chances are you’re not going to succeed,” say...

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    REAL SPACE VIRTUALLY TRANSFORMS MANUFACTURING

    Oct 11, 2017

    North West-based start-up, Real Space, has revealed plans to bring a virtual reality experience to the Liverpool City Region to bolster its manufacturing offering. Through the LCR 4.0 innovation hub, Sensor City has been working with Real Space to provide access to academic and industrial collaborat...

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    JAPANESE-BRAND AUTOMAKERS MARK 35 YEARS OF MANUFACTURING AND R&D IN AMERICA

    Oct 10, 2017

    Today, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association’s U.S. office (JAMA USA) released its 2017-2018 Contributions Report “35 Years of Manufacturing and R&D in America.” The report celebrates JAMA member companies' decades-long history of investment and innovation in the U...

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    CABOT CORPORATION TO REDUCE ACTIVATED CARBON MANUFACTURING CAPACITY IN MARSHALL, TEXAS

    Oct 10, 2017

    This decision will enable us to adapt to present market conditions in North America and realign our costs to current demand and pricing levels,” said Sean Keohane, president and chief executive officer. “It is always important for us to ensure that our manufacturing network is operating ...

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    NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM MAKER SECURES POWER PLANT CONTRACT

    Oct 06, 2017

    Manufacturer of advanced industrial noise control systems, Wakefield Acoustics, has secured a six-figure contract with a UK energy station to provide acoustic equipment for a new gas-fired power plant. Wakefield Acoustics has secured the contract to provide products for the new power plant at Creyke...

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    NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM MAKER SECURES POWER PLANT CONTRACT

    Oct 06, 2017

    The business, which designs, manufactures and installs noise control technologies, has secured the contract to provide products for the new gas-fired power plant at Creyke Beck Power Station in East Yorkshire.

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    WORKSHOPS FOR WARRIORS TRAINS VETERANS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CAREERS

    Oct 05, 2017

    At the core of this program is the Stratasys Fortus 450mc, an additive manufacturing solution. Fueled by Stratasys FDM technology, the offering is ideal for demands of high-requirement production – advancing speed, agility, and design freedom for accurate and repeatable 3D printed prototypes, ...

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    WHY IS THE TOWER OF BABEL LIKE THE IIOT?

    Oct 05, 2017

    Mim is in Manufacturing, in operations. He's responsible for the machinery and output, and he thinks in terms of time, resources and output: uptime ... downtime ... how-soon-can-you-solve-this time and what-resources-will-you-need.

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    HEADPHONE MANUFACTURER DOUBLES OUTPUT THROUGH ROBOTS

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    A year ago, the German audio equipment manufacturer beyerdynamic aimed to increase factory floor productivity by 50% on a 4-year plan. A requirement was, that this had to be done in the same production space, without compromising the brand’s highest quality standards.

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    SLM SOLUTIONS SECURES METAL HEART AS SOUTH AFRICAN RESELLER OF 3D PRINTING PLATFORMS

    Oct 05, 2017

    Metal Heart Additive Technology Africa will distribute the company’s Selective Laser Melting (SLM) platforms across the country and provide advice and support as and when required. The South African outfit has been working intensively with SLM technology since 2014, and will now add the offeri...

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    UK SCIENTISTS DEVELOP WORLD’S FIRST MOLECULAR ROBOT

    Oct 03, 2017

    The team from the University of Manchester managed to build the minuscule robot which measures in at just a millionth of a millimeter. In spite of its small size, it is able to still carry out a useful function, using robotic arms to build and arrange other molecules.

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    FORD PLANS TO MOVE AWAY FROM TRADITIONAL CARS

    Oct 03, 2017

    Instead, the company plans to follow many of their competitors and move into primarily manufacturing electrified vehicles and trucks. Specifically, this will result in the company ending many of the sedan and SUV product lines which continue to use internal combustion engines.This announcement was m...


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    IMAGING PRODUCT FOR CANCER DIAGNOSTICS TO BE MADE IN UK

    Oct 03, 2017

    Following receipt of marketing authorization for Axumin from the European Commission in May 2017, Blue Earth Diagnostics is working to build a network of authorized and approved manufacturing locations across Europe.The agreement with GE Healthcare marks the first step towards full commercial availa...


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    MANUFACTURERS’ ICS AT HIGH RISK OF CYBER ATTACK

    Sep 30, 2017

    The study, commissioned by cyber security company Kaspersky Lab, found that the manufacturing sector was the most susceptible of any business sector to cyber attacks. Moreover, the study found that the manufacturing sector represented one-third of all attacks against ICSs globally

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    TRUMP TO RALLY MANUFACTURERS TO PRESS CONGRESS ON TAX OVERHAUL

    Sep 29, 2017

    President Donald Trump will rally factory owners and executives to mobilize their influence on behalf of his proposed tax overhaul, using a speech to the National Association of Manufacturers on Friday to argue that lower rates will make American businesses more competitive.

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    FOOD FOR THOUGHT: WNY MANUFACTURERS TACKLE CHALLENGES, PURSUE GROWTH

    Sep 28, 2017

    A Buffalo Business First "Thought Leaders" event on Sept. 21 at the downtown Buffalo offices of Hodgson Russ LLP included Mario Pellicano, president of Pellicano Specialty Foods, and Ric Bencini, president of Battistoni Italian Specialty Meats.

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    MANUFACTURING IN TEXAS ON PACE FOR BEST YEAR IN MORE THAN A DECADE

    Sep 27, 2017

    The manufacturing sector in Texas has been thriving at a rate it hasn't seen since pre-recession levels. That's according to the latest Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' monthly manufacturing survey results released this week. The Dallas Fed surveys manufacturing executives all over Texas ...

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    AUTO INVESTMENT IN US BY GLOBAL MANUFACTURERS UNDERWHELMS DESPITE TRUMP'S PUSH

    Sep 27, 2017

    When it comes to investments by global automakers in the U.S., 2017 is shaping up to be nothing special -- even after President Donald Trump’s threats to heavily tax cars shipped from abroad. Some auto companies have responded to the pressure the president has put on them to manufacture more i...

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    CARBON SLASHES 3D-PRINTING MATERIALS COST FOR HIGH-VOLUME MANUFACTURERS

    Sep 27, 2017

    3D manufacturing company Carbon (Redwood City, CA) announced today the start of a materials program that will dramatically reduce the cost of 3D-printing polymer resins for high-volume manufacturers who purchase materials in bulk.

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    TEGRA MEDICAL EXPANDS CONTRACT MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES IN UNITED STATES AND COSTA RICA

    Sep 25, 2017

    A contract manufacturer serving the medical device industry, Tegra Medical (Franklin, MA) has expanded its manufacturing footprint in Costa Rica and Hernando, MS. In Costa Rica, the company responded to growing customer demand by adding a 27,000-square-foot building that includes a new 5,000-square-...

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    READY ROBOTICS TO DOUBLE SPACE, QUADRUPLE PRODUCTION IN CITY GARAGE

    Sep 25, 2017

    Last year, Ready Robotics raised a $3.5 million seed round to build out the company's robot prototypes and start deploying them to manufacturers.

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    HOW ONE TAMPA MANUFACTURER SLOWED THE REVOLVING DOOR OF STAFF TURNOVER

    Sep 25, 2017

    Worker turnover exacerbates the skills gap in manufacturing.

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    H-E-B TO OPEN SNACK MANUFACTURING PLANT IN HOUSTON

    Sep 22, 2017

    The company's only other plant is located in San Antonio. The San Antonio-based grocery store will open a 64,000-square-foot snack manufacturing plant at 10000 1/2 Genard Road, a spokesperson.

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    TENNESSEE MANUFACTURER PICKS CHARLOTTE OVER ATLANTA FOR HQ

    Sep 22, 2017

    A Johnson City, Tenn., manufacturer has chosen Charlotte, N.C., over Atlanta to move its headquarters and 200 jobs. The $10 million project from NN Inc. will bring in jobs that will pay a minimum of $139,900 in the relocation. Charlotte's latest headquarters is headed for the 152,000-square-foot...


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    £4M MANUFACTURING TECH HUB PRAISED FOR TACKLING SKILLS SHORTAGE

    Sep 21, 2017

    The Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology, which aims to create “engineers of the future”, has received the seal of approval from the government’s Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse. Jake Berry MP visited the Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Techn...


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    BOEING TO RAMP UP 787 PRODUCTION

    Sep 21, 2017

    Boeing has recently confirmed that they will be ramping up production of the 787 Dreamliner to 14 per month from their current rate of 12 per month, already the fastest production rate in the industry for a widebody passenger plane. The new rate is scheduled to be in place by 2019. This 17 percent i...


