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Six Popular Uses of Drones
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October 18, 2017
 
SME Chief Warns of ‘Silver Tsunami’ Facing Manufacturing
SME Chief Warns of ‘Silver Tsunami’ Facing Manufacturing
Manufacturing is facing a shortage of skilled employees as baby boomers retire during the next few years. “Call it the ‘Silver Tsunami,'” Jeff Krause, executive director and CEO of SME, said during an address at the HxGN LOCAL Automotive Summit in Novi, MI. Krause touched upon a few key initiatives the industry can take to fill the manufacturing workforce gap.
See the Difference
See the Difference
The Quick Vision Active CNC vision measuring system is an easy-to-operate, space-saving model with advanced functionality to meet many contact and noncontact measuring needs. Mitutoyo’s Quick Vision Active offers a wide field of view with interchangeable objective zoom lenses to meet the challenges of measuring small to large features. The 8-step zoom lens can achieve a magnification range of 0.5X to 7X while maintaining crisp image quality. Available with measuring ranges of 10 x 8 x 6 inches (250 x 200 x 150 mm) or 16 x 16 x 8 inches (400 x 400 x 200 mm), the system comes with or without the touch-probe measuring option.


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Robots Frame New Car with Automotive Lightweighting
Robots Frame New Car with Automotive Lightweighting
When a new production line with articulating robots and flexible framing stations was needed, Alfa Romeo called on Comau SpA (Torino, Italy; Royal Oak, MI) to co-engineer a flexible body-in-white (BIW) line to handle advanced lightweight materials used in the Giulia’s framing.
The Future of Gear Manufacturing

The Future of Gear Manufacturing

Is the traditional skiving method a thing of the past? With GMTA’s patented Hard Scudding process, the future of gear manufacturing has arrived. Hard Scudding is 5-10 times faster than gear shaping and produces a part quality level that is far superior to hobbing, shaping or broaching. Learn more about the continuous gear cutting process that is making lots of noise in the powertrain world.

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Connecting Manufacturers with America’s Military Veterans
Connecting Manufacturers with America’s Military Veterans
7 Eagle Group, a national recruitment firm, specializes in connecting employers with America’s military veterans. The firm recruits and places veterans from entry- to senior-level positions in industries such as manufacturing and aerospace. It is the recruitment firm’s mission to find work for employees who have extensive civilian experience as well as transferrable military skills.
Safety and Security Starts with Knowing Who’s On-Site
Safety and Security Starts with Knowing Who’s On-Site
In this webinar you’ll learn how you can manage an evacuation using WolEvac along with an overview of the key features including; mustering reports, manual roll-call, how to share critical messages with other safety marshals, view and react to ‘need help’ requests from those who are not safe, real-time verification and post-evacuation reports.

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Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed Singing Praises of Composites
Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed Singing Praises of Composites
Starting during the Wright Brothers era, the use of composites in aircraft has evolved throughout the years. From small amounts on nonstructural components to up to half of some aircraft and use on critical structures, such as wings. A key benefit of composites is a reduction in weight, and composites offer many other benefits too.
SOUTH-TEC Opens Next Week – Register Now and Get Ready for Game-Changing Technologies
SOUTH-TEC Opens Next Week – Register Now and Get Ready for Game-Changing Technologies
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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From Surveillance to Delivery, Six Ways Drones are Used Today
From Surveillance to Delivery, Six Ways Drones are Used Today
Drones are entering the marketplace. The technology costs about as much as a laptop or mobile phone. Combine the cost with the advances in autonomous navigation, and drones could be used for a myriad of things in the future. See six ways drone technology is being used today.
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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GM Plans to Scale Back Production of Sedans at Detroit-Hamtramck Plant
GM Plans to Scale Back Production of Sedans at Detroit-Hamtramck Plant
According to General Motors Co., effective Oct. 20, its Detroit-Hamtramck plant “will operate under a reduced production schedule.” The automaker’s statement followed reports that GM plans to shut the plant for about six weeks from mid-November.
Explore smart factory solutions at Integr8™, Automation Alley's Industry 4.0 conference, Nov. 9 in Detroit
Explore smart factory solutions at Integr8™, Automation Alley's Industry 4.0 conference, Nov. 9 in Detroit
Learn from the world’s foremost Industry 4.0 thought leaders as they discuss the smart technologies shaping our future at Integr8™, Automation Alley’s one-of-a-kind, global conference focused on the eight technologies currently disrupting the manufacturing industry, including IIoT, robotics, AI, big data, the cloud, additive manufacturing and advanced materials, MSV and cybersecurity. The day before the conference, on Nov. 8, Automation Alley will host an Integr8™ kick-off reception at the new Little Caesars Arena.

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GKN and GE Additive sign MoU for Additive Manufacturing Collaboration
GKN and GE Additive sign MoU for Additive Manufacturing Collaboration
GKN plc has signed a MoU with GE Additive, Concept Laser and Arcam AB to collaborate on additive manufacturing. Under the agreement, GKN becomes a GE Additive development and production center as well as a preferred powder supplier, while GE and its affiliated companies will supply additive machines and services to GKN.
Data-Driven Manufacturing: Providing foundation for Continuous Improvement initiatives
Data-Driven Manufacturing: Providing foundation for Continuous Improvement initiatives
Manufacturers know that the key to staying in business is to be competitive. But to grow the business and become more successful, manufacturers need to improve their efficiency. One of the most successful means of doing this is to embark on a Continuous Improvement program, which makes small, measurable changes that affect a manufacturer's Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and improve the business' profitability.

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Williamson County K-12 Students Attend Manufacturing Day Event, Tour Manufacturing Plants
Williamson County K-12 Students Attend Manufacturing Day Event, Tour Manufacturing Plants
Students took a tour of the Horn USA plant, Franklin, TN., on Friday, Oct. 6, as part of Manufacturing Day, an annual celebration of modern manufacturing. On this day, companies all over the nation have an opportunity to open their doors and show what manufacturing is while breaking down the stereotypes that surround the industry.
Getting Your Information from the Shop Floor to the Top Floor
Getting Your Information from the Shop Floor to the Top Floor
How does your project-based business get shop floor information to the top floor?

Project Manufacturing is a complex and ever evolving landscape of requirements, materials, and workforce working together to deliver world class products. Manufacturers face some very similar challenges to improve efficiency and quality while driving down costs. Making sure what was designed matches what was ordered and consequently what was manufactured and delivered is what sets successful business apart. Delivering timely shop floor data to management so priorities are proactive instead of reactive sets successful operations team apart. Which side is your business on?

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To Get on Industry 4.0 Path, Focus on the Here and Now
To Get on Industry 4.0 Path, Focus on the Here and Now
Instead of focusing the Industry 4.0 discussion on “connected devices” and “digital twins,” manufacturers need to help people struggling to meet production goals and improve throughput with reduced and limited resources.
The Benefits of Selecting Precision Ground Ball Screws
The Benefits of Selecting Precision Ground Ball Screws
Deliver the Most Efficient, Precise Performance!

Ball screws are mechanical linear actuators that convert rotary movement into linear motion with little friction, which boosts efficiency.

This whitepaper will describe the benefits of selecting precision ground ball screws in addition to proper handling techniques to ensure long operating life.

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