Advanced Manufacturing Now
Manufacturing in 2050: World Turned Upside Down?
Advanced Manufacturing Now
December 5, 2018
 
GM Intends to Close Plants, Cut Jobs Amid Major Industry Changes
GM Intends to Close Plants, Cut Jobs Amid Major Industry Changes
General Motors Co. (Detroit) said three of its car-assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada won't have models to build by the end of 2019. Officially, that's not a closing because the actual shutdowns have to be negotiated with the UAW in the U.S. and Unifor in Canada. Also on the chopping block are two engine plants in the U.S. Also on the agenda: Cutting its salaried workforce by 15%. The largest U.S.-based automaker is making the moves because customers are shifting away from cars in favor of trucks and SUVs. Also, GM wants to maximize truck profits so it can invest in a future of self-driving and electric vehicles.
Tomorrow’s Technology for Today’s Challenges
Tomorrow’s Technology for Today’s Challenges
Volusia County, Fla., and the Greater Daytona Region is becoming a target for manufacturers looking to tap into the cost-effective land prices, competitive wage rates and a well-trained workforce in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. With more than 450 manufacturing companies in place supporting industries such as tool-and-die, medical device and marine manufacturing, plus, aviation and aerospace and steel and composite manufacturing, Volusia County continues to provide opportunities for new and expanding businesses.

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U.S. Economic Growth Forecast to Ease in 2019
U.S. Economic Growth Forecast to Ease in 2019
Oxford Economics forecasts real GDP growth easing from nearly 3% in 2018 down to around 2.5% in 2019. Fiscal stimulus will continue to underpin sturdy economic momentum, though the marginal impact will be modestly lower next year. At the same time, increased protectionism and the trade war against China will weigh on net trade, while the uncertainty it creates will also cap business investment growth.
When Scrap Goes Rogue
When Scrap Goes Rogue
With so many variables in play during the forming and stamping of parts it seems like just a little too much to include how scrap is falling and if it is going to jam the ramp thus halting all production.

If this is something that keeps you up at night, this webinar is for you!

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Manufacturing in 2050: World Turned Upside Down?
Manufacturing in 2050: World Turned Upside Down?
Powerful trends will push manufacturing close to complete automation by 2050, while the people still working in the industry will be empowered to rapidly innovate like never before, writes Contributing Editor Ed Sinkora. It’s a safe bet that by 2050 the average machine tool will be fully automated and more capable. Multitasking will be common, perhaps nearly universal.
Introduction to End-to-End Additive Manufacturing Workflow using Netfabb for DMLS
Introduction to End-to-End Additive Manufacturing Workflow using Netfabb for DMLS
Additive manufacturing doesn’t have to be complex. Autodesk Netfabb is the right tool to reduce the complexity and streamline your AM workflow. This presentation will cover the end-to-end workflow of the additive manufacturing process using Netfabb and Simulation Utility. We’ll focus on the most challenging AM process, DMLS, in this presentation. The aim of the presentation is to show how Autodesk Netfabb will help you make the most of additive manufacturing starting from a CAD model all the way to build preparation and simulation build results.

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Testing the Metal
Testing the Metal
As metals and other materials get more complex, knowing what you are getting from your supplier, or what you have in stock, is more important than ever, writes Contributing Editor Bruce Morey. Materials science has opened new possibilities for designers of cars, planes and other products. Metal alloys are now as precisely engineered as they are machined. The result is longer lasting, stronger parts. But with a wider selection of materials comes risk—how can you be sure that one piece of gray metal stock is different than another?
Cleveland Golf Scores Big with ERP, WMS, EDI and eCommerce Integration
Cleveland Golf Scores Big with ERP, WMS, EDI and eCommerce Integration
Join Cleveland Golf and Magic to see how you can win big with a complete integration solution just like Cleveland Golf. Cleveland Golf found the solution that let them move to a hosted cloud environment while keeping their current integrations intact, letting them future proof their data flow across all systems and applications!

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ORNL Adds Kurfess, Smith to Lead Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives
ORNL Adds Kurfess, Smith to Lead Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives
Tom Kurfess (pictured), the HUSCO/Ramirez distinguished chair in fluid power and motion control and professor of mechanical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the 2018 SME president, along with Scott Smith, professor and chair of mechanical engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a past president of NAMRI/SME, are joining the Department of Energy‘s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL; Oak Ridge, TN) to support its pioneering research in advanced manufacturing.
Discovery SpaceClaim: Not Your Average Manufacturing Software
Discovery SpaceClaim: Not Your Average Manufacturing Software
In the modern day manufacturing world, CAD files and software complexity can often be a bottleneck for productivity. These every day slow downs equate to loss of revenue, can cost job shops opportunity and create unhappy partnerships. Relying on out of date and non functional 3D modeling software is keeping your operation behind the competition.

Find your competitive advantage with ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim, a multipurpose 3D modeling solution that delivers faster engineering results.

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Marposs Acquires Automation Assembly and Test Company
Marposs Acquires Automation Assembly and Test Company
Marposs (Bentivoglio, Italy) said it acquired Elettrosystem s.r.l. (Scurzolengo, Italy), specializing in automation, assembly and industrial testing.The acquisition is part of Marposs’ strategy to expand its solution offerings by integrating products and capabilities that complement its traditional portfolio.
New Additive Solution with PostProcessing
New Additive Solution with PostProcessing
This webinar will cover new 3D post-processing technologies that utilize software-driven automation to drive significant improvements in the 3rd step of Additive Manufacturing. We review how a novel software approach combined with hardware and chemistry innovations results in a complete solution to remove the bottleneck in 3D post-printing.

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Ametek Buys Spectro Scientific
Ametek Buys Spectro Scientific
Spectro Scientific (Chelmsford, MA), a supplier of fluid analysis instrumentation and software, said it has been purchased by Ametek Inc. (Berwyn, PA). Spectro, a privately held company, has annual sales of about $50 million and was bought for about $190 million. It joins Ametek as part of the Electronic Instruments Group, one of two operating groups, focusing on advanced analytical, monitoring, testing, calibrating and display instruments with annualized sales of $3 billion.
Three Sure Ways to Get Your Factory Fit for the Future
Three Sure Ways to Get Your Factory Fit for the Future
This eBook explores how the right business technology drives insight, transformation and growth.

Data lies at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution, but the massively growing information flow brings little value without the right analytics techniques.

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