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    AEM MEMBERS JOIN IOWA GOVERNOR FOR MANUFACTURING ROUNDTABLE

    Sep 21, 2017

    The I Make America campaign returned to the Hawkeye State this week for a roundtable discussion with Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg. Much of the discussion focused on how to close the skills gap so more Iowans can pursue great career opportunities in the equipment manufacturing in...


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    THIS LOCAL ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TRAINING CENTER NOW RUNNING IN FULL GEAR

    Sep 20, 2017

    This CAM can’t toss a football and certainly doesn’t have a line of clothes at Belk. This CAM is the Gaston College Center for Advanced Manufacturing and it's up and running adjacent to the Dallas campus of the college. “To educate students for occupations in the engineering, e...

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    ADVANCED MANUFACTURER MAFIC ESTABLISHES NEW GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS IN SHELBY

    Sep 20, 2017

    Formed in 2012, Ontario-based Mafic Inc. produces composite fibers made from basalt rock, which is formed by the rapid cooling and solidification of lava exposed to the earth’s surface. The company uses the basalt fiber, which is similar to fiberglass, to strengthen and reinforce concrete, aut...

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    WHAT’S NEW IN END EFFECTORS: HIGHER PAYLOAD, FASTER SPEED AND BETTER SAFETY

    Sep 19, 2017

    Companies such as Universal Robots, Rethink and Kuka are getting good at making safe, easy-to-program and highly precise collaborative robots. But an arm can only do so much without a suite of other components, including controllers, sensors and a tool at the end of it to perform tasks. Deployment o...


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    BOOK MANUFACTURER EXPANDS IN BROOKLYN PARK FOLLOWING ACQUISITION

    Sep 18, 2017

    A book manufacturing company is expanding in Brooklyn Park after acquiring another book binding business in the Twin Cities.

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    NEARLY $16 MILLION GRANT OPENS DOOR AT UT-AUSTIN TO DISRUPT MEDICAL DEVICE, ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING

    Sep 18, 2017

    Aided by a $15.6 million federal grant, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin will explore the creation and manipulation of new types of materials that could improve the development of medical devices and electronic components.

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    END OF YEAR REPORT: EXPLORING THE NEED FOR EDUCATION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Sep 18, 2017

    To be built up and then knocked down is par for the course whenever someone or something passes through the limelight. The outcries for the educating of engineers and designers is not only cited as a reason for 3D printing not living up to the hype, it is also a product of it. It turned out the hype...

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    AMERICA IS LOSING ITS EDGE, MANUFACTURER SAYS

    Sep 15, 2017

    David Davis, president of Simmons Machine Tool, sees other nations investing in infrastructure, education and trade. In America, he sees a lack of vision that is damaging the country’s brand — and businesses across the nation.

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    HARVEY SENDS US INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION DOWN MOST IN 8 YEARS

    Sep 15, 2017

    U.S. industrial output plunged 0.9 percent in August, the most in eight years, mostly because of Hurricane Harvey's damage to the oil refining, plastics and chemicals industries. The Gulf Coast is home to many of the nation's oil refiners, and petroleum is a key component in the manufacturin...

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    RENISHAW AND INFOSYS STRIKE METAL AM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

    Sep 14, 2017

    Renishaw has announced a strategic partnership with engineering and IT services company, Infosys which will see them harness metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology. Infosys will bring its efficient engineering processes and design for AM knowledge to the table, while Renishaw will complement t...

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    ITALY FABRIC MANUFACTURER OPENING $10M FACILITY IN PHOENIX

    Sep 14, 2017

    An Italian fabric manufacturer is opening its first U.S. recycling facility in Phoenix.

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    ORNL SIGNS RESEARCH AGREEMENT WITH SENVOL FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING DATA COLLECTION

    Sep 13, 2017

    Senvol, creator of the world’s largest additive manufacturing (AM) database, has signed a two-year research agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) focused on AM data generation. Senvol President Annie Wang commented, “Oak Ridge is ...

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    BICYCLE PARTS MANUFACTURER SPENDS $2 MILLION TO EXPAND IN SOUTH METRO

    Sep 12, 2017

    To keep up with demand for its products, Wolf Tooth Components, a maker of high-performance bike parts, is expanding into a much larger space in Burnsville.

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    RICOH JAPAN ENJOYS LIGHTWEIGHT JIGS AND FIXTURES THANKS TO STRATASYS FORTUS 900MC 3D PRINTER

    Sep 12, 2017

    Ricoh Japan has adopted Stratasys' Fortus 900mc Production 3D printer to manufacture jigs and fixtures for its Production Technology Center assembly line. Stratasys made public the company’s use of its 3D printing technology after Ricoh Japan fed back an improved efficiency and significant...

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    RICOH JAPAN ENJOYS LIGHTWEIGHT JIGS AND FIXTURES THANKS TO STRATASYS FORTUS 900MC 3D PRINTER

    Sep 12, 2017

    Ricoh Japan has adopted Stratasys' Fortus 900mc Production 3D printer to manufacture jigs and fixtures for its Production Technology Center assembly line. Stratasys made public the company’s use of its 3D printing technology after Ricoh Japan fed back an improved efficiency and significant...

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    GREATER CINCINNATI MANUFACTURER COMPLETES EXPANSION

    Sep 11, 2017

    A Warren County manufacturer has finished an expansion that will help it boost hiring.

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    U.S. WATER SERVICES ACQUIRES PLYMOUTH MANUFACTURER OF DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS

    Sep 08, 2017

    U.S. Water Services, a unit of Duluth-based Allete Inc., has acquired Plymouth-based Tonka Water, a 61-year-old company previously known as Tonka Equipment Co. Tonka Water makes equipment for treating drinking water and water used for industrial purposes.

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    GOP LEADER SEIZES ON AMAZON’S HQ2 PLAN TO PUSH MANUFACTURING TAX BREAKS

    Sep 08, 2017

    Spokane Republican Michael Baumgartner said Amazon's plans are "a warning that the state’s policies are driving businesses out."


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    EXCLUSIVE: AEROSPACE MANUFACTURER TO SHUT DOWN MORGAN HILL FACILITY

    Sep 07, 2017

    In efforts to consolidate operations, defense contractor Harris Corp. is closing its manufacturing plant in Morgan Hill and laying off employees there.

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    A SCORECARD OF ​OREGON'S SOLAR MANUFACTURING CASUALTIES

    Sep 07, 2017

    Panasonic Eco Solutions Solar America in Salem is just the latest to succumb in a challenging global market.

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    MANUFACTURING TURNAROUND A SIGNAL OF BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR PLACES LIKE PITTSBURGH

    Sep 07, 2017

    The manufacturing output in Pennsylvania increased to $86 billion in 2016, up from $82 billion the year before.


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    DALLAS MANUFACTURER ENTERS FOOD SERVICE AREA WITH ACQUISITION

    Sep 06, 2017

    ThermoServ — a Dallas-based manufacturer of drinkware and tableware — announced the acquisition of all assets of United States Dinnerware Inc.’s Prolon Dinnerware last week.


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    DESKTOP METAL SECURES MORRIS GROUP AS U.S. RESELLER OF STUDIO SYSTEM

    Sep 06, 2017

    Desktop Metal has selected Morris Group Inc., a reputable manufacturing technology reseller, as a Diamond Partner supplier for its metal 3D printing platforms in 30 states across the U.S. Providing a service from Maine to Florida to the Dakotas, Morris Group is adding Desktop Metal’s Studio Sy...


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    LLOYD'S REGISTER MAKES FIRST CERTIFICATION OF 3D PRINTED PART FOR OIL & GAS INDUSTRY

    Sep 05, 2017

    Global engineering firm, Lloyds Register (LR) has announced it has certified an additively manufactured part for the oil and gas industry for the first time. LR oversaw the entire project after being approached by SPC last year. Since the part was to be designed and manufactured with additive manufa...

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    GUYSON INTERNATIONAL TO RELEASE DETAILS OF NEW AM POWDER RECOVERY SYSTEM AT TCT SHOW

    Sep 04, 2017

    Guyson International, a manufacturer of surface finishing equipment, is to release details of a new powder recovery system aimed at users additive manufacturing at this year’s TCT Show. From Stand G59, Guyson staff will be available to explain the capabilities of the new product and how it can...

