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September 16, 2020

Advanced Manufacturing Now Newsletter
Machine Tool Orders Decline in July Amid Signs of Stability

Machine Tool Orders Decline in July Amid Signs of Stability

Machine tool orders fell in July, both on a monthly and year-over-year basis, AMT -- The Association for Manufacturing Technology said. At the same time, AMT said there are indications orders are stabilizing. In July, orders related to the auto industry were strong as the sector ramped up output after restarting operations in May.

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How a Racing Team Pushes the Limits of Machining

How a Racing Team Pushes the Limits of Machining


The Don Schumacher Funny Car drag racing team relies on manufacturing technology to stay ahead. The secret to the team’s victories lies in its high performance automotive manufacturing shop. The team has the real world knowledge of the specific problems NHRA racers experience and all the capabilities of a top of the line machine shop.

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As 737 Max Gets Closer to Returning to Service, Questions Persist About Safety

As 737 Max Gets Closer to Returning to Service, Questions Persist About Safety


Boeing's 737 Max is inching closer to returning to service. However, questions remain whether the aircraft is safe, The Seattle Times said. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has laid out the fixes that Boeing has to make. The question is whether the fixes are...

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Bellows for Scissors/Lift Tables

Bellows for Scissors/Lift Tables

Lift tables and scissors lifts pose safety and maintenance concerns. These hazards are reduced by enclosing the entire base with protective bellows skirting. Dynatect’s Liftgard® covers improve safety for operators and help to keep debris from under the lift. Lift covers are used in large welding lift platforms, automotive skillet lifts, medical lift tables, and scissors lift tables.

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Innovation Talk: Digitization is the “New Normal” — A Machine Story

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Scaling with Additive Manufacturing: Top 5 Ways to Prepare for Post-Printing Success

Scaling with Additive Manufacturing: Top 5 Ways to Prepare for Post-Printing Success

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Artificial Intelligence's Role in the Auto Industry

Artificial Intelligence's Role in the Auto Industry


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used more in the auto industry. That means that industry workers will require more training. To "support the continued development of AI, the industry will need to support the education of the future workforce," writes Terni Fiorelli of the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Artificial Intelligence Becomes Part of Vehicle Inspections

Artificial Intelligence Becomes Part of Vehicle Inspections


UVeye, an Israeli company, has developed new artificial-intelligence technology that promises to change how original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers conduct quality control inspections. UVeye currently is working with six major automakers to develop vehicle-inspection systems on assembly lines and at new-car dealerships...

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The Benefits of High-Resolution X-ray CT Imaging

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Finding the Best Parts Washer for Your Business

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How to Expand Acceptance, Adoption of Electric Vehicles

How to Expand Acceptance, Adoption of Electric Vehicles


Four areas are key to obtaining greater acceptance and adoption of electric vehicles, writes Renee Stephens, vice president, automotive, of We Predict. The four: range anxiety; battery and part reliability and...

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Road Ahead for Commercial Vehicle Design

Road Ahead for Commercial Vehicle Design


Design engineers have developed innovative design concepts for commercial vehicles. However, Pailton Engineering predicts that three key trends will have an impact in 2020: digitalization, vehicle electrification and autonomous driving technologies.

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Sanitary Flange Line Vac - Air Operated Conveyors

Sanitary Flange Line Vac - Air Operated Conveyors

Line Vac air powered conveyors convert ordinary hose or pipe into a complete conveying system for bulk materials, pills, plastic granules, scrap, trim, and other complex shapes. New Sanitary Flange Line Vacs allow for easy disassembly and cleanup. Ideal for systems which require frequent or mandatory cleaning. Units use a small amount of compressed air to generate a vacuum on one end and high output flows on the other.

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Top 5 Digital Calipers for Machinists [Updated 2020]

Top 5 Digital Calipers for Machinists [Updated 2020]

One of the first tools a machinist mentions when asked to name the most important one in their toolbox is a caliper. If you don’t have your own or need to purchase a new one, you should do it quickly. So what are the most popular digital calipers among metalworkers? Out of the 200+ responses we received from the community, there were five brands that dominated the conversation. Here they are.

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SMW Autoblok Announces Stationary Workholding Promotion

SMW Autoblok Announces Stationary Workholding Promotion

SMW Autoblok unveils their first ever sales promotion on select premium Stationary Workholding models. Save up to 30 percent on clamping solutions including: APS 140, SINTEX, SinterGrip®, Tetrablok, Tombstone, PTP, MC, LC plus more. Many models are proofline® sealed, protected against corrosion and feature a built-in air cleaning function. Increase productivity and minimize machine downtime on your shop floor today with Stationary Workholding solutions from SMW Autoblok.

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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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