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July 8, 2020

Advanced Manufacturing Now Newsletter
Manufacturing Returns to Economic Expansion in June

Manufacturing Returns to Economic Expansion in June

Manufacturing rebounded in June, the best positive change in almost 40 years, helped by improved demand and production, the Institute for Supply Management said. The Tempe, Ariz.-based group’s manufacturing index, known as the PMI, surged to 52.6 percent last month, up from 43.1 percent the month before. Manufacturing is trying to recover from shutdowns spurred by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Automotive Engine Manufacturer uses DeHoff Boring Technology

Automotive Engine Manufacturer uses DeHoff Boring Technology

The DeHoff 1036 CNC is a 3-axis boring machine used for automotive engine rebuilds. The machine is custom designed for re-boring the cam journals of automotive engine blocks during a rebuild program. It has a single spindle with a 1-inch boring capacity and 36-inch boring depth. X-axis and Y-axis movement is provided by a “knee” table. DeHoff boring machines are designed and manufactured in the USA.

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Manufacturing Jobs Surge on Motor Vehicles and Parts

Manufacturing Jobs Surge on Motor Vehicles and Parts


Manufacturers added 356,000 jobs last month, with a gain of 290,000 in durable goods, according to a breakdown by industry issued by the U.S. Bureau of Statistics. The motor vehicle and parts category added almost 196,000 jobs, according to the bureau. All durable goods categories posted job gains.

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Digital Transformation Accelerates: Conferenence

Digital Transformation Accelerates: Conference


Siemens Digital Industries Software 2020 Media & Analyst Conference, held recently by the Plano, Texas-based company, showcased new products, enhancements and services. Siemens highlighted product developer tools, Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, lifecycle maintenance offerings, and...

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Okuma’s New ROID Series Automation Solutions

Okuma’s New ROID Series Automation Solutions

The ROID Series features Okuma’s new robot offerings, the ARMROID and STANDROID. These automation systems operate on an easy-to-use OSP interface and were designed for high-precision machining. The ARMROID is built into the machine tool to maintain and streamline operations, while the STANDROID is a standalone robot package that provides multifunctional and efficient manufacturing on a compact footprint. The ROID series provides the flexibility to innovate at your optimal level of control.

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Manufacturing Enablers for the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

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The Increasing Value of Design for Manufacturing in the Post-COVID World

The Increasing Value of Design for Manufacturing in the Post-COVID World

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Recycle, Reclaim, and Take a Deep Breath

Recycle, Reclaim, and Take a Deep Breath


Suppliers of cleaning, safety, and environmental equipment are promoting a common message—good housekeeping is not only good for your workforce, it’s also good for the shop’s balance sheet. Contributing Editor Kip Hanson examines products offered by four environmental suppliers.

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Parts Cleaning Technology Keeps Up

Parts Cleaning Technology Keeps Up


Cleaning technologies help manufacturers quickly and efficiently keep parts free of contaminants. As part makers evolve to remain competitive, the suppliers of part cleaning technologies and systems change with them to meet their needs. Manufacturers have to deliver different types of...

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Resources

How to Select The Right ERP

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One-of-a-kind Cell for Vision-Guided Aerospace Assembly

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One-of-a-kind Cell for Vision-Guided Aerospace Assembly

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Re-Imagining the ‘New Normal’

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Re-Imagining the ‘New Normal’

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NAM Urges Trump to Lift Immigration Order

NAM Urges Trump to Lift Immigration Order


The National Association of Manufacturers urged President Donald Trump to lift a June 22 executive order that suspended new work visas and prevents foreigners from seeking work in the U.S. The trade group said the order "adds additional strain" for manufacturers.

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Tesla, Mocking Critics, Selling Red Satin Shorts

Tesla, Mocking Critics, Selling Red Satin Shorts


Tesla Inc. has begun selling red satin shorts to mock company critics, Reuters reported. The electric-car maker last week surpassed Toyota Motor Corp. as the world's most valuable automaker. “Limited edition short shorts now available,” CEO Elon Musk...

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Fusion OEM Embraces Cobots, Invests In Future Expert Machinists

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