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August 19, 2020

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Auto Industry Gets Back Into Gear After COVID-19 Shutdown

Auto Industry Gets Back Into Gear After COVID-19 Shutdown

After shutting down in March because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the North American auto industry had to rethink, and fast, how it could resume production amid a pandemic. Automakers and suppliers devised new safety measures. The industry had to confront a number of challenges. Steps included modifying workstations.

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June U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Rise on Monthly Basis, Down Year-Over-Year

June U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Rise on Monthly Basis, Down Year-Over-Year


June 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $150.6 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 10.1 percent from May but down 24.6 percent when compared with June 2019.

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What Additive Manufacturing Was Planned for IMTS?

What Additive Manufacturing Was Planned for IMTS?


Had IMTS 2020 taken place as scheduled, it would have been clear that making parts as quickly and cost-effectively as possible remains as the primary goal in manufacturing. And nowhere is this more evident than in the additive manufacturing (AM) market, where equipment and software suppliers continue to improve their...

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A Tumultuous Year in the Auto Industry

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Why Digital Work Instructions Should be Your Next Continuous Improvement Project

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Ericsson, Hexagon Cook Up an Example of 5G in Action

Ericsson, Hexagon Cook Up an Example of 5G in Action


The promise of 5G is tempting. Fast data speeds and low latency rates make wireless connectivity, and real-time monitoring and decision making a possibility. Hexagon and Ericsson have partnered to develop new 5G technology geared for industry and automation.

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Connecting the Dots in Manuacturing

Connecting the Dots in Manuacturing


Shops used to be islands of information. There was an inability to share information. That's no longer the case, writes Contributing Editor Kip Hanson. "Software developers have gone to great lengths to make their wares interoperable, to the point that customers have come to expect some level of data sharing, if not complete two-way integration."

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NCDMM Announces Reorganization

NCDMM Announces Reorganization


The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) announced a reorganization, including the formation of a new parent organization. Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group Inc. (MTDG) is the not-for-profit parent company of NCDMM and a new sister company, Advanced...

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Boeing Reports More Canceled 737 Max Orders

Boeing Reports More Canceled 737 Max Orders


Boeing Co. said another 43 737 Max orders were canceled in July, according to CNN Business. Most of the cancellations were from aircraft leasing companies, which purchase jets and lease them to airlines. Boeing also had no new jet orders in July, CNN Business said.

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The ASSEMBLY Show is Coming to a Laptop or Tablet Near You October 28-27, 2020!

The ASSEMBLY Show is Coming to a Laptop or Tablet Near You October 28-27, 2020!

At The Virtual ASSEMBLY Show, all of the equipment demos, expert insights, process improvement strategies, and networking you’ve come to expect are delivered directly to your home or office. Join us online and explore the new virtual format from the comfort of your chair! Visit our website at www.TheAssemblyShow.com to learn more and register today for FREE!

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