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Ford Looks to Tony Stark-Like Technology
 
Advanced Manufacturing Now
September 27, 2017
 
Daimler to Spend $1 Billion at Alabama Plant, Build EVs
Daimler to Spend $1 Billion at Alabama Plant, Build EVs
Daimler AG said it will invest $1 billion at its Tuscaloosa, AL, factory, Automotive News said. The German automaker plans to start building electric SUVs under the EQ name there early next decade, Automotive News said. Daimler also will construct a facility near the factory to produce vehicle batteries. The investment is part of a plan "to electrify its entire range of Mercedes-Benz light vehicles by 2022," according to the trade publication.
Advancing Maintenance with Predictive and Cognitive Capabilities
Advancing Maintenance with Predictive and Cognitive Capabilities
The rapid growth in availability of data in the manufacturing process, combined with the means to connect this data to analytic processing systems and new analytic techniques, has provided manufacturers with a golden opportunity to tackle the efficiency of their operations.

Attend this webinar to learn about the new approaches and the difference that IBM’s solutions can bring about to your maintenance approach.

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WESTEC Shows Latest in Manufacturing
WESTEC Shows Latest in Manufacturing
The 2017 edition of the WESTEC show in Los Angeles highlighted "the latest in machinery, metrology, design, digital, 3D printing, and engineering expertise," writes Managing Editor Candace Roulo. About 9400 people attended the September 12-14 show and there were more than 400 exhibitors.
Create Connections and Discover Manufacturing Solutions at SOUTH-TEC, October 24-26
Create Connections and Discover Manufacturing Solutions at SOUTH-TEC, October 24-26
Connect face-to-face with industry-leading suppliers at SOUTH-TEC. Discover how to utilize the latest technologies, equipment and software to grow your business. Visit more than 400 exhibiting companies showcasing the solutions you need to move your operations to the cutting edge and expand into new industries. Register today and get ready for this global manufacturing event right in your own back yard!

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Aston Martin CEO Says Green Vehicle Regulations 'Meaningless'
Aston Martin CEO Says Green Vehicle Regulations 'Meaningless'
The head of luxury sports car maker Aston Martin says lawmakers and regulators are formulating "meaningless" green vehicle regulations, according to CNBC. "Policy makers should not try to be engineers," Andy Palmer, the automaker's chief, said. He commented about Britain's July announcement it would ban new gasoline and diesel cars by 2040. "In my view as an engineer, it's better to prescribe the emission (level), and then let the engineers figure out what the right technology is," Palmer said, according to CNBC.
Italy will be Exhibiting at Leading US Manufacturing Events this Fall

Italy will be Exhibiting at Leading US Manufacturing Events this Fall

The Italian Trade Agency via its Machines Italia project will taking part at a number of US events this fall. So Visit us at these shows to see for yourself how digital manufacturing technologies from Italian solution providers are helping to fuel a new era in manufacturing:

World Maker Faire 2017
Pack Expo Las Vegas 2017
Fabtech Expo 2017

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Ford Looks to Tony Stark-Like Technology to Design New Vehicles
Ford Looks to Tony Stark-Like Technology to Design New Vehicles
The automaker founded by Henry Ford is going Tony Stark in designing new models. Ford Motor Co. "is expanding a test of Microsoft's HoloLens mixed reality headsets for use in vehicle design," writes Michael Martinez of Automotive News. "The wireless headsets -- which can cost up to $5000 each -- allow designers to place a hologram of a vehicle on top of a real, physical model to quickly see what that vehicle would look like if they changed a headlight shape, raised a side mirror or lowered a hood."
>FREE Registration Expires Sept. 30 for The ASSEMBLY Show
FREE Registration Expires Sept. 30 for The ASSEMBLY Show
FREE registration for The ASSEMBLY Show expires this week. Join thousands on October 24-26, 2017 in Rosemont, IL for this premier event helping suppliers, buyers and users of assembly equipment in manufacturing plants connect, learn, share and explore all things “assembly.” Participants will have the chance to discuss their toughest challenges with experienced and skilled suppliers, evaluate the latest technologies and products and learn from subject matter experts. Register for FREE today at www.theASSEMBLYshow.com.