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    MANUFACTURING EXPANDS ON EMPLOYMENT GAINS, ISM SAYS

    Sep 01, 2017

    Manufacturing expanded at a faster rate in August, helped by employment gains, the Institute for Supply Management said in a monthly report. The Tempe, AZ-based group said its PMI, which measures economic activity in manufacturing, advanced to 58.8% last month from 56.3% in July. The August PMI was ...

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    FORMER GE FACTORY DRAWING INTEREST FROM MANUFACTURERS, WHOLESALERS

    Aug 31, 2017

    Manufacturer ceased production at the site late last year.

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    MANUFACTURING COMPANIES SEEK INCENTIVES TO EXPAND IN MIAMI-DADE

    Aug 31, 2017

    One company makes HVAC systems while the other manufactures vitamins.


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    MANUFACTURERS HOPE FOR FREE TRADE DEAL AS BREXIT STARTS TO BITE

    Aug 30, 2017

    Maintaining a free trade arrangement with the European Union is "a key priority" for Brexit, according to a survey of small and medium-sized manufacturers. The latest National Manufacturing Barometer surveyed 331 industry leaders about their views on Brexit, and found that around half view...


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    FOR MANUFACTURING, THE MIDDLE IS THE SWEET SPOT

    Aug 30, 2017

    Mid-market manufacturing firms in a survey last month reported revenue growth of 7.1% on average, compared to 6.7% for manufacturers as a whole. “To say the middle market is doing really well is to say something that has been true consistently over the five and a half years that we have been t...

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    MIDWEST PROTOTYPING TO WELCOME AMT'S POSTPRO3D AUTOMATED POST PROCESSING MACHINE

    Aug 29, 2017

    Additive Manufacturing Technology (AMT), a company focused on the production of post processing equipment, has partnered with Midwest Prototyping, one of North America’s leading AM service bureaux. The alliance will not only seek to advance the post processing of additive manufactured parts, b...


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    HP, DELOITTE AIM TO ESTABLISH INDUSTRIAL-SCALE 3D PRINTING

    Aug 29, 2017

    HP hopes its 3D-printing technology will help overhaul the global manufacturing sector in coming years under a newly announced agreement with Deloitte. The partnership, unveiled Thursday by the Silicon Valley tech stalwart and global consulting giant, aims to implement 3D printers that can effective...


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    RANKEN GETS $2 MILLION GRANT TO START MANUFACTURING INCUBATOR

    Aug 28, 2017

    The money will help Ranken provide pre-apprentice and apprenticeship workforce training, and encourage entrepreneurial startups in the manufacturing sector.


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    TEXAS MANUFACTURERS RECORD 14TH STRAIGHT MONTH OF PRODUCTION INCREASES IN AUGUST

    Aug 28, 2017

    Production in Texas' manufacturing sector has increased for 14 straight months now with a strong showing in August, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Every month, the Dallas Fed surveys Texas manufacturers to get their outlook on various components of the industry. One o...


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    RANKEN GETS $2 MILLION GRANT TO START MANUFACTURING INCUBATOR

    Aug 28, 2017

    The money will help Ranken provide pre-apprentice and apprenticeship workforce training, and encourage entrepreneurial startups in the manufacturing sector.


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    AS PROFITS SOAR INDUSTRYWIDE, OHIO IS A TOP STATE FOR AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING

    Aug 24, 2017

    A report from PricewaterhouseCoopers names Ohio as the No. 6 most attractive state for aerospace manufacturing, with the Dayton area leading the way. Aerospace manufacturing is big business in Southwest Ohio, with a study commissioned by the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association showing the manufa...

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    HP AND DELOITTE ANNOUNCE 3D PRINTING PARTNERSHIP AS THEY BID TO REINVENT MANUFACTURING

    Aug 24, 2017

    HP and Deloitte have announced a new 3D printing partnership that they hope will accelerate the digitalisation of manufacturing. In a partnership that will see the pair implement HP's Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing platform in large-scale manufacturing environments, the two companies wish to...

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    AEM MEMBER LEADERS WEIGH IN ON ANTICIPATED DAIRY REGULATIONS

    Aug 24, 2017

    AEM’s member company manufacturers of robotic milking machines convened in Washington, D.C. last week to show a united front ahead of anticipated federal action on regulations that would shape much of the industry. Representatives from AEM’s Dairy Equipment Leadership Group and Dairy Equ...


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    CITY CONSIDERING ETHANOL TO ALLOW FOR MORE CANNABIS MANUFACTURING

    Aug 24, 2017

    Ethanol is said to be less volatile than butane and other substances used to manufacture marijuana edibles. The alternative fuel is said to be less volatile than butane and other substances used to manufacture marijuana edibles.


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    AREA FOOD MANUFACTURER RECALLS PORK SAUSAGE PATTIES FOR POSSIBLE LISTERIA

    Aug 22, 2017

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday that Fair Oaks Farms LLC, Pleasant Prairie, is recalling approximately 1,134 pounds of pork sausage patties that "may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes."


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    ADDED SCIENTIFIC TO ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME OF PUBLIC ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING COURSES

    Aug 21, 2017

    Added Scientific, an additive manufacturing technical services and consultancy company, will run six different public 3D printing training courses starting this autumn. The first of the six courses provides an introduction into additive manufacturing and will be held four times between September and...

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    DERBY TOOLING MANUFACTURER INVESTS £1M IN NEW FACITILIES

    Aug 17, 2017

    Turnkey tooling designer and manufacturer for the aerospace, defense, luxury automotive and bespoke sectors, Pentaxia, has purchased a large £1m manufacturing site in Derby. A six-month programme to refurbish and upgrade the site will start immediately. The £1m investment in the site wil...

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    MORE US FUNDS NEEDED TO ADDRESS WORKFORCE SKILLS GAP

    Aug 17, 2017

    A strong manufacturing ecosystem that includes manufacturing engineering education is critical to ensuring the future vitality and innovation of manufacturing initiatives in the US. So it was welcome news to learn that the DOD is developing a new manufacturing engineering education (MEE) grant progr...


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    TRUMP'S CHARLOTTESVILLE RESPONSE LEADS TO RASH OF DEPARTURES FROM MANUFACTURING PANEL

    Aug 16, 2017

    A White House panel formed to advise President Donald Trump on manufacturing issues continues to lose several key members in the wake of the president's bungled response to recent violence in Virginia. Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich departed ...


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    MANUFACTURING IN THE DIGITAL ERA: WINNING THE RACE REQUIRES INVESTMENT

    Aug 15, 2017

    The dramatic influx of connected industrial automation and manufacturing technology is providing the opportunity for manufacturing companies to drive their industries forward, while surpassing the competition.   Yet, it if investments are made too late, competitors may overwhelm your compa...


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    HOW THE LAST AMERICAN-MADE BASEBALL GLOVE MANUFACTURER USES ITS HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE

    Aug 15, 2017

    Nokona has been manufacturing baseball gloves for so long, the company plans to open a museum in its new facility. Right now in its current space, $5 will buy you a tour to see the “last American ball glove” in production. If the company wanted to decrease production costs, it could pack...


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    AMTXPO FOCUSES ON FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING

    Aug 14, 2017

    Last week AMT (Applied Manufacturing Technologies; Orion, MI), held its amtXpo, where industry experts convened to discuss automation technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). AMT is an automation engineering company that supports manufacturers, robotics...


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    AGENT OF CHANGE: HOW GLEN RAVEN'S ALLEN GANT JR. BUILT AND SUSTAINED A TRIAD-BASED MANUFACTURING EMPIRE

    Aug 02, 2017

    Gant has led Glen Raven to become a manufacturing titan in a region that has suffered the loss of thousands of jobs amid global competition.


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    SURVEY: MOST MANUFACTURERS EXPECT TO ADOPT IOT, WEARABLE TECH IN COMING YEARS

    Aug 01, 2017

    A new survey of global manufacturers shows that nearly two-thirds of those companies plan to run internet-connected facilities in five years' time. The 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study from Zebra Technologies Corp. found that the percentage of manufacturers embracing the Industrial Internet of Th...


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    MANUFACTURING EXPANSION COOLS IN JULY: ISM

    Aug 01, 2017

    US manufacturing economic expansion cooled in July from the month before, as growth in new orders, production and employment eased, the Institute for Supply Management said today. The Tempe, AZ-based group said its PMI, which measures economic activity in manufacturing, slipped to 56.3%, down from J...


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    STAR RAPID OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES 3D METAL PRINTING TRAINING INITIATIVE

    Aug 01, 2017

    Star Rapid, a China-based rapid prototyping, tooling and low-volume manufacturer, has announced a series of three-day workshops to train designers to maximise the potential of themselves and metal 3D printing. They are said to promote the value of metal 3D printing, as well as also provide insights ...


