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Machine Tool Orders Advance, a Sustained Recovery May be Near
Machine Tool Orders Advance, a Sustained Recovery May be Near
Machine tool orders surged almost 20% in February from the month before, the Association for Manufacturing Technology reported. "We are surprised by the strength of the February numbers," Douglas K. Woods, AMT's president, said in a statement. The group said a sustained recovery for machine tool orders may be about to start. Senior Editor Bill Koenig goes through the numbers.
Sumitomo's TSX Series
Sumitomo's TSX Series
Sumitomo's TSX Series features a tough, sharp cutting edge for stable, highly efficient tangential shoulder milling at high feed rates. It provides the strength required for increased depths of cut ranging from a small job to a heavy duty roughing application. A 4-corner ground tolerance tangentially mounted insert, with an optimized chipbreaker, achieves excellent edge sharpness and sidewall accuracy. The TSX is available in two precision-ground insert sizes offering a maximum depth of cut of 8mm (.315”) and 12mm (.473”).
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With IIoT, Managing Shop-Floor Data Becomes More important
With IIoT, Managing Shop-Floor Data Becomes More important
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is becoming reality. As a result, managing data from connected devices on the factory floor is becoming more important. Senior Editor Bill Koenig examines how manufacturers are adjusting.
Magnetic Shielding University Lab Kit Includes Online Technical Guide
Magnetic Shielding University Lab Kit Includes Online Technical Guide
Our University Lab Kit contains a technical resource guide and MuMETAL® alloy for sampling, testing and prototyping. The guide curriculum was created for academia or professional development, which applies to high-tech fields such as OEM electrical and design engineering, research, physics, and related disciplines. Access the digital "Technical Guide to MuMETAL® and Magnetic Shielding" to learn about electromagnetic interference and shielding fundamentals, while gaining technical knowledge and practical hands-on experience. Learn More!
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Honda Upgrades Silicon Valley Lab
Honda Upgrades Silicon Valley Lab
Honda Motor Co. traditionally has been a loner. However, the automaker "is accelerating efforts to forge new partnerships, particularly in the tech space, amid rapid changes in the automotive industry," writes Alan Ohnsman of Forbes. As a result, Honda is revamping its Silicon Valley lab "into a new, global unit" seeking partnerships and alliances.
RAPID + TCT 2017 - Accelerating 3D Manufacturing
RAPID + TCT 2017 - Accelerating 3D Manufacturing
RAPID + TCT is your destination for discovery, education, collaboration, and networking in additive manufacturing. What’s new for 2017? The two industry leaders in 3D technology events, SME and The TCT Group, are teaming up to bring you RAPID + TCT starting in 2017, ensuring North America continues to host a truly world-class event for 3D technologies. Learn more.
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Fact Checking Trump on Toyota Investment
Fact Checking Trump on Toyota Investment
President Donald Trump took credit for a Toyota Motor Corp. investment in Kentucky. The Associated Press, in a story fact checking the president, cites Toyota as saying the investment had been in the works for four years.
T3 Manufacturing Summit:  Technology | Tooling | Talent
T3 Manufacturing Summit: Technology | Tooling | Talent
Talent, technology changes and capacity are constraining the industry's ability to launch future products. Automakers have called on CAR to bring together this event, which takes place April 24-25, 2017, in Grand Rapids, MI. Two days of critical content and networking - Register now
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Tesla to Show Its Semi Truck in September
Tesla to Show Its Semi Truck in September
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter that the maker of electric vehicles will unveil an electric semi truck in September. Also in the pipeline is an electric pickup. Business Insider had additional details about Tesla's product-development plants.
Top Challenges to Widespread 3D Printing Adoption
Top Challenges to Widespread 3D Printing Adoption
To today’s engineer, the list of technical advantages is endless. And yet, companies still struggle to incorporate the technology into their product development and manufacturing operation. We surveyed 700 serious, professional users to uncover what users of 3D printing perceive as the top challenges their company faces in using AM now and will face in the future. Learn More
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GM to Shutter Some US Plants for Combined 10 Weeks
GM to Shutter Some US Plants for Combined 10 Weeks
General Motors Co. plans to shut down some US plants for a combined 10 weeks during the year's second half to reduce inventory, according to The Detroit News. The automaker didn't identify the factories or models that would be affected, the News reported. US light-vehicle sales fell 1.5% in the first quarter, but car sales are plunging while truck sales continue to improve.
Complimentary eBook: Harness the Power of Manufacturing Execution Systems
Complimentary eBook: Harness the Power of Manufacturing Execution Systems
You are planning for business growth, and consequentially investing in your operations. You have to have to keep pace with change, and deliver unbeatable quality and service.
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  • More responsive to these pressures
  • Increase it’s overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • Gain more accurate data for better, faster decision-making
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VIDEO: Analyst Says OPEC Looking for $60/Barrel Oil This Year
VIDEO: Analyst Says OPEC Looking for $60/Barrel Oil This Year
Analyst Phil Flynn, in an interview on the Fox Business Channel, said OPEC wants oil to be trading at $60 a barrel later this year. He said not to underestimate OPEC's resolve.
Executive Guide on Cloud Manufacturing
Executive Guide on Cloud Manufacturing
This Executive Guide will examine the cloud from a manufacturing perspective. Here’s some of what you will learn from this 16-page Guide:
  • Manufacturing and The Cloud
  • The 5 Risks of Delaying Migration to the Cloud
  • Cloud Infrastructure – The Actual Cost of Cloud Manufacturing
  • The Cloud and Innovation in Manufacturing
  • How Cloud Computing Can Improve Your Manufacturing Business Agility
  • Manufacturing ERP Systems and the Cloud
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WPI Joints 8 Manufacturing USA Institutes
WPI Joints 8 Manufacturing USA Institutes
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA) said it has joined eight Manufacturing USA institutes. The institutes are intended to encourage collaboration between manufacturers and academics to help develop new manufacturing technologies. The institutes WPI has joined cover such subjects as lightweighting and photonics.
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Methods to Show Automation Cell With Additive, Traditional Processes
Methods to Show Automation Cell With Additive, Traditional Processes
Methods Machine Tools Inc.(Sudbury, MA) said it will show an automation cell combining 3D printing, traditional subtractive processes and robotics. The company will display the cell at the RAPID + TCT 2017 show in Pittsburgh in May, it said in a statement.
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