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Crash Test Dummies Go Digital
 
Advanced Manufacturing Now
August 23, 2017
 
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Trump Ends Manufacturing Council Amid CEO Defections
Trump Ends Manufacturing Council Amid CEO Defections
President Donald Trump ended the American Manufacturing Council after seven CEOs resigned, writes Managing Editor Candace Roulo. The resignations stemmed from comments by the president after a protest by white nationalists in Charlottesville, VA, resulted in the death of a counter protester. "I think there's blame on both sides" Trump said at an Aug. 15 press conference, the third time he had spoken about Charlottesville. 
Replaceable Drills Tips in 1.5XD, 3XD, 5XD, 8XD & 12XD
Replaceable Drills Tips in 1.5XD, 3XD, 5XD, 8XD & 12XD
Sumitomo’s SMD Replaceable Drill Tip line has expanded to include 1.5XD and 12XD. SMD hardened steel bodies accept multiple diameters. Four drill tip styles are available to maximize performance, including the new SMDT-MFS 180º flat edge. The carbide tips feature patented wear resistant DEXTM coating and ground serrations for easy and precise assembly. Drill tips can be reground. Website offers detailed information and video
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Heller: Electric Vehicles Will Change Auto Parts Machining
Heller: Electric Vehicles Will Change Auto Parts Machining
An increase in electric vehicles may mean big changes in machining for auto parts, the COO of Heller Group said at a recent presentation. "Electric powertrains," Manfred Maier said, "require less than 20% of the metal cutting of internal combustion powertrains." Editor Emeritus James D. Sawyer describes the presentation.
Compact, high performing work supports
Compact, high performing work supports
Carr Lane Roemheld offers a wide range of hydraulic work supports that automatically adjust to the workpiece height, then lock securely to become fixed rests. In spring advanced, fluid advanced and air advanced types, these work supports are extremely compact, starting at 1"" diameter, with pressures up to 7500 psi. Designed for 500,000 cycles, they come in 60 different sizes and styles, with supporting forces from 145 lb to 23,000 lb.
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More US Funds Needed to Address Workforce Skills Gap
More US Funds Needed to Address Workforce Skills Gap
Funding "is needed to develop a novel education model based on project-based learning in collaboration with industry and national labs," writes Bogdan Vernescu, vice provost at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 
Learn How Digital Transformation Can Help Manufacturers Build a Better Tomorrow
Learn How Digital Transformation Can Help Manufacturers Build a Better Tomorrow
This ebook outlines what’s needed to define your growth strategy and the role digital technology plays in achieving your objectives.