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    TEXAS MANUFACTURING SEES STRONG JULY, CONTINUES INDUSTRY HOT STREAK

    Jul 31, 2017

    Manufacturing in Texas continued its 13-month hot streak in July, according to monthly survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The Dallas Fed surveyed 113 Texas manufacturing executives in July to get their thoughts on the health of the industry. One of the key measures of industry h...


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    SIGMA LABS ANNOUNCES PUBLICATION OF MULTI-SENSOR QUALITY INFERENCE AND CONTROL PATENT FOR AM PROCESSES

    Jul 28, 2017

    Sigma Labs, the developer of the PrintRite3D brand of quality assurance software, has announced the publication of a US Patent Application titled ‘Multi-sensor quality inference and control for additive manufacturing processes’. The patent-pending technology (No. US 2016/ 0185048), which...


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    REPORT: DRUG TESTS ANOTHER HURDLE FOR MANUFACTURING LABOR MARKET

    Jul 28, 2017

    As manufacturing plants become increasingly sophisticated and automated, many companies worry whether they will be able to find workers with the skills and expertise to operate them. Manufacturers that continue to provide more traditional blue-collar jobs, however, increasingly face a different obst...


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    WALMART'S ADVICE TO BOOST AMERICAN MANUFACTURING

    Jul 28, 2017

    At a meeting of leaders representing government, business and non-governmental organizations, Walmart (NYSE: WMT) presented its suggestions for addressing the barriers to and policy fixes for manufacturing growth in the United States. In its Policy Roadmap to Renew U.S. Manufacturing, the giant reta...


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    ALABAMA'S MANUFACTURING SECTOR RANKED FAVORABLY BY INDUSTRY PUBLICATION

    Jul 27, 2017

    An economic development-focused publication has ranked the manufacturing scene in Alabama and that of two of its cities fairly high. In its 13th annual ranking report, Business Facilities magazine, which specializes in the site selection marketplace, graded Alabama favorably in terms of its training...


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    FLORIDA MANUFACTURING REPORT SHOWS SLIGHT IMPROVEMENTS

    Jul 27, 2017

    Conexus Indiana released its annual Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card for the U.S. and Florida’s grades held steady across the board from 2016, with slight improvement in one category.

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    BMW PLEDGES TO BUILD NEW ELECTRIC MINI AT OXFORD PLANT

    Jul 26, 2017

    BMW Group has announced the new fully battery electric MINI car going into production in 2019 will be built at the company's UK manufacturing plant in Oxford. The new fully-electric MINI will reportedly be a variant of the current three-door hatchback model. Based on these figures, BMW’s U...


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    IOT TRAINING RESOURCES DEVELOPED FOR UK MANUFACTURERS

    Jul 26, 2017

    Ufi is funding South West Wales college, Coleg Sir Gar, who are developing Internet of Things (IoT) technology in conjunction with manufacturing employers, to allow training resources to be shared across production environments with minimal additional infrastructure, resource or cost requirements. T...


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    IOT TECH ACCELERATES AMONG MANUFACTURERS: SURVEY

    Jul 25, 2017

    Manufacturers are accelerating use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, according to a survey of 66 companies. “IoT continues its inexorable growth spurt,” PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation said in a report. PwC and MAPA conducted th...


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    PROTO LABS INVESTS €4M IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY AND EUROPEAN FACILITY RENOVATIONS

    Jul 24, 2017

    Proto Labs, the rapid prototyping and on-demand manufacturer, has made its largest investment in its European infrastructure since the company’s UK division was established 12 years ago. Around €4 million will be injected for new manufacturing technology and facility renovations, primaril...


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    LEADERS IDENTIFY KEY ISSUES FACING UK MANUFACTURING

    Jul 24, 2017

    On Monday 17 July, more than 100 manufacturers and industry figures came together to discuss the political issues facing UK industry today. The Reception for UK Manufacturing was held by the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group (APMG) and EEF, and took place on the House of Lords river terrac...

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    US MANUFACTURERS ARE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE THANKS TO NEW AND UPCOMING DEREGULATION

    Jul 22, 2017

    According to Exact, a creator of business software for SMEs, American manufacturers are already responding to the current administration’s regulatory industry plans and are generally optimistic about the current and future market. The independent survey commissioned by Exact examines the impac...


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    CROFT ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING LAUNCHES METAL 3D PRINTING WORKSHOP

    Jul 20, 2017

    Cheshire-based Croft Additive Manufacturing (CAM) has launched a new industry workshop to introduce the fundamentals of metal additive manufacturing. CAM will be delivering its workshop at its metal AM production facility in Warrington where attendees will get ‘hands-on’ experience with ...


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    IFA EXPANDING MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS INTO BERKELEY COUNTY

    Jul 20, 2017

    IFA, a direct supplier of propshafts for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, is constructing a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Berkeley County. The development represents $69 million of capital investment and is projected to create more than 120 new jobs in the coming years....


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    MTC ACQUIRES GROUNDBREAKING HIGH-SPEED 3D PRINTER

    Jul 20, 2017

    The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry has become the first centre in the UK to install the latest pioneering high-speed 3D printer. This technology could be a critical step toward the next stage of additive manufacturing, since the platform enables companies, such as in-house model s...


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    NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY TO HELP MANUFACTURE SAFER CARS

    Jul 18, 2017

    Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick has announced it is using a stream of neutrons from the Institut Laue-Langevin’s nuclear reactor in France to examine the safety critical welds in cars made with boron steel. A stream of neutrons from Institut Laue-Langevin’s...


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    THE INVENT AND MANUFACTURE IN AMERICA ACT: HOW CONGRESS CAN HELP BRING JOBS BACK TO THE US

    Jul 18, 2017

    In the past few weeks, a major piece of bipartisan tax legislation that should be of immense interest to American manufacturers has been introduced in both the House and Senate. Should this legislation be signed into law it would have an enormous impact on U.S. manufacturing, bringing with it the po...


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    NEW YORK MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY SLOWS SHARPLY IN JULY

    Jul 17, 2017

    Manufacturing in New York state grew for a second month in July but at a much slower pace, as new orders and shipments both slipped. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Monday that its Empire State manufacturing index dropped to 9.8 from 19.8 in June. Any reading above zero signals expansion.


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    BOEHRINGER OPENS BIOPHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN CHINA

    Jul 17, 2017

    Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim has officially opened its commercial production site for biopharmaceuticals in Zhang Jiang Hi-tech Park in Shanghai, China. With the addition of the new Shanghai facility, Boehringer Ingelheim BioXcellence, the contract manufacturing business of the company, is e...


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    MAY U.S. MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY ORDERS REPORT SHOWS GAINING STRENGTH

    Jul 17, 2017

    The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for May 2017 showed gains for the month and year over year, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. May orders were up 3.1 percent over April, and 21.8 percent over May 2016. Automotive customers made some significant ord...


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    PROTO LABS LAUNCHES ON-DEMAND MANUFACTURING SERVICES, OPENS METROLOGY LAB

    Jul 16, 2017

    Digital manufacturing company Proto Labs (Maple Plain, MN) announced today that it has added on-demand manufacturing of low-volume, high-mix products to its suite of services. The new capability is designed to address a gap in manufacturing services for low-volume, custom molded components, said the...


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    US FACTORY OUTPUT REBOUNDED 0.2 PERCENT IN JUNE

    Jul 14, 2017

    U.S. factory output rebounded in June as manufacturers churned out more cars, appliances and furniture, a reassuring sign for U.S. industry. The Federal Reserve said Friday that factory production rose 0.2 percent last month, reversing a drop of 0.4 percent in May. Manufacturing output is up 1.2 per...

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    MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION IN THE US INCREASED 0.2% IN JUNE

    Jul 14, 2017

    U.S. factory production increased in June in line with analysts’ forecasts, as demand for natural resources, automobiles and machinery rebounded, Federal Reserve data showed Friday. The report showed manufacturing posted a modest gain, in line with a gradual improvement that’s been slowe...


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    UK MANUFACTURING SOARS ON THE BACK OF WEAK STERLING AND STRONG GLOBAL ECONOMY

    Jul 14, 2017

    UK manufacturing firms reported that both their total and export order books had strengthened to multi-decade highs in June, according to the CBI’s latest Industrial Trends Survey. The survey of 464 manufacturers found that total order books climbed to the highest level since August 1988. But ...

