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March 18, 2020

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Coronavirus Outbreak in China Lengthing Lead Times, Cutting Revenue for U.S. Businesses

Coronavirus Outbreak in China Lengthing Lead Times, Cutting Revenue for U.S. Businesses

When former General Electric Co. chief Jack Welch died last week at 84, it was as if a legend had departed. He was the CEO who had transformed an aging industrial concern into a vibrant giant. But there was a cautionary aspect to Welch's story. His seeming magic didn't transfer to his successors. And some companies that tried to import Welch's GE playbook didn't always succeed with it. Welch's legacy is more mixed and nuanced.

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Machine Tool Orders Fall in January, Coronavirus May Delay Industry Rebound

Machine Tool Orders Fall in January, Coronavirus May Delay Industry Rebound


Machine tool orders fell sharply in January while the new coronavirus (COVID-19) may delay the industry’s comeback, AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology, said in a report. Orders fell 32 percent from December and 34 percent from January 2019. Orders for the month amounted to the lowest January figure since 2017.

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Cutting Tool Orders Rise in January

Cutting Tool Orders Rise in January


The picture was different for cutting tools. In January, U.S. cutting tool consumption was up 5 percent from December, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT. However, the figure was down 8.6 percent compared with January 2019. The report indicated there may be uncertainty ahead.

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Prima Power Laserdyne Moves to Expanded Complex

Prima Power Laserdyne Moves to Expanded Complex


Prima Power Laserdyne has moved to an expanded manufacturing and operations center. In February, the company relocated to the new facility in Brooklyn Park, Minn. The new facility includes all manufacturing, research, office, customer demonstration, service, and user training space. The Laserdyne machines and Prima Additive DED additive machines will be manufactured in the new facility.

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Washington State Moves to Repeal Tax Break That Benefited Boeing

Washington State Moves to Repeal Tax Break That Benefited Boeing


Washington state moved to repeal an aerospace tax break that has benefited Boeing Co., which has major operations in the state, Reuters said. The move averted looming European Union tariffs on U.S. goods. The World Trade Organization has found that Boeing and Europan aircraft maker Airbus received unfair subsidies in cases extending back to 2004, according to Reuters. Boeing said the Washington state action...

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Ku Leuven Installs Xjet Machine to Explore Medical Additive Manufacturing

Ku Leuven Installs Xjet Machine to Explore Medical Additive Manufacturing


KU Leuven is one the oldest and most prestigious research-lead universities in Europe. It purchased an XJet Carmel 1400C 3D printer to begin exploring various medical applications, including ceramic bone implants and dentures. Avi Cohen, vice president of healthcare and education of Xjet, describes what the school did with the new printer.

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United Grinding North America, Dynamic Machine Form Partnership

United Grinding North America, Dynamic Machine Form Partnership


United Grinding North America Inc., Miamisburg, Ohio, and Dynamic Machine of Detroit, a Troy, Mich., based CNC equipment dealership, said they formed a partnership. Dynamic Machine will provide Michigan manufacturers with a local advanced technical center for United Grinding-brand machine demonstrations, test cuts, turnkey...

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