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Meet the Blade, a 3D Printed Supercar
 
Advanced Manufacturing Now
July 05, 2017
 
Slumping Aircraft Business Causes Drop in Durable Good Orders
Slumping Aircraft Business Causes Drop in Durable Good Orders
Durable goods orders declined 1.1% in May to $228.2 billion, down from an adjusted $230.7 billion in April, according to a monthly report from the US Commerce Department. The main culprit was a slumping aircraft business. Orders for commercial aircraft and parts slid 12% from the month before and orders for defense aircraft and parts plunged 31%. Senior Editor Bill Koenig looks at the numbers. 
Minimize Print Failures with Simulation for Metal Additive Manufacturing
Minimize Print Failures with Simulation for Metal Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing allows for the creation of complex, high performance parts that cannot be produced through conventional manufacturing methods. However, stress and distortion introduced by the printing process often leads to costly build failures and trial-and-error before parts are printed successfully.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:
  • Benefits of using process simulation for metal additive manufacturing
  • How additive simulation can help you identify and mitigate common build failures
  • Experimental validation techniques used to prove model accuracy
  • How Autodesk Netfabb Simulation can help you save time and money by successfully printing parts faster
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Kennametal Names Rossi as New CEO
Kennametal Names Rossi as New CEO
Kennametal Inc. (Pittsburgh) named Christopher Rossi as president and CEO as well as making him a director of the company. Rossi succeeds Ron De Feo, whom the board has appointed executive chairman. The appointments are effective Aug. 1.
Enabling the Factory of the Future with IT/OT Convergence
Enabling the Factory of the Future with IT/OT Convergence
Are you taking advantage of the Internet of Things to optimize your productivity, reduce downtime, and improve quality in your facility? In this webinar, we will share best practices and lessons learned from leading companies who have blazed the convergence trail and achieved outstanding results throughout their Industrial IoT or Industrie 4.0 journey. Learn more.
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Big Data is Messy. Here's How to Clean It Up
Big Data is Messy. Here's How to Clean It Up
ʺIn the age of big data, manufacturers must resolve data entry issues to achieve high-quality asset performance analytics that drive cost savings for organizations," writes Sarah Lukens, a data scientist at GE Digital. "From stopped production and costly physical damage to safety concerns for humans and the environment, the impacts of asset failure remain the top risk for industrial companies." Lukens explores cleaning up data.
How a 62 Year Old Machine Shop Manufactured a NASA Mars Prototype
How a 62 Year Old Machine Shop Manufactured a NASA Mars Prototype
In the summer of 2016, BlazeTech Corporation (Woburn, MA) approached us about manufacturing a prototype for an air filter that would be used for a future NASA manned mission to Mars. The purpose of the filter is to clean particles from the air before it is converted to oxygen.

Download this one page report and exclusive video to see how we were able to manufacture this unmachinable prototype for a proposed future NASA space mission. Download Now.
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Paul Horn GmbH Hosts 2017 Technology Days, Features New Cutting Tools
Paul Horn GmbH Hosts 2017 Technology Days, Features New Cutting Tools
More than 3000 international manufacturing professionals visited Paul Horn GmbH’s two manufacturing plants, and Horn Hartstoffe GmbH’s plant, all in Tübingen, Germany, for Horn’s biennial Technology Days in May. Focus of the three-day event was on technical presentations and practical demonstrations of Horn’s tooling manufacturing capabilities.
From Information Overload to Fast, Data-Driven Decisions
From Information Overload to Fast, Data-Driven Decisions
How easily can you set up test stations and know that the limits are right? Are you struggling to make a tradeoff between cycle time and reliability? How long does it take you to find root cause of an issue when you’re facing a potential quarantine? When these challenges come up, you want to arrive at a decision you can trust – fast and without fumbling with spreadsheets or stranded data. Download our free e-book to learn how to harness the power of your data for faster issue resolution. Learn more.
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Seven Ways to Be an Effective Manager
Seven Ways to Be an Effective Manager
There are "seven management skills without which you won't become a successful manager," writes Susan M. Heathfield at The Balance website. "These are the key and critical skills which will help you lead your team and encourage employees to want to follow you." She outlines what the seven are.
IIoT: 4 Factors You Need to Know
IIoT: 4 Factors You Need to Know
Manufacturers are hearing more hype every day about the potential benefits offered by the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Making this one of the hottest new trends in manufacturing! Check out this must watch video for anyone considering a IIoT project. Learn More
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One Executive's Dream: a 3D Printed Supercar
One Executive's Dream: a 3D Printed Supercar
Kevin Czinger, founder of Divergent 3D "is excited about the future of cars," writes Caroline Moss of CNBC. What does he have in mind? It's the Blade, a supercar "built out of 3D-printed aluminum joints that snap together like Legos."
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SME's Chief Endorses Michigan Career Pathway Alliance
SME's Chief Endorses Michigan Career Pathway Alliance
The Michigan Career Pathway Alliance "creates a framework that builds and strengthens opportunities for students pursuing career and technical education," writes Jeffrey M. Krause, executive director and CEO of SME. He discusses the program and why he's endorsing it.
Exclusive Guide to Preparing Your Products for Exporting
Exclusive Guide to Preparing Your Products for Exporting
To enter a foreign market successfully, your company may have to modify its product to conform to government regulations, geographic and climatic conditions, buyer preferences or standards of living. Download this guide to learn the fundamentals of exporting and how you can turn export opportunity into sales. Learn more.
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GM Cuts Estimate for US Industrwide Vehicle Sales
GM Cuts Estimate for US Industrwide Vehicle Sales
General Motors Co. reduced its forecast for 2017 US light-vehicle sales to the "low 17 million" unit range, Reuters reported, citing comments from Chief Financial Officer Chuck Stevens to analysts on a conference call. It's another indication of a downturn following a record 2016. 
2017 MForesight National Summit
2017 MForesight National Summit
Factories of the Future: Digital, Distributed, Democratized Manufacturing

What's America's strategy for creating and sustaining manufacturing jobs, preserving our technological edge, and maintaining global manufacturing leadership? MForesight's 2017 National Summit will convene some of the nation's foremost manufacturing experts, business leaders, and decision-makers to explore this crucial question.

Join us at the Summit on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. Register now!
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Ford Boss Looks to Quicken Decision Making
Ford Boss Looks to Quicken Decision Making
New Ford CEO Jim Hackett is using a "shot clock" to speed resolution of pending decisions, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing comments by the executive in a presentation to financial analysts. Hackett, who became CEO in May, discussed what he wants to accomplish during his first 100 days, according to the Journal.
Digital Manufacturing Technologies bringing Manufacturing back to North America
Digital Manufacturing Technologies bringing Manufacturing back to North America
Machines Italia, a project by the Italian Trade Agency conducted in partnership with Italy’s FEDERMACCHINE, the National Federation of Association of Manufacturers of Capital Goods, serves as your NAFTA direct link to over 10,000 Italian manufacturing solutions providers from every capital good industry. Explore this edition of Machines Italia and see for yourself how digital manufacturing technologies from Italian solution providers are helping to fuel a new era in manufacturing. Click here to view.
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