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    PRECISION VALVE SUPPLIER ANNOUNCES MAJOR MACHINERY INVESTMENT

    Jul 13, 2017

    Precision powder containment valve specialist, ChargePoint Technology has invested in new machinery to meet increased demand for its containment products in in large scale drug manufacturing. The business a market leader supplier of powder containment and aseptic transfer valves for the pharmaceutic...


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    ENQUIRIES DOUBLE FOR FLEXIBLE PALLETISING ROBOTS

    Jul 13, 2017

    Essex-based automation manufacturer, Pacepacker Services has reported enquiries for single robots dedicated to end-of-line palletising has doubled in the past 12 months. The considerable rise in demand for flexible palletising robots has been reportedly been driven by packers, factories and farmers ...


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    SAUDI ARABIA'S SADARA CHEMICAL STARTS PRODUCTION AT PROPYLENE GLYCOL PLANT

    Jul 12, 2017

    Saudi Arabian firm Sadara Chemical Company has started production at its propylene glycol (PG) plant in the $20bn chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City II. The complex will be the first in the Middle East to use refinery liquids such as naphtha as feedstock, and has the capacity to produce thre...


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    EXPORTS TO FUEL UK FOOD & DRINK SECTOR GROWTH

    Jul 11, 2017

    The UK’s booming food and drink industry is set for strong future growth off the back of global demand for UK manufactured produce, despite concerns over the impact that Brexit might have on staffing levels in the sector. In addition, a focus on healthier foods and the use of new technologies ...


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    EXPORTS TO FUEL UK FOOD & DRINK SECTOR GROWTH

    Jul 11, 2017

    The UK’s booming food and drink industry is set for strong future growth off the back of global demand for UK manufactured produce, despite concerns over the impact that Brexit might have on staffing levels in the sector. In addition, a focus on healthier foods and the use of new technologies ...


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    TRINSEO OFFERS MATERIALS EXPERTISE TO MAKERS OF DRUG-DELIVERY DEVICES

    Jul 11, 2017

    Global materials supplier Trinseo (Berwyn, PA) has been methodically expanding its footprint in the medical technology space for some time. Earlier this year, it announced that its facilities in the United States, Germany and Taiwan had achieved certification to ISO 13485, the international quality ...


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    CHINESE-BACKED FARADAY FUTURE HALTS WORK ON NEVADA CAR PLANT

    Jul 11, 2017

    Faraday Future, the electric-vehicle startup backed by LeEco founder Jia Yueting, halted plans to build a $1 billion factory in Nevada as the troubled tycoon fights for the survival of his Chinese car business. “We are in the process of identifying a manufacturing facility that presents a fast...


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    PULSE ELECTRONICS CONGRATULATES TESLA ON ACHIEVING ITS MODEL 3 MANUFACTURING MILESTONE

    Jul 07, 2017

    Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, is proud to be a supplier partner for the upcoming Tesla Model 3 launch with products from our Automotive, Power and Network Access BU's in the various Model 3 systems. Tesla announced mass-market electric car production would begin...


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    VOLKSWAGEN IS BACKING VR FOR MANUFACTURING ACROSS BORDERS

    Jul 06, 2017

    Volkswagen Group has announced virtual reality applications for production and logistics enabling engineers to meet in a virtual environment to exchange ideas between the German HQ and its manufacturing locations abroad. “All employees have access to all existing VR elements as well as existin...


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    RELOCATION SEES MANUFACTURER’S PRODUCTIVITY SOAR BY 50%

    Jul 06, 2017

    Previously based in three separate units in Bidford-on-Avon, Artel Rubber has now moved to a new purpose-built property on the Springfield Industrial Estate. The firm manufactures hand-makes thousands of hoses each year for a variety of industries, including rail, automotive and energy, and exports ...


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    CUTTING-EDGE ROBOTS HALVE PRODUCTION TIME FOR BRIDGE MANUFACTURER

    Jul 06, 2017

    Leading bridge and engineering services specialist, Mabey has halved the manufacturing time for its modular bridge panel and chords thanks to a £2.6m investment in advanced robots. Now operating in the firm’s Mabey Bridge site in Lydney (Gloucestershire), the robots support the productio...


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    ADVANCED MANUFACTURERS MOST EAGER TO GROW

    Jul 05, 2017

    Growth in borrowing among advanced manufacturers (28.6%) has outstripped more conventional manufacturers (20.1%) over the past five years, driven by an increasingly appetite to grow capacity and bring in new technologies. The UK’s advanced manufacturers have seen their borrowing jump more than...


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    ABS RESINS OFFERED IN FILAMENT FORM FOR 3D PRINTING

    Jul 05, 2017

    Trinseo’s Consumer Essential Markets (CEM) business unit has partnered with German company Advanc3D Materials, a materials supplier for additive manufacturing, to produce filament made of the former’s ABS resins. The Trinseo products that are now available in filament form from Advanc3D ...


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    JOHNSON & JOHNSON JOINS 2DEGREES MANUFACTURE 2030 PLATFORM

    Jun 27, 2017

    US pharmaceutical and consumer goods company Johnson & Johnson is joining the 2degrees Manufacture 2030 platform. Manufacture 2030 is a global digital collaboration platform bringing retailers, brands, and manufacturing suppliers together to cut costs and environmental impact. Resource efficienc...


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    BREAKING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INTO THE MAINSTREAM

    Jun 26, 2017

    The Manufacturer sat down with the head of GE Additive, Mohammad Ehteshami, to discuss what the future holds for additive manufacturing. GE currently has around 4,000 additively manufactured fuel nozzles injectors for its LEAP jet engine from CFM International (a 50/50 joint company of GE and Safran...


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    AUTO SLOWDOWN FLASHES CAUTION LIGHTS FOR MANUFACTURING GROWTH — AND TRUMP

    Jun 23, 2017

    After a good run, warning lights are flashing in the auto industry—and that’s not good for either the broader manufacturing sector, heartland metropolitan areas, or President Trump. Auto-related industries, after all, delivered about 40% of all of the nation’s manufacturing employm...


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    SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY INKS ACCORD WITH LEADING THAI RESIN SUPPLIER TO DEVELOP AUTOMOTIVE 3D PRINTING MATERIALS

    Jun 22, 2017

    NTU has built up its expertise in 3D printing in recent years, partnering industry leaders to develop technologies in key sectors such as aerospace and defence, where it is finding more reliable ways of 3D printing aerospace components and is developing lightweight UAVs with embedded electronics. NT...


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    TECH EXPERTS URGE MANUFACTURERS TO ADOPT COMMON B2C TECHNOLOGY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTING CUSTOMERS

    Jun 21, 2017

    Thanks to the internet, modern e-commerce has drastically altered the way manufacturers interact with their client’s during the sales process. Everyone has been a consumer and consumer expectations in a B2C environment have had a knock on effect in the B2B environment. Buyers want to make purc...


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    COMMENT: WHY UK MANUFACTURERS SHOULD GO WEST TO RECRUIT THE BEST

    Jun 20, 2017

    St John White explains why UK manufacturers need to build their brands overseas in order to recruit tomorrow’s engineers. Businesses are having to turn to France, Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Spain, Greece and Slovakia to find qualified, experienced engineers – image courtesy of Pixabay. I...


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    COMMONSENSE REGULATIONS MAY BE COMING TO WASHINGTON

    Jun 20, 2017

    For far too long, federal regulatory agencies have been allowed to run amok with regulations that make little sense and harm the U.S. economy. Finally, some common sense may be coming to Washington. And manufacturing/plastics industry trade associations are taking note. In April, the National Associ...


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    AUTO SUPPLIER ACCURIDE TO ACQUIRE GERMAN STEEL WHEEL MANUFACTURER

    Jun 19, 2017

    Indiana-based automotive components supplier Accuride announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire German steel wheel manufacturer Mefro Wheels, with the intent of expanding its manufacturing reach in Europe and Asia. Headquartered in Soligen, Germany, Mefro is a privately owned ...


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    SIEMENS ‘GLASS FACTORY’ DEMONSTRATES DIGITALISATION OF MANUFACTURING

    Jun 19, 2017

    Siemens has opened a showcase area revealing how the company applied modern digital manufacturing to an 80-year old electric motor factory. The digitalisation of manufacturing at the firm’s Bad Neustadt factory is an ongoing development process – image courtesy of Siemens. Located in Bad...


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    NEW STRATASYS AEROSPACE SOLUTION AIMED AT FACILITATING THE 3D PRINTING OF FAA- AND EASA-CERTIFIED AIRCRAFT INTERIOR PARTS

    Jun 19, 2017

    Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, has introduced at the Paris Airshow - Hall 4, Stand C208 - the Fortus 900mc Aircraft Interiors Certification Solution - a new 3D printing solution based on its Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer for producing...


