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Machine Tool Sales Enjoy Big First-Half Surge
Advanced Manufacturing Now
August 22, 2018
 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk Takes a Page From the Trump Playbook With Buyout Plan
Tesla CEO Elon Musk Takes a Page From the Trump Playbook With Buyout Plan
Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk is as unconventional to CEOs as Donald Trump is to presidents, writes Senior Editor Bill Koenig. Both like to post on Twitter. Both attack critics.  Like Trump, Musk often ignores norms. In Musk's case, his unconventional approach is a major part of his proposed plan to take Tesla, the electric-car maker, private.
New at IMTS: Automated Machine Safety Door
New at IMTS: Automated Machine Safety Door
Considering an automated machine safety roll-up door? Automated barriers allow you to physically block access to the danger zone during machine processes while remaining close and accessible for loading. View a working demo or attend a learning session at Dynatect’s lower East hall exhibit (#121011) for IMTS. View all learning sessions and new products at the link below.

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Seco Event Provides Tips and Tricks for Metalworking
Seco Event Provides Tips and Tricks for Metalworking
An event sponsored by Seco Tools "showcased tips, tricks, and solutions for difficult-to-machine steels and hardened materials," writes Managing Editor Candace Roulo. There were a variety of presentations. When looking to make a buying decision, metalworking professionals must look at the tooling, CAD/CAM, machine tools and controls, and they must decide if they want to farm out certain items and possibly expand the business.
Captive Locating Screws and Jig Pins
Captive Locating Screws and Jig Pins
New Captive Locating Screws, Jig Pins and Clamping Pins from Carr Lane Mfg. Co. are quick-acting, all-in-one assemblies to keep all tooling right at hand. Captive Locating Screws can be used for locating and clamping in one action, or for clamping only. Captive Locating Screws come with a socket head or hand knob. Captive Jig Pins and Captive Clamping Pins offer positive retention in a locking bushing.

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Machine Tool Sales Slip in June But First Half of 2018 Saw Big Surge
Machine Tool Sales Slip in June But First Half of 2018 Saw Big Surge
Machine tool sales slipped on a monthly basis in June but still finished the first half of the year with a big gain. June's sales were down 14% from May, the Association for Manufacturing Technology said in a monthly report. But June machine tool deliveries were up 4.6% from the year-earlier month. And machine tool sales surged 22% in the first half of 2018, compared with the same period last year. Our story goes through the numbers.
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At One IMTS Pavilion, Clean Is the Word
At One IMTS Pavilion, Clean Is the Word
In manufacturing, a shop can have the most-up-to-date cutting machines operating at the fastest speeds. But it still needs to deal with chips and fluids. That’s where the Machine Components, Cleaning, and Environmental pavilion at IMTS comes in.
Hydromat Introduces the Eclipse 12-100. A Larger, More Powerful Rotary Transfer Machine at IMTS
Hydromat Introduces the Eclipse 12-100. A Larger, More Powerful Rotary Transfer Machine at IMTS
At IMTS Hydromat will present the new Eclipse 12-100, a unique 12 station Rotary Transfer machine for the first time at a trade show event. The Eclipse is a ground up re-design of the famous Hydromat concept with all new components. The part capacity is 30% larger and the machine casting is nearly twice as large as the traditional 12 station Hydromat machine. This is truly a Game Changer! Visit Booth #338348.

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Quality Assurance Passes With Flying Colors at IMTS
Quality Assurance Passes With Flying Colors at IMTS
The world of quality measurement devices and software continues to expand, and IMTS years are especially exciting times. If there is a theme in the many offerings—new devices, new software—it might be how quality devices are continuing to burrow their way into the heart of manufacturing on the shop floor. At least that's the word from Contributing Editor Bruce Morey. 
Gain Real World Robotic Implementation Strategies
Gain Real World Robotic Implementation Strategies
The Chief Robotics Officer Summit at RoboBusiness is designed for professionals whose responsibility is evaluating and managing the implementation of automation and robotics into their organizations. Learn from industry experts, integrators, and those who have successfully completed their implementation strategy.

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IMTS: In Abrasiving Machining, Timing May Not Be Everything, But...
IMTS: In Abrasiving Machining, Timing May Not Be Everything, But...
If there is a primary goal for what companies in this sector want to deliver to their customers it is quality. But throughput comes in a fairly close second. Metrology and machinery have advanced to the point where high-precision products are readily achievable for most manufacturers. This is still a key focus because poor quality does not sustain cash flow. At IMTS 2018, the second financial concern, throughput, also is receiving emphasis because time is indeed money. 
The Automotive Industry Fights Back
The Automotive Industry Fights Back
From workforce dynamics to evolving autonomous technologies, on-demand manufacturing and heightened consumer expectations, technology trends are creating new challenges and opportunities. Don’t get left behind as innovators continue to redefine the industry. The Best Practices for Automotive conference is dedicated to embracing innovation and transforming the industry together as a community. Join the fight September 11-13 in Detroit, MI. Register with promo code SME18 to save to $200.
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Three Ways Industry 4.0 Is Forcing Manufacturers to Rethink Lead Times
Three Ways Industry 4.0 Is Forcing Manufacturers to Rethink Lead Times
Industry 4.0 is sweeping through manufacturing—combining connectivity with computational power and data for unparalleled capabilities. Here are three ways Industry 4.0 is forcing manufacturers to rethink one key metric: their lead times.
NAMRC 47 CALL FOR PAPERS
NAMRC 47 CALL FOR PAPERS
The 47th North American Research Conference (NAMRC 47) is the premier international forum on manufacturing research. This event attracts more than 800 researchers and manufacturers from around the globe to share the latest manufacturing innovations and developments in manufacturing systems and processes, cyber-physical/ smart manufacturing systems, and materials.. Quality papers after review will be recommended to be fast-tracked to SME's Journal of Manufacturing Systems (JMS) and Journal of Manufacturing Processes (JMP).

To submit a paper to NAMRC 47 select one of the six tracks for submission via EasyChair

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