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April 22, 2020

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Analysts Urge Planning to Exploit Post-Virus Opportunities

Analysts Urge Planning to Exploit Post-Virus Opportunities

While manufacturers grapple with the day-to-day exigencies of the COVID-19 crisis, some industry analysts assert that now is also the time for businesses to prepare to thrive post-pandemic by taking advantage of opportunities likely to emerge. Companies most likely to succeed in capitalizing on those opportunities will excel in digital transformation, among other things, according to the recent webinar “Market Impact of COVID-19: How to Respond, Reset, and Rebound,” by Aroop Zutshi and Mark Simoncelli of Frost & Sullivan Industry and Strategy Experts.

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ISM Survey Shows How COVID-19 Effects Worsened for Businesses

ISM Survey Shows How COVID-19 Effects Worsened for Businesses


A survey by the Institute for Supply Management indicates the supply chain impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) worsened over March. ISM released its first survey results on March 11. Results of a followup survey were released last week. In early March, 80 percent of respondents said their organizations would have some impact from COVID-19 disruptions. In the second survey, almost all respondents (95 percent) said they would be or already had been...

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Toolholding Systems: Stay With Tried and True? Or Go With Something New?

Toolholding Systems: Stay With Tried and True? Or Go With Something New?


Many job shops hold onto traditional, inexpensive tooling systems. ER collets and Weldon flats are tried and true; they work and are proven. At the same time, newer, advanced machining technology, such as multi-axis machines, may perform better when newer, advanced (and more expensive) toolholders are deployed. As a result, job shops face more choices and more analysis is needed.

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Verisurf Inspection and Measurement Software With Universal CMM Compatibility

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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The Next Step of Additive Manufacturing Productivity: Automating Post-Processing

The Next Step of Additive Manufacturing Productivity: Automating Post-Processing

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Applying Large Scale 3D Printing and Digital Twin Technologies to the Factory Floor

Applying Large Scale 3D Printing and Digital Twin Technologies to the Factory Floor

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Utilizing Robots to Manage Productivity in Uncertain Times

Utilizing Robots to Manage Productivity in Uncertain Times

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SME Alerts

Cutting Tool Orders Fall in February

Cutting Tool Orders Fall in February


U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $188.2 million in February, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. That was down 4.2 percent from January and 8.5 percent from February 2019. The figures are from data reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration.

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Ford Expects to Report $2 Billion Net Loss for First Quarter

Ford Expects to Report $2 Billion Net Loss for First Quarter


Ford Motor Co. said in a regulatory filing that it expects to report a net loss of about $2 billion for the first quarter, The Detroit News said. The automaker also said it would issue additional debt to raise another $8 billion in cash. Ford, like other automakers, has been slammed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The company previously said it expects...

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Ecoclean Efficient Solutions For Parts Cleaning And Surface Processing

Ecoclean Efficient Solutions For Parts Cleaning And Surface Processing

Ecoclean, Inc. supplies machines for industrial parts cleaning, deburring and surface treatment applications. Ecoclean offers solutions for single piece cleaning with flexible robotic cells for the special requirements of the automotive industry and solutions for batch cleaning with standardized as well as individually customized cleaning systems for various applications from the production of mechanical components, to parts for the aerospace and military industries or precision components for the medical, semi-conductor and optical industries.

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Resources

Reduce Cost and Lead Time with 3D Printing

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Reduce Cost and Lead Time with 3D Printing

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The Future Is Electric, and Probably Powered by Battery

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The Future Is Electric, and Probably Powered by Battery

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Learn How to Turn Supply Chain Disruptions Into a Competitive Advantage

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Survey: Quality Now Seen as Growth Driver

Survey: Quality Now Seen as Growth Driver


Companies are now interested in quality as a driver of growth, according to results of a survey conducted by ETQ, a provider of management solutions. Respondents indicated that quality initiatives result in "a significant return on investment," ETQ said. The company commissioned the study to uncover trends about quality management.

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How Bright Is the Future of Automation? Very

How Bright Is the Future of Automation? Very


Lights-out manufacturing, where robots work in autonomy for extended periods of time, is a reality. "Generally, robots work more slowly but more consistently than humans," writes Mark Howard, United States country manager for EU Automation. "They don’t get tired, bored, distracted or sick." But Howard says...

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Greenleaf Corporation Is Hiring Now!

Greenleaf Corporation Is Hiring Now!

Greenleaf is providing employment opportunities as we work through these challenging times together. We are a proud provider of high-performance carbide and ceramic cutting tools and technical ceramics for critical life-sustaining businesses in the medical, defense, and aerospace industries. Greenleaf is looking for industry professionals to immediately fill the following positions: 5-Axis CNC Programmers, Manufacturing Engineers, Production Managers, Skilled Machinists, Technical Ceramic Sales Engineers, Technical Sales Engineers, and Tooling Design Engineers. Apply now!

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