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    NORSK TITANIUM DELIVERS FIRST FAA CERTIFIED, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED TI64 STRUCTURAL AVIATION COMPONENTS

    Jun 19, 2017

    Today, Norsk Titanium AS, a supplier of additive manufactured structural titanium components, announced their first (on-time) delivery of FAA approved structural components for installation on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This key milestone demonstrates the production maturity and readiness of the Rap...


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    NORSK TITANIUM DELIVERS FIRST FAA CERTIFIED, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED TI64 STRUCTURAL AVIATION COMPONENTS

    Jun 19, 2017

    Today, Norsk Titanium AS, a supplier of additive manufactured structural titanium components, announced their first (on-time) delivery of FAA approved structural components for installation on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This key milestone demonstrates the production maturity and readiness of the Rap...


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    AFFOA OPENS STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY FOR PROTOYPING ADVANCED FABRICS

    Jun 19, 2017

    Just over a year after its funding award, a new center for the development and commercialization of advanced fabrics is officially opening its headquarters today in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and will be unveiling the first two advanced fabric products to be commercialized from the center’s wor...


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    NEW ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FACILITY OPENS IN OHIO

    Jun 19, 2017

    Parker Hannifin Corp., a manufacturer of motion and control technologies, announced on June 19 that it opened a new advanced manufacturing learning and development center. The center is located at the company’s Corporate Technology Ventures facility in Macedonia, Ohio. The facility will serve ...


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    DECLINE IN US FACTORY OUTPUT SHOWS MANUFACTURING LEVELING OFF

    Jun 15, 2017

    An unexpected decline in May factory output after the biggest gain in three years shows U.S. manufacturing is leveling off, Federal Reserve data showed Thursday. The report showed factory output dropped for the second time in three months, essentially little changed from February and reflecting broa...


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    DESPITE UNCERTAINTY ABOUT POSSIBLE CHANGES TO CAFE STANDARD, CARMAKERS PUSH FORWARD

    Jun 14, 2017

    As President Obama neared the end of his term, his administration pushed to finalize stringent fuel economy rules that are estimated to add $2000 to the cost of a vehicle. According to an article in the Detroit News (Jan. 13, 2017), the new rules would require automakers to produce car and truck fle...


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    IS SERVITIZATION HELPING YOUR BUSINESS RISE UP THE VALUE CHAIN?

    Jun 14, 2017

    Industry surveys have reported as much as 65% of manufacturers globally will be using a service-based selling model as opposed to product-based by 2020. UK Manufacturing is undergoing a service revolution in terms of what’s being sold and how, as businesses seek to become more responsive to fl...


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    MERCEDES' US HOME OF ALABAMA SHUDDERS AT HARSH TRUMP TRADE TALK

    Jun 14, 2017

    President Donald Trump's harsh criticism of Germany's trade practices is sowing concerns in rural, Republican Alabama, where Mercedes-Benz has been an economic engine for two decades. The big German carmaker since 1997 has manufactured cars in Tuscaloosa, a city of 90,000 in western Alabama ...


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    ASCEND PLANT NAMED FINALIST FOR STATE MANUFACTURING AWARD

    Jun 12, 2017

    Ascend Performance Materials’ Pensacola plant was selected by the Florida Sterling Council and FloridaMakes as a finalist for the 2017 Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award. Ascend’s Pensacola plant is the largest integrated nylon facility in the world. The site produc...


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    MACHINE TOOL ORDERS SHOW YEAR-OVER-YEAR INCREASE FOR APRIL

    Jun 12, 2017

    Machine tool orders surged in April compared with a year earlier, the Association for Manufacturing Technology said today in a monthly report. The figures for machine tool orders are based on information from companies participating in McLean, VA-based AMT’s US Manufacturing Technology Orders ...


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    MANUFACTURING RENAISSANCE IN THE UNITED STATES

    Jun 12, 2017

    In 1965, manufacturing in the United States accounted for 53% of the economy. For over half a century, American manufacturing dominated the globe. By 1988, that fell to 39% and today only 9%. What happened? Will the United States ever be the leader in manufacturing again? Outsourcing manufacturing h...


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    CHANDNI TEXTILES JUMPS ON PLAN TO EXPAND MANUFACTURING CAPACITY OF PLASTIC MOULDED CRATES

    Jun 12, 2017

    Chandni Textiles Engineering Industries is expanding its capacity to manufacture Plastic Moulded Fruit & Vegetable Crates from the present average 7,50,000 crates per annum to average 22,50,000 crates per annum. For this, the company has placed order for 2 injection moulding machines of 580 ton ...


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    AMERICANS STILL BELIEVE MANUFACTURING IS THE KEY TO JOB CREATION

    Jun 12, 2017

    Study after study (after study after study) all reveal that jobs which only require a high school diploma are becoming scarce. While some critics say the U.S. is too focused on four-year degrees, even trade careers require some degree of specialized training. However, many people continue to pin the...


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    AS MANUFACTURING SLOWS, OTHER SECTORS TO DRIVE MICHIGAN’S PROJECTED ECONOMIC GROWTH

    Jun 11, 2017

    Economists expect Michigan’s economy to grow through 2017, although at a little slower pace as automotive sales dip and the state’s manufacturing employment follows suit. Outlooks generally project that the state’s other sectors will pick up the slack and drive the economy and job ...


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    MULLING THIRD MANUFACTURING PLANT IN INDIA, SAYS XIAOMI

    Jun 07, 2017

    The Indian arm of Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Technology India Pvt. Ltd. may soon start exploring the possibility of setting up its third manufacturing plant in India, said a top official. “Right now, we are producing one phone per second at two manufacturing facilities of Foxconn in Sri City...


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    MANUFACTURERS AND JOB SEEKERS MIGHT FIND WHAT BOTH NEED ON NEW WEBSITE

    Jun 07, 2017

    A new online job board has been launched to help manufacturers find workers and to help job seekers find employment. The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance opened the job board last week to help manufacturers find potential employees who have an interest in careers in the manufacturing industry, accordi...


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    BLACKBELT 3D PROMISES TO PRINT PIECES LONGER THAN ITSELF

    Jun 06, 2017

    The BlackBelt 3D Printer, which set out to raise 50,000 euros (around $56,000) on Kickstarter–managed to surpass that goal in just a quarter of an hour. The reason for the excitement surrounding it is that the BlackBelt promises users the opportunity to print pieces much longer than itself. Cr...


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    LUMINARY KEYNOTES AT INSIDE 3D PRINTING SEOUL 2017: BENSTER, WOHLERS, KRIEGER AND MCALEA

    Jun 06, 2017

    Inside 3D Printing Seoul will feature two days of conference sessions led by top industry experts, plus three days of exhibitions June 28-30 2017. The event will be at the KINTEX in Seoul, South Korea. There is the international opportunity to uncover the most recent advancements in Manufacturing, P...


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    INNOSON HAS PUT NIGERIA ON THE GLOBAL MAP OF VEHICLE MANUFACTURING – LAI MOHAMMED

    Jun 05, 2017

    The Federal government has extolled the doggedness of Innoson Motors in vehicle manufacturing and promotion of made in Nigeria products, despite the daunting challenges, saying that the company has put Nigeria on the global map of vehicle manufacturing.


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    THE DYNAMIC WAVE OF AUTOMATION IN AUTO MANUFACTURING

    Jun 05, 2017

    Automation offers opportunities that can help the auto industry react faster to market requirements, reduce manufacturing downtimes, and improve the efficiency of supply chains and increase productivity. The length of a project remains a prime concern to decide on automating the manufacturing proces...


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    MANUFACTURING SEES 'BUOYANT' EUROPEAN DEMAND, SURVEY SAYS

    Jun 05, 2017

    British manufacturing growth remains strong, with exports up and companies positive about prospects for the rest of 2017, a survey shows. The EEF employers' organisation, which said companies' recruitment plans are healthy, raised its manufacturing growth forecasts for 2017 and 2018. "I...


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    MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY CRITICAL TO ECONOMIC PROSPERITY, SAY AMERICANS

    Jun 04, 2017

    The vast majority of Americans believe manufacturing plays a vital role in safeguarding US economic prosperity and maintaining their quality of life, according to the 2017 Manufacturing Perceptions Survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. The study found more than three-quarters (76 per...


