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China's answer to Tesla: cheap EVs
 
Advanced Manufacturing Now
January 18, 2017
 
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Two Publications Can Aid Shopping for 3D Printers
Two Publications Can Aid Shopping for 3D Printers
Two publications could help those looking to buy 3D printers in 2017, writes Contributing Editor Ilene Wolff. One is an academic paper that’s the first to comprehensively evaluate bioprinters. The other is an annual guide to printers that for the first time includes industrial technology.
A Patented Deburring Solution Unlike Any Other. One Tool for All Your Manual and Automated Deburring Needs
A Patented Deburring Solution Unlike Any Other. One Tool for All Your Manual and Automated Deburring Needs
Deburring of cross-drilled holes…one of the most nagging problems in manufacturing. J.W. Done Corp. developed the ORBITOOL® in response to this situation. It is the only tool capable of manual and automated deburring of cross-drilled intersections. The operation can be tailored to leave a minimally broken edge or a blended radius. If it doesn't work on your application, send it back for a full refund. Guaranteed. Click video for more information!
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Auto Show Glistens While Sales Slow, Trump Tweets
Auto Show Glistens While Sales Slow, Trump Tweets
The North American International Auto Show had its usual glamour. But this year’s show was different. The industry faces US sales that have reached a plateau and a president-elect, Donald Trump, who is letting automakers know what he thinks via Twitter. Senior Editor Bill Koenig describes the scene at the Detroit show.
AC8025P Grade Reduces Steel Turning Time and Costs
AC8025P Grade Reduces Steel Turning Time and Costs
New AC8025P Grade for steel turning achieves higher productivity and a longer tool life for significantly reduced machining costs. Featuring Sumitomo’s own Absotech Platinum CVD Coating, combined with a newly developed tough carbide substrate, the AC8025P provides exceptional cutting edge chipping resistance and adhesion resistance. Coating adhesion strength controls residual stress and provides more than twice the chipping resistance as compared to conventional coatings. Learn more here.
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3D Laser Gaging Ensures Flawless Engine Fasteners
3D Laser Gaging Ensures Flawless Engine Fasteners
Brugola OEB Industriale S.p.A recently opened its first US factory. As part of its push into the market, the company opted to enhance the precision of its engine bolts by pushing the limits of flawless manufacturing, writes Senior Editor Jim Lorincz. 3D laser gaging was the answer.
 
Why Your Leak Test Doesn't Measure Up - And What Data Can Do About It
Why Your Leak Test Doesn't Measure Up - And What Data Can Do About It
The struggle to test for and address leaks on the manufacturing line that lead to faulty parts and warranty claims is nothing new. But rising expectations for product quality and reliability are putting the leak test to the test like never before. What can quality engineers do as the market makes more stringent demands? How can they meet new requirements for emission control, performance and reliability while at the same time coping with increased production volumes that demand shortened cycle times for the leak test? To keep up in this Industry 4.0 environment, they have to make the test better. The only way to do that is with data. In this e-book, we explore why waveform is the type of data manufacturers must collect from their leak test operations for a faster, more efficient and more reliable leak. Read More & Download
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Adidas' High-Tech Brings Manufacturing Back to Germany
Adidas' High-Tech Brings Manufacturing Back to Germany
Adidas opened a plant in Germany and brought production of athletic shoes home by utilizing robots and 3D printing, according to The Economist. That’s a big change for an industry that has long sent work to China, Indonesia and Vietnam.
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China's Anti-Teslas – Cheap Electric Vehicles
China's Anti-Teslas – Cheap Electric Vehicles
Tesla brought glamour to electric vehicles by making luxury electric cars. In China, electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids sell on price, according to Reuters. Such vehicles “are mainly locally-branded models that are cheaper and have a shorter range” than Tesla offerings.
Complexity is Free: Create Radically Better Products with Design Optimization and Metal 3D Printing
Complexity is Free: Create Radically Better Products with Design Optimization and Metal 3D Printing
What if you could design the ideal structural part without any constraints, and use the freedom of complexity that metal 3D printing enables to make that part a reality? This webinar will showcase how 3D Systems printers enable better products through mass complexity. You will learn how 3D printing is being used to produce parts that are lighter weight, stronger, better performing and safer.
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MIT Develops Super-Light, Super-Strong Structure
MIT Develops Super-Light, Super-Strong Structure
Researchers at MIT came up with porous samples of graphene. The samples were up to 10 times stronger than steel with only 5% of the density, according to The Christian Science Monitor. The researchers also modeled geometric structures that may amplify the strength of other building materials.
Architecture and Systems Engineering: Models and Methods to Manage Complex Systems
Architecture and Systems Engineering: Models and Methods to Manage Complex Systems
Enhance your knowledge base in complex systems, analysis of these systems, and model management. Join the 1,500 engineers from around the world who are currently enrolled in this four-course online MIT program and are on the path to becoming systems engineering experts. Program begins March 20th. Learn more here!
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How Fabricators Can Process High-Strength Steels
How Fabricators Can Process High-Strength Steels
John Heuring, regional sales manager of Dallas Industries, speaks in a podcast about the challenges for fabricators with advanced, high-strength steels. He outlines special considerations that stampers should take into account for feed lines being paired with servo presses.
Simplify Decision Making to Grow Your Business with Analytics and ERP
Simplify Decision Making to Grow Your Business with Analytics and ERP
This report, based on a survey of 105 growing organizations, uncovers how ERP integrated with Business Analytics can improve business execution and decision-making.
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Detroit Auto Show’s 8 Most Important Vehicles
Detroit Auto Show’s 8 Most Important Vehicles
The Detroit Free Press runs down the eight most important models – including minivans, sedans and pickups – that were introduced at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.
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