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Fives Makes a Move
Advanced Manufacturing Now
January 2, 2019
 
GE, GM Are Manufacturers to Watch in 2019
GE, GM Are Manufacturers to Watch in 2019
After a rocky 2018, both General Electric Co. and General Motors Co. are manufacturers to keep an eye on in the new year, Senior Editor Bill Koenig writes in a commentary. GE's new CEO, Lawrence Culp, is trying to turn the company around but its biggest problem, its power business, won't be an easy fix. GM's planned factory closings and job cuts have angered politicians.
A New Era of Functional Color 3D Prototyping and Production
A New Era of Functional Color 3D Prototyping and Production
Get a look at HP’s latest 3D printer - powered by HP Multi Jet Fusion technology - designed to overcome existing color 3D printing challenges and open up innovation for small- to medium-sized product development teams and design businesses, universities and research institutions. Learn about how color 3D applications are enabled with a 3D printing system that allows the production of functional parts in full color - with voxel control - in a fraction of the time.

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Manufacturing Faces Mixed Conditions, Boston Consulting Group Says
Manufacturing Faces Mixed Conditions, Boston Consulting Group Says
U.S. manufacturing is confronting short-term problems while poised to benefit from longer-term trends, Boston Consulting Group said in a report. U.S. cost competitiveness has slipped the past two years, the consulting firm said. However, a corporate tax cut that went into effect in 2018 is helping manufacturing's long-term prospects.
How Ford is Reinventing Efficient Manufacturing with Ultimaker 3D Printers
How Ford is Reinventing Efficient Manufacturing with Ultimaker 3D Printers
Since its foundation in 1914, Ford has driven innovation in automotive manufacturing. From inventing the moving assembly line 115 years ago – also known as Fordism – to today’s use of additive manufacturing, Ford is constantly thinking ahead to accelerate vehicle manufacture through increased productivity, ergonomics, and quality control.

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Fives Moves Machine Tool Services Business to Expanded Facility
Fives Machining Systems Inc. (Hebron, KY) said it's relocating its Machine Tool Services and Solutions business to a new production facility located at 2200 Litton Lane, Hebron, KY, 41048. The machine tool business provides productivity enhancements and service support to aerospace and industrial manufacturers for the full range of machine tools in their facilities.
A Manufacturers Guide to Growing Profitability
A Manufacturers Guide to Growing Profitability
As manufacturing becomes increasingly competitive and complex, business owners share a common concern: the need to grow. Read our eBook to discover five key factors that growing manufacturers believe contributed to their recent business growth, and five risks that manufacturers believe may prevent or weaken their growth in the future.

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Indiana Manufacturers Association Begins Program to Boost Skills
Indiana Manufacturers Association Begins Program to Boost Skills
The Indiana Manufacturers Association (Indianapolis; IMA) has begun an employer-driven education initiative to ensure a pipeline of skilled workers for manufacturing in that state. The initiative builds on the state’s efforts to help students pursue career and technical education and to help employers establish a pipeline of talent. The Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (INFAME) will work with regional manufacturers and educational institutions to implement dual-track training that includes both classwork and hands-on training.
Harness the Power of Industry 4.0 with New Research from University Experts and Industry Stakeholders
Harness the Power of Industry 4.0 with New Research from University Experts and Industry Stakeholders
With research from seven leading Michigan universities and colleges and corporate insight from industry stakeholders, this “Technology in Industry Report” from Automation Alley provides a comprehensive look into the eight technology sectors of Industry 4.0.

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Optomec Acquires Huffman
Optomec Acquires Huffman
Optomec, a maker of production-grade additive manufacturing solutions, said it has acquired Huffman, which supplies metal 3D printing systems for additive repair of gas turbine components in the energy and aviation markets. Huffman’s equipment and software are in production at virtually all major manufacturers of aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines, who use its metal deposition capabilities to restore worn or damaged components at substantially lower cost than newly-made spare parts, according to Optomec.
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.

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Studer Sells 1,000th universal cylindrical grinding machine to Chinese Company
Studer Sells 1,000th universal cylindrical grinding machine to Chinese Company
Fritz Studer AG, a maker of universal, internal and external grinding machines, sold its 1,000th S31 universal cylindrical grinding machine to Wuhan Hangda Aero Science & Technology Development Co. (Wuhan, China). Wuhan Hangda develops high-precision components for the aviation industry in China.
Registration is Now Open for EASTEC, May 14-16, 2019 in West Springfield, MA
Registration is Now Open for EASTEC, May 14-16, 2019 in West Springfield, MA
EASTEC is the largest Northeast manufacturing technology event. There is no better place for New England manufacturers to investigate and acquire the latest advanced manufacturing equipment, software and services. Engage first-hand with more than 700 world-class exhibiting companies to explore and identify crucial products and technologies – from development to final production. Register for free and put EASTEC on your calendar, May 14-16, 2019.

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Durable Goods Orders Rise in November on Aircraft Orders
Durable Goods Orders Rise in November on Aircraft Orders
Durable goods orders rose in November, paced by a surge in orders for commercial and defense aircraft. Orders increased 0.8% to $250.8 billion last month, up from a revised $248.9 billion in October, the U.S. Commerce Department said in a monthly report.The gain snapped a streak of two monthly declines. That included a 4.3% slide in October.
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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