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    PRIVATE DEFENCE MANUFACTURING: DEFENCE MINISTRY UNVEILS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP POLICY

    Jun 01, 2017

    To bolster defence manufacturing in India through indigenous private defence firms, the defence ministry has unveiled the Strategic Partnership (SP) policy as part of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP). One of the highlights is the need for the chosen SP to enter into relevant tie-ups with fore...


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    INDIA CAN BECOME GLOBAL HUB FOR ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING: P P CHAUDHARY

    Jun 01, 2017

    A combination of push and pull factors like minimum professional charges, low manufacturing costs together with huge population and vast geographical area can work in favour of India and help it become global hub for electrical and electronics  manufacturing sector, according to Union Minister,...


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    MOTION CONTROLLER SMOOTHS OUT BEARING MANUFACTURING

    Jun 01, 2017

    The company recently installed a new bearing press workcell manufactured by Multipress Inc., Columbus, Ohio. The new workcell includes a shearing press, a blanking press, and a two-stage forming press with robotic part transfer for the manufacture of split bearings for crankshafts.


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    DEFENCE CAN TRANSFORM AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURING

    May 31, 2017

    The managing director of a key Australian research and development centre has put forward defence as the ideal industry to revolutionise Australia’s manufacturing industry. Jens Goennemann of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre spoke with Defence Connect about the challenges facing Austra...


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    TFG BOOSTS LOCAL MANUFACTURING WITH REVAMPED R75MLN FACTORY

    May 31, 2017

    The Foschini Group (TFG) on Wednesday officially opened its newly-expanded and revamped R75 million Prestige Clothing factory in Caledon in the Western Cape, a move that represents a vote of confidence in the local manufacturing industry. Prestige Clothing Maitland and Prestige Clothing Caledon are ...


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    IVY TECH SETS WELDING, MANUFACTURING TECH COURSES FOR SUMMER

    May 28, 2017

    Ivy Tech Community College is offering training opportunities in welding and advanced manufacturing this summer, courses that will prepare students for good-paying, in-demand skilled industrial jobs in north central Indiana. The Certified Production Technician course, offered under the auspices of t...


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    MANUFACTURING EXTENDS WINNING STREAK IN APRIL

    May 27, 2017

    Singapore's manufacturing resurgence continued for the ninth straight month last month with another forecast-beating effort. Manufacturing - making up one- fifth of the economy - was led by a 48 per cent jump in electronics output year on year.


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    IT'S NO FAIRYTALE: TODD GRIMM SHARES HIS TREASURE TROVE OF 3D PRINTING NEWS AT RAPID

    May 26, 2017

    Todd Grimm has been working in the additive manufacturing field for 25 years, is the president of T. A. Grimm & Associates and was named as one of TCT Magazine’s 20 most influential in the additive manufacturing community.Grimm went on to explain that much of the new innovations seen at RA...


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    JSPL FORAYS INTO EMISSION CONTROL MANUFACTURING IN INDIA

    May 26, 2017

    Jindal Steel and Power subsidiary Power Plant Engineers has forayed into emission control manufacturing by signing a technical cooperation agreement with Germany's VPC. Under this alliance, the manufacturing lines will be set up at JSPL's existing facilities in Raipur and Punjipatra to harne...


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    REGIONAL MANUFACTURING SLOWS FROM POST-ELECTION PACE

    May 25, 2017

    Manufacturing in the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank district expanded at a moderate pace in May, while expectations for future activity increased strongly. After surges in recent months, partly due to expectations of a changed political climate, the index manufacturing activity has moderated in Ap...


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    SYMBOL OF U.S. MANUFACTURING OPENING PLANT IN THAILAND

    May 24, 2017

    President Donald Trump has held up Harley-Davidson as a pillar of U.S. manufacturing. Motorcycles made in the new factory — plans for which had not been previously disclosed — will be sold in Asia, not the United States, which its domestic plants will continue to serve, Harley-Davidson s...


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    STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP MODEL FOR DEFENCE MANUFACTURING GETS CABINET APPROVAL

    May 24, 2017

    The Union Cabinet has approved the much-awaited strategic partnership model which will allow local private sector companies to form manufacturing joint ventures with foreign defence equipment makers—a shot in the arm for the government’s ‘Make in India’ programme as well as e...


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    APPLE MAY GET DUTY RELIEF BUT HAS TO SCALE UP MANUFACTURING IN INDIA

    May 24, 2017

    India will allow Apple to import some components at zero duty in return for the iPhone maker agreeing to scale up local manufacturing in a phased manner over the coming years, said Aruna Sundararajan, secretary for the ministry of electronics and IT.


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    ADANI GREEN ENERGY DEFERS ITS POLYSILICON MANUFACTURE PLANS

    May 24, 2017

    Adani Green Energy has deferred its plans for manufacturing polysilicon, the basic material of solar panels and modules, in absence of promised incentives from the government. About a year ago, Adani Green Energy had announced that it would take up making polysilicon once its solar module manufactur...


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    CHAMBER'S ECONOMIC CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON MANUFACTURING

    May 24, 2017

    The theme of this year's conference was "The State of the State's Economy" and the focus was on manufacturing opportunities within the Merrimack Valley and how the region is moving forward. Lane Glenn, president of Northern Essex Community College, who served as moderator, told the...


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    TO PUSH MANUFACTURING GROWTH, DOMESTIC PROCUREMENT IS A LEGITIMATE TOOL; INDIA HAS BEEN DEFENSIVE FOR FAR TOO LONG’

    May 22, 2017

    FICCI has been advocating for a long time for adoption of this policy to provide the requisite push to industrial growth. Particularly, in 2013, FICCI’s Manufacturing Agenda had explicitly asked for policies for various sectors where government procurement could be leveraged.


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    GOVERNMENT SHOULD PROVIDE SUPPORT TO LOCALLY-MANUFACTURED COMMODITIES

    May 22, 2017

    Speaking on the sidelines of the official opening of the 24-hour retail chain Broadway Spar in Bulawayo last week, CZR president, Denford Mutashu said the government’s model of funding big manufacturers has failed and there was need for a change. “Government has to look at going out ther...


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    HAWAIKI CABLE MANUFACTURING NEARING COMPLETION

    May 22, 2017

    Hawaiki Submarine Cable and TE SubCom announced that construction of the cable remains on schedule, with more than 13,000km of the 14,000km transpacific cable now manufactured. The initial cable load will include 7,000km of this cable. “We’re very close to completing the manufacturing st...


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    THE FUTURE OF 21ST CENTURY MANUFACTURING IS DIGITAL

    May 21, 2017

    Across America, manufacturing is changing from the traditional assembly line to the use of collaborative robots. By 2025, industrial robots are expected to perform 25 percent of tasks such as assembly, packaging, and material handling. "Instead of these old factories that are very laborious and...


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    STERLING'S FALL BUOYS UK MANUFACTURERS AS EXPORT ORDERS RISE

    May 19, 2017

    The stronger than expected findings from a survey by the CBI, the UK business trade body, suggest manufacturers had a decent start to the second quarter, boosting hopes that the sector will help prop up the wider economy as a consumer slowdown takes hold. Manufacturers have reported factories workin...


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    ROTOFLEX MOVES MANUFACTURING OF MACHINERY FROM MISSOURI TO CANADA

    May 18, 2017

    Rotoflex vice president Kevin Gourlay explained: ‘The Rotoflex brand continues to be strongly focused on design and providing advanced solutions to respond to our customers' business. With many legacy design experts and technical specialists in Toronto, having our Canadian facility fully o...


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    MANUFACTURING REVISITED: FROM MASS PRODUCTION TO MASS CUSTOMIZATION

    May 18, 2017

    In this respect, the new perspective of Holman and his partners makes manufacturing more tailored for humans by customizing apparel at almost every stage. Indicating that personally he is mostly interested in projects within the scope of applying computers to manufacturing and making stuff, Holman s...


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    SAUDI ARABIA LAUNCHES NATIONAL COMPANY FOR ARMS MANUFACTURING

    May 18, 2017

    The state-owned Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) announced on Wednesday the launch of a national state company for arms manufacturing that will also create thousands of jobs in the Kingdom. The new company will ‘repair fixed-wing aircraft’ and  ‘manufacture unmanned air vehi...


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    3D METALFORGE LAUNCHES FIRST METAL-FOCUSED 3D ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CENTRE IN SINGAPORE

    May 18, 2017

    3D Metalforge Pte Ltd (“3D Metalforge”), a company specialising in metal printing, unveiled its first end-to-end 3D Metal Additive Manufacturing Centre (AMC) in Singapore on 17 May 2017. Jointly opened by Mr S. Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), the AMC will provide a c...


