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Robot 'Dog' Defeated by Banana Peels
Advanced Manufacturing Now
March 21, 2018
 
Tesla Has No Wiggle Room in 2018 With Model 3 Launch
Tesla Has No Wiggle Room in 2018 With Model 3 Launch
Tesla Inc. faces a "make-or-break period" with the launch of its Model 3 electric car, The Wall Street Journal reported. The company needs to increase output of the new car "or possibly face severe financial consequences." Tesla, headed by Elon Musk, is now in one of the most critical phases in its history, according to the Journal.
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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Cybersecurity Initiative Focuses on Manufacturing
Cybersecurity Initiative Focuses on Manufacturing
The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII; Chicago) has begun a new cybersecurity initiative focused on manufacturing. The US Department of Defense (DoD) ponied up $750,000 to support the initiative in part because cybersecurity is in urgent need of the type of collaboration offered inside public-private partnerships like DMDII, said Tracy Frost, director of DoD manufacturing institutes and acting director of DoD manufacturing technology. Brett Brune, editor in chief of Smart Manufacturing magazine, has more.
Bring It On!
Bring It On!
At General Carbide, we’re always ready to help you meet your most difficult wear challenges. As a vertically integrated manufacturer of more than 50 grades of tungsten carbide tooling for a wide range of industrial wear and metal forming applications, we have the metallurgical expertise, engineering excellence and modern production facilities ideal for jobs requiring the most demanding specifications. For a reliable partner with the drive and experience to develop innovative solutions, bring it on.

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30 Under 30 2018: Recognizing the Manufacturing Leaders of Tomorrow
30 Under 30 2018: Recognizing the Manufacturing Leaders of Tomorrow
The 30 Under 30 program is a great way to honor young people who are passionate about manufacturing and excited to make products, improve processes, and work with not only their minds, but their hands too. Deadline to nominate a deserving individual is March 23. Don't delay, nominate a young person today!
Extra Hard, Durable PVD Coating on Round and Diamond Pins
Extra Hard, Durable PVD Coating on Round and Diamond Pins
LIFE-EX™ PVD coating on round and diamond pins from Carr Lane Mfg. is ideal for very abrasive or hard materials like exotic alloys and carbon fiber, providing a longer service life. LIFE-EX is very hard, and provides extra lubricity over hardened steel. In three sizes of inch or metric pins, these precision locating pins have a chamfered tip for easy part loading, and a shoulder to resist downward forces.

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Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog Has Trouble With Banana Peels
Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog Has Trouble With Banana Peels
Boston Dynamics has gotten a lot of attention with its four-legged robot "dogs." Some who view videos of the robots get creeped out. However, a new video shows the robots can get tripped up by banana peels. Robots aren't ready to take over the world yet.
New AC8000P Series Grades for Steel Features Advanced Absotech Coating
New AC8000P Series Grades for Steel Features Advanced Absotech Coating
Sumitomo’s new AC8000P Series Grades for steel applications features advanced Absotech Platinum CVD Coating for a longer tool life. Compared to conventional grades, the AC8015P for high-speed cutting offers twice the crater wear resistance, the AC8025P for general-purpose cutting provides double the breakage resistance and the AC8035P for interrupted cutting offers twice the fracture resistance.

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Eckhart Unveils New Technology Center
Eckhart Unveils New Technology Center
Eckhart Inc., a maker of automated guided vehicles for factories, held an open house for its new Advanced Technology Center in Warren, MI. The complex includes manufacturing space, 3D printers and collaborative robots, or cobots, which can work in close proximity to human operators.
4 Ways to Better Production Efficiency
4 Ways to Better Production Efficiency
Imagine what you could do with real-time monitoring and control for your production and process manufacturing operations. You could improve productivity, work more efficiently and profitably, and make better decisions based on the manufacturing performance of your plant or entire enterprise. You can do all this with the help of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) .

Download this whitepaper to learn the process that has helped many manufacturers grow and expand their productions.

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IMTS Becomes Partner in Smart Manufacturing Experience Event
IMTS Becomes Partner in Smart Manufacturing Experience Event
IMTS said  it has become a founding partner of the Smart Manufacturing Experience, which takes place April 30 – May 2 at the Boston Convention Center. The event was created by SME and the Association For Manufacturing Technology, which puts on IMTS.
Guide to 3D Printing on the Production Line
Guide to 3D Printing on the Production Line
Additive manufacturing (AM) technology can help companies recognize new cost savings and productivity improvements with high strength, custom printed parts built for the production line. Not sure how to identify the best 3D printing applications for your operations?

Download this white paper to identify where AM can improve maintenance, repair, and operations processes in your business and to see how other companies have successfully implemented 3D printing techniques.

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Boeing Deliveries Decline in February; Weaker Than Expected Quarter Is Forecast
Boeing Deliveries Decline in February; Weaker Than Expected Quarter Is Forecast
Boeing Co. aircraft deliveries fell in February. The Puget Sound Business Journal, citing an aerospace analyst, said that means Boeing may report weaker-than-expected first quarter financial results.
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Ford to Accelerate Shift to SUVs in Bid to Increase Profit
Ford to Accelerate Shift to SUVs in Bid to Increase Profit
Ford Motor Co.  said it's speeding up its shift to SUVs from cars as the automaker tries to increase profit, Reuters reported. It's part of the second revamping at Ford in a decade. Ford also intends to take on electric-car maker Tesla Inc. "with a performance-oriented battery electric utility vehicle in 2020," according to the news service.
Attend the Smart Manufacturing Experience — Dive Into the Next Industrial Revolution
Attend the Smart Manufacturing Experience — Dive Into the Next Industrial Revolution
SME and AMT created the Smart Manufacturing Experience to support manufacturers as they make the transition into Industry 4.0. The event provides hands-on, live technology demonstrations, visionary keynotes, active learning labs, and collaborative technical workshops. The focus is on transformative technologies including additive manufacturing/3D printing, automation, advanced materials, precision machining, precision measurement/3D scanning, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digital manufacturing. Smart Manufacturing Experience is designed to provide practical, real-world solutions that make way for improved manufacturing speed and efficiency.

Register today at smartmanufacturingexperience.com!

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Corporations Seek to Recruit Disability Talent Through Virtual Career Event
Corporations Seek to Recruit Disability Talent Through Virtual Career Event
Through the Virtual Career Event organized by the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), participating companies are seeking talent with disabilities who have a minimum of two years of work experience in STEM, finance or business.  To participate apply by April 5, 2018, at: 2018VirtualCareerEvent. The event will take place on Friday, April 20, 12 noon to 2 pm eastern time.
3 Biggest Myths Surrounding Custom Carbide Inserts
3 Biggest Myths Surrounding Custom Carbide Inserts
The downside of acquiring custom tooling has always been longer wait times, increased cost and a complicated ordering process. Not anymore! When standard tooling falls short, Knight Carbide can provide a quick, affordable custom solution for any metal cutting challenge.

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