Advanced Manufacturing Now
Ford's Missing Punch Bowl
Advanced Manufacturing Now
February 07, 2018
 
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Boeing Quarterly Profit Soars on Commercial Deliveries, Tax Law
Boeing Quarterly Profit Soars on Commercial Deliveries, Tax Law
Boeing Co. (Chicago) said its fourth-quarter profit took off thanks to record commercial aircraft deliveries and a one-time gain from a US corporate tax rate cut. The maker of aircraft also forecast improved financial results for 2018. Senior Editor Bill Koenig goes through the numbers.
New Verisurf® 2018 Software - With Universal CMM Compatibility
New Verisurf® 2018 Software - With Universal CMM Compatibility
Verisurf 2018 delivers true universal compatibility for all new and legacy CMMs without the need to update controllers or add additional software, plus you get quick programming shortcuts, added productivity features, increased CMM probing speeds and more, all through a familiar Windows® interface. Verisurf is the one source you need for complete Measurement Solutions. The power of Verisurf application modules, expertise, training, support and your choice of hardware delivers high quality application suites for:

   •  Automated Inspection and Quality Reporting
   •  3D Scanning and Reverse Engineering
   •  Tool Building and Guided Assembly

Verisurf Software is built on an open CAD platform and supports all digital measuring devices and CAD file formats, ensuring enterprise compatibility, flexibility and reduced training costs.
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Bloomberg Analyst on Why Trucks Are King
Bloomberg Analyst on Why Trucks Are King
Kevin Tynan, senior automotive analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence, describes in a podcast why trucks are the king of the road. He also discusses how CES show in Las Vegas has taken some of the oomph away from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Increase Factory Yield and Productivity with IIoT
Increase Factory Yield and Productivity with IIoT
Discrete manufacturing companies have long collected data from factory equipment and systems. But historically, most of these valuable data insights have gone to waste – lost in a sea of spreadsheets and datasets. Now, as IoT technology becomes increasingly accessible, fully utilizing this overlooked data is key to staying productive and competitive.

Learn:
   •  How IIoT can enhance factory operations
   •  How to successfully implement new IIoT initiatives
   •  How to scale IIoT deployments to maximize ROI across your organization

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Ford, Ford Family Hunt for a Punch Bowl — And a Piece of History
Ford, Ford Family Hunt for a Punch Bowl — And a Piece of History
Henry Ford won a 10-lap race in 1901. He won $1000 and a punch bowl. The victory (and the prize money) enabled him to start Ford Motor Co. The punch bowl, however, hasn't been seen since 1951. Automotive News describes a renewed search for the punch bowl.
[Case Study] How Jabil Sees The Future of Manufacturing with 3D Printing
[Case Study] How Jabil Sees The Future of Manufacturing with 3D Printing
In some applications, the quality and consistency of the HP 3D-printed product actually exceeds that of traditional manufacturing. In addition, the overall part integrity of 3D printed products is improved over products traditionally made from piece parts.

Download this case study to see how Jabil approached speeding time to market for their manufacturing customers.

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Automated Five-Axis Machining Boosts Productivity
Automated Five-Axis Machining Boosts Productivity
Five-axis machine tools represented a major advancement over earlier machines, with greater range of movement and the ability to create more complex shapes. Now, with increased automation and greater tool capacity, five-axis machines are becoming more productive than before.
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Harley-Davidson Decision to Close Plant Surprises Kansas City
Harley-Davidson Decision to Close Plant Surprises Kansas City
Harley-Davidson's decision to close a Kansas City plant in 2019 caught area officials off guard, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal. The company said the Kansas City operations will be consolidated into a York, PA, factory. The Kansas City plant makes the Sportster, V-Rod and other models.
Webinar: Controlling Tool Quality on the Shop Floor
Webinar: Controlling Tool Quality on the Shop Floor
January 29th 2018 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Farmington Hills, MI
Join the collaborative webinar by optical measurement supplier Alicona and the global tool manufacturer OSG to learn more about:

   •  Automated tool measurement including data exchange with existing ERP/QM systems
   •  Geometry measurement of round tools
   •  Shop floor automation

The webinar takes place on February 12th. All registrants will receive a recording!

Learn more and register!

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Manufacturing Eases Slightly in January, Still Running at a Strong Rate
Manufacturing Eases Slightly in January, Still Running at a Strong Rate
Manufacturing eased slightly in January but still performed at a strong rate, the Institute for Supply Management (Tempe, AZ) said. The group's manufacturing index, known as the PMI, was 59.1%, down from a revised 59.3% in December. Despite the easing, the January PMI was the third highest since February 2011. “We’re in a good environment here,” said Timothy R. Fiore, chair of ISM’s Manufacturing Business Survey Committee.
The Role of the Cloud in Manufacturing
The Role of the Cloud in Manufacturing
Why should you care about the cloud in Manufacturing? A no-nonsense view of the unique capababilities of the cloud that are unlocking the digital transformation in Manufacturing

In this webinar we will overview how cloud platforms enable the development of software solutions that can enable the digital transformation in Manufacturing. We will provide a high-level overview of IoT, Machine Learning, High Performance Computing, IaaS/PaaS/SaaS, and more.

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Manufacturing Adds 15,000 Jobs in January, Paced by Durable Goods
Manufacturing Adds 15,000 Jobs in January, Paced by Durable Goods
US manufacturing added 15,000 jobs in January with durable goods doing the heavy lifting. Makers of durable goods increased payrolls by 18,000 jobs, according to a breakdown by industry sector issued by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The non-durable goods sector lost 3000 jobs.
Data-Driven Manufacturing: A Roadmap for Achieving Operational Excellence
Data-Driven Manufacturing: A Roadmap for Achieving Operational Excellence
This webinar will focus on the importance of complete shop floor connectivity, shop-floor-to-top-floor visibility, utilizing real-time dashboards, reporting, and team sharing of actionable information for greater efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

   •  Understand the nine operational areas affected by IoT across your enterprise
   •  How to easily connect both legacy and newer machines as well as work cells with hardened industrial strength solutios
   •  Shop-floor-to-top-floor dashboards, tailored for your unique operations, with proactive alert driven and automated reporting
   •  The importance of making bi-directional ERP connections for one version of the truth
   •  Setting and managing expectations / change management to create an ongoing culture of sustainable and impactful continuous improvement

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Auto Industry Facing More 'Headwinds' in 2018, Cox Automotive Economist Says
Auto Industry Facing More 'Headwinds' in 2018, Cox Automotive Economist Says
Jonathan Smoke, chief economist of Cox Automotive, says the auto industry is still running strong but will face more "headwinds" in 2018. He analyzes the condition of the industry in a podcast recorded during the recent North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
 
Keeping Vertical Machining Center Spindles Turning for Higher Productivity
Keeping Vertical Machining Center Spindles Turning for Higher Productivity
New vertical machining strategies and technologies help reduce cycle time, increase metal removal rates, and maintain accuracy. There’s nothing quite like having “smart” vertical machining centers (VMCs) with the latest advanced CNCs.
 
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