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Poker-playing robot knows when to hold, when to fold
 
Advanced Manufacturing Now
February 08, 2017
 
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SLM Machines 3D Printed Titanium Aircraft Parts
SLM Machines 3D Printed Titanium Aircraft Parts
Larger titanium aircraft components are being made faster using selective laser melting 3D printing technology from SLM Solutions. One large part was built out of titanium in six-and-a-half days with no process interruptions.
Boost Productivity to Win More Business
Boost Productivity to Win More Business
This software tool can give NC programmers confidence to run any new part for the first time on a CNC machine. Many shops run their first parts unattended, without a prior prove-out. How? The software works with any CAD/CAM/PLM systems to simulate and optimize the exact same CNC code that will be run on the machine, so that it will be right the first time, every time. Learn more about VERICUT at cgtech.com/win
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High-Speed Aerospace CNCs Raise the Stakes
High-Speed Aerospace CNCs Raise the Stakes
Faster milling and turning operations enable the newest CNC machine controls to up the ante in productivity, writes Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak. With robots, aerospace can employ more automation than in the past.
Explore the Latest in Manufacturing Technologies at HOUSTEX 2017
Explore the Latest in Manufacturing Technologies at HOUSTEX 2017
As an industry-leading Southwest manufacturing exposition, HOUSTEX attracts suppliers, distributors and machinery builders from across North America. With aisle-after-aisle of exhibitors to choose from, you’re sure to find the latest technologies that can transform your business and industry. Pair the depth and breadth of exhibitors with a variety of keynotes, panel discussions, educational sessions, and networking opportunities, and you’ve got an event that can boost your business for years to come. Register for HOUSTEX 2017 today!
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Samsung May Build a US Plant for Home Appliances
Samsung May Build a US Plant for Home Appliances
Samsung Electronics is studying building a US plant for its home appliance business, Reuters reported. Key specifics, including a location, have yet to be decided.
Looking for places to publish your manufacturing-related research?
Looking for places to publish your manufacturing-related research?
Three premier, peer-reviewed manufacturing journals have an open Call for Papers: Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Journal of Manufacturing Processes and Manufacturing Letters. The journals are published by SME through Elsevier and included in the ScienceDirect digital library. The call is open to members of the international, academic community as well as industry leaders. Submit today!
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Is the Future of Manufacturing Big or Small?
Is the Future of Manufacturing Big or Small?
Contributing Editor Bruce Morey writes we may see manufacturing output increasing while the industry decentralizes. This may mean an economy that “begins to erode the monolithic big manufacturing we have taken for granted,” he says.
 
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Manufacturing Adds 5000 Jobs in January
Manufacturing Adds 5000 Jobs in January
Motorized vehicle and parts was the major contributor. The sector boosted employment by 3300 jobs. Separately, the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index reached its highest level in more than two years.
Additive Manufacturing for Composite Tooling
Additive Manufacturing for Composite Tooling
Learn how 3D printing with FDM technology makes the production of composite tooling faster, more agile and less costly. Listen in as Tim Schniepp, Stratasys business development director for composite tooling, explains the benefits and capabilities of FDM composite tooling, including examples of customers who successfully use this application.
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GKN, EOS Join Forces in Metal Additive Manufacturing
GKN, EOS Join Forces in Metal Additive Manufacturing
GKN Powder Metallurgy and EOS agreed to work together on a collaboration mostly aimed at the automotive market that integrates expertise of the two companies.
In Addition to Cost, Do You Know the Other Benefits of Cloud-Based ERPs?
In Addition to Cost, Do You Know the Other Benefits of Cloud-Based ERPs?
Cost is certainly one of the most significant drivers of companies moving to a cloud-based ERP solution. However, it is only one of the main drivers. Do you know the others? Take a few minutes and download the whitepaper to learn what they are. You may be surprised!
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Poker-Playing Robot Knows When to Hold, When to Fold
Poker-Playing Robot Knows When to Hold, When to Fold
Libratus, an artificial intelligence program from Carnegie Mellon University, played 120,000 combined hands of poker against four humans. Its margin of victory was $1.7 million.
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US May Export More Oil Than 4 OPEC Countries Produce
US May Export More Oil Than 4 OPEC Countries Produce
The United States may sell as much as 800,000 barrels a day of crude oil internationally in 2017, Bloomberg reported, citing four analysts it surveyed. That’s more than Libya, Qatar, Ecuador and Gabron each produced in December.
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