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Record-Breaking Drone Show at Winter Olympics 2018 Opening Ceremony
Advanced Manufacturing Now
February 14, 2018
 
USA Lugers Speed on Sleds with Custom Machined Parts
USA Lugers Speed on Sleds with Custom Machined Parts
Sleds used in Olympic luge racing may be simple devices, but controlling machining of their half-dozen parts can spell the difference between being a medalist or an also ran. The USA Luge Team relies on the equivalent of a brand new Millmatic III three-axis knee mill equipped with an Acu-Rite MILLPWRG2 controller from Lagun Engineering to have complete control over machining of its parts. The back story of how the USA Luge Team went from simply speeding down icy hills to building its own sleds with in-house machining begins with the elite lugers.
Additive manufacturing for industrial applications
Additive manufacturing for industrial applications
The RenAM 500M is a laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing system designed specifically for the production of metal components on the factory floor. It features automated powder and waste handling systems that enable consistent process quality, reduce operator touch times and ensure high standards of system safety. With a high level of automation, the RenAM 500M is ideal for industrial production applications. Click to learn more about Renishaw’s additive manufacturing systems.

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New Space Race? What Elon Musk’s SpaceX Launch Means for Future of Space Travel, Tourism
New Space Race? What Elon Musk’s SpaceX Launch Means for Future of Space Travel, Tourism
Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket, now the most powerful rocket in operation, successfully launched from Cap Canaveral into space on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and the world is excited by the successful launch, not to mention seeing one of Musk’s Tesla Roadsters in space. This space mission is a test of a rocket that may define space exploration, travel and tourism in the coming decades.
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How to Streamline Manufacturing … with Tape?
SPONSORED BY 3M: How to Streamline Manufacturing … with Tape?
Time is money … especially on the production floor. In the “2017 National Manufacturing Outlook and Insights Strategies to Overcome the Headwinds” survey  of manufacturing executives, nearly half said that cutting operational costs was a top priority. One key method for achieving that goal is to speed up the assembly process, thereby reducing the need for hard-to-find specialty workers and the costs associated with overtime to meet tight deadlines.

The question is how?
[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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DMG Mori’s ‘Path of Digitization’ Focuses on Automation Solutions, New Technology
DMG Mori’s ‘Path of Digitization’ Focuses on Automation Solutions, New Technology
The theme of DMG Mori’s open house exhibition in Pfronten, Germany, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, was the “Path of Digitization,” showcasing the company’s technology, including a digital factory, holistic automation solutions and new technology. Approximately 9000 visitors saw 70 high-tech machines, including the world premiere of the new NTX 3000, as well as innovative manufacturing processes.
IMTS 2018 is the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. Held every even-numbered year in Chicago, IMTS attracts buyers and sellers from 117 countries.
IMTS 2018 is the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. Held every even-numbered year in Chicago, IMTS attracts buyers and sellers from 117 countries.
Industry professionals see the innovative technology, systems and processes that can improve their efficiency. They gain valuable ideas and insights from over 2,400 exhibitors from the metalworking industry.

Covering 1.3 million square feet of show floor, leading manufacturers will display their equipment in ten product pavilions and four co-located shows!

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Extending the Life of Automation Assets
Extending the Life of Automation Assets
If left on their own, material handling assets will slowly degrade and eventually fail, often at the most inopportune moment. But with a little planning, you can not only extend their useful life, you can also optimize performance. This should start with a close audit of both the risks of doing nothing and the full potential of extending the useful life of automation assets.
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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Winter Olympics 2018 Opening Ceremony Comes With Record-Breaking Drone Show
Winter Olympics 2018 Opening Ceremony Comes With Record-Breaking Drone Show
We have all seen drone shows before, but the show at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony was a sight to see. You may remember the army that lit up the sky when Lady Gage started the Half Time show at last year's Super Bowl. But the drones that filled the sky during the Opening Ceremony comprised four times as many fliers.
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Swiss Mix: Niche Units Evolve Into Machining Centers
Swiss Mix: Niche Units Evolve Into Machining Centers
B-axis milling ... lasers ... low-frequency vibration cutting ... multiple tools in the cut, on multiple axes ... thread whirling ... wobble broaching. Who said Swiss-style machining was for millions of simple, round parts? Swiss-style machines have evolved throughout the years and offer advantages, such as being able to work from bar stock, as opposed to having to create and feed blanks into a machining center.
Discover Smart Manufacturing Solutions April 30-May 2 in Boston
Discover Smart Manufacturing Solutions April 30-May 2 in Boston
SME and AMT created the Smart Manufacturing Experience to support manufacturers as they make the transition into Industry 4.0. The event provides hands-on, live technology demonstrations, visionary keynotes, active learning labs, and collaborative technical workshops. The focus is on transformative technologies including additive manufacturing/3D printing, automation, advanced materials, precision machining, precision measurement/3D scanning, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digital manufacturing. Smart Manufacturing Experience is designed to provide practical, real-world solutions that make way for improved manufacturing speed and efficiency.

Register today at smartmanufacturingexperience.com!

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Boeing Employees Deliver 763 Airplanes, See Performance Bonuses as a Thank You
Boeing Employees Deliver 763 Airplanes, See Performance Bonuses as a Thank You
Boeing delivered a record number of airplanes in 2017, and its Washington state employees will benefit—seeing bonuses in their paychecks this month and in March. The Chicago-based jet maker will pay nearly $600 million of performance bonuses. According to Boeing, the payout will be the largest in Boeing's 101-year year history and expects much of the nearly $600 million will be injected into the Washington state economy.
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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All-New RAM 1500: Work Needed to Make Truck a Reality
All-New RAM 1500: Work Needed to Make Truck a Reality
One of the highly anticipated new vehicle introductions at the 2018 North American Intl. Auto Show in Detroit was that of the 2019 Ram 1500. Not only is this half-ton pickup significantly improved over its predecessor in terms of capabilities and technologies, but it will be built in a factory that previously had been dedicated to assembling sedans. This podcast explores what it took to arrive at the new pickup and essentially the new factory.
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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MMD Medical Continues its Investment in Customer Growth
MMD Medical Continues its Investment in Customer Growth
MMD Medical has completed a $3.5 million consolidation of its medical manufacturing into a single 100,000-sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility in Brooklyn Park, MN. This location now houses its core capabilities including mold building, injection molding, precision machining and assembly. This further drives its focus to help customers reduce risk, cost and increase speed-to-market.
Reduce Lead Time, Material Costs, and Downtime
Reduce Lead Time, Material Costs, and Downtime
From custom soft jaws for difficult machining operations to alignment jigs for welding, an industrial 3D printer can improve many of the behind-the-scenes tasks associated with manufacturing and fabrication.

Download the white paper today and learn how 3D printed tooling and fixtures address common manufacturing pain points like lengthly lead time, high material costs, and lost productivity.

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Five Tips for Ramping Up Workplace Productivity, Maybe Even Employee Happiness Quotient Too
Five Tips for Ramping Up Workplace Productivity, Maybe Even Employee Happiness Quotient Too
Distractions at the workplace are so common these days, how do companies keep their employees focused and productive? Business leaders can actually minimize workplace interruptions—it starts with modeling good productivity practices and setting positive examples for managers and other employees.
 
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