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Lasers Speed Process of Aging Levi's Jeans
Advanced Manufacturing Now
April 11, 2018
 
Sensor-Based Controls: From the Drawing Board to Mainstream
Sensor-Based Controls: From the Drawing Board to Mainstream
A key success factor for Industry 4.0 and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) initiatives is the emergence of more and better sensors in machining centers, and even in the cutting tools themselves. These sensors provide the data and connectivity that are the foundation for the “factory of the future.”
REVO SFP2 a CMM measurement revolution
REVO SFP2 a CMM measurement revolution
The REVO® SFP2 makes surface finish inspection an integral part of your CMM measurement procedure. Powered by REVO’s 5-axis multi-sensor measurement technology allows the surface finish analysis to be fully integrated into a single measurement report. The SFP2's automated surface finish inspection offers significant time savings, reduced part handling and greater return on CMM investment.

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Is Tesla Going Through a Confidence Crisis?
Is Tesla Going Through a Confidence Crisis?
Despite demand for 400,000 Tesla Model 3s, the American company that specializes in electric vehicles, energy storage and solar panel manufacturing has not ramped up production, and that is a problem for investors and possibly the future of electric vehicles. The inability to increase production has created a cash crunch for a company valued at $45 billion.
Olympus MX63 Semiconductor Industrial Inspection Microscope
Olympus MX63 Semiconductor Industrial Inspection Microscope
Olympus MX63 semiconductor industrial inspection microscope systems offer easy, accurate, and comfortable observations of micro-structures on wafers up to 300 mm. The microscopes meet international standards including SEMI S2/S8, CE, and UL. Advanced imaging technology delivers clear micrographs, and an ergonomic design helps minimize user fatigue.

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Manufacturing Employment Surges in March
Manufacturing Employment Surges in March
Manufacturing added 22,000 jobs in March as the sector outperformed the overall economy. The manufacturing job gain was entirely in durable goods, according to a breakdown by industry sector released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Non-durable goods broke even on jobs, with no net gain.
The Competitive Advantage of Robotics & AI in Today’s Business
The Competitive Advantage of Robotics & AI in Today’s Business
The Robotics & AI Summit prepares organizations for leveraging these powerful technologies into your manufacturing and business enterprise. Attend this executive summit and understand where the future is headed and how you can achieve a competitive advantage in today’s hyper-competitive environment.

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Levi's to Use Lasers to Speed Process of Aging Its Jeans
Levi's to Use Lasers to Speed Process of Aging Its Jeans
At the Levi’s Eureka Lab there is a complete overhaul in the way Levi designs, makes, and sells its signature denim jeans. The latest innovation to emerge from this facility is a new operating model, utilizing software and lasers, that will further automate the jean-making process by eliminating many manual techniques, plus reduce the number of chemicals necessary to create the faded and worn finishes.
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SME, Rapid News Publications Ltd Expand Partnership to Further Serve Industry
SME, Rapid News Publications Ltd Expand Partnership to Further Serve Industry
SME and owner of the TCT Group, Rapid News Publications Ltd, have announced two new events under the RAPID + TCT banner. Part of the RAPID + TCT mission is to remove barriers to information around cutting-edge, design-to-manufacturing technologies. These new event launches allow easier access to state-of-the-art knowledge for communities across the US, from the shop floor to the boardroom.
Increase Workforce Safety and Productivity Using IoT
Increase Workforce Safety and Productivity Using IoT
How can industrial companies increase worker safety and productivity?

To gain a better understanding, Intel conducted an extensive study of industrial workers in manufacturing, energy, public safety, warehouse, field service, and construction sectors.

In this webinar, Intel, Arrow Electronics, MobileTrack, and Rice Electronics will detail the results of the study and describe several use cases in which the Rice Electronics Connected Worker Solution* can help increase worker safety and productivity

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Service Bureau Invests in Advanced 3D Printing Technology
Service Bureau Invests in Advanced 3D Printing Technology
The 3D printing landscape has changed dramatically since the 1988 commercialization of stereolithography. There have been substantial advances in software and materials that sync with increasing computer power and growth in the 3D CAD installed base. Plus, there has been a surge of new technologies and market entrants.
Data Insights From Plug-and-Play Tool Controllers Increase Manufacturing Quality
Data Insights From Plug-and-Play Tool Controllers Increase Manufacturing Quality
New technology innovations are transforming manufacturing facilities into digitally-driven factories. By utilizing the power of data and its derived insights, manufacturers can increase productivity, improve quality, optimize performance and lower costs. Connected devices are growing exponentially and the Internet of Things (IoT) is now a significant factor within most industries, including manufacturing.

Understanding and taking total control of your fastening process doesn’t have to be complicated.

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Manufacturers in Cross Hairs of Potential Global Trade War
Manufacturers in Cross Hairs of Potential Global Trade War
In the economic tug-of-war between the US and China, President Trump is trying to put American shoppers first—the administration did not place tariffs on such necessities like shoes and clothes, plus, spared smartphones from the 25% levy on Chinese goods announced last week. But where does this put American manufacturers? If the measures stand, along with China’s tariffs, they could potentially stall a manufacturing recovery.
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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Mastercam Partners with NASA HUNCH Program
Mastercam Partners with NASA HUNCH Program
CNC Software Inc. (Tolland, CT), developers of Mastercam, is partnering with NASA HUNCH (High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware), an effort to bring high school students new educational experiences with NASA projects. CNC Software Inc. will be providing licenses of Mastercam to select schools to use, as long as they are participating in the NASA HUNCH program.
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NCMS, Moog Sign Agreement to Perform Work Supporting Adaptation of Blockchain Technology
NCMS, Moog Sign Agreement to Perform Work Supporting Adaptation of Blockchain Technology
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences and Moog Inc. have signed a contract to perform co-funded work in support of applying Moog’s VeriPart solution, adapting blockchain technology for additive manufacturing. The project will allow DoD to evaluate blockchain adaptability to additive manufacturing and digital data supply chain processes for mission critical and obsolete parts in a secure environment.
The Ultimate Guide to Rapid Prototyping for Product Development
The Ultimate Guide to Rapid Prototyping for Product Development
With rapid prototyping, designers and engineers can create prototypes directly from CAD data faster than ever before, and execute quick and frequent revisions of their designs based on real-world testing and feedback.

Download The Ultimate Guide to Rapid Prototyping for Product Development.

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