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September 2, 2020

Advanced Manufacturing Now Newsletter
EV Production to Expand But May Vary by Region

EV Production to Expand But May Vary by Region

IHS Markit forecasts substantial growth in production of battery electric vehicles (EVs) from 2017 through 2027. However, the data analysis company expects that surge will vary by region. Europe and China, because of regulations, are likely to adopt EVs faster than North America. Stephanie Brinley, an analyst for IHS Markit, examines the trends.

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Problem Solving Using CT Scanning Technology

Problem Solving Using CT Scanning Technology

Explore the problem-solving capabilities of computed tomography (CT) and non-destructive testing (NDT) in this 60-minute webinar! You'll also learn how our ZEISS METROTOM ANALYZER software enables you to bring CT technology to your company without investing in a scanning system. Join us on Thursday, 10th September 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 am (CDT).

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Durable Goods Orders Rise on Transportation Equipment

Durable Goods Orders Rise on Transportation Equipment


Durable goods orders surged in July with transportation equipment leading the way, the U.S. Commerce Department said in a monthly report. It was the third consecutive monthly rise as manufacturing recovers from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Motor vehicle and parts and defense aircraft posted big gains in orders.

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UL Says COVID-19 Increases Cybersecurity Problems

UL Says COVID-19 Increases Cybersecurity Problems


UL, Northbrook, Illinois, the global safety certification company, says the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has increased cybersecurity problems for manufacturers. SME Media interviewed Laurens van Oijen, UL's cybersecurity solution leader, about the issue. "COVID-19 has made clear how...

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Verisurf Inspection and Measurement Software With Universal CMM Compatibility

Verisurf Software is universally compatible with all new and legacy CMMs, providing a single inspection and measurement platform for:

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  • Tool Building and Guided Assembly
Verisurf Software is built on a CAD platform and supports all digital measuring devices and CAD files, ensuring compatibility, flexibility and reduced training costs.
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BigRep Large-Format 3D Printing Demo

BigRep Large-Format 3D Printing Demo

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Can Distributed Manufacturing De-Risk the Global Healthcare Supply Chain?

Can Distributed Manufacturing De-Risk the Global Healthcare Supply Chain?

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Cybersecurity 101 for Aerospace & Defense Manufacturers

Cybersecurity 101 for Aerospace & Defense Manufacturers

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SME Alerts

How Manufacturers Can Navigate in a Crisis

How Manufacturers Can Navigate in a Crisis


The manufacturing, automotive and energy sectors are currently battling tremendous challenges as they respond to the unfolding COVID-19 crisis globally, writes Cindy Bolt, senior vice president of Salesforce. "Critical to an effective response is the ability to understand near-term demand, respond to supply shortfalls for components and commodities, and ensure that operations and staffing levels are right-sized for the current environment," she says.

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CMMs: More Than Precision

CMMs: More Than Precision


Accuracy is just a starting point for modern CMM users. There are other ways their machines need to measure up. Accuracy "was once the finish line, with the distance between the competitors measured in microns," writes Contributing Editor Michael C. Anderson. "Now, however, measurement accuracy isn’t the end but rather the beginning for their customers." Other factors include speed, versatility, ease of use and integration into production.

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Resources

How Simulation Is Used to Streamline Electric/Hybrid Vehicles Engineering and Design

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How Simulation Is Used to Streamline Electric/Hybrid Vehicles Engineering and Design

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Managing Quality for an Effective Additive Manufacturing Process Chain

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Managing Quality for an Effective Additive Manufacturing Process Chain

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Laser Scanning: The Powerful, Flexible Tool of Choice for Advanced Manufacturing

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Laser Scanning: The Powerful, Flexible Tool of Choice for Advanced Manufacturing

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Boeing Finds Manufacturing Flaw in 787, Grounds Eight Jets

Boeing Finds Manufacturing Flaw in 787, Grounds Eight Jets


Boeing Co. discovered a manuacturing problem in the 787 Dreamliner, CNN said. The aircraft maker has grounded eight 787 jets "for inspection and repair of how parts of the fuselage were joined together," CNN said, citing a Boeing statement. It's a new setback for Boeing. The company's 737 Max remains grounded and airlines have canceled orders for aircraft.

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Lowering the Cost of the EV Revolution

Lowering the Cost of the EV Revolution


Automakers "are struggling to scale EV design and production within the constraints of existing manufacturing paradigms," writes Avi Reichental, CEO of XponentialWorks. The executive outlines what needs to take place to accelerate development of electric vehicles. At the top of this is making parts lighter. Lightweighting, he writes, "changes the manufacturing equation fundamentally."

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Ceramic Grade for Abusive Cutting Conditions

Rollomatic Laser Cutting Machine for PCD, CVD and PCBN Rotary and Stationary Cutting Tools

Significant improvements have been made to the LaserSmart®510 machine to offer faster feedrates (4 to 5x) which extends the machine’s capabilities from the automotive and aerospace industries to the woodworking sector. An option is available to accurately sharpen the cutting edge of diamond-coated carbide cutting tools including relief and rake faces.

A further capability for ablating chip breakers and other topographical surfaces is included in the machine and the software.

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Ceramic Grade for Abusive Cutting Conditions

Ceramic Grade for Abusive Cutting Conditions

Greenleaf’s GEM-8™ is an aluminum oxide and titanium carbide composite with excellent tool life and a high degree of predictability. GEM-8™ is recommended for use in hardened steel alloys, gray and ductile cast irons, and high-chrome alloys. High strength provides superior edge integrity, making this grade a great candidate for abusive cutting conditions. Heavy roll turning is a particularly good area of application as well as the finishing of hardened steels and gray and ductile irons.

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Amplify Your Production Capabilities with Flexible Automation

Amplify Your Production Capabilities with Flexible Automation

Manufacture finished parts with unmatched precision and performance, at the lowest possible cost-per-piece. CHIRON America offers a complete range of world-class machining centers, manufacturing technologies and automation expertise. Whether implementing fully automated production cells, or cost-effective solutions such as the VarioCell Uno, with integrated automation in a single machine – when maximizing productivity, CHIRON America is the trusted partner.

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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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