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Caterpillar Sees Some Daylight
 
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Leaner, Meaner Boeing Boosts 2017 Profit Forecast
Leaner, Meaner Boeing Boosts 2017 Profit Forecast
Boeing Co. said it now expects a 2017 profit of $10.35 to $10.55 a share, up from its previous forecast of $10.25 to $10.45 a share. The aircraft maker issued the revised forecast as it reported that the company's first-quarter profit rose to $1.45 billion from $1.22 billion. That increase occurred despite lower revenue. Boeing is cutting manufacturing and engineering jobs in the Seattle area as it seeks to make operations more efficent.
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Caterpillar Sees Some Daylight After a Gloomy Run
Caterpillar Sees Some Daylight After a Gloomy Run
Caterpillar Inc. raised its 2017 revenue forecast. That was the first bit of daylight after a series of gloomy earnings reports. The maker of earth movers and other heavy equipment now says it expects 2017 revenue to total $38 billion to $41 billion. That's an increase from a January forecast of $36 billion to $39 billion. Caterpillar said some of its key markets are improving. But the company said there's still uncertainty and that it expects higher costs for closing plants and cutting jobs.
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How One Cutting Tool Maker Addressed Skills Gap With Online Training
How One Cutting Tool Maker Addressed Skills Gap With Online Training
Kyocera SGS Precision Tools Inc. (KSPT; Munroe Falls, OH), a solid-carbide cutting tool manufacturer, "recognized the challenge" of the skills gap and a shrinking workforce due to retirements, writes Senior Editor Jim Lorincz. KSPT worked with Tooling U-SME (Cleveland) to adopt "a structured training and development program that included online training and focused on establishing a pipeline of future associates," according to Lorincz. (Disclosure: Tooling U-SME is part of SME, which is also Advanced Manufacturing Media's parent.)
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US Economy Off to Slow Start in 2017
US Economy Off to Slow Start in 2017
The US gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of only 0.7% during the three months of 2017, the "weakest quarterly showing in three years," according to The New York Times. Many "experts said the data was skewed by seasonal factors, like unusually warm temperatures in many parts of the country in January and February," the newspaper reported. 
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JTEKT Toyoda Americas Opens Great Lakes Technical Center
JTEKT Toyoda Americas Opens Great Lakes Technical Center
JTEKT Toyoda Americas (Arlington Heights, IL) unveiled its Wixom, MI, technology center intended "to serve as our service hub for Michigan" and be "an area for current and future customers to view the machine capabilities we offer,” Michigan & Windsor Regional Manager Austin Sievers said in a statement.
RAPID + TCT 2017 - Accelerating 3D Manufacturing
RAPID + TCT 2017 - Accelerating 3D Manufacturing
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Comau, Microsoft, ICONICS Target Efficiency Together
Comau, Microsoft, ICONICS Target Efficiency Together
Comau, Microsoft and ICONICS disclosed at Hannover Messe "the results of their work together to improve manufacturing production around the world," writes Brett Brune, editor in chief of Smart Manufacturing magazine.
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'I Was All Set to Terminate' NAFTA, Trump Says
'I Was All Set to Terminate' NAFTA, Trump Says
“I looked forward to terminating. I was going to do it.” President Donald Trump told The Washington Post in an interview. The newspaper describes what caused Trump to change his mind.
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GM Quarterly Profit Surges, Paced by N. America
GM Quarterly Profit Surges, Paced by N. America
General Motors Co.'s first-quarter profit surged by more than a third to $2.6 billion. The engine was GM's North American operations, which enjoyed higher US vehicle sales amid a small decline in industrywide deliveries. Senior Editor Bill Koenig goes through the numbers.
Complimentary Opportunity for US Companies to Visit Italian Manufacturers in the Mechatronics and Mechanical Industries - Deadline May 15th 2017
Complimentary Opportunity for US Companies to Visit Italian Manufacturers in the Mechatronics and Mechanical Industries - Deadline May 15th 2017
If you are a US company looking to source new suppliers of mechatronics and mechanical equipment and components, you are invited to be considered for the Italian Trade Agency's complimentary commercial delegation to Italy - June 17th through the 21st 2017. US companies can sign up and select which Italian suppliers (list of companies is continually being updated) they would like to visit at the Agency’s delegation
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Watson May Be Key to Smarter Manufacturing Robots
Watson May Be Key to Smarter Manufacturing Robots
Swiss automation company ABB and IBM's Watson have announced a partnership. ABB's biggest sales "come from software that enables communication between machinery and centralized control centers," according to Engadget. ABB is looking to the partnership with Watson, "IBM's artificial intelligence technology," to increase sales further, according to the website.
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