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    AS GM EXITS INDIA, VOLVO CARS ANNOUNCES IT WILL START MANUFACTURING IN BENGALURU

    May 18, 2017

    On a day GM India said it would stop selling cars in India and its manufacturing plant in the country would be used to produce cars meant for exports alone, Volvo Cars has announced that it will start vehicle assembly operations in India in 2017. In establishing its assembly operations, Volvo Cars i...


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    AS GM EXITS INDIA, VOLVO CARS ANNOUNCES IT WILL START MANUFACTURING IN BENGALURU

    May 18, 2017

    On a day GM India said it would stop selling cars in India and its manufacturing plant in the country would be used to produce cars meant for exports alone, Volvo Cars has announced that it will start vehicle assembly operations in India in 2017. In establishing its assembly operations, Volvo Cars i...


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    ERBIL HOSTS EXHIBITION FOR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN KURDISTAN

    May 18, 2017

    Over 100 Kurdish manufacturing companies have taken part in a four-day exhibition in Erbil in a bid to promote domestically produced goods as the government plans to boost local industries by imposing tariffs on imported products, among other measures. The bulk of consumed goods in Kurdistan Region ...


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    VOLVO CARS TO STOP DIESEL ENGINE MANUFACTURING SOON - CEO

    May 18, 2017

    The scandal over Volkwagen's cheating of U.S. environmental tests to mask emissions of nitrogen oxides, which can cause or aggravate respiratory disease, means manufacturers are facing intense scrutiny over the true level of pollutants being emitted by their cars. The facilities are expected to ...


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    MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY IN US MID-ATLANTIC REGION PICKS UP SHARPLY IN MAY

    May 18, 2017

    The Philly Fed's manufacturing sector index jumped from a reading of 22.0 for April to 38.8 in May. Our core view remains that the modest manufacturing recovery will continue, but in the short term all these numbers are noisy, especially at the regional level.


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    URA HIGHLIGHTS POTENTIAL FOR MANUFACTURING, APARTMENTS DOWNTOWN

    May 17, 2017

    Now, the URA wants to take it a step further — exploring the possibility of bringing small manufacturing into some of the unused historic buildings. And, farther south, it hopes to allow for new multifamily housing near the rim of Rock Creek Canyon. The group will then conduct a study to help ...


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    ETHIOPIA: CHINESE INITIATIVE - PUSH FACTOR FOR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

    May 17, 2017

    The new Chinese Belt and Road Initiative is believed to give impetus for the ever growing manufacturing industries in Africa that demands huge capital for infrastructure development. Ethiopia as one of the African countries working to be hub of light manufacturing in the coming few years and part of...


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    ATLAS COPCO OPENS US MANUFACTURING PLANT

    May 17, 2017

    Atlas Copco has inaugurated a manufacturing plant in the US that will increase productivity for construction customers and boost safety for hospitals.Atlas Copco has invested $25m in the brand-new factory in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The plant will manufacture portable compressors and generators fo...


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    EVEZOR: OPEN SOURCE ROBOTIC MANUFACTURING PLATFORM WITH 3D PRINTING CAPABILITIES HITS KICKSTARTER

    May 17, 2017

    A Kickstarter campaign has just been launched for the Evezor, an open source robotic arm manufacturing platform that is capable of 3D printing, welding, carving, milling, cutting, engraving, and much, much more.


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    APPLE IPHONE SE MANUFACTURING BEGINS IN INDIA, BUT IT’S A TRIAL RUN WITH LIMITED QUANTITIES

    May 17, 2017

    Apple’s first ‘Made in India’ iPhone could become available in India as early as next week as the first units have already been manufactured locally. Indianexpress.com has learnt that this is a trial run and the manufacturing was done in limited quantities. These phones will be sol...


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    SINGULARITY HUB IS LIVE THIS WEEK AT EXPONENTIAL MANUFACTURING IN BOSTON

    May 17, 2017

    Singularity Hub is on the ground this week at Singularity University’s Exponential Manufacturing Summit in Boston. At the summit, executives, makers, entrepreneurs, and policy leaders across the manufacturing industry will come together to learn how accelerating technologies are changing manuf...


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    TOYOTA USA FOUNDATION TO HELP EXPAND MANUFACTURING OPPORTUNITIES

    May 17, 2017

    Toyota USA Foundation has issued two grants, with a combined worth of $2.35 million, to Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) with a view to expand opportunities in the manufacturing sector. The grants were announced at the North American Advanced Ma...


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    APPLE, QUALCOMM SPAT INTENSIFIES, MANUFACTURERS DRAWN IN

    May 17, 2017

    Manufacturers that build Apple's iPhone and iPad are being drawn in to an escalating dispute between the tech giant and the chipmaker Qualcomm. Qualcomm said Wednesday that it has filed a breach of contract complaint against Apple manufacturers who it says have been pressured by Apple not to pay...


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    FARMERS SUGGEST MANUFACTURING COULD HELP ALLEVIATE COMMODITIES GLUT

    May 17, 2017

    Farmers' groups reportedly hope that new chemical breakthroughs could help ease the pressure of a years-long slump in crop prices. They also noted that customers tend to pay more for sustainable products and that, if more renewable materials were incorporated, manufacturers would not need to rel...


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    NASA WILL NEED MANUFACTURING HELP TO EXPLORE MARS, OFFICIAL SAYS

    May 16, 2017

    NASA will need the help of its manufacturing contractors as the agency steps up exploration of Mars, an agency official said. “A strong manufacturing base in needed,” Jordan Evans, deputy director for engineering and science at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, CA), said ...


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    INNOVATION, AUTOMATION AND DEFLATEGATE-TESTING ROBOTS SEEN AT EASTEC MANUFACTURING EXPO IN WEST SPRINGFIELD

    May 16, 2017

    A robot played dominoes Tuesday at the Eastec manufacturing trade show at the Big E. Smith & Wesson touted its newly named Precision Components business, which uses manufacturing abilities developed for firearms to make parts for other companies, said Rick Fowich, director of sales and marketing...


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    ‘ONSHORING’ BOOST SPARKS LAUNCH OF NEW MANUFACTURING CLUSTER AT AUTOMECHANIKA

    May 16, 2017

    The Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN), which comprises eight sub-contract manufacturers and a specialist engineering design agency, has seen more than £1.5m of new contracts placed from firms keen to re-establish production in the UK.


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    URBAN MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE​ TO GATHER IN SOMERVILLE

    May 15, 2017

    From May 17 to 19, the Urban Manufacturing Alliance​ will bring together 100 urban manufacturing advocates and local manufacturers of all sizes in Somerville to help city leaders plot out a way forward for inclusive, manufacturing-based economies.


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    SOUTHWEST COMPOSITE BEGINS CARBON MANUFACTURING FOR BIKE AND OUTDOOR INDUSTRIES

    May 15, 2017

    Southwest Composite Works Inc., a full-service, carbon fiber engineering and manufacturing company, has announced it will expand its business to provide sustainable, U.S.-based mold-making and tooling solutions for the cycling and outdoor recreation industries. HIA Velo, a bike manufacturer and desi...


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    BRITISH PETROLEUM CHEMICALS ACCOUNTED LARGEST MANUFACTURER OF ACETIC ACID GLOBALLY

    May 15, 2017

    It is commonly known in every household as the key ingredient of vinegar. It is, however, also an important feedstock used in the manufacturing process of various other industrial chemicals ranging from synthetic polymers to esters.


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    REVIVING MANUFACTURING WOULD HELP ALL OF US—NOT JUST WHITE MEN

    May 15, 2017

    Manufacturing, once nearly a third of U.S. gross domestic product, has dwindled to around 12 percent, a punch to the gut for the American working class. Without manufacturing, the “labor force participation rate” in the United States—people either employed or actively looking for j...


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    AWARDS CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

    May 15, 2017

    The Adelaide-based company beat out of 33 finalists from across the country to claim the evening’s top honour, and also took home the ‘Global Supply Chain Integration of the Year’ title and ‘Most Innovative Manufacturing Company’ award.


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    TIME TO RETHINK EXPORT-LED MANUFACTURING MODEL OF ASEAN, SAY EXPERTS

    May 15, 2017

    With machines doing the work of people in factories and shifts in global trade sentiment, Asean's export-led manufacturing model for prosperity needs a relook, delegates at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Asean meeting in Phnom Penh said. The change will see robots manufacture cars and driv...


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    NEW YORK MANUFACTURING SHRANK IN MAY AS NEW ORDERS FALL

    May 15, 2017

    Manufacturing in New York state shrank for the first time in seven months in May, as new orders fell and shipments grew more slowly