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'Creepy' Video of Boston Dyamics' Mini Robot
Advanced Manufacturing Now
November 22, 2017
 
US Manufacturing Can Make Up for 2 Decades of 'Lost Time,' McKinsey Says
US Manufacturing Can Make Up for 2 Decades of "Lost Time," McKinsey Says
US manufacturing can make a comeback from two decades of "lost time," consulting company McKinsey & Co. said in a report. To do that, manufacturers must embrace technology and improve worker skills, McKinsey said. Manufacturing companies need to “step up their game,” according to the report. “New technologies will play a large role in determining whether they can compete.” Senior Editor Bill Koenig writes more about the report.
Find Your Mistakes Faster by Rethinking Your Assembly Process
Find Your Mistakes Faster by Rethinking Your Assembly Process
There are so many questions to consider when developing an assembly process. How should it be assembled? What tools are needed? What determines a good part and how will it be tested? What if the last question asked becomes one of the first? Thus, putting quality testing as an integral part of your assembly process instead of a separate entity. We will look at three common applications and discuss how you can start by asking the testing question when planning your assembly process, resulting in a better process and a better assembly, saving you time and money.

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Tesla's New $200K Roadster Upstages Introduction of Electric Truck
Tesla's New $200K Roadster Upstages Introduction of Electric Truck
Tesla last week introduced an electric heavy-duty truck. But the electric-car maker upstaged that vehicle by also unveiling a new, $200,000 roadster which "pulled out of the big rig’s trailer," according to Reuters. Tesla said the Roadster can go from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds and travel 621 miles on a single charge.
Industrial IoT: Enhancing Manufacturing Operations
Industrial IoT: Enhancing Manufacturing Operations
Find out how manufacturers are using Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology to transform the rich operational data they already collect into actionable business insights. Tune in to hear Bsquare Senior Director of Products, Dave McCarthy, discuss how the right IIoT solution and strategy can help businesses increase yields, better manage costs, as well as improve output quality and productivity.

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Boston Dynamics Video Shows Off Newest Version of SpotMini Four-Legged Robot 
Boston Dynamics Video Shows Off Newest Version of SpotMini Four-Legged Robot 
Boston Dynamics posted a short video of the newest version of its SpotMini four-legged robot. The Geekologie website declared the video "creepy" because the robot " looks like something I'd expect to see chasing me in an apocalypse survival video game."
Ensuring GMP Compliance with People Presence Management
Ensuring GMP Compliance with People Presence Management
A recent step many companies have taken to be compliant is the introduction of an integrated visitor, contractor, and employee presence management system.

This white paper shows the connection between people presence management and GMP compliance and how such system can be used to reduce risk and help meet compliance standards.

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Machine Tool Orders Post Mixed Results in September
Machine Tool Orders Post Mixed Results in September
Machine tool orders posted mixed results in September, according to a monthly report by the Association for Manufacturing Technology. September orders had a small gain from the month before. But orders fell 26% from September 2016, when orders surged because of the IMTS show in Chicago. Senior Editor Bill Koenig goes through the numbers.
[eBook] Making the Unmakeable
[eBook] Making the Unmakeable
The convergence of generative design, additive manufacturing, and metal casting has the possibility to rewrite the rules of lightweighting in dozens of applications in aerospace, automotive, medical devices and other industries. Generative design eliminates excess material in unexpected ways. Casting lets manufacturers use proven production techniques to manufacture higher volumes of parts.

Additive manufacturing is the bridge between these two worlds, helping foundries cut costs in unexpected ways and produce high-performance parts out of a wide variety of materials.

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GE Investors Unmoved by CEO's Revamping Plan
GE Investors Unmoved by CEO's Revamping Plan
General Electric CEO John Flannery last week discussed his plans to revamp the industrial giant. Investors didn't like what they heard, according to Bloomberg. "While Flannery’s plans were generally in line with recent speculation, his presentation left some investors wondering whether his revamp would be enough to right the 125-year-old company," the news service said.
Optimizing Aerospace Manufacturing
Optimizing Aerospace Manufacturing
Aerospace manufacturers deal with a wide variety of significant challenges including fierce global competition and continually increasing demands for part accuracy, higher productivity and lower costs. In addition, aerospace components carry an overriding requirement for total mission-critical reliability.

