Advanced Manufacturing Now
007's Aston Martin DB5 (Sort of) Returns
 
Advanced Manufacturing Now
June 26, 2019
 
After Slowing First Half, Will Manufacturing Hit the Brakes?
After Slowing First Half, Will Manufacturing Hit the Brakes?
The manufacturing economy has been tapping the brakes during 2019’s first half, Senior Editor Bill Koenig writes in a commentary. The question is whether it slams the brakes during the year’s second half. The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index is running at "near zero growth." Manufacturing job growth is tailing off. Now, a trade war with China may expand and tariffs could be implemented on motor vehicles and parts later this year.
 Rapid Humidity Measurement for Rapid Changes
Rapid Humidity Measurement for Rapid Changes
Measuring humidity is typically challenging in conditions with quick temperature changes. If the temperature drops suddenly; it takes some time for the measurement instrument to stabilize to the new temperature. There is an innovative solution, however. Vaisala’s Product Engineer Joni Partanen explains how to get accurate readings without having to wait until the measurement instrument stabilizes. Read more.
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Workforce Talent Issues Hold Back Benefits of New Manufacturing Tech
Workforce Talent Issues Hold Back Benefits of New Manufacturing Tech
In a recent study, over 80 percent of survey respondents aimed at the auto industry listed workforce issues as one of their top three challenges to adopting new technology at their plants, writes Terni Fiorelli, an analyst at the Center for Automotive Research. As a result, companies need to master the talent portion of the factory equation and not just technology.
5 Tips for Protecting Your Data
5 Tips for Protecting Your Data
How confident are you that your data is protected? Is your business safe from cyber-attacks and other data disasters? Join the Chief Technology Officer at ECi Software Solutions, Grant Howe, as he unpacks five simple tips that are sure to boost your data security this year.
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007's Aston Martin (Sort Of) Returns in New James Bond Film
007's Aston Martin (Sort Of) Returns in New James Bond Film
The Aston Martin DB5, a familiar sight since 1964’s Goldfinger, will be back in a new James Bond film due out in 2020. However, the car has gotten a facelift with newer materials. It turns out it's more of a replica with a carbon fiber body. Under the hood, things are different as well, including a BMW engine. In other words, it's not your Sean Connery's DB5. Current 007 star Daniel Craig provided the lowdown to Prince Charles.
Advanced Threats, Tips and Strategies for Today's Manufacturer
Advanced Threats, Tips and Strategies for Today's Manufacturer
This webinar will discuss advanced threats that are targeting manufactures today and will share manufacturing specific statistics found from our very own internal security analytics team. Also what’s at risk with Industry 4.0 and IIoT. Finally, strategies for ensuring that your assets, networks, intellectual property and product downtime are all secure from threats.
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HxGN Live Focuses on the Future of Manufacturing
HxGN Live Focuses on the Future of Manufacturing
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, a business unit of Hexagon AB, outlined its vision for the future of manufacturing at HxGN Live, the company’s annual digital solutions conference, held earlier this month in Las Vegas. Users of Hexagon products heard about the company’s new products and industry trends as manufacturing enters a new age. The overarching topic that threaded its way into every conversation was smart factories and how to best achieve the ultimate future of efficient production.
Cloud 101: How The Cloud Provides Greater ROI in Manufacturing
Cloud 101: How The Cloud Provides Greater ROI in Manufacturing
Many enterprise-scale manufacturing organizations are slow to adopt cloud-based solutions for their mission-critical data, despite its importance realizing the full potential of Industry 4.0. Manufacturers who modernize their processes to a digital, cloud-based approach experience greater security, easier implementation, and higher ROI.
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Methods Machine Tools Opens Precision Center
Methods Machine Tools Opens Precision Center
A precision-engineered building for demonstrating precision machinery and making test cuts for high precision parts is the latest customer benefit being offered by Methods Machine Tools Inc. The company calls the center the first of its kind in North America. Creation of the Methods Precision Center in Acton, Mass., began two years ago to provide customers a U.S.-based facility for performing tight-tolerance test cuts on machines to ensure their parts will meet specs. It officially opened earlier this month.
How to Achieve the Fastest Processing Times Possible for SLA Resin Removal
How to Achieve the Fastest Processing Times Possible for SLA Resin Removal
Read more in the white paper about this messy topic of traditional resin removal vs. PostProcess Technologies development of their enhanced chemistry detergent, PG1.2, plus many more details on how you can save steps from print to finish.
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Advantages for Manufacturers of Outsourcing Marketing Operations
Advantages for Manufacturers of Outsourcing Marketing Operations
In today’s business climate, manufacturers need all the help they can get in many different aspects of their operations—including marketing. In this podcast, Alan Rooks, editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Damien Cabral, a partner in TribalVision, about the marketing challenges facing manufacturing companies. They discuss why a company would want to use outsourced marketing instead of its own staffer. Some real-world examples of how this process works are described.
Advanced Defect Detection Across the Production Line
Advanced Defect Detection Across the Production Line
sigPOD is a true Manufacturing 4.0 platform. Customers worldwide choose it for its ability to collect data and present it in multiple ways, so manufacturers can spot issues – even the subtlest outliers – before they become problems downstream.

If you care about part quality, download this brochure to learn more about how sigPOD can help you get a closer look at what’s really going on in your production processes.
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Kiekert Describes Its Efforts to Digitize the Vehicle Door Latch
Kiekert Describes Its Efforts to Digitize the Vehicle Door Latch
Despite increasing levels of digitalization, cars are still equipped with lock cylinders to ensure the door can be unlocked at any given time. Kiekert AG, in a an article for SME's Motorized Vehicle Manufacturing Yearbook, describes how it has been trying to digitize latches. The company explains the development of its ReactiWake locking system.
The SME Education Foundation Difference
The SME Education Foundation Difference
Manufacturing’s future hinges on advancement of the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent. Leveraging the 90-year history and thought leadership of SME, the SME Education Foundation is forging the industry’s successful path to the future via conference and trade show development, media production, training and workforce development, and international membership. Help make a positive difference in the lives of future manufacturers as well as in the world at large.
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