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Harley-Davidson Inc. rolled out 13 new models last week
 
Advanced Manufacturing Now
August 30, 2017
 
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Chrysler’s Soap Opera Enters a New Phase
Chrysler’s Soap Opera Enters a New Phase
Once upon a time, Chrysler was the subject of a fairy tale, writes Bill Koenig, senior editor. But there have been many twists and turns for Chrysler, now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, throughout the years. The latest is a possible acquisition target by a Chinese automaker, and Jeep will be a major part of how the story concludes.
Machining Without Coolant
Machining Without Coolant
Replace messy mist systems and improve dry machining with clean, cold air! EXAIR’s Cold Gun Aircoolant System improves tolerances, tool life and production rates by cooling with 20°F air. Cold Gun is ideal for tool sharpening, drill and cutter grinding, milling, more. Operation is quiet and there are no moving parts to wear out. Eliminates the costs associated with the purchase and disposal of cutting fluids. Website offers detailed information, video.

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Metal Mentors: Industry Organizations Collaborate to Support Students, Careers in Metalworking
Metal Mentors: Industry Organizations Collaborate to Support Students, Careers in Metalworking
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products announced two contests to support students and schools focused on manufacturing-related and skilled trade careers: the WeldItForward contest and the Paley-James Project. Artwork from the Paley-James Project will be unveiled Nov. 6 at the FABTECH 2017 Exposition in Chicago.
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?

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US Army Makes Committment to 3D Printing
US Army Makes Committment to 3D Printing
The US Army knows the benefits of 3D printing — they recently released a report of how far they have progressed with 3D printing, and what their future plans are. 3D printing can be vital to soldiers in remote areas — they can make whatever they need, from a new gun to, perhaps, even bioprinted cells to heal a wound or a burn.
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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Small Town America's Newest Product: Advanced Manufacturing
Small Town America's Newest Product: Advanced Manufacturing
One of the hidden factors behind the much-discussed skills gap in manufacturing may be the locations where talented people with the correct skill sets are needed most, such as manufacturing facilities in rural small towns that are part of the manufacturing renaissance in this country. But what are these towns to do to attract employees with the skill sets needed to work in a new next-generation factory?
The ASSEMBLY Show – Your Road to Manufacturing Success!
The ASSEMBLY Show – Your Road to Manufacturing Success!
What direction should your plant take next? When should you choose to exit an unsuccessful process or take the express lane to embrace new technology? The ASSEMBLY Show will help answer these questions and more by creating an environment where you can discuss challenges with knowledgeable peers and experts. You’ll also gain FREE access to hundreds of exhibiting companies with interactive booths allowing for hands-on experiences and demonstrations. Join us on October 24-26 at The ASSEMBLY Show!

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Harley-Davidson Inc. rolled out 13 new models last week
Harley-Davidson Inc. rolled out 13 new models last week
Redesigned from the ground up and rolling out in time for Harley’s upcoming 115th anniversary, the five new touring bikes and eight new Softail Big-Twin cruisers feature the Milwaukee-Eight engine, an all-new frame and advanced technology. According to company president, CEO Matt Levatich, the company hopes to add 2 million new Harley riders by 2027.
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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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Busting the Myths about Artificial Intelligence
Busting the Myths about Artificial Intelligence
Manufacturers cannot afford to wait around to implement industrial Artificial Intelligence (AI) — the rewards are far too great. Despite the myths about it, Industrial AI is a rare case of affordable innovation without inherent flaws. Jane Zavalishina, CEO of Yandex Data Factory, busts some common Al myths one by one.
The Future of Manufacturing is Cognitive
The Future of Manufacturing is Cognitive
In the Industry 4.0 era, manufacturers need to unlock the potential of legacy, real-time, and unstructured data to make daily decisions that balance quality and throughput.

Cognitive manufacturing unites millions of data points across the factory to derive actionable insights for the entire value chain.

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Bringing Competitive Excitement to Additive Manufacturing
Bringing Competitive Excitement to Additive Manufacturing
The SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition was created to test high school and post-secondary students on their knowledge and skills in the 3D Printing space. The main design challenge for this year’s Additive Manufacturing Competition was centered on form, fit and function of end-use, or production parts. Congrats to the winners of this year’s SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition!
How to Digitize Your Factory and Achieve Shorter Time to Market and Increased Efficiency
How to Digitize Your Factory and Achieve Shorter Time to Market and Increased Efficiency
Industrie 4.0, can be described as the consistent and automated use of every available fact, data and forecast to control the operational processes necessary to engage the market in the best possible way. This whitepaper explains how to launch your digital journey, download your copy now.

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Historic Eclipse Tests US Power Grid 
Historic Eclipse Tests US Power Grid 
Last week’s eclipse, the first in 99 years to sweep the US, was the perfect opportunity to test plants, software, and markets for the day that comes when renewable energy is a dominant source of power. Grid operators from coast to coast provided real-time updates on how networks handled fluctuating power flows.
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Siemens expands Application Center in Elk Grove, IL
Siemens expands Application Center in Elk Grove, IL
Siemens recently held a grand reopening of its expanded Technical Application Center (TAC) in Elk Grove, IL. The upgraded facility offers a range of learning opportunities, including classroom training, online instructor-led training, and online self-paced training for Sinumerik CNCs from Siemens. 
How to Save BIG Dollars when Buying Capital Equipment
How to Save BIG Dollars when Buying Capital Equipment
A difficult challenge even under the best of circumstances! But given today’s high cost of borrowing, increased cost of materials and components, and ever-shrinking budgets, the ability to create savings has become more difficult than ever. Download the white paper to learn how Save BIG!

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