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July 15, 2020

Advanced Manufacturing Now Newsletter
Machine Tool Orders Decline in May on COVID-19 Pandemic

Machine Tool Orders Decline in May on COVID-19 Pandemic

Machine tool orders fell in May as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) reduced demand among manufacturers. Orders slid 5.3 percent compared with April and 44.5 percent compared with May 2019. AMT -- The Association for Manufacturing Technology said COVID-19's impact on manufacturing was the primary reason.

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Guarantee Safety with Roemheld’s Eccentric Bore Clamps.

Guarantee Safety with Roemheld’s Eccentric Bore Clamps

The hydraulically-operated bore clamp is particularly suitable for clamping in workpieces with smooth bore holes in the support surface ranging from 8 to 12 mm in diameter. The workpiece is placed directly onto the hardened supports of the bore clamp and is not deformed during clamping. Since clamping is effected within the bore, the remaining surfaces are free for machining on 5 sides.

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LIFT Receives $1 Million to Retrain Manufacturing Workers Affected by Pandemic

LIFT Receives $1 Million to Retrain Manufacturing Workers Affected by Pandemic


LIFT, the Detroit-based national manufacturing innovation institute, said it received $1 million to expand its Operation Next program to retrain civilian manufacturing workers affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The new award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology is funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)...

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3D Printing Meets Industrial Production

3D Printing Meets Industrial Production


Additive manufacturing is on the march in industrial production, writes Bill Leedale, a senior advisor for IFS. As 3D printing becomes integral to modern manufacturing operations, it must become integrated into supporting enterprise systems and interwoven with the latest industrial manufacturing methods to make a difference to operations and the bottom line.

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Judge Dismisses GM's Racketeering Lawsuit Against FCA US

Judge Dismisses GM's Racketeering Lawsuit Against FCA US


A U.S. district judge dismissed a racketeering lawsuit filed by General Motors Co. against FCA US, the Detroit Free Press said. GM originally filed the lawsuit late last year, alleging that FCA had cost GM "billions of dollars by corrupting" the bargaining process with the United Auto Workers union. The judge earlier had urged the chiefs of GM and FCA US meet to hash out a settlement. GM said it disagreed strongly with the ruling.

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New Gear Cutting Equipment Meshes With 2020 Demands

New Gear Cutting Equipment Meshes With 2020 Demands


Customers of gear machining equipment need fewer, but more flexible, machines. "All of their programs are going to be much tighter, with lower volumes for the next five years,” according to Walter Friedrich, president and CEO, German Machine Tools Association (GMTA), Also, some customers are interested in doing more with fewer people through automation. Contributing Writer Michael C. Anderson examines how...

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Boeing Receives $1.2 Billion Contract for Eight F-15EX Fighter Jets

Boeing Receives $1.2 Billion Contract for Eight F-15EX Fighter Jets


Boeing Co. won a $1.2 billion contract to produce eight F-15EX fighter jets over three years for the U.S. Air Force, The Washington Post said. The news provides a lift for the aerospace company, whose reputation has been hit by problems associated with the 737 Max commercial plane. "The deal marks the first major purchase in a long-term, $23...

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Mazak Opens Expanded Spindle Rebuild Department

Mazak Opens Expanded Spindle Rebuild Department


Mazak Corp. has completed an expansion of its Spindle Rebuild Department. The expansion was part of a $15 million investment in the company's Florence, Ky., manufacturing campus. The Spindle Rebuild Department supports all Mazak machine tool spindles in North America, including over 2,000 different models covering a range of...

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Super Air Knife Replaces Noisy Blowers

Super Air Knife Replaces Noisy Blowers

EXAIR’s Super Air Knife delivers a uniform, high volume, high velocity sheet of air for blowoff, cooling and drying applications. Energy use is 1/3 that of typical blowoffs. Dramatically reduces air usage and noise when compared to other blowoffs – noise is under 70 dBA at 80 PSIG. Eliminates costly downtime of blowers. Large selection of sizes and materials available. Website offers detailed information, video.

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Magnetic Retrieving Batons Simplify Clean-Up

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo., – When consdering safety and speed in material handling, look no further than Heavy-Duty Neodymium Lifting Magnets from Master Magnetics, Inc. With a lifting rate up to 4,400 lb. on flat stock, Heavy-Duty Lifting Magets provide extradordinary strength in a compact size. The lifting magnets are ideal for machine shops, warehouses and industrial processing plants, and are available in five models. Lifting magnets increase efficiency when lifting and transferring heavy loads.

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