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March 4, 2020

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GM, While Smaller, Still a Major Economic Contributor: Study

GM, While Smaller, Still a Major Economic Contributor: Study

General Motors Co., shrunken after a 2009 U.S. bailout, still provides a boost to the U.S. economy, the Center for Automotive Research said in a report. Detroit-based GM “is a significant contributor to the U.S. economy and the economies of the nine states in which GM has manufacturing facilities,” CAR, Ann Arbor, Mich., said in the report. CAR, working with 2019 statistics, estimated for each GM job, another 7.1 jobs were supported by the automaker.

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A Showcase for Lasers' Versatility in Aerospace

A Showcase for Lasers' Versatility in Aerospace


Lasers are being used in innovative ways in aerospace. From processing advanced composites to machining, consolidating and additive manufacturing (AM) of the 21st-century materials, lasers are a key technology. Contributing Editor Ilene Wolff provides an overview.

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Durable Goods Orders Decline on Transportation

Durable Goods Orders Decline on Transportation


New orders for durable goods fell 0.2 percent in January on a decline in orders for transportation equipment, the U.S. Commerce Department said in a monthly report. Excluding transportation, new orders rose. Both motor vehicles and parts and defense...

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The right shopfloor measuring equipment for aerospace

The right shopfloor measuring equipment for aerospace

ZEISS DuraMax eliminates the need for fixed gauges when inspecting common parts such as blades. Equipped with the VAST XXT scanning sensor from ZEISS, it can even be used to capture contours and freeform surfaces. The standard shopfloor DuraMax is perfect for a rough production environment, now with enhanced models offering a rotary table option and an even higher operating temperature range.

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Simulation Software for Error-Free Metalcutting

Simulation Software for Error-Free Metalcutting


Ensuring top quality means using high-fidelity simulations to set up the cut. It has never been more critical, writes Contributing Editor Patrick Waurzyniak. Today’s simulation tools offer a variety of ways to prevent costly programming errors. Manufacturers are looking for improvements in simulation speed, visual quality and accuracy. Today’s users need better digital twin virtual machines.

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Simulation Drives Advanced Manufacturing Trends

Simulation Drives Advanced Manufacturing Trends


Paolo Guglielmini, president and CEO of MSC Software, talked to Manufacturing Engineering about simulation software. "Today, simulations run much faster," he said. "With the easy availability of improved computing resources, both on-premise and in the cloud, simulation can be used to make more confident decisions much more efficiently by considering multi-physics...

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China Tries to Revive Manufacturing Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

China Tries to Revive Manufacturing Amid Coronavirus Outbreak


Factories in China are struggling to reopen as the country responds to the coronavirus outbreak, The Assoicated Press reported. However, that may not happen for months. "The problem is supply chains — the thousands of companies that provide components, from auto parts to zippers to microchips," the AP said. "China’s are famously nimble and resourceful, but they lack raw materials and workers" because of steps taken to bring the disease under control.

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New Ford COO Seeks to Reassure Investors

New Ford COO Seeks to Reassure Investors


Jim Farley, recently installed as Ford Motor Co.'s chief operating officer and No. 2 executive, sought to reassure investors that the automaker is on the right path. "We know what we need to do," said Farley, 57, president of new business, technology and strategy, in remarks to the Wolfe Research Global Auto, Auto Tech and Mobility Conference, according to the Detroit Free Press. Farley said Ford performs best in a crisis and its current situation is the most serious since the severe recession of the late 2000s.

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Understanding Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Understanding Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a language of symbols used to facilitate the communication between design engineers, machinists and quality inspectors. When properly implemented, GD&T can reduce the number of notes, dimensions and tolerances required on a drawing. Its application has proven to reduce costs and improve quality, reliability and safety. Do you speak the GD&T language? If not, here’s how to get started.

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