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Renishaw Equator Flexible Gauge Enhances Speed

September 18, 2014 1:08 pm | by Renishaw | Product Releases | Comments

Renishaw's Equator™ shop-floor comparative gauge gets a significant speed boost for single-point probing applications with new touch-trigger probing capability via the TP20 probe, which can now be used in addition to the...

How Materials Scientists Made The Globe Smaller

September 16, 2014 2:30 pm | by GE Report | Articles | Comments

The oil embargo of 1973 was a dark and miserable period when American towns banned Christmas...

GM To Add 750 Jobs To Missouri Factory

September 16, 2014 1:43 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is adding 750 workers to a Missouri factory in anticipation of high demand for...

Accuride Receives 2014 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award

September 16, 2014 10:41 am | by Accuride Corporation | News | Comments

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is proud to bestow upon Accuride's Henderson...

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Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 13, 2014 11:15 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

This year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014) has shown optimistic numbers, and the Manufacturing.net staff was part of the thundering traffic cruising through McCormick Place in Chicago. There was more to see than any normal human could take in within the six-day show ...

ReVolt: An Unmanned, Battery-Powered Concept Ship

September 12, 2014 1:29 pm | by gCaptain.com | Videos | Comments

ReVolt is an unmanned, battery-powered electric vessel designed to ferry cargo in short sea voyages. DNV GL's concept ship is extremely low maintenance with no need for the costly necessities of a human crew, like living quarters, making it a cost-effective alternative to...

First-Ever Look Inside A Working Lithium-Ion Battery

September 9, 2014 12:34 pm | by Ohio State University | Videos | Comments

For the first time, researchers have been able to open a kind of window into the inner workings of a lithium-ion battery. Using a neutron beam, chemists, and engineers at The Ohio State University were able to track the flow of lithium atoms into and out of an electrode in real time as...

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GE's Industrial Internet Will Monitor A Vast Shale Gas Pipeline Network

September 9, 2014 9:50 am | by GE Report | News | Comments

Getting shale gas out of the ground is one thing. But taking it to customers is quite another. American pipeline operators are investing as much as $40 billion every year to maintain, modernize, and expand their networks. The shale gas boom is putting...

An Outlook Into The Future Of Manufacturing

September 8, 2014 2:34 pm | by Sandvik Coromant | Videos | Comments

We’re living in a time of rapid digitization, where computers and robots are performing tasks once deemed science fiction. The technology shifts signal another industrial revolution, and even though we are still in its very early stages, the pace of change is accelerating. The industry needs smarter, leaner and agile factories, where faster...

Adobe's Mobile Benchmark Report Predicts Features Of Next Generation iPhone

September 8, 2014 2:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Adobe today released its 2014 Mobile Benchmark Report, which analyzes the latest mobile trends including Wi-Fi versus cellular usage, the correlation of screen size and browser market share, the role of social networks across smartphones and tablets, content sharing across devices, and more. Key findings of the Adobe Digital Index report show that...

Global Consumer Electronics Manufacturer Haier Opening Tech Center In IN

September 8, 2014 11:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Haier America, a division of the multi-national home appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Haier Group, announced plans today to locate its North American Tech Center in Evansville, IN, creating 50 new high-wage jobs by 2015. Headquartered in New Jersey, Haier America will initially establish a new...

Stratasys Announces Thermoplastic 3D Printing Material Option

September 8, 2014 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced availability of a new thermoplastic material option for its FDM-based production 3D printers: ASA ( Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate). Stratasys ASA thermoplastic's UV resistance is ideal for manufacturers in...

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Advanced Manufacturing Process From EOS Optimizes Aerospace Technology

September 8, 2014 9:49 am | by Stephanie Cheong, Marketing Manager EOS Singapore | News | Comments

The latest generation of satellites from Airbus Defence and Space contain special clamps that join the body of the satellite to the feed and sub-reflector assembly at the top end. Clamps manufactured by conventional production methods did not...

GM To Offer Car That Will Almost Drive Itself

September 8, 2014 9:43 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Cars that can talk to each other and almost drive themselves at freeway speeds are just two years away from the showroom, according to General Motors executives. The company announced Sunday that the semi-autonomous system for freeways will be... 

Belkin Partners With OSRAM SYLVANIA For Smart Connected Lighting Ecosystems

September 5, 2014 12:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Belkin International, a leading Internet of Things company, and OSRAM SYLVANIA, a leading global lighting manufacturer, today announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic partnership to collaborate on residential solutions with the...

