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June 24, 2020

Advanced Manufacturing Now Newsletter
Safety Best Practices for the Age of Automation

Safety Best Practices for the Age of Automation

As automation grows, so does the need for safety awareness and remediation. Automation comes with its own set of risks to the safety of those who are in the factory. Contributing Editor Ed Sinkora examines how to keep employees safe in a shop that has more and more automation.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Improving Your Shop Floor

Your Ultimate Guide to Improving Your Shop Floor

The Okuma Machinist’s Handbook is your guide to all the practical tips and tricks you need to keep your shop on the cutting edge of manufacturing. Explore helpful resources with information on a variety of topics, including blog posts, white papers, videos and other resources, that will help make your shop floor more productive than ever.

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Finance Chiefs Concerned About COVID-19 Wave, PwC Says

CFOs Concerned About New COVID-19 Wave, PwC Says


Corporate finance chiefs are concerned about a second wave of infections from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), consulting firm PwC said. PwC released the results of its sixth, and final, survey of chief financial officers concerning COVID-19. In the new survey...

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U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Fall in April

U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Fall in April


April 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $142.9 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. That was down 24.7 percent from March and 31.1 percent from April 2019.

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Save Energy with the Right Measurement Instrument

Save Energy with the Right Measurement Instrument

Interested in energy savings? Discover ten key things to consider when selecting your measurement instruments in order to improve your process, save energy, and cut downtime. Download Vaisala Smart Measurements eBook and learn why smart instrumentation is so critical for successful and efficient operations. Get practical tips on how to select the right measurement devices for your application. Download eBook!

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SME Alerts

When 'Tried and True' Won't Do

When 'Tried and True' Won't Do


Alan Rooks, editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering, describes the challenges facing manufacturing. "We in manufacturing need to play a positive role in helping to bring our country back socially as well as economically," he writes. "We still face many challenges. COVID-19 is still with us...Over the longer term, manufacturers must reach out to employ a more diverse workforce."

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FAA Head Says Agency, Boeing Made Mistakes With 737 Max

FAA Head Says Agency, Boeing Made Mistakes With 737 Max


The top official of the Federal Aviation Administration told a Senate panel that his agency and Boeing Co. made mistakes with the 737 Max aircraft, Reuters said. Steve Dickson, the FAA administrator, denied the agency was "stonewalling" investigations into the 737 Max following two fatal crashes. “The manufacturer made mistakes and the FAA...

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Resources

How Digital Transformation Can Accelerate The Product Life Cycle

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How Digital Transformation Can Accelerate The Product Life Cycle

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Re-Imagining the ‘New Normal’

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Re-Imagining the ‘New Normal’

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Bring Advanced Data Management into Your Factory

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Bring Advanced Data Management into Your Factory

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Leak-Tight Data Systems

Leak-Tight Data Systems


As manufacturers discover the benefits of expanded digital networks, growing cybersecurity threats must be addressed. The latest dangers from hackers include not only the theft of intellectual property but also malicious attacks that can cripple critical infrastructure, such as energy plants, utilities, and large-scale factories. Supply chain disruptions from recent cyberattacks have...

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Toyota Expects July Vehicle Output to Be Down 10% From Original Plan

Toyota Expects July Vehicle Output to Be Down 10% From Original Plan


Toyota Motor Corp. said this week it expects to make 10 percent fewer vehicles in July compared with its original production plans, Reuters reported. The automaker is gradually resuming production after factory closures spurred by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The July output reduction compares with a 20 percent cut this month.

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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.

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