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April 28, 2021

Advanced Manufacturing Now Newsletter
Manufacturing Index Zooms in March, Reaches Four-Decade High

Boeing Chief Receives a Big Vote of Confidence

David Calhoun, Boeing Co.'s CEO since January 2020, received a vote of confidence from the directors of the aircraft maker. Calhoun, 64, saw his retirement age extended to 70 from the normal 65. The executive took charge when Boeing's reputation was in tatters because of the 737 Max. Boeing's prospects appear better than a year ago. But the Boeing chief still has challenges to confront.

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Manufacturing Employment Surges in March

How Bosch Juggles Electrification, Traditional Engines


Major auto industry supplier Robert Bosch GmbH is having to work on two fronts -- assisting automaker customers with their drive to increase their electric vehicle offerings while continuing to find improvements with traditional internal combustion engines. “We need to do both,” an executive says.

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Expanding 3D Printing Industry Shows Its Stuff Amid Pandemic

Pros, Cons of Digital Machining


More shops are implementing Industry 4.0, connecting machines to networks, monitoring their performance, and analyzing the data coming off those machines to improve operations. Alan Rooks, editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering, looks at the pros and cons.

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Impact of Emerging Technology Trends on Business Operations

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A Conversation With SME's CEO

Industry 4.0 Implementation for Small- and Medium-Sized Shops


An SME Smart Shop roundtable discussion examined job shop implementation of Industry 4.0. It was part of the IMTS Spark online learning series sponsored by AMT—The Association for Manufacturing Technology. Four panelists discussed developments.

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'Impossible Objects, Ricoh 3D to Produce Parts for European Customers

Italian Machine Tool Orders Begin to Increase


Orders of machine tools collected by Italian manufacturers started to grow again during the year's first quarter, according to the Italian Trade Agency. The group cited "the excellent performance of manufacturers on the domestic market."

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SpaceX Launches Third Crewed Rocket Into Space


SpaceX, Elon Musk's private space company, on April 23 launched its third crewed rocket into space, The Wall Street Journal said. Four astronauts were sent into orbit. They were to dock with the International Space Station. The launch took place with a pre-used capsule and rocket, the Journal said.

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NASA Flies Small Drone on Mars

Group14 Technologies Announces U.S. Plant


Group14 Technologies, a provider of silicon-carbon composite materials for lithium-ion markets, announced the launch of its first commercial-scale U.S. manufacturing factory to meet demand for higher-performing lithium-silicon anode materials. The plant is located at company headquarters in Washington state.

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Resources

Machine Connectivity Best Practices and Your IIoT Roadmap

4 Reasons Now is the Time for Your Manufacturing Firm to Adopt Epicor ERP Cloud

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Signs of an Underperforming Dust Collection System

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Impact of Emerging Technology Trends on Business Operations

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Webinar: Advance Your 3D Printing Expertise with Online Trainings

Peerless CNC Comprehension Meets Customer-Focused Mindset

“It’s tough to find a salesman that knows what they're talking about and a salesman who’s not just trying to sell you what he has on the showroom floor,” he said. “Methods’ is really responsive to our downtimes and understands when our machines are down, we can’t make money. Some companies forget that, and they forget the customer-service aspect.” - Andy Janik, Programmer, Sullivan Tool and Repair

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