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July 29, 2020

Advanced Manufacturing Now Newsletter
Manufacturing at a 'Tipping Point' of Diversifying Beyond China

Manufacturing at a 'Tipping Point' of Diversifying Beyond China

Manufacturing’s supply chain is approaching a “tipping point” of diversifying beyond China, consulting firm PwC said in a report. PwC said there will be “an ongoing evolution from China’s traditionally dominant role as the default go-to location for sourcing.” Industry, the firm said, is “approaching a tipping point of global supply chain rebalancing.”

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Cutting Tool Solutions for All Your Energy Machining Needs

Cutting Tool Solutions for All Your Energy Machining Needs

Whether oil & gas, power generation or heavy machining, Greenleaf offers cutting tool solutions for all your energy machining needs. Greenleaf has the tooling and advanced ceramic materials to machine large parts and very difficult-to-machine materials and has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of tool-holding systems for heavy turning.

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Durable Goods Orders Rise on Motor Vehicles and Parts

Durable Goods Orders Rise on Motor Vehicles and Parts


Durable goods orders increased in June on a surge in orders for motor vehicles and parts, the Commerce Department said. Overall durable goods orders rose 7.3 percent to $206.9 billion, according to a monthly...

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ERP in the Age of Industry 4.0

ERP in the Age of Industry 4.0


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a byproduct of the Third Industrial Revolution. So where does it fit in with Industry 4.0? According to Contributing Editor Kip Hanson, ERP software can adapt to a Big Data era.

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TechniDrill Gundrilling Company Acquired by Kays Engineering

TechniDrill Gundrilling Company Acquired by Kays Engineering

TechniDrill Systems, Inc. has been purchased by Kays Engineering. The TechniDrill brand of gundrilling machines have been designed and manufactured in Kent, Ohio since 1984. The machines will now be manufactured alongside the DeHoff and Eldorado brands of gundrilling machines in our Marshall, Missouri facility. Please contact us for new machine orders, or for parts and technical support on your existing TechniDrill machine.

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Promoting STEM Careers for Women

Promoting STEM Careers for Women


The Digital Divas program is intended to increase the participation of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) classes. Stephanie Price, a software engineer at Promess, describes how the program works. "I love Digital Divas because I truly believe that you can’t make great things if only one section of people are the ones making them," she writes.

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What's the Future of Trade Shows?

What's the Future of Trade Shows?


Trade shows have been canceled this year because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Alan Rooks, editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering, writes they still have a place. "While they are a lot of work, trade shows are energizing, as you to learn about new technology, renew friendships, and enjoy social events," he writes. "Even in the Internet age, they are vital."

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Resources

Henkel Collaborates to Combine 3D Printing with LED Lighting

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Henkel Collaborates to Combine 3D Printing with LED Lighting

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Improve Part Quality and Reduce Costs with Machining Modeling

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Improve Part Quality and Reduce Costs with Machining Modeling

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Moving to a Driverless Future

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Moving to a Driverless Future

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The Rise of Hybrid Machines

The Rise of Hybrid Machines


There are new reasons to consider combining 3D printing and traditional machining on the same platform, known as hybrid machines, according to Contributing Editor Ed Sinkora. "One exciting advance in hybrids is the ability to combine materials, thereby creating specialized alloys or transitional zones," he writes. "In some cases, the ability to mix and tailor materials make hybrid machines the right solution for new part creation as well."

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NAM Warns Against Counterfeit Parts

NAM Warns Against Counterfeit Parts


While the U.S. looks to manufacturing to help revive the economy amid COVID-19, "counterfeiters have tried to take advantage of the situation, and their fake goods and products now pose an even greater threat to the health and safety of all Americans," the National Association of Manufacturers says. The group warns that, "COVID-19 has provided new opportunities for counterfeiters to prey on consumers’ anxiety."

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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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Cutting Tool Orders Fall in May on Monthly, Year-Over-Year Basis

Cutting Tool Orders Fall in May on Monthly, Year-Over-Year Basis


U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $136.6 million in May, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. That was down 4.4 percent from April and 36 percent from May 2019. "The cutting tool industry is doing its best to survive the effects of the forced pandemic recession," said Brad Lawton, chairman of AMT’s Cutting Tool Product Group.

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The Best of SMX is the Virtual Event You Can’t Afford to Miss in 2020!

The Best of SMX is the Virtual Event You Can’t Afford to Miss in 2020!

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