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October 21, 2020

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Automotive Toolmaking Faces Shakeout

Automotive Toolmaking Faces Shakeout

The automotive tool industry faces a shakeout as automakers confront the need to simplify manufacturing and cut costs, an industry consultant said. “We are going to lose a lot of our manufacturing base,” Laurie Harbour, president and CEO of Harbour Results Inc., said in a presentation. The consulting firm estimates that 30 percent of auto tool makers are doing well, 30 percent are in trouble and 40 percent are “on the bubble.” Toolmakers make dies and molds and other parts used to produce cars and trucks.

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Boeing 737 Max Is Safe to Fly Once More, European Regulator Says

Boeing 737 Max Is Safe to Fly Once More, European Regulator Says


The top aviation regulator in Europe said that changes made to Boeing Co. 737 Max have made the aircraft safe enough to return to the air. Patrick Ky, executive director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, made the comments in an interview with Bloomberg. Test flights for the 737 Max were conducted in September. The agency "is performing final document reviews ahead of a draft airworthiness directive it expects to issue next month," according to Bloomberg.

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Executive Discusses AI's Impact on Workers

Executive Discusses AI's Impact on Workers


Industry and manufacturing are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to boost productivity and quality. However, one executive says AI needs to be deployed with care. "If you want to burn out a control room operator, provide them with a litany of alarms and recommendations that are disjointed and don’t boil down the problems that are occurring into meaningful recommendations...

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Safety Pit Covers

Safety Pit Covers

Machine or inspection pits expose workers to fall hazards, and pit grates/slats must be removed for maintenance. Instead, increase safety and convenience: Dynatect offers a retractable, walk-on cover solution that allows easier access to the machine or work piece. Dynatect also manufactures of variety of roll-up protective covers for industrial applications.

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Moving EV Manufacturing Into the Fast Lane

Moving EV Manufacturing Into the Fast Lane


Recent and rapid growth of electric vehicles (EVs) are being driven by several factors, write two executives with Siemens Digital Industries Software. Among them: Technology, including batteries, is advancing quicker than expected; regulatory pressure; and investments being made in EV programs and startup companies. Future...

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Siemens Advances Digital Twin Technology for Machining

Siemens Advances Digital Twin Technology for Machining


At this month's virtual Siemens Machine Tool Days 2020 event, the company proved in many ways the power of what it calls "digitalization" in the emerging life of manufacturing. It used the event to reinforce its commitment to providing tools for manufacturers via its Sinumerik One controller platform to create digital twins.

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How AI and Connected Worker Technology Solve the Big 3 Challenges for the Industrial Workforce

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How AI and Connected Worker Technology Solve the Big 3 Challenges for the Industrial Workforce

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How To Resolve Foam Within Your Cutting Fluids

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Understanding the Value of Your Shop

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Four Digital Manufacturing Trends Strengthen Industrial Markets

Four Digital Manufacturing Trends Strengthen Industrial Markets


Digital manufacturing "is charting an entirely new course, driving one of the biggest transformations of our lifetime," writes Ramon Pastor, an executive of HP Inc. "The advantages shown in 2020 confirm its staying power in an increasingly uncertain world, and looking to 2021, four key trends will be critical for companies." Those trends include innovation and technology built for collaboration.

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ConocoPhillips to Acquire Concho Resources for $9.7B

ConocoPhillips to Acquire Concho Resources for $9.7B


ConocoPhillips said it will acquire driller Concho Resources for $9.7 billion in an all-stock deal, Reuters reported. Oil and gas producers are using consolidation as a strategy to survive a slowdown in demand and low oil prices. The ConcoloPhillips-Concho transaction is the largest shale deal this year, Reuters said. Concho shareholders will receive 1.46 shares of ConocoPhillips stock for each share they have.

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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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Okuma’s Courtesy Spindle Cartridge Repair Evaluation

Okuma’s Courtesy Spindle Cartridge Repair Evaluation

At Okuma, we want to ensure your machine is always operating at peak performance. We’re offering complimentary evaluation, advice, and shipping for your horizontal and vertical machining center cartridge-style spindles. This service is complimentary and risk-free for Okuma owners with a short turnaround time, and the assessments conducted by Okuma-trained technicians will provide you options for optimizing your machine’s performance and give you peace of mind that your machine is working at its greatest capacity.

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Advanced Manufacturing vs. COVID-19

Advanced Manufacturing vs. COVID-19

Manufacturing USA institutes, with grant funding from the CARES Act, are fighting the spread of COVID-19 via innovative projects that bring together government and the private sector. The opportunities extended by the institutes expand the production of needed medical countermeasures, provide workforce training, increase testing capacity, and help manufacturers prepare for the future. Learn more and get involved with advanced manufacturing efforts aimed at aiding the US in its fight against COVID-19 at manufacturingusa.com.

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Cutting-Edge Precision Manufacturing Innovations Make Their American Debut

Cutting-Edge Precision Manufacturing Innovations Make Their American Debut

Achieve incredible accuracy and outstanding throughput with UNITED GRINDING and its comprehensive range of industry-leading manufacturing technology. At our IMTS Spark Showroom, we’re featuring the North American debut of such machines as the MÄGERLE MFP 50, BLOHM PROFIMAT XT and WALTER HELITRONIC RAPTOR DIAMOND – and we’re eager to partner with your shop to achieve the precision required for manufacturing success.

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How can MFG firms build their field service to do more with less, safely?

How can MFG firms build their field service to do more with less, safely?

Now, you can streamline your processes so that every job gets done safely and correctly, resulting in fewer customer interactions. Watch this demo to see how discrete manufacturers are using the right digital tools to boost the safety, efficiency, and flexibility for their field service teams.

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