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April 1, 2020

Advanced Manufacturing Now Newsletter
Manufacturing 'Stepping Up' to Fight Coronavirus, NAM Chief Says

Manufacturing 'Stepping Up' to Fight Coronavirus, NAM Chief Says

U.S. manufacturing is “stepping up” to produce medical products needed to treat cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the head of a major trade and lobbying group said. "They’re stepping up to keep supplying the essentials,” Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the Washington-based National Association of Manufacturers said at a news conference. “We’ve heard from 1,600 companies willing to step up and keep this country healthy,” the NAM chief said.

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Small Ohio Manufacturer Produces Ventilators

Small Ohio Manufacturer Produces Ventilators


An example of a manufacturer stepping up: A southwest Ohio small business is remaining open during the COVID-19 pandemic to help in the production of ventilators. Bullen Ultrasonics, which performs ultrasonic machining, manufactures key parts for various life-saving devices in high demand as the novel coronavirus spreads across the United States. Bullen’s ultrasonic machining capabilities allow the company to make...

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The Challenge of Implementing New Technology

The Challenge of Implementing New Technology


Many organizations struggle with applying new technology in their manufacturing operations. SME conducted the Manufacturing Technology Harmonization Study to understand how companies approach this challenge of integrating smart manufacturing, big data, and both new and old capital equipment in a cost-effective and practical implementation.

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Webinar: Economical Solutions for Quality Assurance in Additive Series Production

Webinar: Economical Solutions for Quality Assurance in Additive Series Production

Join our webinar on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 11 am to 12 pm (CT). ZEISS 3D ManuFACT offers the perfect inspection verification. Using this unique holistic inspection process for 3D manufacturing we apply the concentrated competence of all ZEISS technologies. This integrated process brings the most reliable knowledge and thus certainty about the reliability of 3D parts.

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

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

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How General Motors, Ventec Are Rushing to Build Ventilators

How General Motors, Ventec Are Rushing to Build Ventilators


General Motors Co. and Ventec Life Systems have sought to accelerate plans to build more ventilators because of COVID-19, The New York Times said. The two companies "have moved urgently to find parts, place orders and deploy workers," according to the newspaper. "Tasks that normally would take weeks or months have been completed in days." GM and Ventec want to start output...

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Before the Storm: Durable Goods Orders Rise in February

Before the Storm: Durable Goods Orders Rise in February


Durable goods orders rose in February before the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) began to hit the U.S. economy. Orders increased 1.2 percent to $249.4 billion, the Commerce Department said in a report. It was the fourth gain in the past five months. Transportation equipment drove the increase. The coronavirus began to slam the U.S. economy in March.

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Olympus DSX1000 Digital Microscope Offers Advanced Tools for Faster Analysis

Olympus DSX1000 Digital Microscope Offers Advanced Tools for Faster Analysis

The new DSX1000 digital microscope combines the quality of renowned Olympus optics with the ease of use of digital technologies. Measure and observe a variety of materials with guaranteed* high- and low magnification accuracy and precision using a single instrument.

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Resources

How To Get Business Intelligence From Your Digital Twin

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How To Get Business Intelligence From Your Digital Twin

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2020 Ultimate Guide to Metal 3D Printers

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2020 Ultimate Guide to Metal 3D Printers

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A Digital Alternative to Injection Molding

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A Digital Alternative to Injection Molding

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HMCs Offer Perfect Platform for Flexibility, Performance

HMCs Offer Perfect Platform for Flexibility, Performance


Horizontal machining center technology—a long-time mainstay of OEMs and Tier One contract manufacturers—has morphed into space efficient, versatile machining platforms that any high-mix job shop can benefit from. Today’s HMCs have earned their reputation for performance and productivity. Contributing Editor Jim Lorincz explains how.

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COVID-19 Pressing Auto Industry Hard, Trade Group Chief Says

COVID-19 Pressing Auto Industry Hard, Trade Group Chief Says


The auto industry is being pressed hard by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the head of an automotive trade and lobby group said. “The government essentially is closing the economy down,” John Bozzella, president and CEO of the Washington-based Alliance for Automotive Innovation, said during a webinar produced by the Center for Automotive...

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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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Transformation Through Simulation

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SME is Accepting Nominations for the J.H.

SME is Accepting Nominations for the J.H. "Jud" Hall Composites Manufacturing Award for 2021

The award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed to the composites manufacturing or tooling technology through leadership, technical developments, patents or educational activities. It recognizes excellence in the development or improvement of processes, tooling and applications, as well as achievements in composites research, education and technology transfer. Pictured at right is Doug Decker, aerospace consultant and retired technical fellow at Northrup Grumman, who was the winner of the 2019 J.H. “Jud” Hall Composites Manufacturing Award.

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