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Some companies betting almost $11 billion on hydrogen
 
Advanced Manufacturing Now
January 25, 2017
 
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Newest Manufacturing USA Institute to Focus on Robots
Newest Manufacturing USA Institute to Focus on Robots
Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) in Pittsburgh is the newest institute in the Manufacturing USA network established by the now-concluded Obama administration. It was founded by Carnegie Mellon University and received $250 million in funding.
High Volume Manufacturing White Paper
High Volume Manufacturing White Paper
Deburring of cross-drilled holes…one of the most nagging problems in manufacturing. J.W. Done Corp. developed the ORBITOOL® in response to this situation. It is the only tool capable of manual and automated deburring of cross-drilled intersections. The operation can be tailored to leave a minimally broken edge or a blended radius. If it doesn't work on your application, send it back for a full refund. Guaranteed. Click video for more information!
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Robots Can Add Jobs While Taking Some Away
Robots Can Add Jobs While Taking Some Away
Dean Bartles, chief of the ARM robotics institute, says in an interview that, “Some jobs will disappear,” due to robotics and automation “but others will be created” as technology improves. Bartles also said ARM is “only looking at robotics technology that will benefit manufacturing.” Separately, a new report says robots will continue taking jobs but not as quickly as previously feared.
 
How to Stop Overpaying for Quality
How to Stop Overpaying for Quality
Developments in machinery have allowed for the creation of almost dimensionally-perfect products, but nobody can afford the skyrocketing prices. Instead of dimensional standards being of utmost importance, new technologies are causing a transition to functionality defining product quality. Read here about how to save time and money, and to have better product quality. Learn more here.
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Toyota, Shell Among Those Betting $10.7B on Hydrogen
Toyota, Shell Among Those Betting $10.7B on Hydrogen
Toyota Motor Corp., Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Total SA are among companies making a combined $10.7 billion bet on hydrogen-related projects, Bloomberg reported. “The world of energy is transforming very, very fast,” Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden said at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Grow Your Manufacturing Operations by Selecting Easy-to-Use ERP
Grow Your Manufacturing Operations by Selecting Easy-to-Use ERP
This report will illustrate how leading manufacturing organizations select ERP systems that support effective and agile decision making to support their growth strategies. Read More & Download
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Shop Shows How to Slash Setup Times to Minutes
Shop Shows How to Slash Setup Times to Minutes
Combining effective shop-floor strategies with advanced machine tool technology has resulted in dramatic setup reductions for Land & Sea Inc., a shop that produces thousands of the Dynomite line of engine and chassis dynamometers. Here’s how they did it.
Forging as a Viable Alternative to 3D Printing of Non-Ferrous Metal Parts
Forging as a Viable Alternative to 3D Printing of Non-Ferrous Metal Parts
Will 3D printing displace forging, especially for custom parts?
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Chipping Away on the Factory Floor
Chipping Away on the Factory Floor
Go to an industrial trade show and you’ll see big machine tools cutting big workpieces while being splashed with coolant. However, writes Senior Editor Bill Koenig, keeping those machines running at peak output requires systems to remove chips and recycle fluid.
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CEO of One-Time 3D Printing Darling MakerBot Quits
CEO of One-Time 3D Printing Darling MakerBot Quits
MakerBot had been one of the most visible 3D printing companies. However, CEO Jonathan Jaglom has departed after two years in charge of the company, according to Quartz. Under the CEO, MakerBot (now owned by Stratasys) has had numerous layoffs.
 
Advances in Metal Marking
Advances in Metal Marking
Metal marking can be anything from a simple V.I.N. number on a car to an intricate design on a gift. Over the past 78 years, Gravotech has developed technology for metal marking including: Laser, Rotary, Scribing, and Dot-Peen solutions. Learn more here!
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Hyundai to Invest $3.1B in US by 2021
Hyundai to Invest $3.1B in US by 2021
Hyundai Motor Co., the South Korean-based automaker, plans to spend $3.1 billion on its US operations by 2021. The company will also consider building another US factory if the economy expands, AP said. Separately, General Motors Co. said it’s spending an additional $1 billion on its US operations.
Simplify Decision Making to Grow Your Business with Analytics and ERP
Simplify Decision Making to Grow Your Business with Analytics and ERP
This report, based on a survey of 105 growing organizations, uncovers how ERP integrated with Business Analytics can improve business execution and decision-making.
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Two Trade Shows to Co-Locate With FABTECH in November
Two Trade Shows to Co-Locate With FABTECH in November
Hannover Fairs USA said two trade shows it manages will co-locate at SME’s FABTECH 2017 show in November in Chicago.
Speed Up ROI on Your Next Optical Machine Purchase
Speed Up ROI on Your Next Optical Machine Purchase
CMMs (coordinate measurement machines) are ideal for 3D inspection. But for a variety of applications, many shops are looking to add the capabilities of a vision machine, typically to handle 2D applications. But multi-sensor machines with 2D optical and 3D touch capabilities are increasingly the preferred choice for adding vision capability. They can handle 3D work when not being used for 2D applications, speeding up ROI. But there is an even bigger economy of scale available when adding multi-sensor capability to a shop that already has a CMM. Click here for more information!
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