Learn how to:
  • Embrace the latest technologies, align to changing customer expectations, and adapt to the digital world
  • Leverage ERP solutions to see the most benefits and add the most value
  • Invest in integrated solutions for real-time decision making
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Machine Tool Recovery Continued in June, AMT Says
Machine Tool Recovery Continued in June, AMT Says
Machine tool orders in June gained both on a monthly and year-earlier basis, the Association for Manufacturing Technology said in a report. Orders are increasing in the aerospace and automotive sectors. AMT said the recovery may broaden in coming months.
Your partner for innovative additive manufacturing products
Your partner for innovative additive manufacturing products
Renishaw Solutions Centers provide a secure development environment in which you can build your knowledge and confidence using additive manufacturing (AM) technology. Equipped with the latest AM systems and staffed with knowledgeable engineers Renishaw will support you throughout your investigation and business case development process. Solution Centers will help you optimize your part design, build your confidence in the process, and gain the evidence you need to make investment decisions.
See us at WESTEC booth 1327 and click here to learn more
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Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW-Intel Alliance for Self-Driving Vehicles
Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW-Intel Alliance for Self-Driving Vehicles
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is joining a BMW-led alliance to develop self-driving cars, Reuters reported. FCA wants to put autonomous driving technology into production by 2021, the news service said. The alliance also includes Intel.
Verisurf Software Quality Inspection Suite
Verisurf Software Quality Inspection Suite
Verisurf automates quality inspection and reporting on the shop floor, in the quality lab or out in the field. Our Quality Inspection Suite works with all hardware devices and is based on an open CAD platform with integrated GD&T, ready to help you increase productivity and lower costs now.
  • Increase Productivity
  • Reduce Rework
  • Lower Production Costs
Get More Information. (888) 713-7201
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Crash Test Dummies Go Digital
Crash Test Dummies Go Digital
Computerized human figures offer advantages over conventional crash test dummies, according to Engineering.com. They haven't replaced traditional crash test dummies. But the digital versions are being used more often.
Getting Your Information from the Shop Floor to the Top Floor
Getting Your Information from the Shop Floor to the Top Floor
Project Manufacturing is a complex and ever evolving landscape of requirements, materials, and workforce working together to deliver world class products. Manufacturers face some very similar challenges to improve efficiency and quality while driving down costs. Making sure what was designed matches what was ordered and consequently what was manufactured and delivered is what sets successful business apart. Delivering timely shop floor data to management so priorities are proactive instead of reactive sets successful operations team apart. Which side is your business on? Register Now.
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Major Parts Suppliers Have Doubts About Musk's Electric-Car Vision
Major Parts Suppliers Have Doubts About Musk's Electric-Car Vision
Major auto suppliers have expressed doubts that sales of electric cars will reach the level that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and other automakers expect, Bloomberg reported. For example American Axle CEO David Dauch says the internal combustion engine "will be here for some time."
3D Printed Investment Casting– Paths to Metal Parts
3D Printed Investment Casting– Paths to Metal Parts
Learn how 3D printed patterns for investment casting can significantly cut production costs, overall time and manual effort compared to traditional processes by up to 90%. Our experts will cover the latest technologies with powerful industry examples and answer audience questions. Register today for the latest from 3D Systems on 3D Investment Casting applications, materials, technologies, software and customer use cases. Learn how you can transform your shell investment casting processes, costs and results.
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Lockheed Martin Wins Part of $499M Pentagon Award
Lockheed Martin Wins Part of $499M Pentagon Award
Lockheed Martin is one of six companies sharing a $499 million contract for research into aerospace systems, Reuters reported, citing a Pentagon announcement. 
Cost-Effective Additive Manufactured Tooling for Composites
Cost-Effective Additive Manufactured Tooling for Composites
Experts from Aurora Flight Sciences and Stratasys present on the state of additive manufacturing for composite tooling.

In this 30-Minute webinar:
  • Discover the cost and time-saving benefits of using FDM compared with traditional lay-up tools
  • Learn how Aurora Flight Sciences quickly and easily calculated the cost of each print
Find out more about the unique and creative design considerations Aurora used with ULTEM 1010™ to produce repeatable and reliable prints
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Boeing Seeks to Expand Autonomous Systems
Boeing Seeks to Expand Autonomous Systems
Autonomous Systems is one of six priority markets Boeing has identified as it tries to diversify defense revenue from fighter jets, according to the Washington Technology website. Executives at the aircraft maker talked to Washington Technology about their plans. 
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ATTENTION US UNIVERSITIES - COMPLIMENTARY TRIP TO ITALY FOR US STUDENTS AND FACULTIES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAMS BY THE ITALIAN TRADE AGENCY AND ITS PARTNERS - DEADLINE AUGUST 29TH
The U.S. offices of the Italian Trade Agency announced its "Call for Papers" for the 2017 Italian Technology Awards (ITA). The ITA is sponsored by the Italian Trade Agency, via its Chicago and Houston Offices, along with SME and its Italian machinery manufacturers' associations UCIMU, GIMAV and UCIMA.

The Italian Technology Award Program is comprised of three competitions asking upper-level students attending premier U.S. universities to submit papers on the relative innovation taking place in mechanical engineering-related industries and the issues they face. Award winners selected as having the best submissions, will be awarded a one-week trip to Italy with activities scheduled Nov. 5-11, 2017. Deadline for faculty and students to submit entries to SME is August 29th, 2017.

Details on each program and how to participate are found here.
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