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September 9, 2020

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Manufacturing Expansion Accelerates on New Order Surge

Manufacturing Expansion Accelerates on New Order Surge

U.S. manufacturing expanded in August as new orders for products surged, the Institute for Supply Management said. The Tempe, Ariz.-based group’s manufacturing index, known as the PMI, registered at 56 percent for August, up from 54.2 percent in July. The index represented the fourth straight month of economic expansion for manufacturing. It was also the best PMI performance since November 2018.

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LOGIQ 5 GRIP

LOGIQ 5 GRIP

Due to the of success Penta products incorporating 5 cutting edges on a single insert, Iscar has released a new parting system that has 5 pockets on each adapter, called LOGIQ 5 GRIP. The TangGrip style released in 2018 includes 0.079” & 0.118” widths, but is now available in the new SlimGrip with 0.047” & 0.063” widths available. The new system features an economical adapter with 5 pockets, and strong wedge style clamping of the adapter.

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Manufacturing Jobs Rise While Durable Goods Mixed

Manufacturing Jobs Rise While Durable Goods Mixed


U.S. manufacturing added 29,000 jobs in August but durable goods only rose by 2,000 amid a mixed employment picture. Within durable goods, industries with job gains were mostly offset by those with job losses, according to a breakdown by sector issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Motor vehicles and parts, which bolstered manufacturing employment in recent months, was a notable job loser in August.

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GM, Honda to Join Forces to Develop Vehicles in North America


General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. said they will jointy develop new vehicles in North America, Reuters reported. Talks between the automakers are to start immediately, with engineering work to begin in 2021. The companies "intend to share common vehicle platforms, including electrified and internal combustion propulsion systems," Reuters said.

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Aerospace Seeks to Rebound From COVID-19, PwC Says

Aerospace Seeks to Rebound From COVID-19, PwC Says


The aerospace industry is attempting to rebound from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), consulting firm PwC said in a report. “Until COVID-19 appeared, the emphasis for the past two decades had been on expansion,” according to a summary of the report. “Now, the emphasis should be on liquidity and de-risking the supply chain, while planning for a return of volume in...

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Creating One-Offs: Using CNC Tech to Customize Motorcycles

Creating One-Offs: Using CNC Tech to Customize Motorcycles


Kodlin Motorcycle utilizes CNC technology from Siemens to create customized motorcycles. Customizers at Kodlin Motorcycle not only adapt parts, they also manufacture many individual parts themselves. Various styles of footboards, footpegs, turn-signal trim, air filters, engine covers, hand grips and mirror brackets are manufactured individually or in very small series.

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Open Channel Busway vs Traditional Busduct

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How Induction is Used in Electric Vehicle & Electric Motor Manufacturing

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Additive Manufacturing - Where to Start

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How EVs Will Reshape the Automotive Supply Chain

How EVs Will Reshape the Automotive Supply Chain


The transition from traditional internal combustion engines to electric vehicles will drive a massive change in the automotive and commercial vehicle industry for a large segment of the supply chain, writes Jan Schulte, CEO of EDAG US. Even "a slow transition will be dramatic for companies that are not prepared," he says. "The change...

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Eaton's Plan to Implement Industry 4.0

Eaton's Plan to Implement Industry 4.0


Eaton, a major automotive supplier, is looking to Industry 4.0 to make a difference in its operations. "Long term, Eaton’s Vehicle Group envisions Industry 4.0 as operational and information technology enabling autonomous production systems made of advanced robots, additive manufacturing, digital simulation, and rapid application development," writes Eaton executive Patrick Randrianarison.

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New Capabilities, Fewer Limitations

New Capabilities, Fewer Limitations

Alpha Laser is a leading laser welding system provider, continually developing new applications through manual and automated laser systems. We are dedicated to advancing laser processing technology across all manufacturing sectors. Our presence is worldwide, with dealers strategically placed across the globe.

We offer in-person and virtual laser demonstrations, along with samples through our laser lab. To get involved with these programs, visit our website or call (814) 336-9000.

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NEW! Clamp Round Stock with Makro 4Grip From Lang

NEW! Clamp Round Stock with Makro 4Grip From Lang

Lang brings their patented Form-Closure Technology to round parts up to 300mm in diameter. The same Form-Closure clamping principle currently utilized for square and rectangular workpieces. The system consists of universal stamping jaws with repositionable inserts for different diameters along with matching clamping jaws for all sizes of LANG self-centering vises. The clamping jaws are compatible with all 77 and 125mm wide Lang vises.

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Florida Is Built for Your Business

Florida Is Built for Your Business

Why do more than 20,000 manufacturing companies call Florida home? Not only do we have space to accommodate them, we also have the custom-trained workforce, infrastructure and trade expertise to ensure success. Add to that a pro-business and cost-competitive environment, and it’s easy to see why Florida ranks among the nation’s top five states for manufacturing. Your company can make something big of that.

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Pop Up Metrology Roadshow in USA and Canada

Pop Up Metrology Roadshow in USA and Canada

For a total of 7 weeks, Bruker Alicona will be on the road, visiting 20 cities in 14 states with a selection of their optical 3D form and roughness measuring systems. In personalized sessions, visitors can experience how to measure dimension, position, shape and roughness with only one optical sensor. The show starts on September 28th and will be organized under consideration of Covid regulations.

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