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Chicago Tribune Modern industrial practices at large manufacturing operations will involve smart devices more often, employ adaptive machining techniques, integrate design processes that improve parts almost as they're made and will "print" digital files at factories distributed around the world.
Shopfloor Manufacturing production declined unexpectedly in August, led lower by reduced motor vehicle output. This drop was likely the result of automakers’ switching over to a new model year and summer vacations. Indeed, auto production has risen 8.1 percent over the past 12 months, continuing to make it one of the bright spots in the economy. Excluding autos, manufacturing output rose 0.1 percent, suggesting slightly better news for the broader sector.
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The Huffington Post While China and other countries face challenges to their once-burgeoning manufacturing sector, all signs in the U.S. are pointing to a growing industry now seen as a "rising star" in the world market. Thanks to an abundance of natural gas cutting energy costs, an increase in auto sales, and a host of other factors, the U.S. manufacturing industry is now growing at its fastest pace within the past three years. But there's one obstacle standing in the way of a full U.S. resurgence and the improved job numbers that could come with it: a lack of skilled American workers.
FOX News Latino Mexico's manufacturing employment grew 2.5 percent in July, compared to the same month in 2013, the National Statistics Institute, or INEGI, said Thursday. The number of line workers increased by 2.7 percent, while the ranks of administrative personnel grew by 1.3 percent, the INEGI said.
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Brighton-Pittsford Post A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, that would establish a network of manufacturing innovation centers across the U.S. has passed the House. The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI Act) passed the House in a unanimous voice vote late Monday evening and is awaiting action by the Senate, Reed said during a conference call with reporters in his 23rd Congressional District this past week.
The Economic Times The Indian economy might have been straggling on, clocking a growth of less than 5 per cent, but corporate India has been chugging along fine. This is the picture that emerges from this newspaper's annual survey of the top 500 listed and actively traded companies.
Shopfloor Georgia added the most net new manufacturing employees in August, according to new state-wide employment data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Georgia manufacturers hired an additional 5,500 workers in the month. This was followed by Florida (up 4,500), Colorado (up 2,100), Illinois (up 2,100) and Michigan (up 2,000). On a year-to-date basis, Georgia also fared well, making the top five states for manufacturing job growth.
Machine Design U.S. manufacturing has recently been characterized by the closing of big plants and a hemorrhaging of jobs. In this interview, author William Killingsworth shares what it will take to turn things around. Killingsworth, whose Ph.D. is from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is vice president of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Research at DESE Research, an organization which carries out theoretical and analytical research in defense, energy, space, and the environment.
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MIT Technology Review Sometime in the next couple of years, if everything goes to plan, workers at BMW’s manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, will be introduced to an unusual new teammate—a robot arm that will roll around handing them tools and parts as they assemble the German carmaker’s luxury vehicles. International aircraft manufacturer Airbus spent $14.4 billion last year on airplane parts, materials and services in the U.S. A little under half that money, $6.1 billion, was spent in the company’s top U.S. supplier state, Ohio. Airbus intends to nearly double purchasing in the U.S. to $20 billion by 2020 to meet growing global demand for more fuel-efficient jets.
The New York Times Over the last year or two, a growing number of business analysts have been arguing that we are entering a new era of global manufacturing, with the United States at center stage. Last month, the Boston Consulting Group issued a report that argued that the United States had the lowest manufacturing costs among major exporters in the developed world and was nearly competitive with China. But before becoming overly excited about the prospects for an American industrial renaissance, it is worth looking more skeptically at the claim that globalization has run its course. When it comes to manufacturing, events like Manufacturing Day provide access and visibility for those who may not have an accurate perception of what the manufacturing industry is all about. Manufacturing Day is designed to introduce as many people as possible to the important role played by manufacturing both in local communities and for the nation.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC Sussex-based Waukesha Metal Products was named the grand prize winner for the first-ever Manufacturing Day video contest. Manufacturing Day, taking place on Friday, Oct. 3, is an annual celebration of manufacturing in North America, and its new video contest was a way for all organizations to share how they celebrate the day and why others should as well. Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, has rapidly advanced to allow for the production of complex-shaped metal components strong enough for structural applications. However, developing complex geometries with fewer errors and distortions, as well as quality standards to test the manufactured items, have not kept pace with the technology. Engineers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering are proposing to develop enhanced modeling and simulation (M&S) technology and new qualification standards that will further the adoption of additive manufacturing by industry.
Plant Engineering Creating an adaptable weld cell goes beyond just improving the physical space, but that is also a very important component. Choosing flexible and modular welding equipment is an important way that manufacturers can maximize the value and useful life of that equipment, even as needs change.
ThomasNet News Advanced Heat Treat in Waterloo, Iowa, USA, has completed the purchase of a UBQ (Universal Batch Quench) furnace line for their increased production requirements. The new line is designed to integrate with Advanced Heat Treat’s existing Holcroft brand batch furnace line.
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North American Wind Power Moventas, a Finland-based wind gear manufacturer and service provider, has confirmed plans to set up a wind gearbox service workshop in St. Paul, Minn. Although the company already has several U.S. locations, it says it is now investing in the Midwest because there are many wind original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) located in the region.
Bidness Tech In an official statement released today, Fiat S.p.A announced a Memorandum of Understanding with the Japanese car manufacturer, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. As per the agreement, the Tokyo-based car maker will be cooperating with Fiat to produce mid-sized pickup trucks, based on the upcoming series of Mitsubishi’s L200 in Malaysia.
Cranes Today What’s under the hood of a crane is always important, but as engine regulation has increased the critical details of the engine become even more crucial. Zak Garner-Purkis looks at one of the most affected markets, all-terrain cranes.
Flightglobal Lockheed Martin and its program partners are putting up millions in investment dollars to redesign manufacturing methods for components of the F-35 Lightning II, in the hope of bringing the per-aircraft cost in line with existing fighters within five years.
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