Advanced Manufacturing Now
'No Growth' Manufacturing Demand
 
Advanced Manufacturing Now
July 10, 2019
 
Lee Iacocca, Automotive Titan, Dies
Lee Iacocca, Automotive Titan, Dies
Lee Iacocca, one of the last of the American auto industry titans, has died at 94. Iacocca’s career included glory. He helped develop the original version of the Mustang that debuted in 1964. In the early 1980s, he turned around Chrysler. But he also faced setbacks, such as being fired at Ford Motor. He also may have stayed too long on the job.
LOGIQ4FEED
LOGIQ4FEED
Fast Feed Milling is one of the most used strategies for rough milling applications. To further support/enhance this roughing strategy, ISCAR has introduced LOGIQ4FEED, an indexable line of small to medium sized, fast feed, milling cutters (RANGE: .500”-1.500”). THE NEW TOOLS USE A UNIQUE, “BONE SHAPED”, INSERT (DESIGNATED FFX4 XNMU…) Which is twisted to create highly positive geometries, PROVIDING A VERSATILE AND EFFECTIVE SOLUTION ACROSS A WIDE RANGE OF MATERIALS/MACHINES.
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UAW to Begin Auto Talks Amid Slowing Industry, Internal Issues
UAW to Begin Auto Talks Amid Slowing Industry, Internal Issues
The United Auto Workers union this month commences labor negotiations with General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The timing isn’t the best. Vehicle industries are slowing, the union has legal issues and it just came up empty, again, attempting to organize a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee. Nevertheless, this month will see familiar rituals as the negotiations get underway.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU DROP YOUR TEACH PENDANT?
HOW OFTEN DO YOU DROP YOUR TEACH PENDANT?
Pendant Armor® offers the first patented, shock absorbing, chemical resistant bumper designed to protect robotic teach pendants from damage if they are accidentally dropped or pulled from a work surface. Don’t risk costly repairs and valuable production time. Protect this critical component of your automation chain.
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Manufacturing Index Slips, Demand at 'No Growth' Levels
Manufacturing Index Slips, Demand at 'No Growth' Levels
Manufacturing slowed in June, with demand at “no growth” levels, the Institute for Supply Management said. “Right now, demand is essentially flat, no growth,” Timothy R. Fiore, chair of ISM’s Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, said on a conference call. “We need more new orders to expand.”
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. This webinar gives an introduction to the differences between cloud-based and traditional on-premise solutions, direction on keeping your critical data safe, and top tips for implementing the cloud in your organization.
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Global Manufacturing Trends, Advanced Tech Among Topics at DMG Mori Event
Global Manufacturing Trends, Advanced Tech Among Topics at DMG Mori Event
Innovation Days, an annual event held at DMG Mori's headquarters near Chicago, showcased the latest manufacturing technologies available from the global supplier of manufacturing technologies. For three days in May, visitors were introduced to the DMG Mori’s advanced technologies for digitization and automated solutions.
ERP For Today’s Defense Contractors
ERP For Today’s Defense Contractors
The enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution trusted by hundreds of successful contractors and key federal agencies like QuadTech Analytics, Inc., Costpoint is purpose-built to handle the unique needs of organizations looking to win and deliver more government contracts.

In this webinar, we will cover:
  • Addressing core functions
  • Operational issues
  • Compliance issues
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PODCAST: How Changes in Manufacturing Operations Lead to Changes in Tooling
PODCAST: How Changes in Manufacturing Operations Lead to Changes in Tooling
There have been important changes at manufacturing companies, and that has led to changes in how they approach tooling and workholding. In this podcast, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Paul Lewis, Regional Manager for BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, about changes in tooling and what managers need to consider even before they make the purchase, how managers can find the balance the time it takes to do their jobs, process work and fill commitments, and what the future looks like for these manufacturers.
Data Gives New Insight Into Your Production Line
Data Gives New Insight Into Your Production Line
Whether you call it Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things or smart manufacturing, the underlying theme today is that making more effective use of data is key for manufacturers to remain profitable and competitive.

Read this e-book to find out how you can use digital process signatures to:
  • Achieve better defect detection
  • Set more effective limits
  • Optimize cycle times
  • Adapt and adjust your test
  • Continuously improve the entire production line.
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Manufacturing Rebounds With a Job Gain of 17,000 in June
Manufacturing Rebounds With a Job Gain of 17,000 in June
Manufacturing posted a gain of 17,000 jobs in June, with durable goods accounting for the bulk of the increase. The result represented a rebound from four consecutive months of small gains or job losses. For the first half of the year, manufacturing added 45,000 jobs, compared with a gain of 142,000 for the same period last year.
WESTEC 2019: The leading West Coast manufacturing event
WESTEC 2019: The leading West Coast manufacturing event
Connect with thousands of leading manufacturers in critical industries at WESTEC 2019, Sept. 24-26 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Compare technologies side-by-side while meeting face-to-face with the experts. Learn more about the business aspects of manufacturing in three days than you typically do in three months at dozens of complimentary educational sessions, including Knowledge Bars, keynote addresses and new-product demonstrations and advanced technologies such as additive manufacturing at our Smart Manufacturing Hub! Register now for Free!
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Pulsed Laser Deposition for 3D Printed Parts
Pulsed Laser Deposition for 3D Printed Parts
Laser welding is used for repairing defects in tooling, plastic injection molds, stamping dies, blow molds, turbine blades, and nearly any tooling component made of stainless steel, aluminum, copper alloy, cast iron, and all tool steels. Now, pulsed laser welding is being used to repair 3D printed parts as well. Wes Wheeler, sales manager of Alpha Laser US, describes why that's happening.
Join leading manufacturers at SOUTHTEC 2019!
Join leading manufacturers at SOUTHTEC 2019!
In the epicenter of Southeast manufacturing, October 22-24, 2019 at the Greenville (SC) Convention Center. Experience three days of Southeast manufacturing on the show floor and from keynote speakers, knowledge bar sessions, technical presentations and more in the SME ZONE! Find ideas for new products and the latest technology to build them. Connect with like-minded professionals who can help your business thrive. Immerse yourself in SOUTHTEC – register today.
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