Advanced Manufacturing Now
October 11, 2017
 
A Love Affair with Flying – GE Engineer Credits Grandfather for Introducing Him to Aviation
A Love Affair with Flying – GE Engineer Credits Grandfather for Introducing Him to Aviation
At the young age of two, Joshua Mook fell in love with aircraft — his grandfather, a pilot, introduced him to flying by taking him on a ride in the family plane. Little did Mook know his passion for aircraft and flying [remove] would put him on the path to designing them, as an engineering leader at GE Additive.
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.

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Manufacturing Accelerates at Fastest Rate Since 2004
Manufacturing Accelerates at Fastest Rate Since 2004
Manufacturing was in the fast lane in September, the Institute for Supply Management said in a monthly report. The group's manufacturing index, or PMI, expanded at the fastest rate since May 2004, with almost all industries growing. Senior Editor Bill Koenig breaks down the numbers.
Buy NC Vise, Get Precision Jaw Set Free
Buy NC Vise, Get Precision Jaw Set Free
Get special bundled pricing when you buy the popular NC vise. For a limited time, the hydromechanical or fully hydraulic vise (in 3 sizes), comes with the patented CARVESMART™ quick-change vise jaw system free, along with a clamping force gauge, adjustable workpiece stop and mounting claws.

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New Ford Boss Reveals His Vision: More Electrics, More Cost Cutting
New Ford Boss Reveals His Vision: More Electrics, More Cost Cutting
Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Hackett, who took command of the automaker in May, revealed his strategy. The company will redirect one-third of its internal-combusion engine spending to vehicle electrication (EVs, hybrids), Hackett said Ford will also slash $14 billion in costs. Also in store, according to Michael Martinez of Automotive News, is shifting $7 billion in product development spending to trucks from cars.
DESTACO’s ACCELERATE® COLLECTION

DESTACO’s ACCELERATE® COLLECTION

The Accelerate Collection is a range of products designed to help stamping press operators speed up their production lines with higher efficiencies. Working with our customers helped to bring innovative new products to the market, which in turn helps them produce more stamped parts per hour, while reducing moment forces and overall system wear and tear.

Accelerate Collection products include Lightweight Tooling, Polyurethane Vacuum Cups, Sheet Metal Grippers, Plastic Proximity Switch Mounts, and new Digital Solutions.

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Aston Martin Wants to Go Undersea With Project Neptune
Aston Martin Wants to Go Undersea With Project Neptune
Luxury sports-car maker Aston Martin announced "a creative collaboration with Triton Submarines LLC" to develop a luxury submarine. Project Neptune "marries Triton’s diving and operational expertise with Aston Martin’s design, materials, and craftsmanship," Aston said in a statement. Will it be ready in time for the next James Bond movie in 2019?
Measure Roundness and Cylindricity on Large Parts
Measure Roundness and Cylindricity on Large Parts
With best-in-class accuracy, Mitutoyo’s custom-built RA-6000CNC roundness/cylindricity measuring system is designed to measure large-size, heavy, cylindrical workpieces. The system has the highest rotational accuracy (0.05+6H/10000) µm among large-size roundness measuring systems. Capabilities include: maximum table loading capacity of 772 lbs. (350 kg); maximum probing diameter of 34.6” (880 mm); and maximum probing height of 41.3” (1,050 mm). Measuring range, such as diameter and height, is customizable.

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(888) 648-8869
www.mitutoyo.com

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EMO Emphasizes 'Connected' Manufacturing
EMO Emphasizes 'Connected' Manufacturing
Exhibitors at EMO Hannover 2017 spotlighted "connectivity solutions, data analysis applications and innovative services," writes Contributing Editor Dave Arnesen. "The emphasis was on systems capable of interconnecting multiple partners, cloud-based machine monitoring solutions, simulation software" among other things.
Intuitive build software for additive manufacturing
Intuitive build software for additive manufacturing
With an intuitive workflow and easy navigation, the QuantAM build file preparation software accepts CAD exports in the form of STL data and allows you to prepare your model for the AM process. QuantAM is designed specifically for Renishaw AM platforms, allowing tighter integration into the machine control software and the ability to accurately and rapidly review all build files for Renishaw AM systems, including those from third party packages.

