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Machine Tool Orders Fall in August, May Recover in 2020

Machine Tool Orders Fall in August, May Recover in 2020

Machine tool orders slid in August, the Association for Manufacturing Technology said in a monthly report. Orders totaled $365.6 million, down 3.2 percent from July and a plunge of 28 percent from August 2018. Orders are also down for the first eight months of the year. Despite that, association officials said a recent U.S.-Japan trade deal may help and that orders could recover some time in 2020.

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Machine Protection & Safety at FABTECH 2019

Machine Protection & Safety at FABTECH 2019

At FABTECH, Learn how Dynatect helps make equipment run better and safer. See working product demos at Fabtech booth A3418. Machine safety and protection will be the centerpiece of exhibit. Dynatect’s product portfolio includes automated machine safety doors, bellows, safety pit covers, cable carriers, and ball screws. Dynatect also repairs and rebuilds ball screws and way covers.

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GM Reaches Accord With GM, Next Step is Ratification

GM Reaches Accord With GM, Next Step is Ratification


General Motors Co. reached a tenative contract with the United Auto Workers union. The Detroit News, citing a contract summary, said terms included a combination of base wage raises and lump-sum payments. Also included, the newspaper said, was a ratification payment per worker of $11,000, The News said. Temporary workers would become permanent employees after three years. UAW members will now vote whether to ratify the new accord.

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Blockchain Can Power Move to Monetize Big Data, Experts Say

Blockchain Can Power Move to Monetize Big Data, Experts Say


Blockchain can help power the process to monetize Big Data and will play a role in the FDA’s regulations to limit pharmaceutical counterfeiting by increasing security of the drug supply chain, said experts Smart Manufacturing gathered at Westec 2019 for a blockchain-tech roundtable. Blockchain can open the door for manufacturers to be paid for their data, Simbachain CEO Joel Neidig said. The company’s namesake product is a cloud-based, smart-contract-as-a-service...

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Financial Stress Impacts Your Business

Financial Stress Impacts Your Business

Manufacturing workers are financially stressed, which can lead to distractions on the job and increased absenteeism. Helping relieve some of that stress may lead to increased workforce productivity and can give you a strategic advantage in attracting and retaining key talent.

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Next Step on Productivity – Automation Beyond the Machine Tending

Next Step on Productivity – Automation Beyond the Machine Tending

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Finding Success with Composites through Virtual Manufacturing

Finding Success with Composites through Virtual Manufacturing

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Medical Manufacturing: Much More Than Machining

Medical Manufacturing: Much More Than Machining

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Women Inspire in 3D Printing and Beyond

Women Inspire in 3D Printing and Beyond


Contributing Editor Ilene Wolff discusses the impace women having in 3D printing. She describes the finalists for the Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award. "The four finalists are all impressive," she writes.

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Smart Manufacturing Drives Five Key Changes

Smart Manufacturing Drives Five Key Changes


What do you think of when you hear the word factory? Probably some huge space, with machines humming and personnel walking around with notepads in their hands...

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Constructing an optimal coupon test matrix for allowables determination

Constructing an optimal coupon test matrix for allowables determination

Determining material allowables of composites requires hundreds of coupon tests spanning months. There are numerous composite designs to consider, but engineers are limited to a fraction of coupons to test. MSC simulation technology accurately simulates coupon tests of composites. With simulation an engineer can virtually test a larger number of coupons than physically possible, then create a reduced test matrix of the highest performing composites.

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IUPUI Students Turn a Static IndyCar Display Into an Animated One

IUPUI Students Turn a Static IndyCar Display Into an Animated One


Engineering students at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis turned an IndyCar transmission display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum into an interactive display. The students automated the display with components machined using Mastercam.

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Boeing CEO, Already Scheduled to Testify in thd House, Likely to Testify in Senate Also

Boeing CEO, Already Scheduled to Testify in thd House, Likely to Testify in Senate Also


Boeing Co. CEO Dennis Muilenburg is likely to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee about the grounding of the 737 Max, The New York Times reported, citing four people familiar with the situation. The CEO is scheduled to testify before a House panel on Oct. 30.

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We don’t want to fix CRM - we want to kill it

We don’t want to fix CRM - we want to kill it

CRM is time-consuming and sales people hate it. That’s why Spiro is introducing a new sales platform that eliminates the need for data entry while providing recommendations that move deals forward. We’d love to show you how we’ve helped manufacturing companies gain full visibility into their sales pipeline in order to reach more prospects and close more business. button -- REQUEST A DEMO

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Resources

Here Are The Top 5 Reasons To Automate Your Manufacturing

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Here Are The Top 5 Reasons To Automate Your Manufacturing

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Rise of the Augmented Worker

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Rise of the Augmented Worker

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Advanced Metrology Solutions Offer Advantages to Medical Manufacturers

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Advanced Metrology Solutions Offer Advantages to Medical Manufacturers

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