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Will US South Stand in Way of Rust Belt Revival?
 
Advanced Manufacturing Now
April 12, 2017
 
Manufacturing Does Better Than Total US Economy in March
Manufacturing Does Better Than Total US Economy in March
Manufacturing added 11,000 jobs in March while the overall US economy only added 98,000, which was lower than expected. All of the net manufacturing employment gain came in durable goods, writes Senior Editor Bill Koenig. The big gainer was fabricated metal products. Meanwhile, the overall 98,000 job increase was less than economists forecast.
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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Ford Looks to Sell Pickups in China, a Market Where Such Trucks Are Rare
Ford Looks to Sell Pickups in China, a Market Where Such Trucks Are Rare
Ford Motor Co. is looking to sell the F-150 pickup in China, " a country where pickup trucks are virtually unheard-of except on farms," writes Keith Bradsher of The New York Times. "Detroit’s automakers see a potential new world of Chinese drivers, who in recent years have embraced sport utility vehicles and want to drive bigger, beefier cars," according to The Times. Pickups generate most of Ford's profits. Until now, they've been sold primarily in North America.
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Robots Will Work With Humans, Automate Speaker Says
Robots Will Work With Humans, Automate Speaker Says
Because of robots, some jobs will disappear for humans, Markus Lorenz, managing director at the Boston Consulting Group in Munich, said at Automate conference in Chicago. But, he said, “the full story has to do with the types of work that are changing.” According to the consultant, people will work alongside uncaged robots. Also, he said, In clean rooms at some factories, “the true story is a lot of people are involved, even though they might not be in a photo of a clean room." Brett Brune, editor in chief of Smart Manufacturing, covered Lorenz's speech.
C1 Series Lathes with 3-Stack Turret and Tool Changer
C1 Series Lathes with 3-Stack Turret and Tool Changer
Half turning center, half machining center (Y- and C-axis control), Hwacheon’s C1 Series Multi-Process Turning Center can completely manufacture parts with complicated shapes in a single chucking operation. The triple stack turret with tool changer holds up to 36 tools for maximum productivity. Backed by 65 years of machine tool technology, Hwacheon is a top Mold & Die Machine builder. Learn More!
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Manufacturing Expands for Seventh Straight Month
Manufacturing Expands for Seventh Straight Month
The Institute for Supply Management said the US manufacturing economy expanded for a seventh straight month in March. The group's PMI, which measures economic activity in manufacturing, was 57.2%, easing from February's 57.7%. But economic growth was widespread and strong, according to the group. 
Fix manufacturing design problems easily and accurately
Fix manufacturing design problems easily and accurately
ANSYS SpaceClaim® is an intuitive design tool that boosts manufacturing productivity. It’s indispensable for 3-D prototype printing, sheet metal drawing and fabrication, and rapidly creating jigs, fixtures, molds and EDM electrodes. To learn how easy SpaceClaim is to use, try it now.
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How the US South May Stand In Way of Rust Belt Revival
How the US South May Stand In Way of Rust Belt Revival
The US South may impede a revival of the US Rust Belt, according to Reuters. The South's manufacturing might is symbolized by Airbus' Mobile, AL, plant, which assembles the A321 aircraft. "States like Alabama have built a presence in the global supply chain in direct competition with the country's Midwestern industrial heartland," writes Howard Schneider of Reuters. If President Donald Trump "coaxes jobs back to the United States they may well head south rather than north," according to the news service.
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. Learn more about VERICUT at cgtech.com/win
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Former VW Chairman Sells Most of Porsche Stake to Brother
Former VW Chairman Sells Most of Porsche Stake to Brother
Former Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech sold the bulk of his stake in stake in Porsche SE, which owns 52.2 percent of voting shares in VW, Reuters reported, citing a story in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The buyer was his younger brother, Hans Michel Piech, 75, according to the news service. Ferdinand Piece turns 80 on April 17.
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Mitsui Seiki USA Names New CEO, COO
Mitsui Seiki USA Names New CEO, COO
Mitsui Seiki USA appointed Robb Hudson its new president and chief executive officer. He will supervise sales and marketing as well as product development. The company also named William Malanche as chief operating officer.
T3 Manufacturing Summit:  Technology | Tooling | Talent
T3 Manufacturing Summit: Technology | Tooling | Talent
Talent, technology changes and capacity are constraining the industry's ability to launch future products. Automakers have called on CAR to bring together this event, which takes place April 24-25, 2017, in Grand Rapids, MI. Two days of critical content and networking - Register now
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What Will It Take for Metal 3D Printing to Expand in Automotive?
What Will It Take for Metal 3D Printing to Expand in Automotive?
Susan M. Smyth, chief scientist, global manufacturing, for General Motors Co. writes about the "showstoppers" that have held back metal additive manufacturing in the auto industry.
RAPID + TCT 2017 - Accelerating 3D Manufacturing
RAPID + TCT 2017 - Accelerating 3D Manufacturing
RAPID + TCT is your destination for discovery, education, collaboration, and networking in additive manufacturing. What’s new for 2017? The two industry leaders in 3D technology events, SME and The TCT Group, are teaming up to bring you RAPID + TCT starting in 2017, ensuring North America continues to host a truly world-class event for 3D technologies. Learn more.
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Sandvik Introduces New Turning Concept
Sandvik Introduces New Turning Concept
Sandvik Coromant introduced PrimeTurning, which it said allows machine shops to complete longitudinal (foward and back), facing and profiling operations with a single tool. 
Top Challenges to Widespread 3D Printing Adoption
Top Challenges to Widespread 3D Printing Adoption
To today’s engineer, the list of technical advantages is endless. And yet, companies still struggle to incorporate the technology into their product development and manufacturing operation. We surveyed 700 serious, professional users to uncover what users of 3D printing perceive as the top challenges their company faces in using AM now and will face in the future. Learn More
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