Advanced Manufacturing Now
Sandvik's Smash-Proof Guitar
 
Advanced Manufacturing Now
April 24, 2019
 
Ceramics Expo
 
Boeing's 737 Max Problems Worsen
Boeing's 737 Max Problems Worsen
How bad has it gotten for Boeing Co. with the 737 Max mess? So bad, it’s having to stay quiet while a high-profile former airline CEO offers unsolicited advice. (Hint: He resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington.) Two fatal crashes of 737 Max aircraft in October 2018 and March 2019 have caused regulators around the globe to ground the plane. Boeing is trying to make a software fix but it's not happening quickly. Meanwhile, things aren't getting any easier for Boeing. The New York Times reported April 20 about quality problems at the company's South Carolina factory that makes the 787 Dreamliner.
Decrease waste. Increase revenue.
Decrease waste. Increase revenue.
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  • Recover coolants
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  • Reduce transport and storage costs
  • Recycle waste
With CPM Di Più systems, you’ll have access to our complete and combined solutions, our world-class equipment, and our enviable aftermarket support.
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Aston Martin Introduces Its First Electric Vehicle
Aston Martin Introduces Its First Electric Vehicle
Aston Martin used the Shanghai auto show to introduce its first electric vehicle, the Raptide E. Aston Martin is known for its association with the James Bond film series. The company has said it will be in the next Bond film (due in 2020) but hasn't specified the model. There have been rumors it will be the Raptide E. Aston did NOT confirm the rumors with the Shanghai announcement. But Aston's press release has a lot of details about what it hails as a car providing " a superior level of performance, craftmanship and exclusivity, while also propelling Aston Martin into the all-electric realm."
IRAMP Accelerates the Adoption of Additive Manufacturing – Debuting at RAPID + TCT 2019
IRAMP Accelerates the Adoption of Additive Manufacturing – Debuting at RAPID + TCT 2019
The Interactive RAPID Additive Manufacturing (AM) Portal (iRAMP) allows you to query based on your needs and identify the AM equipment that meets your search parameters. This helps you to make informed decisions when considering a purchase of an AM machine/3D printer. Visit iRAMP.org or a kiosk at RAPID + TCT, May 21 – 23 to start your iRAMP journey!
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Sandvik 's Smash-Proof Guitar Is Put to the Test
Sandvik 's Smash-Proof Guitar Is Put to the Test
Sandvik used "advanced materials, precision machining, and additive manufacturing" to make an all-metal guitar that couldn't be smashed. To put it to the test, the company employed the services of Yngwie Malmsteen, "a musician known for smashing guitars as well as playing them."
Bridging manufacturing and Silicon Valley technology!
Bridging manufacturing and Silicon Valley technology!
Join us in Santa Clara, CA on June 18th through June 20th as our manufacturing and technology giants take the stage at MT360! We will feature keynote speakers, introduce digital technology practices, and demonstrate our competitive edge! Discover how to accelerate your business at MT360! Get ready for three days of content knowledge!
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Does Our Digital Highway Still Cross Rope Bridges?
Does Our Digital Highway Still Cross Rope Bridges?
As industry moves toward Model-Based Definition (MBD) and the Model-Based Enterprise (MBE), what will hold us back? The digital tools of CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM are continually improving. But what about the ways that we connect product geometry and Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) to the “highway” that goes from design to manufacturing to inspection and back again? Specifically, as we become model-based, how will the rich details embedded in CAD systems speak to our production environment?
From High Pressure Heat Treatment to High Performance Parts
From High Pressure Heat Treatment to High Performance Parts
Working with Additive Manufacturing (AM)? Are you searching for a way to produce higher performance parts? Are you looking to eliminate defects, reduce scatter and drastically improve in material properties? Curious about the benefits of Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)? Check out this webinar to learn more.
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Zeiss Acquires GOM
Zeiss Acquires GOM
Zeiss is acquiring GOM, a provider of hardware and software for automated 3D coordinate measuring technology. Zeiss said combining its product portfolio with the optical 3D measuring technology from GOM "has the potential to create new opportunities." Once the transaction has been completed, GOM will become part of the Zeiss Industrial Quality & Research segment.
Automation Integration: Its Profound Impact on Manufacturing
Automation Integration: Its Profound Impact on Manufacturing
In today’s environment, manufacturers are being challenged at every turn to deliver products faster, better, and more competitively than their industry counterparts. While working harder can deliver some results, working smarter more often provides the needed competitive edge. By integrating the right machining and automation technologies, manufacturers can drastically increase both production levels and revenues.
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Report: New North American Trade Deal Would Hit Auto Sector
Report: New North American Trade Deal Would Hit Auto Sector
A new North American trade agreement will lead to higher vehicle prices and lower deliveries, according to a new report by the International Trade Commission, Bloomberg said. The report said the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact would provide a slight positive for the U.S. economy. "The report, however, offered a much more skeptical view of tough new auto production rules, saying that while they would add 28,000 jobs in the auto sector they would actually lead to a fall in vehicle assembly jobs due to higher production costs that would be a drag on U.S. manufacturing more broadly," Bloomberg reported.
Beyond the Barcode: Edge IoT for Machine Vision in Manufacturing
Beyond the Barcode: Edge IoT for Machine Vision in Manufacturing
In this webinar we go beyond the barcode to talk about machine vision and machine learning (ML) with Edge IoT- the combination of edge computing and IoT technology- which is used to prevent “missing in action” items in inventory, intercept shipments before heading to the wrong destination, automate parts picking and more, while creating instantaneous communication among the manufacturing floor and related systems. We’ll discuss ML basics, how vision ML is being used in manufacturing, and tips to getting started.
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Honda, Preparing for EV Production, Will Shut One Shift at Ohio Plant
Honda, Preparing for EV Production, Will Shut One Shift at Ohio Plant
Honda Motor Co. will stop one shift at its Marysville, Ohio, plant so it can retool the factory for production of electrified vehicles, Automotive News reported. Honda will stop the plant's second shift in August so the retooling work can be performed. Second-shift employees will be reassigned to other work, including the retooling and no layoffs will result, Automotive News said. Honda declined to say what electrified models will be produced at Marysville. The plant produces Accord cars.
Lasers in Manufacturing: State of the Art in 2019
Lasers in Manufacturing: State of the Art in 2019
More precision beam controls and process monitoring are facilitating increased welding feed rates. Refined systems and controllers are taking sheet and tube cutting applications to the next level. Laser marking systems are covering everything from undersea cables to picosecond “black” marking of UDIs on medical devices. And traditional machining is getting more flexible with the addition of lasers to weld, cut and clad all on the same “hybrid” machine. SME’s annual industrial laser webinar is a companion to our special section on lasers in the April issue of Manufacturing Engineering magazine.
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