Advanced Manufacturing Now
Epilogue: Odd Gadgets From CES 2018
Advanced Manufacturing Now
April 18, 2018
 
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Rolls-Royce Boosts Estimate to Repair Boeing Dreamliner Engines
Rolls-Royce Boosts Estimate to Repair Boeing Dreamliner Engines
Rolls-Royce said it will take more money and inspections to address problems with Trent 1000 engines on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, Reuters reported. The development will lead to further disruptions for airlines. According to Boeing, about 25% of 787 Dreamliners are powered by the Rolls-Royce engines. The problem with the Trent engines is that turbine blades are wearing out sooner than expected.
WATCH: Your Reputation is on the Line – Improve Your Quality Processes with ZEISS
WATCH: Your Reputation is on the Line – Improve Your Quality Processes with ZEISS
Discover how you can increase your measurement capacity and accuracy with our comprehensive metrology solutions, including our renowned service and support team. Our customer, Amphenol Canada Corp., uses a combination of our CMMs and software to increase their production speed and inspection precision and accuracy.

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New Meets Classic: Lightweight Auto Frame Designed for Makers of Replica Classic Cars
New Meets Classic: Lightweight Auto Frame Designed for Makers of Replica Classic Cars
A modern lightweight vehicle frame has been developed for builders of replica classic cars. The frame is comprised of aluminum, magnesium, carbon fiber and advanced high strength steel. It matches the body frame of the 1963-1967 Corvette, also known as C2, for second-generation Corvette design. With the alternate materials, the new frame is about one-third lighter than the original as well as being stiffer. The frame was on display at SAE International’s World Congress Experience (WCX) event in Detroit. Senior Editor Bill Koenig describes how the project came together.
Helping Tier 1 & Tier 2 Suppliers Gain a Competitive Advantage
Helping Tier 1 & Tier 2 Suppliers Gain a Competitive Advantage
General Carbide manufactures inserts, punches, fastener components, parts and assemblies requiring a high degree of toughness. Our products feature superior resistance to abrasion, compression, corrosion, deflection, erosion torsional stress and wear. Vertical integration, flexibility and responsiveness to production deadlines of Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers make us the ideal partner. Let us apply 50 years of experience to creating customized tooling for manufacturing the quality products your customers require. Learn more at gencartooling.com or solutions@generalcarbide.com

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Boeing Gets American Airlines Order Worth Up to $12.3 Billion
Boeing Gets American Airlines Order Worth Up to $12.3 Billion
American Airlines said it's ordering 47 Boeing aircraft with a list price of $12.3 billion, according to The Associated Press. Airlines, though, often get big discounts on orders. Terms were not disclosed. The Boeing aircraft will replace some of American's oldest planes.
Collaborative Manufacturing for the Next Generation
Collaborative Manufacturing for the Next Generation
With increased attention on digitalization, significant gains can be achieved by leveraging capabilities like Design for Manufacturing, Early Concept Planning, and more accurate and aligned Detailed Planning for production. How can you take these capabilities to the next level?

Join us on April 24th for a discussion of the trends driving the manufacturing community and how the complete “Digital Twin” of Product and Planning addresses these trends by shifting manufacturing earlier in the development cycle to generate faster, more accurate, and lower cost launches.

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Machine Tool Orders Fall in February on Monthly Basis But Rise From a Year Earlier
Machine Tool Orders Fall in February on Monthly Basis But Rise From a Year Earlier
Machine tool orders fell slightly in February on a monthly basis but posted a solid gain from a year earlier.Orders totaled $354.44 million in February, down 4.5% from an adjusted $371.15 million the month before, according to a monthly report. However, the February results represented a 14% increase from February 2017’s $311.38 million. Orders are also up for the first two months of 2018, compared to the same period last year.
Solving Common Engineering Challenges with 3D Printing
Solving Common Engineering Challenges with 3D Printing
Manufacturers are increasingly turning to 3D printing technologies to solve a variety of industrial challenges that are present on nearly every factory floor, from alignment and drill jigs, to production fixtures, workholding and robotic end-of-arm tooling.

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Reshoring, Related Foreign Investment Add 171,000 Jobs in 2017
Reshoring, Related Foreign Investment Add 171,000 Jobs in 2017
Combined reshoring and related foreign direct investment (FDI) announcements added 171,000 jobs in 2017, up 2,800 percent from 2010, the Reshoring Initiative said. "The numbers demonstrate that reshoring and FDI are major contributing factors to the country’s rebounding manufacturing sector," the group said in a statement.
Data Insights From Plug-and-Play Tool Controllers Increase Manufacturing Quality
Data Insights From Plug-and-Play Tool Controllers Increase Manufacturing Quality
Understanding and taking total control of your fastening process doesn’t have to be complicated.

Connected tools with plug-and-play controllers help manufacturers optimize their assembly processes and create a greater capital return on their tool investments. These technologies help manufacturers be more competitive in the marketplace.

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Nine Weird Gadgets at This Year's CES Show
Nine Weird Gadgets at This Year's CES Show
A self-driving suitcase that follows you and a robot that folds your laundry were on display at the 2018 CES show that took place in January. Time compiled a list of the nine weirdest gadgets it witnessed.
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Optimizing Component Designs with New Additive Manufacturing Tools
Optimizing Component Designs with New Additive Manufacturing Tools
Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak interviews Roy Sterenthal, a vice president of 3D Systems Inc., about new additive software for manufacturing.
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Attend the Smart Manufacturing Experience — Dive Into the Next Industrial Revolution
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Cheers Alumnus John Ratzenberger Delivers Keynote at UBM Event
Cheers Alumnus John Ratzenberger Delivers Keynote at UBM Event
It’s difficult to imagine a more interesting choice than John Ratzenberger (Cliff Clavin on Cheers) as keynoter for the UBM Advanced Design and Manufacturing (ADM) event held in Cleveland, writes Senior Editor James Lorincz. However, the actor talked passionately about the challenges facing manufacturing today. 
 
Ford's Lincoln Luxury Brand Reportedly Will Add Vehicles in China
Ford's Lincoln Luxury Brand Reportedly Will Add Vehicles in China
Ford Motor Co’s Lincoln luxury brand plans to build up to five new vehicles in China by 2022, Reuters reported, citing two US sources it didn't identify. The move is intended to increase sales in the world’s largest vehicle market as well as blunting the effects of US-China trade conflicts, according to the news service.
 
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