Timing is everything, and in manufacturing, this philosophical adage holds true. Where production schedules are directly affected by assembly stages, each piece of the production puzzle must work together. In a perfect world, the manufacturing process would be frictionless: machines would continuously operate at peak efficiency, and production deadlines would be met time and time …

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In manufacturing, there are two ways to approach downtime. The first is to determine what can be done to avoid production halts altogether. The second is to assess how you can manage downtime so that it has the smallest possible impact on operations. Where traditional maintenance strategies were reactive and machine diagnosis was subjective, technological …

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As the world population continues to grow, so does the demand for new and accommodating infrastructure. Coupled with projected industry growth, construction companies and equipment manufacturers will need to ensure they can handle the influx of projects as younger generations enter the housing market and renewable energy segments become a major focus. Population Growth While …

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A lot has changed in the century since Henry Ford introduced his revolutionary quadricycle and launched Ford Motor Company. While the once-novel Model T was produced on crude assembly lines, modern technological advancements have enabled mass production of today’s most futuristic vehicles. A true representation of shifting consumer preferences and production capabilities, the automotive industry …

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If one were to compare the aerospace industry of today to what it was in the early 1900’s, they would note that, aside from planes still having wings, the two are unrecognizable. Like most industries, the aerospace and defense sectors have experienced multiple revolutions as a result of technological advancements. Despite the introduction of transformative …

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President Obama, is talking about it:On NPR- “The Hottest Product In Manufacturing: Jobs” (click to listen to full report) “We’re going to have a lot of jobs in the service sector because we’re a mature economy. But America’s economy is always going to rely on outstanding manufacturing – where we make stuff, where we’re not …

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American Machinist is reporting:Machine tool giant Mori Seiki Co. Ltd. reportedly will proceed with plans to build a new machine manufacturing plant in the U.S., specifically in California. The estimated $60-million project was revealed in Japan by the Nikkei news service. The news service reported that the new, 89,000 sq. meter plant would be built …

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Nov Machine Tool Orders Double On iPhone, iPad Demand TOKYO (Nikkei)–Machine tool orders doubled from a year earlier to 96.7 billion yen in November on strong demand from companies that produce Apple Inc.’s iPhone smartphones and iPad tablet computers, according to preliminary results released Thursday by an industry group. About 70% of the orders Makino …

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