Advanced Manufacturing Now
Making robots great again: Does the US need to close the robot gap?
 
Advanced Manufacturing Now
February 01, 2017
 
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Using Lean Manufacturing to Boost Sustainability
Using Lean Manufacturing to Boost Sustainability
Lean manufacturing principals support sustainability, writes Greg Hernandez, marketing manager for R. W. Lyall. He spells out just how powerfully lean and green work together, and makes a case for implementing lean in your facility.
 
Make Large Parts with SMTCL's EGC2040 - Gantry Boring and Milling Center
Make Large Parts with SMTCL's EGC2040 - Gantry Boring and Milling Center
Designed for manufacturers of large parts, this highly reliable and cost effective machine features a German ZF gearbox for high torque, Heidenhain scales on the X, Y, & Z axes, and a 40 position automatic tool changer. Travels on the machine are 165” in X, 88” in Y, 31” in Z. Learn more at http://www.smtcl-americas.com.
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Building Infastructure for Smart Manufacturing and IIoT
Building Infastructure for Smart Manufacturing and IIoT
Chirayu Shah, marketing manager, HMI software for Rockwell Automation, talks to Senior Editor Patrick Waurnyziak about software updates as well as smart manufacturing and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). “We’ve made a lot of strategic investments,” Shah says in the interview.
 
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For Trump Team, Advice and Dissent
For Trump Team, Advice and Dissent
Smart Manufacturing’s Natasha Dado writes about what some business and science groups are saying the Trump administration should do to promote advanced manufacturing.
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After Quarterly Losses, Ford, Caterpillar Discuss 2017 Challenges
After Quarterly Losses, Ford, Caterpillar Discuss 2017 Challenges
Ford Motor Co. and Caterpillar Inc. each posted fourth-quarter losses after absorbing one-time costs. The two manufacturers said there are financial challenges ahead in 2017. It wasn’t all gloom, though. Aircraft maker Boeing Co. forecast improvement for its prospects this year.
Latest Innovation in Laser Marking Technology
Latest Innovation in Laser Marking Technology
Since the first mechanical engraving machine in 1938 Gravotech has grown to offer a full range of marking and engraving solutions. This article will focus on the latest and greatest in laser marking technology and will touch on different laser types and their respective properties. Brief case studies are included to demonstrate the laser in a production environment and the advantages it provided the company.
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Closing the Robot Gap
Closing the Robot Gap
China may be on its way to dominating robots for industrial use, according to The New York Times. As a result, some are calling on the United States to invest in making better robots and avoid a robot gap.
 
Tesla, Ford, Dell CEOs Join Trump Manufacturing Council
Tesla, Ford, Dell CEOs Join Trump Manufacturing Council
The CEOs of Tesla Motors, Ford Motor Co. and Dell Inc. are among the corporate chieftains who’ve joined President Donald Trump’s manufacturing council. What other executives made the cut, and what happens now?
How to Evaluate an Electric Servo Press
How to Evaluate an Electric Servo Press
Electric servo-controlled presses are an assembly technology that allow for efficient manufacturing development that was not previously possible. They are a huge investment, so understanding what is being invested in is crucial. Learn more here!
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Durable Goods Orders Dip Slightly in December
Durable Goods Orders Dip Slightly in December
New orders for manufactured durable goods fell 0.4% in December from the month before. The main reason was a decline in transportation equipment. Transportation’s decline, in turn, was mostly because of a plunge in orders for military aircraft and parts.
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Navigating Changes in Fabrication
Navigating Changes in Fabrication
Diego Tamburini, senior design and manufacturing industry strategist for Autodesk, explores the main forces shaping the future of fabricating. He also talks to Senior Editor Alan Rooks about strategies manufacturers can use to remain competitive.
 
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Coming for 3D Printing: Artificial Organs
Coming for 3D Printing: Artificial Organs
Spanish scientists have published research about hardware that can print functional human skin. Some researchers suggest we could see the first 3D printed organs within six years.
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