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August 5, 2020

Advanced Manufacturing Now Newsletter
Manufacturing Growth Accelerates in July, ISM Says

Manufacturing Growth Accelerates in July, ISM Says

Manufacturing expansion accelerated in July as new orders and production rebounded, the Institute for Supply Management said. The Tempe, Ariz.-based group’s manufacturing index was 54.2 percent last month, according to a monthly report. That was up from 52.6 percent in June. It's still uncertain how quickly a manufacturing recovery will take.

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Prepared for all challenges - today and tomorrow

Prepared for all challenges - today and tomorrow

The new ZEISS CONTURA is equipped with the mass technology and, thanks to a common interface, enables simple switching between different sensor technologies in just a few simple steps. In addition to innovative options such as measuring in four axes using a flexible rotary table, an automated probe changing system or the HTG option (for larger temperature ranges), the device also stands for first-class performance, ergonomics and future security.

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Boeing Posts $2.4 Billion Loss on Pandemic

Boeing Posts $2.4 Billion Loss on Pandemic


Boeing reported a second-quarter loss of $2.4 billion as revenue plunged because of plant shutdowns related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and commercial aircraft deliveries evaporated. The aircraft maker's revenue slid 25 percent and the company only delivered 20 commercial jets during the period.

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Ford Posts Profit on Gain in Self-Driving Car Company, Records Operating Loss

Ford Posts Profit on Gain in Self-Driving Car Company, Records Operating Loss


Ford Motor Co. said it had a second-quarter profit thanks to a gain in its investment in autonomous vehicle company Argo AI. The companysaid its quarterly profit totaled $1.1 billion...

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Automation 101: How to Get Started

Automation 101: How to Get Started

What is my current production capacity? How much time does it take to machine a part? Which of my current machines would be best suited for automation? These are all questions you need to ask before implementing an automation solution on your shop floor. Automation can simplify your day-to-day manufacturing operations, saving you time and money. Discover all you need to know when considering an automation solution and how to seamlessly integrate it into your manufacturing.

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Autonomous Bin Picking for Cobots: Is it Finally Here?

Autonomous Bin Picking for Cobots: Is it Finally Here?

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How to Optimize Production with Flexible Tools for Planning & Scheduling

How to Optimize Production with Flexible Tools for Planning & Scheduling

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Overcoming Challenges in High-speed Inspection Using Non-contact Metrology

Overcoming Challenges in High-speed Inspection Using Non-contact Metrology

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GM Posts Quarterly Loss on COVID-19 Impact

GM Posts Quarterly Loss on COVID-19 Impact


General Motors Co. reported a second-quarter loss as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resulted in lower vehicle sales. The loss totaled $758 million, compared to a year-earlier $2.4 billion profit. GM's second...

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Caterpillar Profit Falls on Lower Demand

Caterpillar Profit Falls on Lower Demand


Caterpillar Inc., the maker of mining trucks and heavy equipment, reported a sharply lower quarterly profit after dealers reduced inventory amid slumping demand. The company's revenue fell by 31 percent for the quarter.

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Resources

Improve Part Quality and Reduce Costs with Machining Modeling

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Improve Part Quality and Reduce Costs with Machining Modeling

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Keep Your Facility Dust-Free

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Keep Your Facility Dust-Free

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Formula UBC Leverages 3D Printing to Innovate in Motorsports

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Formula UBC Leverages 3D Printing to Innovate in Motorsports

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New Tech Powers Grinding Ops

New Tech Powers Grinding Ops


Abrasive machining is a tried-and-true technology for meeting exacting tolerances and producing superior finishes. Manufacturers continue to develop new capabilities. New features include remote monitoring, multi-axis machining, safety and damping, guideways, cross slides, and custom solutions.

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Machine Tool Processes Depend on Creative Enablers

Machine Tool Processes Depend on Creative Enablers


Toolholding and workholding devices face new challenges. Tool spindles are faster. Materials are harder. Workpieces are bigger, thinner and heavier (or lighter). Contributing Editor Jim Lorincz discusses a variety of improvements being offered by companies to address such challenges.

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Cutting Tool Solutions for All Your Energy Machining Needs

Cutting Tool Solutions for All Your Energy Machining Needs

Whether oil & gas, power generation or heavy machining, Greenleaf offers cutting tool solutions for all your energy machining needs. Greenleaf has the tooling and advanced ceramic materials to machine large parts and very difficult-to-machine materials and has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of tool-holding systems for heavy turning.

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Gun Barrel Drilling + Reaming on One Machine

Gun Barrel Drilling + Reaming on One Machine

The DeHoff G560-DR2 performs both gundrilling and reaming operations on gun barrels. The two-spindle machine has a barrel capacity range from 17 to 50 caliber and a slide travel of 60 inches. DeHoff offers a full range of gun barrel machines for gundrilling, pull reaming, button rifling and cut rifling. Multiple spindle configurations are available up to 6 spindles. All DeHoff machines are proudly Made-in-the-USA.

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Metallurgy for Machinists: 7 Must-Have Books

Metallurgy for Machinists: 7 Must-Have Books

Learning more about metal structures and the machinability of any given metal can help you better understand the relationship between their machining applications, part design, and the material itself. Whether you want to explore using new materials or hope to learn a bit more about a metal you are already familiar with, here are some tools and resources to guide that process.

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The Digital Transformation of Manufacturing

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