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SAS Manufacturing Unveils Advanced Machining Facility
SAS Manufacturing Unveils Advanced Machining Facility
SAS Manufacturing LLC unveiled an advanced machining facility in Colorado for design, manufacturing and assembly of aerospace components. The project was part of a building renovation. The company expects to double its workforce of technicians, managers and apprentices over the next 24 months.
Join the Alicona medical webinar on Sept. 28th and learn more about
Join the Alicona Medical Webinar on Sept. 28th
Join this compelling medical webinar to learn more about:
  • GD&T measurement and parametric inspection of bone screws according to FDA guidelines
  • form and roughness measurements even at the groove ground of an e.g. implant's thread
  • how to numerically verify stability and biocompatibility
  • full form and cutting edge measurement of surgical drills, bone milling cutters and other surgical instruments

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    Boeing Raises Southeast Asia Order Forecast, Cites Strong Demand
    Boeing Raises Southeast Asia Order Forecast, Cites Strong Demand
    Boeing Co. raised its 20-year forecast for orders in Southeast Asia by 460 aircraft, Reuters reported. The company now expects demand for 4210 aircraft worth $650 billion in the next two decades, up from a forecast last year of 3750 aircraft worth $550 billion. Boeing cited growth by low-cost carriers in the region, enabling more travel.
    Register to attend the 2017 Automation Fair® Event
    Register to attend the 2017 Automation Fair® Event
    Tap into a wealth of in-depth industry knowledge at the 2017 Automation Fair® event, happening November 15-16 in Houston, Texas. Learn about all the latest trends and how The Connected Enterprise is bringing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) to life for companies around the world. Learn more about the event and register to attend here.

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    Honing Cleans Up Its Image
    Honing Cleans Up Its Image
    Honing used to be known as "smelly, oily and messy," writes Senior Editor Jim Lorincz. "But that has changed. Honing machine builders have literally cleaned up their processes with good housekeeping and a commitment to advanced technology and operator safety." Lorincz has more in this article from the September issue of Manufacturing Engineering.
    Robot Programming Software for Manufacturing
    Robot Programming Software for Manufacturing
    "Industrial robots are playing an increasingly important role in the manufacturing sector. Their flexibility means that robots are being used for more and more diverse and difficult applications. As the complexity of industrial robot cells increases so does the need for comprehensive and adaptable off line programming tools. Autodesk PowerMill provides a wide range of path planning strategies making it the perfect choice for applications including surface milling, hole drilling, component trimming and various other material removal processes.

    In this webinar, you will see a demonstration of PowerMill Robot, and options to control: Automatic Singularity Avoidance, Tool Axis Editing, Transition Moves, Axis Priorities and Full Simulation and Collision Checking".

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    Canada Unlikely to Walk Away From NAFTA
    Canada Unlikely to Walk Away From NAFTA
    Canada's limited success in diversifying exports "leaves the nation too reliant on US markets to play hardball" in talks about modifying the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Reuters reported, citing "government insiders" and trade experts. President Donald Trump has said the United States may exit the trade accord without major changes. Canada has said it may walk away if the US "pushed to remove a key dispute-settlement mechanism," the news service said. However, the US accounts for 75% of goods exported from Canada, according to Reuters.
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    GE Working on AI for Electric Grids, Which Could Save $200B Worldwide
    GE Working on AI for Electric Grids, Which Could Save $200B Worldwide
    General Electric Co. is "is working on a way to use artificial intelligence in electricity grids, a technology that it expects will save $200 billion globally by improving efficiency," Bloomberg reported. Such technology would "optimize how electricity flows in and out of storage devices such as batteries and points of consumption" and make electric grids more efficient, according to the news service.
     
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