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Biggest Version of 787 Dreamliner Makes 1st Flight
 
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Ford to Invest in Three Michigan Facilities
Ford to Invest in Three Michigan Facilities
Ford Motor Co. said it's investing in three Michigan facilities. Much of the spending is to roll out new versions of Ranger and Bronco trucks at a plant that now makes the Focus small car. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to cheer on Ford. The Focus is being moved to an existing Ford plant in Mexico. The company originally intended to build a new Mexican plant to make the Focus but canceled that project earlier this year after criticism by Trump.
Simplify reverse engineering using intuitive modeling tools
Simplify reverse engineering using intuitive modeling tools
ANSYS SpaceClaim® features intuitive modeling and autosurfacing tools that enable manufacturers to build complex solids quickly while referencing an STL model. These same intuitive tools help create parts and fixtures efficiently. What’s more, users can also utilize automatic surface fitting along facets of any STL file and effortlessly generate and modify highly organic skinned surfaces. To experience how SpaceClaim simplifies reverse engineering, try it now.
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Elon Musk Seeks to Prevent an Artificial Intelligence Apocalypse
Elon Musk Seeks to Prevent an Artificial Intelligence Apocalypse
The chief of Tesla and SpaceX is sounding the alarm about artificial intelligence. "In a startling public reproach to his friends and fellow techies, Musk warned that they could be creating the means of their own destruction," Maureen Dowd writes in Vanity Fair. "Musk is stoic about setbacks but all too conscious of nightmare scenarios," she writes. Musk has co-founded a new company seeking to develop safer AI.
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Meet Salto, the Most Agile Robot Yet
Meet Salto, the Most Agile Robot Yet
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, designed a small robot dubbed Salto, capable of performing multiple vertical jumps in a row and jumping off walls—making it the most vertically agile robot yet.
Verisurf Software Quality Inspection Suite
Verisurf Software Quality Inspection Suite
Verisurf automates quality inspection and reporting on the shop floor, in the quality lab or out in the field. Our Quality Inspection Suite works with all hardware devices and is based on an open CAD platform with integrated GD&T, ready to help you increase productivity and lower costs now.
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VW Has Fixed Fewer Than Half of UK Cars Affected by Scandal
VW Has Fixed Fewer Than Half of UK Cars Affected by Scandal
After 18 months, Volkswagen has fixed only 540,000 cars of the 1.2 million in the UK affected by the diesel emissions scandal, Reuters reported. The company has not set a firm deadline to implement the fix, Reuters said. 
Top Challenges to Widespread 3D Printing Adoption
Top Challenges to Widespread 3D Printing Adoption
According to industry analysts, additive manufacturing is still less than 2% of the entire manufacturing market. What challenges are holding additive manufacturing back from widespread adoption? Learn More.
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Traders Expect Oil Output Cuts to Remain in Effect Longer
Traders Expect Oil Output Cuts to Remain in Effect Longer
US stock piles of oil remain high and production cuts are likely to go on longer, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing oil traders. So far, the cutbacks by producers "have fallen short of draining the overhang of stocks to the level they were targeting," according to the Journal.
Your partner for innovative additive manufacturing products
Your partner for innovative additive manufacturing products
Renishaw Solutions Centers provide a secure development environment in which you can build your knowledge and confidence using additive manufacturing (AM) technology. Equipped with the latest AM systems and staffed with knowledgeable engineers Renishaw will support you throughout your investigation and business case development process. Solution Centers will help you optimize your part design, build your confidence in the process, and gain the evidence you need to make investment decisions. Click here to learn more.
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A Call to Action on Cyber Defense
A Call to Action on Cyber Defense
With cyber defense, "The time to act is now," cybersecurity expert Ralph Langer says. "Organized crime has taken to ransomware, and manufacturers are sitting ducks." Brett Brune, editor in chief of Smart Manufacturing, explores the issue.
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More Signs Robots Lead in the Race for Jobs
More Signs Robots Lead in the Race for Jobs
"Last year, two leading economists described a future in which humans come out ahead" in the race for jobs, writes Clare Cain Miller of The New York Times' Upshot blog. "But now they’ve declared a different winner: the robots." Manufacturing is the industry most affected, Miller writes, citing a new paper by economists from MIT and Boston University.
On Demand Webinar: Where Additive Meets Traditional Manufacturing
On Demand Webinar: Where Additive Meets Traditional Manufacturing
Learn how to use 3D printing in conjunction with machining, casting and molding to achieve unparalleled production. Watch this webinar to learn how additive technologies improve efficiency with urethane casting, CNC machining can be used to bring additive parts into spec, create quick molding tools and more! Watch Now
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Pros and Cons of Multiple Lasers in Metal 3D Printing
Pros and Cons of Multiple Lasers in Metal 3D Printing
With multiple lasers, "Parts that were uneconomical to build with metal AM suddenly become very cost-effective," writes Richard Grylls, technical director for North America SLM Solutions NA Inc. "However, multiple lasers can also bring some extra challenges and decisions."
 
Largest Version of Boeing Dreamliner Makes 1st Flight
Largest Version of Boeing Dreamliner Makes 1st Flight
The largest version of Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner made its first flight on March 31, beginning a test program for the jet, Reuters reported. The debut flight for the 787-10 lasted about five hours. "We had a great flight," Captain Tim Berg said at a news conference afterward, according to Reuters. The plane "performed exactly like we thought it would." The flight took place in South Carolina, where the 787-10 is built.
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