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Insert ‘Top Gun’ Reference Here

Electric flight training program, other aviation news in growing sector One half of the Solar Impulse team that was first to circumnavigate the globe in an electric/solar-powered airplane in 2016, Andre Borschberg is a renowned aviator. His current project, H55, is a training-based program that debuts this Friday in Switzerland. A press conference unveiling the […]

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Right in Your Wheelhouse

The company formerly known as Saab is making waves in the EV market National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the company borne from the ashes of the late, great Saab (we miss you), is establishing a foothold in the electric vehicle market by acquiring a developer of in-wheel motor technology, Protean Electric. In-wheel technology involves using […]

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Sustainable Steel Curtain

US Steel investing major dollars in sustainable PA factory prototype Sustainable Steel? Never thought you’d hear those words, did ya? Well, it’s here. United States Steel Corporation is investing more than $1 billion in the place where its reputation was first forged more than a century ago: the Mon Valley Works facility near Pittsburgh. The […]

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Engineering Education

News & notes from the schools and universities around the country This week, we’re updating our readers on a number of noteworthy developments in the fields of engineering education. These items reflect an ever-important aspect of bridging the skills gap, providing resources for workers in the trades, and helping businesses in associated industries prepare for […]

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Proof of Purchase

Manufacturing index hits lowest point in ten years, new orders contracted for first time since 2009 The U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index fell by more than two-points to 50.5 in May, the lowest level since Sept. 2009, according to IHS Markit. New orders contracted for the first time since August 2009. The overall index has […]

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North by Northwest

NWMS buys Visalia Electric to expand into its fourth state Northwest Motor Service, a motor service provider and distributor with locations in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, just expanded its presence in the region further with the acquisition of Visalia Electric Motor, the northern California shop of the town with the same name. The Visalia shop […]

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Siemens Spinoff: Energy, Divided

Conglomerate separates gas, power, renewables due to low demand for gas turbines Remember when the beloved show Cheers took one of its popular but niche-y characters and gave Frasier his own platform to operate? This is (kind of) like that! German conglomerate Siemens AG said it will spin off and give up its majority stake […]

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Metaling in NASA’s Affairs

Diving further into last week’s VOTW topic as details emerge Talk about a ‘long con’. News erupted last Thursday that aluminum manufacturer Hydro Extrusion—formerly known as Sapa Profiles, Inc. (SPI)—admitted to providing customers, the most prominent of which included U.S. government contracts such as NASA and the Department of Defense, with falsified certifications for almost […]

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Going Once, Going Twice

Bid now, visit later for a timely auction in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula For Midwesterners, late May into early June is always a good time to visit Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Catch-and-keep season has just started for most fishermen, temperatures finally begin to rise, and the rivers and waterfalls usher in kayak and canoe enthusiasts. If you’re […]

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Three ways to automate a system by Kevin Jones

There are essentially three approaches to automating a system, according to Jason Markesino of Applied Manufacturing Technologies, depending on the extent to which you want to engage professional help with attendant expense: 1. Do it yourself. This is cheaper than going to a professional, but it can disrupt workflow. Also, you may not know as […]

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