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September 23, 2020

Advanced Manufacturing Now Newsletter
Pandemic Makes the Case for More Automation, Robotics

Pandemic Makes the Case for More Automation, Robotics

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) "is poised to prompt changes in the way companies use automation," writes Contributing Editor Ilene Wolff. Even before the pandemic, companies were looking to accelerate their use of automation. "Disruptions in the supply chain due to COVID-19 only add more impetus," Wolff writes. Makers of robots are getting ready.

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July U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Decline

July U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Decline


July 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $137.8 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. That was down on both a monthly and year-over-year basis. Cutting tool customers likely are seeking to deplete existing tool inventories and adjust to uncertain markets...

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Stratasys, Team Penske Extend Technical Partnership

Stratasys, Team Penske Extend Technical Partnership


Stratasys Ltd., the 3D printing company, said it’s extending a technical partnership with the Team Penske racing operation. Stratasys' relationship with Team Penske began in 2017, with Penske using printers in various race series.

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Corrosion-Resistant Process Tank Cover

Corrosion-Resistant Process Tank Cover

Are you losing money due to evaporation or energy efficiency from continuously heating open tanks? Dynatect’s ChemTank Cover is designed to accommodate a wide range of tank applications including chemical and surface finishing, cleaning and more. Its space-saving roll-up design offers easy manual or drill-drive operation. Covers are also a logical approach to improving the work environment and air quality.

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Importance of Leak Testing Expands With Development of EVs, Self-Driving Vehicles

Importance of Leak Testing Expands With Development of EVs, Self-Driving Vehicles


As the auto industry develops electric and self-driving vehicles, leak testing is expanding in importance. Such vehicles rely on sensors and battery packs. Automakers and suppliers are performing more tests to ensure critical components are protected from contaminants. The complexity of EVs and self-driving vehicles is putting more pressure on engineers.

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Deloitte, Wichita State Launch New Smart Factory

Deloitte, Wichita State Launch New Smart Factory


Deloitte and Wichita State University announced the launch of The Smart Factory @ Wichita, intended as a facility that will accelerate the development of smart manufacturing technologies. Deloitte and Wichita State are constructing the facility on Wichita State’s Innovation Campus, which will include a full-scale production line, dedicated space for select ecosystem sponsors...

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House Panel Report Examines How Boeing, FAA Actions Led to Max 737 Crisis

House Panel Report Examines How Boeing, FAA Actions Led to Max 737 Crisis


A report by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure painted a bleak picture of actions taken by Boeing Co. and U.S. regulators concerning the 737 Max aircraft, according to The New Yorker. "With the connivance of the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing developed, built, and delivered hundreds of passenger jets that were a potential danger to anyone who stepped onto them," the magazine said...

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How China Is Losing Its Manufacturing Dominance

How China Is Losing Its Manufacturing Dominance


In the past three months, China has been hit by a "mixture of longstanding issues and new challenges such as high tariffs" and COVID-19, according to Forbes. The result: An exodus from Chinese manufacturing which is triggering "the start of the downfall of the country's manufacturing dominance." The U.S. is trying to bring manufacturing back while Southeastern Asian countries are attempting to pick up the slack.

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Watch this on-demand webinar about maintaining world-class measurement performance where two of our experts discuss the impact that measurement quality has on your operations and the best way to ensure it. Also learn about maintaining instrument accuracy in demanding applications and get practical tips on when and how to calibrate your measurement instruments.

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