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November 25, 2020

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Manufacturing (Mostly) Recovers From COVID-19

Manufacturing (Mostly) Recovers From COVID-19

Going into 2020, economic improvement was forecast for manufacturing. Then, COVID-19 hit. The global pandemic spurred a shutdown of the economy to try and slow the spread of the virus. Manufacturers tapped credit lines to ensure they had the cash to get through a sudden economic jolt. As 2020 concludes, manufacturing has bounced back from the depths of the COVID-19 slump. Many sectors have improved since COVID-19 hit. One exception is aerospace.

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Manufacturers Say Cybersecurity Threats Start to Overwhelm Their Resources

Manufacturers Say Cybersecurity Threats Start to Overwhelm Their Resources


Most manufacturing executives participating in a survey said cybersecurity threats are beginning to overwhelm their resources. Fifty-three percent of respondents said the workload of their security operations exceeds the capacity of their staff “significantly” or “somewhat,” according to a summary of the survey. A majority also say they have experienced a cyber-attack or similar incident in the past 12-24 months.

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Cutting Tool Orders in September Post a Monthly Gain

Cutting Tool Orders in September Post a Monthly Gain


September 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $156.1 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was up 14.7 percent from August's $136.1 million. However, the results...

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Empowering Advanced Manufacturing Workers

Empowering Advanced Manufacturing Workers

Last year, tens of thousands of workers, students, and educators participated in Manufacturing USA® institute workforce programs and were empowered to take on the advanced manufacturing challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn more about how Manufacturing USA workforce initiatives are preparing workers for tomorrow’s manufacturing jobs by increasing students’ awareness, training newcomers, and providing enhanced certifications to current employees. Get involved in shaping the future manufacturing workforce at manufacturingusa.com.

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With U.S. Approval Secured, Question is Whether China Will OK Boeing 737 Max

With U.S. Approval Secured, Question is Whether China Will OK Boeing 737 Max


Boeing Co. last week received U.S. approval for the 737 Max to return to the air. But approval is pending from other regulators and one of the most important is China, CNN Business reported. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) hasn't yet said whether it will allow the 737 Max to fly...

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FANUC Receives Workplace Awards

FANUC Receives Workplace Awards


Robot and CNC machine maker FANUC has received workplace awards from the Detroit Free Press and Chicago Tribune. The Free Press ranked FANUC 15th among 30 companies in the large employer category. The Tribune named FANUC's regional headquarters in the Chicago suburbs as a top workplace in Illinois.

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6 Steps to Ignite Your Manufacturing Business

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6 Steps to Ignite Your Manufacturing Business

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Laser Automation Systems Are Driving The Push Towards Industry 4.0

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Laser Automation Systems Are Driving The Push Towards Industry 4.0

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A Guide to Help Manufacturers get Safely Back to Business Beyond Covid-19

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A Guide to Help Manufacturers get Safely Back to Business Beyond Covid-19

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3D Systems Receives FDA Clearance for Vantage Ankle PSI

3D Systems Receives FDA Clearance for Vantage Ankle PSI


3D Systems said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided 510(k) clearance for the Vantage Ankle PSI, which includes its patient-specific total ankle surgical planning and 3D printed instruments. The pre-surgical planning and patient-specific 3D-printed instrument set guide resections in the tibia and talus for total...

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Boston Dynamics Robot Dog Learns New Tricks

Boston Dynamics Robot Dog Learns New Tricks


Spot, the Boston Dynamics robot dog, is learning new tricks, Reuters said. The four-legged robot is being programmed to read gauges, look for corrosion and perform other tasks on a BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. BP says the robot dog "will make the work on the rig safer by reducing the number of people," according to Reuters.

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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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Hexagon Integrated Solutions | Leveraging Data. Delivering Results

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