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What Does 5G Mean for Manufacturing?
Advanced Manufacturing Now
March 27, 2019
 
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Ford Provides a Peek of Its Digital Manufacturing Strategy
Ford Provides a Peek of Its Digital Manufacturing Strategy
Ford Motor Co. provided a look at its digital factory strategy aimed at improving efficiency and quality. The automaker has been pursuing digital manufacturing for more than a decade. The company provided a look at how it's being implemented at a Detroit-area transmission plant.
Ceramics Expo 2019
Ceramics Expo 2019
Explore uses for ceramics within the aerospace industry, from thermal barrier coatings in propulsion systems to carbon matrix composites in engines at Ceramics Expo 2019. Ceramics Expo is the leading supply chain exhibition and conference for advanced ceramics and glass materials, manufacturing and components. Participating companies include: Lockheed Martin, NASA, GE Aviation, Corning, 3M, SCHOTT and Honeywell. Register online for your free pass today.

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Studer Seeks to Maintain Momentum Amid Challenges
Studer Seeks to Maintain Momentum Amid Challenges
Fritz Studer AG, the Swiss machine tool maker, says it plans to maintain momentum despite potential political and economic challenges. Studer said it had record financial results in 2018, without disclosing specific figures. But Brexit and trade tensions could challenge the company, executives said at a briefing in Switzerland.
Project Manufacturing for Dummies
Project Manufacturing for Dummies
This informative eBook, Project Manufacturing for Dummies, introduces you to the basic concepts of manufacturing, procurement, and materials management.

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When Does 5G Arrive -- And What Does It Mean for Manufacturing?
When Does 5G Arrive -- And What Does It Mean for Manufacturing?
The move to fifth-generation cellular networks, called 5G, is all about wireless data download speed—but just when it will arrive is up for debate. Whenever 5G does arrive, it will provide for manufacturers with the right connections “single digit or one millisecond latency," according to a speaker at a recent conference.
Delaying Your ERP Decision Is Costing You Money
Delaying Your ERP Decision Is Costing You Money
Today’s modern cloud-based ERPs help businesses function more efficiently and provide greater security against outside malicious attempts to access their data. Your competition has most likely already made the leap to a cloud-based ERP since 64% of SMMs are already using it. This means if you haven’t made the move yet you’re probably already losing money.

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Hypertherm to Acquire OMAX
Hypertherm to Acquire OMAX
Bit news in the waterjet world. Hypertherm agreed to acquire OMAX Corp., which will become a unit of Hypertherm. Upon the closing of the transaction, expected on or around April 9, OMAX’s direct drive pumps, software, and applications technologies will combine with Hypertherm’s complementary portfolio of intensifier-based pumps and abrasive recycling systems.
Learn How Design Engineers Drive Productivity With 3D Modeling Software
Learn How Design Engineers Drive Productivity With 3D Modeling Software
After working as a design engineer at Xerox, Dan White, president and founder of Keuka Studios, decided it was time to pursue his dream of having his own business. Keuka Studios specializes in modern architectural stairs and railing systems, primarily cable rail, with an emphasis on design and workmanship. Keuka Studios doesn’t get the opportunity to build physical prototypes, due to the size and cost.

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Ford Adjusts Its EV, Self-Driving Vehicle Plans
Ford Adjusts Its EV, Self-Driving Vehicle Plans
Ford Motor Co. revised how it will implement plans for making electric and self-driving vehicles at its plants in Michigan. The company said it will add 900 jobs in the region through 2023.
What is MES for Complex Discrete Manufacturing
What is MES for Complex Discrete Manufacturing
Today's competitive manufacturing arena demands lower cost, more product variants, shorter product introductions, and better industry-standard compliance. For complex discrete manufacturing industries, MES (Manufacturing Execution System) is essential in order to ensure successful execution of manufacturing operations.

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Markforged Raises $82 Million
Markforged Raises $82 Million
Markforged, a maker of industrial 3D printers, said it closed an $82 million Series D round of funding led by Summit Partners with participation from existing strategic and financial partners, including Matrix Partners, M12, Microsoft’s Venture Fund, Next47, and Porsche SE.
Expect the Unexpected at EASTEC, May 14-16, 2019 in West Springfield, MA
Expect the Unexpected at EASTEC, May 14-16, 2019 in West Springfield, MA
Discover the technologies you need — plus ones you didn’t know you needed — at EASTEC 2019, May 14-16 in W. Springfield, MA. Featured technologies run the gamut from high-end manufacturing equipment, to smart technologies such as additive manufacturing and IIoT, to the smallest cutting tool. You can also update your expertise by attending daily keynotes, educational presentations and workshops. It’s all at EASTEC. Take advantage of free exhibits registration and plan to attend EASTEC in May.

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The FAA Delegated Oversight to Boeing. Here's How It Happened
The FAA Delegated Oversight to Boeing. Here's How It Happened
Fifteen years ago, the FAA’ decided to delegate much of its oversight function "to hundreds of employees at the companies it oversees," according to Politico. Two fatal crrashes involving Boeing Co.'s 737 Max jet is causing a second look. However, Politico says, the policy "may be too entrenched to reverse."
 
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