Advanced Manufacturing Now
Incentives Don't Determine Manufacturing Success
Advanced Manufacturing Now
February 6, 2019
 
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Boeing Profit Soars on Higher Aircraft Deliveries
Boeing Profit Soars on Higher Aircraft Deliveries
Boeing said its fourth-quarter and full-year profit rose helped by increased deliveries of commercial aircraft. Commercial aircraft deliveries for the quarter soared to 238 from 209 a year earlier. For all of 2081, deliveries totaled a record 806. The company also forecast even better results for 2019.
U.S. Manufacturers Gain Strength Through Change
U.S. Manufacturers Gain Strength Through Change
From steam power to the microchip, technological innovation in manufacturing has for more than two centuries transformed the way people work and live. These shifts in industrial production rippled through interdependent sectors and supply chains, underscoring manufacturing’s role in shaping the modern economy.

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NASCAR Driver Launches an Advanced Manufacturing Company
NASCAR Driver Launches an Advanced Manufacturing Company
NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski has joined the ranks of entrepreneurs in the metalworking industry while continuing his successful racing career. He has launched a new company, Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM), focused on hybrid machining technologies. Keselowski is investing “tens of millions of dollars” in equipment and expertise. KAM currently employs 30 people and expects to have up to 100 employees. The new company started up in April 2018.
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Caveat Emptor: Big Incentive Packages Don't Ensure Manufacturing Success
Caveat Emptor: Big Incentive Packages Don't Ensure Manufacturing Success
States, cities and other government bodies just can’t help themselves. When there’s a big manufacturing project promising hundreds or thousands of jobs, they get out their checkbooks. They offer up millions of dollars, or in the case of the proposed Foxconn facility in Wisconsin, billions of dollars in incentives. Now Foxconn says it may drop plans to build flat-screen panels in Wisconsin after being promised $4 billion in government incentives. The problem, Senior Editor Bill Koenig writes in a commentary, is manufacturing success results more from hard work and keeping abreast of technology. Manufacturing requires attention to detail. Blink and you’ve been surpassed for supremacy. Big incentive pacakages don't ensure success.
FINALLY – Industrial Teach Pendant Protection!
FINALLY – Industrial Teach Pendant Protection!
The first mass produced, shock absorbing, chemical resistant bumper designed to protect industrial robotic teach pendants. Manufactured from Santoprene™, Pendant Armor® guards from drops, spills, and extreme manufacturing conditions. Don’t leave your production at risk. Protect this critical component of your automation chain.

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Manufacturing Index Rebounds in January on Rise in New Orders
Manufacturing Index Rebounds in January on Rise in New Orders
Manufacturing rebounded in January after a significant slowdown the month before, the Institute for Supply Management said in a monthly report. The group’s manufacturing index, known as the PMI, rose to 56.6 percent last month from a restated 54.3 percent in December.Still, the January PMI was lower than the 58.5 percent average PMI of the past 12 months. During that period, three months (February, June and August) had PMIs of 60 percent or higher.
Stanley+Techstars Accelerator: Learn More About the Program
Stanley+Techstars Accelerator: Learn More About the Program
Global industry leader, Stanley Black & Decker and Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, have partnered to run the The STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator in Hartford, CT. Some areas we are interested in exploring include 3D printing, rapid prototyping, generative design, tooling, direct digital manufacturing and more. If you think you have a disruptive solution we look forward to your application. Join us for this live, interactive event to get your questions answered about the program and applications!

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Manufacturing Adds 13,000 Jobs in January on Gain in Durable Goods
Manufacturing Adds 13,000 Jobs in January on Gain in Durable Goods
Manufacturing added 13,000 jobs in January, with durable goods doing the heavy lifting. Durable goods industries increased employment by 20,000 jobs last month while non-durable goods overall lost 7,000, according to a breakdown by sector issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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GE to Merge Units Into a Single Renewable Energy Business
GE to Merge Units Into a Single Renewable Energy Business
General Electric Co. said it's merging " all of the company’s renewable and grid assets" into a single GE Rewable business. It's one of the first major movies by new CEO Larry Culp to revamp the struggling manufacturing concern, once the envy of Wall Street. Culp is trying to kickstart GE after years of reversals.
New Simulation Technologies to Drive Successful Additive Manufacturing
New Simulation Technologies to Drive Successful Additive Manufacturing
This presentation is a comprehensive overview of the latest simulation technologies for additive manufacturing. In addition, this presentation details how the latest simulation technologies can address the most challenging engineering problems regarding additive manufacturing.

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Caterpillar Financial Results Improve on Rising Sales
Caterpillar Financial Results Improve on Rising Sales
Caterpillar Inc. said its fourth-quarter and full-year financial performance improved on rising sales. The Deerfield, Illinois-based maker of mining trucks and other heavy equipment cited increased demand in North America related to the oil and gas industry as well as non-residential construction. At the same time, Caterpillar said demand was lower in China. Caterpillar is closely watched because it reflects broader economic trends.
 
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