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Adidas Running Shoe Ushers in Era of Customized 3D Printed Products
Advanced Manufacturing Now
January 31, 2018
 
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Baker Installs Five-Axis Machining Giant for Large Aerospace Projects
Baker Installs Five-Axis Machining Giant for Large Aerospace Projects
At Baker Industries (Macomb, MI) the large scale five-axis EMCO Mecof PowerMill has gone operational. This five-axis machining center is notably the first of its kind to enter the US and one of the largest and most versatile milling centers in the Midwest.
5 Must-Have Tools for Successful 3D Printing Build Preparation
5 Must-Have Tools for Successful 3D Printing Build Preparation
Software that comes with industrial 3D printers often includes efficient tools for slicing models for additive manufacturing. However, there’s more to successful build preparation than simply slicing a part.

In this webinar, we’ll review 5 features of Autodesk Netfabb you won’t find in the software that came with your 3D printer, and demonstrate how these tools can help you get more from your equipment. We’ll also explore how these tools can reduce the time needed to prepare parts for printing.

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How to Streamline Manufacturing ... with Tape?
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?
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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Ford Focuses on Mobility Team Reorganization, Acquires Two Tech Companies
Ford Focuses on Mobility Team Reorganization, Acquires Two Tech Companies
Last week, Ford Motor Co. announced it is reorganizing its mobility business into four groups, so services can be developed at a faster pace. Plus, the automaker is acquiring two tech companies—Autonomic, a Silicon Valley technology company, and TransLoc, a Durham, NC, transit technology company.
HP Reinvents with 3D Printing Technology
HP Reinvents with 3D Printing Technology
By using 3D printing, manufacturers are able to design for performance instead of struggling with the traditional limitations of designing for manufacturing and assembly. Additive manufacturing enabled them to accomplish what would not have been possible using other techniques. The resulting part was lighter and less expensive, but as reliable as the old version.

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Durable Goods Orders Rise, Paced by Aircraft
Durable Goods Orders Rise, Paced by Aircraft
Durable goods orders rose in December, the fourth increase in five months, paced by orders for aircraft. December’s figures matched the general pattern of 2017’s second half. Commercial aircraft mostly posted large gains while motorized vehicle and parts recorded mostly small, incremental gains.
3 Biggest Myths Surrounding Custom Carbide Inserts
3 Biggest Myths Surrounding Custom Carbide Inserts
The downside of acquiring custom tooling has always been longer wait times, increased cost and a complicated ordering process. Not anymore! When standard tooling falls short, Knight Carbide can provide a quick, affordable custom solution for any metal cutting challenge.

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Foreign Auto Companies Now Make More Vehicles in US than US Manufacturers
Foreign Auto Companies Now Make More Vehicles in US than US Manufacturers
Foreign automotive manufacturers are now making more cars and trucks in the US than General Motors, Ford and all other US companies, according to projections for the first quarter of 2018 from WardsAuto.com. If you live in Michigan—the birthplace of the world's automotive industry—chances are this is not good news to most, but if you live in Alabama, where Toyota and Mazda will jointly operate a plant, it is indeed welcoming news.
Designing 3D Printed Jigs and Fixtures
Designing 3D Printed Jigs and Fixtures
January 29th 2018 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Farmington Hills, MI
Typically, manufacturers create tooling in metal as needed by machining it in house or outsourcing it. Depending on the forces experienced by the part, it may not always be necessary to produce these tools in metal.

In this white paper, we will explain basic principles and concepts of fixture and jig design, download your copy now.

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Not Just a Sneaker Fad, Futurecraft 4D Ushers in Era of Customized 3D Printed Products
Not Just a Sneaker Fad, Futurecraft 4D Ushers in Era of Customized 3D Printed Products
Adidas Running Shoe Futurecraft 4D has a flexible lattice sole made by Digital Light Synthesis, a technique in which an object is “chiseled” by light, emerging from a liquid resin in a 3D printer. In 2015, the technology from Carbon became public with a TED talk by Joe DeSimone, a scientist and entrepreneur, and a paper published in the journal Science.
Unlock the Full Potential of 3D Printing
Unlock the Full Potential of 3D Printing
To reinvent 3D printing, HP engineers went to the very core of 3D printing science - the voxel. Think pixel, but in a 3D space. Unlike conventional 3D printing, transforming part properties voxel by voxel allows for fully functional prototypes and final parts today and limitless applications for the future.

Download your infographic to see how the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution unlocks the full potential of 3D Printing.

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Caterpillar Posts Quarterly Loss on Tax Charge, Expects Larger 2018 Profit
Caterpillar Posts Quarterly Loss on Tax Charge, Expects Larger 2018 Profit
Caterpillar Inc. reported a fourth-quarter loss because of a charge related to a new US tax law enacted in December. The company also forecast improved financial results for 2018 amid increased demand. The maker of mining trucks and other heavy equipment posted a quarterly loss of almost $1.3 billion, or $2.18 a share.
Transforming Automotive Manufacturing - Using Digitalization to Drive Efficiency & Product Quality
Transforming Automotive Manufacturing - Using Digitalization to Drive Efficiency & Product Quality
Digital Automotive Manufacturing 2018 will explore the vision for this transition in OEMs and Suppliers. You’ll hear best practices to integrate the efforts of your team, see real-time gains of innovative technologies, and learn how to build a stable infrastructure fit for process optimization. Get in touch with the team today to find out how you can get an exclusive SME discount at: info@hansonwade.com

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More Brain Power, Less Muscle' will be Used at Flex-N-Gate Detroit Facility
More Brain Power, Less Muscle' will be Used at Flex-N-Gate Detroit Facility
Flex-N-Gate Detroit, a $160 million, 454,000-sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility, is expected to open this October, and it is planned to hire more than 400 positions, ranging from managers, salaried and hourly manufacturing positions. The building will house six stamping presses and 14 injection molding machines, and include assembly cells.
Digitalization, Integration and Manufacturing Optimization
Digitalization, Integration and Manufacturing Optimization
Do you need to improve your manufacturing efficiency? Higher spindle utilization? Better planning and delivery times? Reduced manufacturing costs and higher quality? All at the same time? Pertti Lukkari's webinar presentation will give participants practical examples about how the three Lean Production principles of Quality, Delivery and Cost can be managed simultaneously with automation software and equipment, plus easy, economical ways to get started on this path.

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30 Under 30 2018: Recognizing the Manufacturing Leaders of Tomorrow
30 Under 30 2018: Recognizing the Manufacturing Leaders of Tomorrow
Manufacturing Engineering recently opened nominations for its 2018 Class of 30 Under 30. This program is a great way to honor young people who are passionate about manufacturing and excited to make products, improve processes, and work with not only their minds, but their hands too. Make sure to nominate a deserving individual today!
IIoT Maturity Survey
IIoT Maturity Survey
Awareness of the competitive landscape is vital to any manufacturing business. Did you know that 86% of organizations already have an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution in place? Our Annual IIoT Adoption Survey also found that 77% of your manufacturing peers are happy with their solutions.

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Steps to Take to Financially Weather a Natural Disaster
Steps to Take to Financially Weather a Natural Disaster
Hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, floods, snow storms … Unfortunately, natural disasters seem to be more common these days, and although protection of people and property is a number one a priority, for companies doing business in these affected areas, the financial repercussions can be serious. Follow these best practices to strengthen financial and operational resiliency before, during and after such an event.
 
SME President Testifies Before House Panel
SME President Testifies Before House Panel
SME President Thomas R. Kurfess testified before the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Jan. 18. He discussed manufacturing and innovation as well as the Internet of Things (IoT). To view his testimony, click on the link.
 
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