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May 12th, 2021

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

Manufacturing Jobs Fall on Temporary Auto Layoffs

Manufacturing jobs declined last month as temporary auto industry layoffs overwhelmed gains in other industries. Jobs in motorized vehicles and parts plunged by 27,000 as temporary shutdowns from a computer chip shortage took hold. Miscellaneous manufacturing was among the sectors posting a job gain in April. The decline last month followed strong increases in February and March.

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Manufacturing Employment Surges in March

Manufacturing Remains at Strong Levels, ISM Says

Manufacturing continued to operate at strong levels in April, the Institute for Supply Management said. The Tempe, Ariz.-based group’s manufacturing index, known as the PMI, was 60.7 percent last month, That was down from March's 64.7 percent, which represented an almost 40-year high.An index reading above 50 percent indicates economic expansion.

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Expanding 3D Printing Industry Shows Its Stuff Amid Pandemic

GM Quarterly Profit Surges Despite Chip Shortage

General Motors Co. said its first-quarter profit rose sharply compared with a year earlier despite having to deal with a global shortage of computer chips. On an adjusted basis, GM's results handily exceeded analyst forecasts. CEO Mary Barra said the automaker's supply chain and manufacting teams worked to maximize output of high-demand vehicles.

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U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Rise in February on a Monthly Basis

February 2021 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $149.5 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology. That was up 3.3 percent from January but down 17.1 percent from February 2020.

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

3D Systems Announces Expansion

3D Systems said it will increase its presence in Denver to support its fast-growing health care solutions business, and expand industrial application development capabilities for its Application Innovation Group (AIG). The company said it expects to complete the expansion in 2022's second quarter.

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Scanners Measure Up

The development of laser scanners and structured white light scanners for metrology is proceeding down two parallel tracks. Makers of such devices come up with advancements. Meanwhile, customers seek improvements. The two tracks sometimes converge.

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Drilling Productivity Improves for Steel, Cast Iron

Advances in geometries, coatings, coolant, and combination tools are resulting in better holes -- and faster. Holemaking accounts for the largest share of machining both in small shops and large production facilities today. The bulk of that holemaking is drilling into steel and cast iron.

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