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VIDEO: Boston Dynamics Has a Robot That Can Run and Jump
Advanced Manufacturing Now
May 23, 2018
 
Motorsports Series, Like Automakers, Struggle to Reach Younger Audiences
Motorsports Series, Like Automakers, Struggle to Reach Younger Audiences
Major forms of motorsports – Formula One, NASCAR and IndyCar – may be like Icarus, Senior Editor Bill Koenig writes in a commentary. Their ambitions were high but they may have flown too close to the sun. Now, like the automakers that support them, the racing series are struggling to reach younger audiences. People used to love to drive, which helped the popularity of motorsports. Now, the focus of the auto industry is self-driving cars and driving services. Millenials don't enjoy driving and haven't caught the racing bug the way previous generations did.
100% Accurate Sales Order Processing
100% Accurate Sales Order Processing
Save time, eliminate shipping errors, and increase customer satisfaction with Sales Order Automation. Free up time so sales reps can focus on product inquiries and growing your business. Get the Guide and learn how easily you can transform your order processing.

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Ford Moves Heaven and Earth (Almost) to Get F-150 Production Restarted
Ford Moves Heaven and Earth (Almost) to Get F-150 Production Restarted
Ford Motor Co. restarted F-150 pickup production on May 18, ending a two-week disruption in output because of a supplier fire. Ford crews slept at the site of the blaze "as they waited to retrieve critical tools," according to the Detroit Free Press. The automaker also established a new supply chain on the fly. The shutdown ended much sooner than many expected. Ford had reason to make the effort. Pickups are Ford's main source of profit. "We were highly motivated," said Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of global operations, according to the Free Press.
Industry-Leading Online Information and Support – Haas
Industry-Leading Online Information and Support – Haas
On HaasCNC.com, you can build and price your new machine without ever calling a salesperson for prices. On DIY.HaasCNC.com, you can find the answer to almost any question about your machine – from machine layout drawings and maintenance procedures, to electrical specs, operator’s manuals, and even G- and M-code help. And Parts.HaasCNC.com is the only website in the industry that allows you to buy performance upgrades or replacement parts – all online, without ever making a phone call.

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GF Machining Opens New Aerospace, Energy Center
GF Machining Opens New Aerospace, Energy Center
GF Machining Solutions (GFMS) celebrated the grand opening of its new 21,000 ft²  (1950 m²) Aerospace and Energy Center of Competence in Huntersville, NC (near Charlotte), with a flourish and local dignitaries, writes Senior Editor James Lorincz. The new facility is a showcase for turnkey engineering of products for GFMS’s new Turbine Group,
LEXT – No Compromises
LEXT – No Compromises
Olympus’ new LEXT® OLS5000 3D laser scanning confocal microscope features 4K scanning and dedicated objectives for detection of near-perpendicular features at close to nano-scale. The microscope acquires data four times faster than its predecessor, using an expansion frame and long working distance (LWD) lens to perform precise measurements on samples up to 210 mm in height and concavities up to 25 mm deep.

The result is simple, accurate measurement of a wide variety of samples.

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VIDEO: Boston Dynamics Has a Robot That Can Run and Jump
VIDEO: Boston Dynamics Has a Robot That Can Run and Jump
Boston Dynamics has done it again. The company has become known for its four-legged robots. Now, the company has released a video of a robot that can run and jump over obstacles.
The Complete Cloud Package for Manufacturers
The Complete Cloud Package for Manufacturers
By moving to a cloud solution organizations are becoming more efficient and focused on core revenue generating activities. The complete cloud package explains why business in the cloud is better, by breaking down the the simple, economic, and reliable advantages the Cloud brings to your business.

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SME Opens New Headquarters in Detroit Suburb of Southfield, MI
SME Opens New Headquarters in Detroit Suburb of Southfield, MI
SME, the parent organization of this newsletter, opened a new headquarters in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, MI. SME had been based in Dearborn, MI, since 1965. The new headquarters occupies space on the 19th and 20th floors of the 1000 Tower of the Southfield Town Center. In addition to the new headquarters, SME has offices in Cleveland and Markham, Ontario.
When to 3D Print In House and When to Outsource
When to 3D Print In House and When to Outsource
This white paper will help you understand what factors to consider in choosing the right option for you and your company and provide an overview of the primary 3D printing rapid prototyping methods.

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  • When to outsource to a 3D printing service bureau or prototype in-house
  • Which 3D printing technologies are best for specific rapid prototyping applications
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Tesla Boss Tells Employees a 'Thorough Reorganization' Is Underway
Tesla Boss Tells Employees a 'Thorough Reorganization' Is Underway
Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk told employees a "thorough reorganization" is underway at the maker of electric cars, Reuters reported, citing an e-mail written by Musk. "Tesla is at a critical juncture as it tries to fix an inauspicious launch of the Model 3 sedan, a mid-market car crucial to its success and future profitability that has been plagued by early production problems," wrote David Shepardson of Reuters.
Prevent Asset Failures with IoT
Prevent Asset Failures with IoT
Join us and learn from our experience helping the world's largest manufacturers monitor their assets for maximum efficiency.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:
  • How to understand equipment location, condition, and usage
  • The correct technical framework that ensures the best outcomes
  • Expected outcomes and values without prediction

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Methods Machine Tools Marks Its 60th Anniversary
Methods Machine Tools Marks Its 60th Anniversary
Methods Machine Tools Inc. (Sudbury, MA) is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Founded in November 1958 with three employees and a few refurbished machines, Methods has grown into a high-precision machine tool supplier in North America. The privately held company now has about 350 employees, eight sales and technology centers and more than 35,000 machines installed throughout North America.
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Rockwell Automation to Close Two Illinois Plants, Open an Operation in Indianapolis
Rockwell Automation to Close Two Illinois Plants, Open an Operation in Indianapolis
Rockwell Automation announced it will open a new distribution center in Indianapolis, The Associated Press said. The company plans to close two facilities in Champaign, IL, as part of the move. Those locations will be shut down in about a year. About 200 Illinois employees may lose their jobs. 
Don't Miss the East Coast's Leading Medtech Event
Don't Miss the East Coast's Leading Medtech Event
MD&M East is the largest and longest-running medtech event on the East Coast. Medical device engineers, R&D managers, and executives from across the Northeast and beyond rely on this event to stay on top of the latest industry advancements, including first looks at innovations yet to hit the market.

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Jabil Introduces Digital Strategy Practice
Jabil Introduces Digital Strategy Practice
Jabil (St. Petersburg, FL) said it has begun its new Radius Digital Strategy Practice "to assist customers in navigating complex digital transformations while creating business value and brand differentiation."
2018 MForesight National Summit
2018 MForesight National Summit
In 2018, MForesight hit the road, conducting roundtables with thought leaders across the United States, to identify actionable recommendations for public and private stakeholders to restore America’s manufacturing capabilities, and capture the full value from our R&D investments. At the summit, MForesight will unveil these recommendations and explore strategies for helping them take hold. We’ll also hear from some of the nation’s foremost manufacturing experts, business leaders, and decision-makers about strategies for creating and sustaining manufacturing jobs, preserving our innovation edge, and maintaining global manufacturing leadership.

Join us at the Summit on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. Register now!

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