Jetpack Could Enhance Soldier Speed, Agility

September 5, 2014 11:38 am | by Arizona State University | Videos | Comments

What if every soldier could run a four-minute mile? That's the goal behind 4MM, or 4 Minute Mile, a student project to create a wearable jetpack that enhances speed and agility. Working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and a faculty mentor, Jason Kerestes is the...

2014 Global Brands From China Competition In Full Swing

September 5, 2014 10:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

While the 2014 FutureM Forum is approaching, "2014 Global Competitiveness Brands Top 10 from China" is in full swing. A total of 39 candidate companies participated in this activity organized by IDG, jointly demonstrating the branding power of Chinese companies to the world. They are all internationally renowned organizations including...

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Boeing's Dreamliner To Be Built In Charleston

September 4, 2014 4:53 pm | by Warren Wise, Charleston Post & Courier | News | Comments

The only Boeing airplane that will be built exclusively in North Charleston has landed a supplier. An aerospace division of Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp. said it has been picked to design and manufacture external engine housings for the...

Bulk Metallic Glasses: A Tough New Material For Manufacturing

September 4, 2014 4:25 pm | by YaleCampus | Videos | Comments

Yale Professor Jan Schroers and his graduate students have developed some unique uses for metallic glasses, a particularly tough metallic alloy that can be molded into useful products (like cell phone cases) at...       

Manufacturing & Education: Understanding The Connection

September 4, 2014 12:12 pm | by Randy Ohman, Teacher, The STEM Academy, NEISD | Blogs | Comments

Manufacturing & Education: Understanding the Connection. That is the name of an educators’ workshop I just attended that brought teachers and manufacturers together to share perspectives and opportunities. Panelists talked about workforce needs and what they find in job applicants. Teachers toured facilities ranging...

iPhone And iPad Supplier Exploits and Endangers Safety of 20,000 Workers

September 4, 2014 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A factory in Suqian, China that makes iPhone and iPad parts was found to have a number of serious health and safety, environmental, and human rights violations, as was revealed in a new investigative report.  The investigation was conducted in August 2014 and released...

Fairchild Reimagines Support For Small Companies

September 3, 2014 3:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fairchild, a leading global supplier of high-performance power semiconductor solutions, today launched a new online destination designed to provide complete support for small businesses, inventors, engineers, and entrepreneurs through their entire design cycle. Taking a new approach to empowering...

Nominations Open for 2015 Edison Awards

September 3, 2014 11:43 am | by Bridget Bergin | News | Comments

As of Monday, September 1st, nominations for the prestigious 2015 Edison Awards are open to various products and services. The Edison Awards "have recognized and honored some of the most innovative products and business leaders in the world and...

Fingerprints For Freight Items

September 3, 2014 11:14 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Security is a top priority in air freight logistics, but screening procedures can be very time consuming and costly. Fraunhofer researchers intend to boost efficiency with a new approach to digital logistics without sacrificing the security of air freight operations. Thousands of freight items are shipped by plane every day, and around seventy percent of them...

Highpower Announces Shipment of Advanced Rechargeable Lithium Battery Solutions

September 3, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Highpower International, Inc. , a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of lithium and nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries and a battery management systems and battery recycling provider, has announced that it has started shipping its 4600 mAh lithium battery product developed for...

Lockheed Martin’s Factory Of The Future

September 2, 2014 5:37 pm | by LockheedMartinVideos | Videos | Comments

Imagine a world where we can 3D print a full-size cargo plane or quickly produce a body part to save someone's life. Through additive manufacturing or 3D printing, we are bringing people closer to products and solving challenges in new ways. We are pushing the limits of this technology to produce parts quickly and affordably with geometry and design that has never been possible before...

Agilent Technologies Introduces Next-Generation Sequencing Cancer Research Panels

September 2, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced ClearSeq AML, the first product in the ClearSeq line of next-generation cancer research panels, which targets 48 selected exons in 20 of the most commonly mutated genes found in acute myeloid leukemia. Designed in collaboration with Dr. Robert Ohgami and Dr. Daniel Arber at the Stanford Department of Pathology, Stanford University, ClearSeq AML provides... 

The Aerodynamics Of The New Ford F-150

September 2, 2014 12:13 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Brad Richards, exterior design manager of the 2015 Ford F-150, shows off its aerodynamics in Allen Park, Mich.                                 

Tesla, Chinese Firm Plan 400 Charging Stations

August 29, 2014 5:30 am | by Joe Mcdonald - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China. Plans call for China Unicom Ltd. to provide ...

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