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GE Healthcare Opens 3D Printing Lab in Europe
GE Healthcare Opens 3D Printing Lab in Europe
GE's health unit, GE Healtcare, has opened its second 3D printing laboratory. The new facility is in Sweden. In addition to having metal and polymer printers, the center also includes collaborative robots, which work in close proximity to humans. GE Healthcare established its first such lab in Waukesha, WI, where the unit is based. GE Healthcare is looking to additive manufacturing to make new parts and products “in a way we never have before,” said Jimmie Beacham, chief engineer for advanced manufacturing engineering at the subsidiary.
Register to attend the 2017 Automation Fair® Event
Register to attend the 2017 Automation Fair® Event
Tap into a wealth of in-depth industry knowledge at the 2017 Automation Fair® event, happening November 15-16 in Houston, Texas. Learn about all the latest trends and how The Connected Enterprise is bringing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) to life for companies around the world. Learn more about the event and register to attend here.

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Boeing to Acquire Aurora to Increase Autonomous, Electric Capabilities
Boeing to Acquire Aurora to Increase Autonomous, Electric Capabilities
Boeing said it agreed to buy Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. "to advance its ability to develop autonomous, electric-powered and long-flight-duration aircraft for its commercial and military businesses," according to Reuters. “The aerospace industry is going to be changing,” Boeing Chief Technology Officer Greg Hyslop told reporters on a conference call.   
Attend SOUTH-TEC October 24-26 – Discover Technologies and Education to Advance Your Manufacturing
Attend SOUTH-TEC October 24-26 – Discover Technologies and Education to Advance Your Manufacturing
Don't miss your chance to find dynamic manufacturing technologies at SOUTH-TEC 2017. Visit with more than 400 manufacturing suppliers and consult with industry experts before you make equipment purchase decisions. Hundreds of exhibits combined with a variety of keynotes, panel discussions, educational sessions, and networking opportunities, provide you an experience that can boost your business for years to come. Register for free today!

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Why the CIA Wanted a US Base on the Moon
Why the CIA Wanted a US Base on the Moon
Three decades ago, the CIA wanted the United States to establish a base on the moon. The reason? One official said such a base would be worth the cost “because everyone looks at the moon and will be constantly reminded that a US base is there.” Jalopnik tells the tale, based on unearthed documents.
>FREE Registration Expires Sept. 30 for The ASSEMBLY Show
FREE Registration Expires Sept. 30 for The ASSEMBLY Show
FREE registration for The ASSEMBLY Show expires this week. Join thousands on October 24-26, 2017 in Rosemont, IL for this premier event helping suppliers, buyers and users of assembly equipment in manufacturing plants connect, learn, share and explore all things “assembly.” Participants will have the chance to discuss their toughest challenges with experienced and skilled suppliers, evaluate the latest technologies and products and learn from subject matter experts. Register for FREE today at www.theASSEMBLYshow.com.

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Murata Machinery USA Highlights New Turning Technology at Open House
Murata Machinery USA Highlights New Turning Technology at Open House
Murata Machinery USA invited customers to an open house in Charlotte, NC, "to demonstrate its newest customizable Muratec turning machines," writes Contributing Editor Geoff Giordano. The company unveiled higher performance specifications on eight new Muratec offerings. Several now feature once-optional performance improvements as standard equipment.
Digital Transformation: Take Control of Your Factory with Technology
Digital Transformation: Take Control of Your Factory with Technology
Today’s manufacturing enterprise is challenged to undergo a “digital transformation” for true business process improvement. For many project teams, the goal is to align investments in enterprise technology to realize value through enhanced business performance.

This timely webinar provides a close look at next-generation technologies that can help you drive manufacturing forward.

  • Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
  • Product Life Cycle Management (PLM)
  • Finite Scheduling
  • Quality Management
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)

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