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This Electron Gun Builds Jet Engines

August 28, 2014 3:00 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Engineers at the Italian aerospace company Avio have developed a breakthrough process for 3D printing light-weight metal blades for jet engine turbines. The method builds the blades from a titanium powder fused with a beam of electrons accelerated by a 3-kilowatt electron gun. The gun is 10 times more powerful than laser beams currently used...

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New Ford Mustang Rolls Off The Assembly Line

August 28, 2014 3:00 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

The all new highly anticipated Ford 2015 Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Flat Rock, Michigan on Thursday morning. The Mustang, along with the new F-150 pickup truck, are the automakers two biggest product launches this year ...  

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2015 Mustang Starts Production At Flat Rock Assembly Plant

August 28, 2014 2:55 pm | by RTT News | News | Comments

Ford Motor Corp. (F) Thursday said the all-new Ford Mustang rolls off the line today at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, marking production of the sixth-generation pony car. For the first time in its 50-year history, Mustang will be available globally to customers in more than ...

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Ford Hires Employees, Invests $129M In Assembly Plant

August 28, 2014 2:51 pm | by Close-Up Media | News | Comments

Ford Motor Company reported the hiring of 300 new employees and a $129 million investment in Louisville Assembly Plant to support production of the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC. According to a release from the company ...      

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4 Factors Driving The Emergence Of Digital Manufacturing

August 28, 2014 2:47 pm | by Maria Montenegro, Verizon Enterprise Solutions | News | Comments

The powerhouse combination of mobility, cloud computing, security, and predictive analytics is becoming the ‘holy grail’ across the manufacturing industry, according to Kevin Martin and Michael Kotelec with Verizon’s manufacturing practice. With an empowered consumer base now dictating supply and demand, manufacturers need...

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Robot Fights Infrastructure Corrosion

August 28, 2014 2:47 pm | by Anna Maltsev, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Many citizens rely on Switzerland’s 3,500 motorway bridges – plus thousands more on cantonal roads – to carry them safely across valleys, streams, rivers and other roads. Most of these bridges have ...        

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Lockheed Martin's Superhuman Workers Of Tomorrow

August 28, 2014 2:40 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

In the latest news of life imitating art, it seems that an exoskeleton suit similar to ones used in Tom Cruise’s summer movie Edge of Tomorrow may be here today. A press release from Lockheed Martin indicates that the U.S. Navy will begin ...

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FBI Investigating Reports Of Cyber Attacks

August 28, 2014 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several U.S. financial institutions. A report on Bloomberg.com said Wednesday that the FBI is ...     

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Top 5 Solutions To Common Inventory Management Mistakes

August 28, 2014 1:50 pm | by Fishbowl | News | Comments

As Fishbowl inventory management specialists have gone to different businesses to train them on the company's software, they have seen several common mistakes companies make in managing their warehouses. Here are the top 5 solutions to ...

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Jack Daniel's Drinks Its Way To Higher Results

August 28, 2014 1:46 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Led by demand for its flagship Jack Daniel's brand, spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. said Wednesday its first-quarter net income rose 5 percent despite lower stockpiling by distributors. The company behind such other brands as Southern Comfort, Finlandia, and el Jimador said ... 

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The Future Of Plastics Manufacturing In The U.S.

August 28, 2014 12:17 pm | by Steve Erickson, VP of Sales & Engineering, First American Plastic | Articles | Comments

The future of plastic manufacturing in the United States is far from certain, but many trends are beginning to take shape. From the accelerating pace of 3D printing innovation to new production procedures, plastic manufacturing will likely ...

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Apple Loses Bid To Block Sales Of 9 Samsung Phones

August 28, 2014 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after ...          

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Propane Train Derails, Prompts Evacuation

August 28, 2014 11:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying unscented propane derailed near Canada's border with Minnesota and North Dakota early Tuesday, prompting the evacuation of about 40 people who live near the site, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said ...

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U.S. To Begin Safety Testing Ebola Vaccine Next Week

August 28, 2014 11:31 am | by Seth Borenstein - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by ... 

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Blast At BP Refinery Sparks Fire, Rattles Homes

August 28, 2014 10:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion at BP oil refinery in northwestern Indiana along Lake Michigan rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it ...                 

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Rail Deliveries Of U.S. Oil Continue To Increase

August 28, 2014 10:25 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

The amount of crude oil and refined petroleum products moved by U.S. railroads increased 9% during the first seven months of this year compared with the same period in 2013. In July, monthly average carloadings of oil and petroleum products were near ... 

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Steve McQueen's Ferrari Sold For Over $10.2M

August 28, 2014 9:59 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

The making of the uber-BMW. Dinan engineers pimp out the performance of 'the ultimate driving machine'— the cars may be suped under the hood, but you won't see racing stripes or twirling rims on these understated rides ...      

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Is Burger King's 33 Year-Old CEO Paving The Way For Young Execs?

August 28, 2014 9:53 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It used to be that when it comes to effectively running a company, experience generally trumps all else — which would seem to make sense since the average age of an incoming CEO last year was 53 with 18 years of experience in their corporations. Now, as the trend ...

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U.S. Economy Grew At Brisk Rate In Q2

August 28, 2014 9:49 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated. The upward revision supported expectations that ...

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South Korea's Kia To Invest $1B In Mexico

August 28, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. says it will invest more than $1 billion to build a car factory in northern Mexico that is expected to begin production in 2016. The company said Wednesday that the new plant in Nuevo Leon state, across the border ...

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