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Advanced Manufacturing Now
June 20, 2018
 
Reports Urges US Investment in Manufacturing, Says Private Sector Can't Do It All
Reports Urges US Investment in Manufacturing, Says Private Sector Can't Do It All
A new report urges the United States invest in emerging manufacturing technologies, saying the private sector can’t preserve US manufacturing by itself. “Market forces alone are unlikely to achieve the needed change,” according to report by a group called MForesight. “They have not so far….Only government can overcome this market failure to ensure that the United States remains globally competitive.”
Your One-Stop Shop
Your One-Stop Shop
General Carbide is your “one-stop-shop” for premium tungsten carbide ammunition tooling and firearms components. With ISO and Type 10 FFL certifications, and in-house finishing capabilities, our expertise helps manufacturers of firearms, ammunition and ammunition components formulate superior grades for sinter HIPed Draw Dies, Profile Dies, Punches, Forged Tooling and AP Cores. By having metallurgical, engineering and manufacturing know-how under one roof, you can feel confident about coming to us because we’ll help you hit your targets.

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Tesla Lays Off 9% of Workforce as CEO Seeks Profits
Tesla Lays Off 9% of Workforce as CEO Seeks Profits
Electric-car maker Tesla cut 9% of its workforce. The layoffs are "calibrated to help meet CEO Elon Musk’s goal of second-half profitability and demonstrate that the automotive upstart is ready to be what he’s called a 'real company,'” wrote Alan Ohnsman of Forbes. The job cuts don't affect production workers. Tesla has enjoyed a high stock price but profits have been scarce.
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Metal 3D Printing's Day Is Coming in Automotive
Metal 3D Printing's Day Is Coming in Automotive
Metal 3D printing will play a growing role in automotive, Gordon Styles, CEO of Star Rapid, writes in a commentary in the 2018 Motorized Vehicle Manufacturing Yearbook. "Metal 3D printing will create the generation of advanced prototypes quickly enough to keep pace with the rapid development of new and modified machine designs," according to Styles.
Lucideon White Paper: Additive Manufacturing – A Metallurgical Perspective
Lucideon White Paper: Additive Manufacturing – A Metallurgical Perspective
As with any other manufacturing process, different materials provide different benefits for particular applications. In this white paper we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of AM at each of the three main manufacturing stages: pre-processing, processing and post-processing. We also discuss some typical component applications that this manufacturing process is being used for, and all the metallurgical issues involved.

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Boeing Contest Results Show Coming Up With Jetpacks Is Hard
Boeing Contest Results Show Coming Up With Jetpacks Is Hard
Boeing has revealed the winners of its GoFly contest for inventors of personal aircraft. There was some buzz the contest could spur creation of new jetpacks that a user could strap on and fly away with. However, according to Bloomberg, "These are simply not the jetpacks we’ve been waiting for." Instead, winners came up with designs that looked like flying motorcycles and such. Jetpacks may be too loud to be practical.
Enabling Smart Manufacturing with Edge Computing
Enabling Smart Manufacturing with Edge Computing
Making Smart Factories Smarter: Combining the Power of IoT Analytics, Machine Learning, and Edge Computing on the Plant Floor

Smart Manufacturing envisions a future where factory equipment can make autonomous decisions based on what’s going happening on the factory floor. Enabling this vision requires a combination of related technologies such as IoT, AI/machine learning, and edge computing. In this webinar, we will introduce edge computing and discuss its role in enabling Smart Manufacturing.

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Marposs Acquires Aeroel
Marposs Acquires Aeroel
Marposs said it acquired Aeroel srl (Pradamano, Italy), a designer and manufacturer of high accuracy laser micrometers and laser gauges for non-contact diameter measurement and control. Main markets include the wire, appliance, aerospace, automotive and oleodynamics manufacturing industries "where the technologies are applied to assure dimensional consistency and product quality, helping to improve process efficiency while reducing scrap and manpower," Marposs said. Terms were not disclosed.
The Automotive Industry Fights Back.
The Automotive Industry Fights Back.
From workforce dynamics to evolving autonomous technologies, on-demand manufacturing and heightened consumer expectations, technology trends are creating new challenges and opportunities. Don’t get left behind as innovators continue to redefine the industry. The Best Practices for Automotive conference is dedicated to embracing innovation and transforming the industry together as a community. Join the fight September 11-13 in Detroit, MI. Register with promo code SME18 to save to $200.
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3D Printing in Aerospace Accelerating, Analysis Says
3D Printing in Aerospace Accelerating, Analysis Says
The use of 3D printing is growing, according to an analysis by Frost & Sullivan (London). The analysis forecasts the global 3D printing materials market for the aerospace industry to reach $535.1 million by 2024, with a compound annual growth rate of 20.3% between 2017 and 2024. Companies such as Boeing and Airbus "intend to expedite the adoption of 3D printing technology to reduce supply chain complexities and costs," Frost & Sullivan said.
The Benefits of Designing Medical Devices with Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing
The Benefits of Designing Medical Devices with Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing
The additive manufacturing industry continues to grow as serial manufacturing applications across many sectors are realized. Topology optimization and generative design software further exploit the benefits and capacity of additive manufacturing by generating designs that increase function and reduce material, weight, design time, and cost. Increasingly, selective laser melting applications featuring medical-grade Titanium are utilized in the production of orthopedic implants, such as lumbar and cervical fusion cages, with lattice structures that increase bone in-growth.

Learn How Metal Additive Manufacturing and Topology Optimization are Transforming the Medical Device Industry.

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Prima Power Laserdyne Names New President for Laserdyne Line
Prima Power Laserdyne Names New President for Laserdyne Line
Prima Power Laserdyne appointed Giovanni Zunino to the position of president for the Laserdyne product line. Ezio Basso, chief executive officer of the Prima Power Division, announced Zunino is succeeding Terry VanderWert, who retired from the company.
Overcome Manufacturing Challenges with Composite and Metal 3D Printing
Overcome Manufacturing Challenges with Composite and Metal 3D Printing
Download this free report to learn several ways you can quickly improve your manufacturing processes.

Both high-strength composite 3D printing and metal 3D printing are valuable fabrication methods that allow you to tackle a wide range of requirements and use cases, from tooling and fixtures to low-volume end use parts to functional prototypes.

By understanding both printing technologies and their unique advantages, you can maximize the utility of high strength 3D printing in your operation.

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