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Boeing Earnings Soar
Advanced Manufacturing Now
October 31, 2018
 
Ford and Tesla Seek to Reassure Outsiders With Third-Quarter Earnings Reports
Ford and Tesla Seek to Reassure Outsiders With Third-Quarter Earnings Reports
Ford Motor Co. and Tesla Inc. scheduled their third-quarter earnings reports around the same time last week. In some ways, the companies provided a contrast in style and circumstance. But, Senior Editor Bill Koenig writes in a commentary, they shared something — the need to reassure outsiders. Each has its struggles. Ford has a robust North American business because of big pickups. It's not doing well elsewhere. Telsa, which reported a rare quarterly profit, needs to show it can make money consistently. The two automakers tried to use their earnings report to show they're making progress.
Save the Date: Okuma's 2018 Winter Showcase
Save the Date: Okuma's 2018 Winter Showcase
Want to see how Okuma can make your shop more profitable? Then join us for this year’s Winter Showcase, which will take place at our headquarters in Charlotte, NC, on Nov. 28th and 29th from 9 am to 4 pm each day. You’ll learn how automation, connectivity, and the power of integrated machining solutions can increase your shop's profitability.

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How Crowd-Funded Tech Is Making a Difference in Manufacturing
How Crowd-Funded Tech Is Making a Difference in Manufacturing
Paris-based Export Teleportation gathered 100,000 euros ($116,000) via crowd-sourced financing. The company makes video software for smart glasses. Now, its customers are receiving the benefit, writes Brett Brune, editor in chief of Smart Manufacturing. For example, Électricité de France (EDF) was able to expand its business in Africa. EDF tech experts could share their knowledge without time-consuming (and expensive) international travel.
Introducing the DRV Magic Drill for High-Speed Indexable Drilling
Introducing the DRV Magic Drill for High-Speed Indexable Drilling
Kyocera has developed a new line of indexable drills to be used mainly for holemaking in the machine tool business. Ideal for the automotive, aerospace and medical device industries, the new DRV Magic Drills combine a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) coated insert on the outside cutting edge and a physical vapor deposition (PVD) coated insert on the inside cutting edge. This allows for high-speed machining and excellent drilling precision.

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Boeing Profit Surges, Aircraft Maker Boosts Its Forecast
Boeing Profit Surges, Aircraft Maker Boosts Its Forecast
Aircraft maker Boeing Co. (Chicago) said its third-quarter profit surged by more than 30% and it raised its 2018 forecast. The company cited “a lower-than-expected tax rate and improved performance” at its commercial aircraft unit as part of why earnings improved. Boeing said 2018 revenue and profit will be higher than earlier forecast.  
Bluco Modular Fixturing – FABTECH Booth# C12028
Bluco Modular Fixturing – FABTECH Booth# C12028
Established in 1990, Bluco is the leader in precision modular fixturing for welding, machining, and assembly. We deliver the highest quality components, tables, services and customized solutions in the industry. Bluco’s application engineers work directly with our customers throughout the ordering process; delivering a comprehensive modular fixturing solution. We are committed to providing exceptional products, outstanding customer support, and unparalleled service. Visit bluco.com or call 800.535.0135 for more information.
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FANUC Looks to Expansion to Help Diversification Efforts
FANUC Looks to Expansion to Help Diversification Efforts
Robot maker FANUC is looking to a $51 million expansion project to help it enter new markets, the company said. The project will include space for laboratories. FANUC traditionally has supplied robots to the auto industry. FANUC intends to enter new markets including aerospace and logistics.
Buyer’s Guide to 3D Printing for Manufacturing
Buyer’s Guide to 3D Printing for Manufacturing
Many businesses struggle to find additive manufacturing solutions that suit their needs and provide an efficient return on investment (ROI). Selecting the right tool to target manufacturing roadblocks is vital to maximizing your manufacturing line productivity at low cost.

Download the buyer's guide today to get a jumpstart in understanding how you can streamline your design and manufacturing workflow.

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Personalize Products? Switch Product Formats in 15 Minutes? It's Happening at L'Oreal
Personalize Products? Switch Product Formats in 15 Minutes? It's Happening at L'Oreal
Smart Manufacturing Editor in Chief Brett Brune interviewed Stéphane Lannuzel, chief digital officer for operations at L’Oréal, in Paris. "The digital transformation of L’Oréal operations is really led by our consumer needs," Lannuzel said. "Our consumers have changed more in the last three years than in the past 30 years...We are working a lot in developing the agility of our manufacturing lines."
Automotive OEM Harnesses The Power of Leak Test Data to Eliminate Bottleneck and Improve FTT
Automotive OEM Harnesses The Power of Leak Test Data to Eliminate Bottleneck and Improve FTT
One of the world’s largest automakers was struggling to resolve a bottleneck at their end-of-line CTS Sentinel I28 leak test stations. Find out how data – collected from the leak testers and analyzed with the QualityWorX CTS DataHub – armed them with the insight they needed to pinpoint the issue, reduce cycle time by 21%, and increase FTT by 11.5% in a matter of hours.

Download this case study to find out how one of the world’s largest automakers reduced cycle time by 20% and increased FTT by 11.5% in a matter of hours with the QualityWorX CTS DataHub.

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Report: Women Engineering Students, Faculty Experience Sexual Harassment
Report: Women Engineering Students, Faculty Experience Sexual Harassment
Half of women faculty and staff in academia experience sexual harassment, and almost half of all engineering students experience sexual harassment from faculty or staff, according to a report covered at WE18 in Minneapolis, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE; Chicago) conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (Washington) produced the report.
Register Now to Attend FABTECH 2018
Register Now to Attend FABTECH 2018
FABTECH 2018, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, takes place November 6-8 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Make plans now to attend and find everything you need to accelerate your career and your business. Meet with 1,500 world-class suppliers, discover new products and network with peers. Learning opportunities include 130+ educational sessions along with keynotes and panel discussions led by industry thought leaders.

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Caterpillar Profit Rises; Maker of Heavy Equipment Sounds a Cautionary Note on Tariffs
Caterpillar Profit Rises; Maker of Heavy Equipment Sounds a Cautionary Note on Tariffs
Caterpillar Inc. said its third-quarter profit surged while cautioning that the price it pays for steel is going up because of tariffs. Caterpillar said its material costs went up during the quarter “due to increases in steel prices and tariffs.” The company said it will employ “operational excellence and cost discipline” to offset higher costs this quarter.
Hassle-free 3D Printing Profiles for Industrial Composites
Hassle-free 3D Printing Profiles for Industrial Composites
With excellent thermal and mechanical properties and compatible with the Ultimaker S5, XSTRAND™ materials are ideal for industrial applications. They can help customers manufacture items that suit specific applications, such as tooling, appliances, and electronics.

Watch the video to learn how Owens Corning and Ultimaker are helping customers solve real-world problems, enabling accurate and reliable printing of prototypes and end-use parts.

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