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The South May Embrace Wind Power
 
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February 22, 2017
 
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Machine Tool Orders Skyrocket in December
Machine Tool Orders Skyrocket in December
Machine tool orders rose almost 21% in December, the Association for Manufacturing Technology reported. The December results were part of a second-half improvement in machine tool orders. For the year, such orders were down 4% after being down 16% for the first six months. AMT expects more growth in 2017.
Learn About New Technologies and Trends, Feb. 28-Mar. 2 in Houston, TX
Learn About New Technologies and Trends, Feb. 28-Mar. 2 in Houston, TX
As an industry-leading Southwest manufacturing exposition, HOUSTEX attracts suppliers, distributors and machinery builders from across North America. With aisle-after-aisle of exhibitors to choose from, you're sure to find the latest technologies that can transform your business and industry. Pair the depth and breadth of exhibitors with a variety of keynotes, panel discussions, educational sessions, and networking opportunities, and you've got an event that can boost your business for years to come. Register for HOUSTEX 2017 today!
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Boeing Workers in South Carolina Vote Down Union
Boeing Workers in South Carolina Vote Down Union
Boeing employees in South Carolina overwhelmingly voted against joining the Machinists union, The New York Times reported. Of 2800 participating, 74% voted down joining the union. Analysts have said Boeing decided to put its second Dreamliner assembly line in South Carolina to cut the leverage the union has in Washington State, according to the Times.
Visit Autodesk at Houstex
Visit Autodesk at Houstex
Autodesk will be showing its (CAM) products for programming CNC Mills, Lathes, Multi-Tasking Turning, Swiss Lathes and wired EDMs. The automation tools along with the option for integrated CAM help manufacturers reduce programming time, and produce consistent, high quality results. Come and visit us at Houstex Booth 1506, to discuss how we can solve your manufacturing challenges. Or visit our website for details on product offerings and limited time savings. Learn More
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Conductive Thermoplastics for 3D Printing
Conductive Thermoplastics for 3D Printing
Conductive thermoplastics are expected to take a big chunk of the market for materials to use in 3D printers, writes Contributing Editor Ilene Wolff.
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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The South Begins to Embrace Wind Farms
The South Begins to Embrace Wind Farms
Until now, the South has been the one US region that hasn't had commercial wind farms, according to NPR. For one thing, there are challenges, including slow southern breezes. However, developers are confronting those challenges, NPR reported. A new North Carolina farm -- with 104 towers covering 22,000 acres -- is now in operation.
Online 'Technical Guide to MuMETAL® and Magnetic Shielding', Classroom and Lab Reference
Online "Technical Guide to MuMETAL® and Magnetic Shielding", Classroom and Lab Reference
Our technical resource guide created for academia or professional development is applied to high-tech fields such as OEM electrical and design engineering, research, physics, and related disciplines. Accessing the digital "Technical Guide to MuMETAL® and Magnetic Shielding" to learn about electromagnetic interference and shielding fundamentals, users gain technical knowledge and practical hands-on experience. Buy the tech guide curriculum as part of our University Lab Kit containing MuMETAL® alloy for sampling, testing and prototyping. Learn More!
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Materials Choices Test Innovative Cutting Solutions
Materials Choices Test Innovative Cutting Solutions
Cutting tool makers are being challenged by advancements in material science and the ability to design composite parts, writes Senior Editor Jim Lorincz.
 
EDM Shop Adds Milling to Service Its Customers
EDM Shop Adds Milling to Service Its Customers
Senior Editor Jim Lorincz looks at how Infinity EDM's shop added milling machine capability from MC Machinery Systems Inc. to meet a customer's increasing demands.
Digital Manufacturing Technologies bringing Manufacturing back to North America
Digital Manufacturing Technologies bringing Manufacturing back to North America
Machines Italia, a project by the Italian Trade Agency conducted in partnership with Italy's FEDERMACCHINE, the National Federation of Association of Manufacturers of Capital Goods, serves as your NAFTA direct link to over 10,000 Italian manufacturing solutions providers from every capital good industry. Explore this edition of Machines Italia and see for yourself how digital manufacturing technologies from Italian solution providers are helping to fuel a new era in manufacturing. Click here to view.
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Trump May Struggle to Add Manufacturing Jobs
Trump May Struggle to Add Manufacturing Jobs
President Donald Trump has pledged to boost manufacturing employment. That may be more difficult than it sounds, according to The Boston Globe. Manufacturing continues to get more automated, which helps robot makers and programmers but not line workers, the Globe said.
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