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June 03, 2020

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Manufacturing Contracts in May While Some Optimism Seen

Manufacturing Contracts in May While Some Optimism Seen

Manufacturing contracted again in May but there were signs of improvement, the Institute for Supply Management said in a monthly report. “We are at the bottom of the toboggan run,” Timothy R. Fiore, chair of ISM’s Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, said on a conference call. “It’s not going to be a great year,” he added. “There is definitely a feeling there is going to be a recovery.”

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Orders for Durable Goods Tumble Amid COVID-19 Disruptions

Orders for Durable Goods Tumble Amid COVID-19 Disruptions


Durable goods orders plunged 17.2 percent in April from the month before as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disrupted the economy, the U.S. Commerce Department said in a monthly report. The monthly decline followed an adjusted 16.6 percent fall in orders in March. Orders for transportation were especially hard hit, plunging 47 percent.

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Boeing Lays Off Almost 7,000 Workers as Part of Job Cut Plan

Boeing Lays Off Almost 7,000 Workers as Part of Job Cut Plan


Boeing Co. said it's laying off 6,770 U.S. workers as part of broader job cut plans, CNN reported. The aircraft maker is paring jobs because of the massive drop in air traffic due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). "I wish there was some other way," CEO David Calhoun said in a letter to employees...

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Olympus DSX1000 Digital Microscope Offers Advanced Tools for Faster Analysis

Olympus DSX1000 Digital Microscope Offers Advanced Tools for Faster Analysis

The new DSX1000 digital microscope combines the quality of renowned Olympus optics with the ease of use of digital technologies. Measure and observe a variety of materials with guaranteed* high- and low magnification accuracy and precision using a single instrument.

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What Does the Future Hold for Automating In-Line Metrology?

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Communication Vital to Advancing 3D Printing in Medicine

Communication Vital to Advancing 3D Printing in Medicine


SME Media talked to Dr. Hui Jenny Chen, founder and CEO of 3DHeals, a company dedicated to advancing the practice and use of 3D printing in medicine. The company has organized the virtual 3DHeals 2020 Global Summit on June 5-6. "My goal is to break down all of the communication barriers" concerning medical 3D printing, she said.

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NAM Survey: Optimism Dips But Manufacturers Stay Open Despite COVID-19

NAM Survey: Optimism Dips But Manufacturers Stay Open Despite COVID-19


The National Association of Manufacturers said its Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey for the second quarter of 2020 shows despite a historic drop in optimism, to nearly 34 percent, and challenging business conditions amid COVID-19, the vast majority of manufacturers (98.7 percent) have continued or only temporarily halted operations.

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How Digital Transformation Can Accelerate The Product Life Cycle

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How to Survive the Covid-19 Pandemic as a 3D Printing or Fabrication Shop

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Why Lighter Parts Matter

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Workers at Detroit Automakers Test Positive for COVID-19 After Plant Restarts

Workers at Detroit Automakers Test Positive for COVID-19 After Plant Restarts


Workers at the three Detroit automakers -- General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and FCA US -- had workers who tested for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after factories resumed production in May, Reuters reported. Ford last week paused output at its Claycomo, Mo., plant that produces the F-150 pickup and Transit van. Ford had two other temporary shutdowns earlier in the month...

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Toolmakers Respond to New Holemaking Demands

Toolmakers Respond to New Holemaking Demands


One of mankind’s oldest manufacturing methods—making a hole—is now challenged by rapid advances such as new and harder materials and increased part complexity. What had been a fairly routine procedure now demands tooling with stronger substrates, better—and in some cases, customized—coatings, along with improved geometries and specialized designs.

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ZEISS Innovation Rocks 2020

ZEISS Innovation Rocks 2020

In the last months we’ve seen the world changing, and we’ve learned that we need to connect in a different way. Therefore, we invite you to discover the ZEISS Innovation Rocks, our new digitally-led innovation program where you can engage with and see at a glance all our latest technologies and product news.

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How AI Solves the Big 3 Challenges for the Industrial Workforce in a Post-COVID World

How AI Solves the Big 3 Challenges for the Industrial Workforce in a Post-COVID World

The way manufacturing companies operate has changed forever. With the growing skills gap and aging workforce causing increased pressures as well as COVID-19 related workplace dynamics forcing remote and independent work, manufacturing and service companies are turning to emerging digital technologies to connect and empower their workforces with the tools and knowledge needed to perform at higher levels of safety, quality, and productivity.

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