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June 2, 2021

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

Auto Industry's Recovery From Semiconductor Shortage May Be Long

The auto industry’s recovery from a global semiconductor shortage may be long and require revamping supply chains, according to a report by the Deloitte consulting firm. There is “no quick fix in sight,” Deloitte said. The shortage “has caused every OEM to rethink its global supply network in terms of where critical risks might still be buried.”

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Manufacturing Employment Surges in March

Automation Redefines Tool Presetting


New features allow shop owners to customize tool presetters to their operations, says Contributing Writer Frank Burke. When it comes to whether automated tool presetting is applicable for high-mix, low-volume shops, there is a broad consensus that it is a real necessity for any shop working with CNC equipment.

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Expanding 3D Printing Industry Shows Its Stuff Amid Pandemic

Ford Expands EV Investment


Ford Motor Co. said it's increasing its investment in electric vehicles by more than a third, according to Reuters (via Yahoo). The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker also said it has a target of having 40 percent of its worldwide vehicle be all-electric by 2030. The company is calling the plan "Ford +"

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Boeing Plans New 737 Max Production Increase in Late-2022, Reuters Reports

Durable Goods Orders Fall, Dragged Down by Transportation


Durable goods orders declined in April, dragged down by orders for transportation equipment, the U.S. Commerce Department said in a monthly report. The 1.3 percent decline snapped a streak of 11 consecutive monthly gains. Excluding transportation, orders increased 1 percent.

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

Toolholding: Built for Speed


Toolholding technology continues to adjust for the requirements of high-speed machining, writes Contributing Editor Robert Puhr. Today, machine shops of all kinds, not just the ones working with high-tech alloys on multi-axis autonomous machining centers, are laser-focused on speed. This is not just speed for speed’s sake. The goal is to produce more good parts, more profitably, and more safely.

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7 Must-have Books about Electric Discharge Machining

If your job involves cutting extremely complex shapes, electrical discharge machining should be your go-to process. Unlike more “traditional” machining methods, EDM removes material by either shaving or carving and is growing in popularity in the manufacturing industry thanks to its ability to achieve extra-tight tolerances. Curious to know more about the process and technology? Here’s a list of must-have resources that will answer all your questions.

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Boeing Plans New 737 Max Production Increase in Late-2022, Reuters Reports

Boeing Plans New 737 Max Production Increase in Late-2022, Reuters Reports


Boeing Co. has devised preliminary plans to make as many as 42 737 Max aircraft a month in the fall of 2022, Reuters reported, citing industry sources. Boeing has resumed 737 Max production after the plane had been grounded following two fatal crashes. Boeing has made software fixes to the 737 Max, one of its most important planes.

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

AIM Photonics Looks to Boost Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning


John Bowers, acting CEO of the Manufacturing USA innovation institute called AIM Photonics, says his group is looking to give artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learing (ML) a shot in the arm, writes Brett Brune, editor in chief of Smart Manufacturing. AI and ML "take huge amounts of computing capacity," Bowers said.

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Machine Connectivity Best Practices and Your IIoT Roadmap

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Driving Alignment with High Performing Product Teams: A Panel Discussion

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