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April 21, 2021

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

SMW Autoblok Opens New Production Unit

SMW Autoblok, a manufacturer of rotational chucks, stationary workholding, tooling and custom engineered solutions for the machine tool industry, has opened a new design and manufacturing production unit located in Petacciato, Italy. The SMW-Autoblok Petacciato team designs and manufactures intricate custom workholding solutions.

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Manufacturing Employment Surges in March

EMAG Announces Acquisition


EMAG Group said it agreed to acquire Samputensili Machine Tools and Samputensili CLC. EMAG said the two companies will be integrated into the newly founded EMAG technology company, EMAG SU Srl. Over time, the plan is for the two plants of Samputensili Machine Tools and Samputensili CLC to physically merge, with a shared location near Bologna, Italy.

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Expanding 3D Printing Industry Shows Its Stuff Amid Pandemic

Legal Insights Into the Metals Industry


Two attorneys describe why "a strong, well written sales contract" is a must for the metals industry. "The sales contract need not be long, complicated, or wordy, and one form contract can govern a long-term relationship."

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Is your conveyor a constant source of repair and maintenance?

Is your conveyor a constant source of repair and maintenance?

If your tired of conveyor downtime and diminishing ROI from a system that’s now costing more to up-keep than its worth, it’s time to replace your underperforming system. PRAB conveyors for metal scrap are designed for durability and have a proven long-life. We still have conveyors operating in the field that were installed over 57 years ago.

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A Conversation With SME's CEO

A Conversation With SME's CEO


2021 will be "a very good year" for manufacturing, Bob Willig, CEO of SME, told the editors of Manufacturing Engineering and Smart Manufacturing. "At SME, 2021 will be a combination of resuming some pre-pandemic activities while pivoting to new, more efficient ways of serving the manufacturing community," Willig said.

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

Modular Fixturing Helps Marine Propulsion Manufacturer Go Full Speed Ahead


Fairbanks Morse, a 125-year-old marine propulsion manufacturer, found that productivity had plateued and automation speed was being held back. The company turned to modular fixturing from Bluco Corp. The Bluco solution consisted of five tables with rolling legs atop 12 m of rail and featured a specialized component kit.

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Fusion, Inc. – your ONE SOURCE for Brazing & Soldering

Fusion, Inc. offers a variety of customizable automated fixed station and rotary indexing machines optimized to meet your specific manufacturing requirements. Our automated machines are complemented by a complete line of dispensing equipment, along with a full line of brazing and soldering pastes. Fusion, Inc. – your ONE SOURCE for Brazing and Soldering!

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Long-Lasting Taps Deliver Holes, Savings for Equipment Manufacturer

Authorities Investigate Fatal Crash of Driverless Tesla Vehicle


Authorities are probing the fatal crash of a Tesla car where no one was in the driver's seat, the Associated Press said. It was not clear if the vehicle's driver assistance system was being used. Two men were killed in the crash in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas. One was in the front passenger seat, the other in a rear passenger seat.

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NASA Flies Small Drone on Mars

NASA Flies Small Drone on Mars


NASA successfully flew a small helicopter drone, named Ingenuity, into the thin air of Mars, the BBC said. The first flight was less than one minute. Nevertheless, it represented "the first powered, controlled flight on another world," the BBC said. Additional flights are planned as NASA moves to test the technology. The craft was in the belly of NASA's Perseverance Rover, which landed on Mars in February.

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EOS Expands Additive Minds Academy Online Training Program to the U.S.

If you’re looking to expand your knowledge in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, EOS’ Additive Minds consulting team has the perfect solution for you. The Additive Minds Academy consists of individual online learning modules as well as more extensive learning paths to prepare engineers, designers, and aspiring creators to effectively serve in various AM roles— ranging from machine operator to application specialist to production manager.

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Techni-Tool maintains the best inventory of soldering equipment and supplies, stocking thousands of products from more than 60 manufacturers. Most orders ship out the same day. Starting a production run that wasn’t planned? Techni-Tool has solder wire, bars and paste ready to ship. Need critical gear for your soldering stations? Techni-Tool has irons, tips, fume extractors, and more. Ready for more profit and less downtime? Call Techni-Tool.

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