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March 24, 2021

Advanced Manufacturing Now Newsletter
New Wohlers Report Says Additive Manufacturing Grew Despite Pandemic

New Wohlers Report Says Additive Manufacturing Grew Despite Pandemic

The 3D printing industry expanded by 7.5 percent in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Wohlers Associates Inc. said in an annual report. That compares with an annual growth rate of 27.4 percent the previous 10 years. The Wohlers Report is closely watched among additive manufacturers.

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Additive Manufacturing Keeps Soaring in Aerospace

Additive Manufacturing Keeps Soaring in Aerospace


Recent advances in additive manufacturing mean the technology will supplant or augment traditional manufacturing in the production of aerospace parts, writes Contributing Editor Ed Sinkora. He details the progress being made.

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Manufacturing's Electrical Heart

Manufacturing's Electrical Heart


Servos comprise a key element in manufacturing machinery. Servos deliver precision movement. They either move to a precise spot or move in a precise way. Senior Technical Editor Bruce Morey describes why servos are so important to manufacturing.

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Manufacturers are Setting Up Shop in the Sunshine State

Manufacturers are Setting Up Shop in the Sunshine State

As a top 5 state for manufacturing establishments, Florida is built for your business. More than 331,000 Floridians work in the state's manufacturing industries and our training schools, community colleges, and universities are among the nation's top producers of STEM graduates. So while we’re helping you succeed with today’s talent, we’re also preparing tomorrows.

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ExOne, Ford Seek to Advance 3D Printing in Automotive

ExOne, Ford Seek to Advance 3D Printing in Automotive


ExOne Co. and Ford Motor Co. say they are on a path where 3D printing plays a bigger part in automotive manufacturing. The companies have developed a patent-pending process for binder jet 3D printing...

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'Marposs Acquires Italian Company

Marposs Acquires Italian Company


Marposs, involved with measurement, inspection and test technologies, said it has acquired e.d.c. srl (Electrical Dynamic Company), an Italian company based in Milan and a leader in functional testing systems for electric motors and components.

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If It Ain't Broke, It May Still Need Fixing

If It Ain't Broke, It May Still Need Fixing


Some shops think routine machine tool maintenance is overrated, writes Contributing Editor Kip Hanson. That's a bad idea. Failure to regularly and adequately maintain CNC equipment can cost far more than the inevitable but unexpected repair bill.

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Two Americans Charged With Helping Ex-Nissan Boss Ghosn's Escape'

Two Americans Charged With Helping Ex-Nissan Boss Ghosn's Escape


Two Americans were charged by prosecutors in Tokyo with helping former Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn to escape Japan, Reuters said. Each could face jail terms of up to three years. Ghosn, who had been...

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Tips for Your Boring Operations

Tips for Your Boring Operations

Machining is the only field where boring can actually be considered entertaining. Jokes aside, boring is a frequent operation in machine shops as holemaking applications are very common, especially in the automotive or gunsmithing sectors. For this reason, having a good understanding of the process and the tools involved is fundamental and, as always, Practical Machinist has you covered. Here are some important tips.

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