Download this eBook that details 7 Ways Machine Tool Providers Can Improve Aerospace Machining.

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Optimized Tooling, Workholding Boost Energy Parts Machining
Optimized Tooling, Workholding Boost Energy Parts Machining
Parts for the energy industry are often larger and heavier compared with other sectors. Also, they are often made of heat-resistant superalloys. Energy manufacturers "need flexible workholding and toolholding to meet the demand for ever-changing, low-production quantity parts," writes Contributing Editor Ilene Wolff.
Top 5 Reasons to Use 3D Printed Investment Casting Patterns
Top 5 Reasons to Use 3D Printed Investment Casting Patterns
Here are the Top 5 reasons why foundries, job shops and forges in aerospace, automotive and durable goods rely on 3D Systems investment casting solutions to deliver exceptional metal parts.

Download your free white paper to learn how 3D Systems’ end-to-end manufacturing solutions for investment casting is revolutionizing manufacturing processes.

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Bombardier to Hire 1000 People in Montreal for Its Global 7000 Aircraft
Bombardier to Hire 1000 People in Montreal for Its Global 7000 Aircraft
Bombardier said it's "actively recruiting" to fill about 1000 jobs in Montreal over 18 months "for completion work" on its Global 7000 business aircraft. Bombardier has four of five test aircraft in flight and anticipates the Global 7000 entering service in the second half of 2018.
Laser Peening Surface Enhancement to Prevent Metal Cracking and Failure
Laser Peening Surface Enhancement to Prevent Metal Cracking and Failure
Laser peening is a powerful metal improvement solution using high-energy laser pulses to enhance metal fatigue strength and damage tolerance. Laser peening produces material benefits up to 20X deeper than shot peening, and has applications across the aerospace, automotive, power generation, tooling, medical, and defense manufacturing industries.

This webinar will cover:
  • An overview of Laser Shock Peening: how it works, the material benefits and industry applications.
  • Advances in laser peening equipment and technology that have increased throughput and process control for high-volume production processing.
  • The next generation of laser peening applications, highlighted by advanced development at the ZAL TechCenter in Hamburg

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Boeing Seeks Thousands of Applicants for Open Manufacturing Jobs
Boeing Seeks Thousands of Applicants for Open Manufacturing Jobs
Boeing Co. is seeking "thousands" of applicants for open manufacturing jobs in Washington state, according to KOMO. Boeing is seeking "veterans who have recently separated from the military or recent graduates of academic manufacturing programs," KOMO said.
Italy will be Exhibiting at Leading US Manufacturing Events this Fall
Italy will be Exhibiting at Leading US Manufacturing Events this Fall
The Italian Trade Agency via its Machines Italia project will taking part at a number of US events this fall. So Visit us at these shows to see for yourself how digital manufacturing technologies from Italian solution providers are helping to fuel a new era in manufacturing:

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Tooling U-SME, NIMS Partner to Integrate Training Content and Credentialing
Tooling U-SME, NIMS Partner to Integrate Training Content and Credentialing
Tooling U-SME, a provider of manufacturing training solutions, and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, the manufacturing industry’s certifying body of skills standards and credentials for metal forming and machining, announced a new collaboration that will integrate the training provider’s online learning and development resources with the institute’s machining level 1 credentials.
New Technologies Require Upskilling Your Workforce – Let Tooling U-SME Provide Training, Support for Apprenticeships
New Technologies Require Upskilling Your Workforce – Let Tooling U-SME Provide Training, Support for Apprenticeships
Changing technology and misconceptions about modern manufacturing are contributing to a shortage of skilled workers. We can help you boost employee retention and performance and build your pipeline through training and formalized apprenticeship programs. Teach the next generation that today’s manufacturers offer well-paying, fulfilling careers in clean, safe environments powered with new technology.

National Apprenticeship Week is November 13-17. Start your celebration with our FREE white paper, Apprenticeships: Modernizing a Proven Workforce Development Strategy

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