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Manufacturing Job Expansion Resumes
Advanced Manufacturing Now
October 17, 2018
 
Despite Trade Pact, Jittery Days Remain for Auto Industry
Despite Trade Pact, Jittery Days Remain for Auto Industry
The U.S. auto industry has seen one major headache go away. However, that doesn’t mean industry jitters have ceased. The Trump administration has reached an agreement with Canada to be part of a new trade pact with the U.S. and Mexico. That will, essentially, preserve an automotive supply chain extending across the three countries that formed because of the North American Free Trade Agreement. However, Senior Editor Bill Koenig writes in a commentary, there are other trade fights that may have an impact on the industry. Also, some automakers are looking at revampings that will cut jobs. Jittery days, indeed.
High-accuracy MICURA CMM, small footprint
High-accuracy MICURA CMM, small footprint
Ideal for measuring small, intricate parts, the MICURA CMM from ZEISS with active scanning and submicron accuracy, now includes a model with an even larger measuring range. The new system can handle bigger parts with a 40 percent larger measuring range of 500 x 700 x 500 millimeters and has a machine-mounted controller, saving floor space.

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Prima Industrie Introduces a 3D Printing Division
Prima Industrie Introduces a 3D Printing Division
Prima Industrie, a a manufacturer of laser systems for industrial applications, has added a new Prima Additive division "dedicated to the design, production and marketing of turnkey solutions for metal powder bed fusion (PBF) and direct metal deposition (DMD) technologies," writes Managing Editor Candace Roulo. The introduction was part of an Innovation Day event at Prima. Prima Additive is the third division of the Prima Industrie Group, which includes Prima Power and Prima Electro.
Get Your IoT Pilots Off the Ground!
Get Your IoT Pilots Off the Ground!
While most companies are moving forward with IoT, many are still struggling to get up to scale and start generating significant revenue. If getting your IoT pilots and prototypes off the ground is a priority for you, we invite you to attend this expert webinar

If getting your IoT pilots and prototypes off the ground is a priority for you, we invite you to attend this expert webinar presentation.

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Manufacturing Job Growth Resumes in September
Manufacturing Job Growth Resumes in September
Manufacturing job expansion resumed in September after pausing in August. The sector added 18,000 jobs last month, with 17,000 of the gain taking place in durable goods, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. One major job gainer was fabricated metal products. Senior Editor Bill Koenig sifts through the numbers.
The Starting Point for Robot Automation
The Starting Point for Robot Automation
From assembly and pick-and-place to material handling and packaging, the use of robots is on the rise in factory automation. Extremely customizable in even the most complex applications, automation systems are beneficial for a wide variety of reasons. Taking the plunge into automation, however, can be confusing and daunting. With so many factors to consider, you may be wondering, “Where do I start?”
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Industries Still Struggle With Automation, Consulting Company Says
Industries Still Struggle With Automation, Consulting Company Says
Various industries are still struggling with automation despite long-standing efforts, consulting McKinsey & Co. said in a report. “Organizations in every region and industry are automating at least some business processes,” New York-based McKinsey said. However, it added, that “only a slight majority have succeeded at meeting their targets.”
10 Things You Need to Know When Replacing Your CAM System
10 Things You Need to Know When Replacing Your CAM System
Are you having issues with your current CAM system and thinking of switching? Download this eBook to make sure your next system is the right system and will work well for you not only now, but into the future.

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Machine Tool Orders Slip on Monthly Basis, Post Big Year-Over-Year Gain in August
Machine Tool Orders Slip on Monthly Basis, Post Big Year-Over-Year Gain in August
Machine tool orders fell slightly in August on a monthly basis but posted a strong gain compared with a year ago, the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT; McLean, VA) said. Orders totaled $399.34 million for the month, AMT said. That was down 3% from an adjusted $411.85 million in July. However, the August figure represented a 20% gain from orders totaling $333.56 million in August 2017.
Extended Reality Drives Aerospace Excellence at Boeing
Extended Reality Drives Aerospace Excellence at Boeing
Join us for this webinar to see how Boeing is making effective use of XR technologies, and integration with other emerging technical capabilities meant to accelerate and maintain business efficiencies and capabilities, to propel itself into the next 100 years of aerospace excellence.

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Taming the Most Detailed Product Data Imaginable
Taming the Most Detailed Product Data Imaginable
How can makers of complex products—airplanes, passenger cars and toaster ovens—use vast streams of bits and bytes to make them better? According to Contributing Editor Bruce Morey: "Enter the Digital Twin, fed by its close relative the Digital Thread. They are starting to catch on." Demand for digital twins has ballooned in just the last three or four years.
Discover the Newest Solutions
Discover the Newest Solutions
Attending the Automation Fair® event equips you with innovative strategies to help you become more globally competitive and productive with The Connected Enterprise. At the event, you will gain in-depth industry knowledge by attending hands-on labs and sessions. You’ll experience the latest technologies at exhibits and be able to network with industry experts and peers.

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Linear Friction Welder Delivered to LIFT
Linear Friction Welder Delivered to LIFT
Manufacturing Technology, Inc (MTI) has shipped North America’s first linear friction welder capable of full sized part development to the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) facility in Detroit where it will contribute to cutting edge lightweighting research in the automotive and aerospace sectors.Weighing 122,000 pounds (61 metric tons) –- roughly the same weight as a Boeing 737 -– the LF35-75 has the largest tooling envelope of any linear friction welder in the world, according to MTI.
 
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