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FABTECH2019

This year’s expo pedals to the metal What a show! From innovative exhibits to intense education sessions, FABTECH2019 opened minds and turned heads at McCormick Place this week. Now in its 38th year, the show is well recognized as “North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event.” The main mission is to bring […]

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RandD is busting out all over

Inventions are popping up all over the place — Here’s a bit of what’s new   Industrial Automation Asia Pacific 2019 is known for cutting edge surprises, cacophony and lots of color – and as the video above demonstrates,  this year was no exception.  Among many new products debuting at the show was ABB‘s new […]

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Three motors and a printer

New products from Linear Labs, ElectricGT, Schaeffler and Ingersoll Machine Tools R&D is out in the world, in search of a payoff — there were lots of new developments making news this week. Here’s a brief rundown – click the links to learn more. From Linear Labs, the Hunstable electric turbine. Jonathon Ramsey, writing in Auto […]

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3-D Scanners At Work

The EV Tech Expo in Michigan this week has more than just batteries & cars This week’s Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Show, paired with its sister show The Battery Show in Novi, Michigan outside Detroit, is a hotbed for the latest in EV technology and the power sources that go with it. The latest […]

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A Motor For EVs and Plant Machinery?

Scooters, bikes, electric cars…even wind turbines could get a lift Brad Hunstable of Linear Labs swears his company’s motor is nontraditional. The Texas based outfit considers itself a “smart motor company” and is headed by Hunstable and his father, who’s been working on motors and scores of other industrial equipment since the 1970s. What Linear […]

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The Answer? A.I. Meets Motor Repair

An A.I. startup focused on plant machinery just got a hefty donation BlueRidge.AI doesn’t use spaces in its title. Perhaps that’s because it doesn’t have time to waste. In the AI/IoT company’s applications, eliminating every second of downtime is the top priority. It should find its efforts more feasible in the near future after receiving […]

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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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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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