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April 7, 2021

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Manufacturing Index Zooms in March, Reaches Four-Decade High

Manufacturing Index Zooms in March, Reaches Four-Decade High

Manufacturing accelerated in March to its highest level in almost 40 years, the Institute for Supply Management said. The Tempe, Ariz.-based group’s manufacturing index, known as the PMI, reached 64.7 percent. It was the highest index level since November 1983. Economic expansion was broad-based across manufacturing industries.

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Manufacturing Employment Surges in March

Manufacturing Employment Surges in March


U.S. manufacturing added 53,000 jobs in March, with contributions from both durable and non-durable goods, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said. Noteable job gainers included fabricated metal products, miscellaneous manufacturing and machinery.

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Expanding 3D Printing Industry Shows Its Stuff Amid Pandemic

Expanding 3D Printing Industry Shows Its Stuff Amid Pandemic


When supply chains were dirupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, additive manufacturing (AM) providers stepped in, demonstrating the responsiveness and value of the technology, according to Wohlers Associates. "AM provided...

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Connecting Materials, Processes, Systems and Talent To Drive U.S. Economic and National Security

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Impact of Emerging Technology Trends on Business Operations

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Smart Manufacturing Takeaways From NASA's Latest Trip to Mars

Smart Manufacturing Takeaways From NASA's Latest Trip to Mars


NASA landed another rover on Mars in February, thanks in part to the work and leadership of Adam Steltzner. Smart Manufacturing interviewed him shortly thereafter—just as he got off the phone with U.S. President Joe Biden.

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

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


A new partnership between 3D printer and materials company Impossible Objects and leading 3D printing specialist Ricoh 3D will make strong and lightweight printed composite parts available to Ricoh 3D’s customers in Europe for the first time.

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Long-Lasting Taps Deliver Holes, Savings for Equipment Manufacturer

Long-Lasting Taps Deliver Holes, Savings for Equipment Manufacturer


Recycling equipment manufacturer Harris Equipment Co., Cordele, Ga., saved 50 percent per job tapping Hardox 450 steel wear plates by switching to taps from Emuge Corp., West Boylston, Mass. This is how it all unfolded.

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Biden Plan to Boost EVs Complicated by Battery Supplies'

Biden Plan to Boost EVs Complicated by Battery Supplies


The Biden administration's plan to increase electric vehicle output is being complicated by a weak supply chain that may prevent automakers from getting enough batteries, The Washington Post reported. A dispute between two South Korean manufacturers...

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Save Money with Repair & Rebuild Services

Save Money with Repair & Rebuild Services

All brands of telescopic covers and precision ball screws (even acme or lead screws) can be restored, repaired, and quickly returned through Dynatect’s repair centers. In a rush? We offer emergency and expedited service options.

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High speed electric spindles can be used for automation and specialty purpose machines

High speed electric spindles can be used for automation and specialty purpose machines

Nakanishi’s E-Speed series achieves speeds up to 80,000 RPM with a tolerance less than 1 micron TIR. With spindle diameters that range from 22.8 mm to 50 mm, they are light weight, one piece or modular and have versatile mounting options. Reach out to NSK America Corporation direct at 800-585-4675.

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Webinar: Advance Your 3D Printing Expertise with Online Trainings

Webinar: Advance Your 3D Printing Expertise with Online Trainings

Are you an individual preparing for a new role in 3D printing? Or an organization looking to onboard new employees in the field of additive manufacturing (AM)? Join our webinar on April 13 to learn about the new Additive Minds Academy online training program. Additive Minds Academy offers individual learning modules and extensive learning paths to prepare engineers, designers, and aspiring creators to effectively serve in various AM roles.

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