A Crucial Juncture

3D printed gun blueprints blocked for now; debate intensifies 3D printing burst onto the scene over the last decade as a potentially revolutionary method for manufacturing, design, technology, and training. Applicable to scores of businesses across almost every field—and able to do everything from aiding in production and cutting downtime to printing specialized parts and […]

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George Flolo Awarded

Chicagoland native wins EASA’s highest honor EASA’s Exceptional Achievement Service award is the highest honor the association offers. 2018 recipient George Flolo is in safe company. Since its inception in 1997, the esteemed award has been given to industry legends—and we don’t use that word lightly—such as Frank Leonard (Electro-Mechanical Corporation, Bristol, VA, 2012); E. […]

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CWIEME Exhibitors

2018 coil winding expo coming up, October 2-4 in Chicago The CWIEME Chicago exhibitor list is up! The coil industry’s premier event will take place October 2-4 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., just outside of Chicago, this year. Exhibit hall hours are 10-5 on the first two days, and 10-3 on […]

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The Hoover Battery

Could a national landmark represent a changing of the guard in power supply? In many ways, the Hoover Damn represents an epoch antithetical to the current era of renewable energy. Constructed during a five year period from 1931-36, during the Great Depression, it stands as one of the most monumental (and costly) public works projects […]

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Underutilized

Power sector’s progress marred by a bad couple of weeks Major progress in the utility sector can be seen in the forms of integrating renewable energy to the grid, shoring up security measures, and the inclusion of battery storage and microgrid function to the industry. Maintenance of utilities has also become more advanced of late, […]

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Market Day

New forecast released and available for purchase The “Motor Repair and Maintenance Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. A BusinessWire press release was issued July 19. These reports are used throughout the industry and can be integral to bookeeping and inventory projections. The […]

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Drone Zone

The drone market is growing faster and larger than expected The drone market is growing faster and larger than expected. A new report from Navigant Research expects it to reach at least $13 billion by 2026. The report examines the use of drones and robotics for electric transmission and distribution (DRTD) operations, with global market […]

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Friends in High Places

City Machine grabs brief audience with POTUS We might have finally found someone who has the president’s ear. City Machine Technologies, regular EA page occupier, advertiser, trade show frequenter, and industry veteran, was able to to score a brief audience with President Trump last week, per a picture and accompanying caption on the company’s Facebook […]

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Fiery Déjà vu

California wildfires continue to rage this season This kind of déjà vu is the worst to experience when put in writing. Imagine multiplying that by a thousand, with the utmost severity, for those who are living it. If you’re feeling redundancy from reading about California wildfires—it isn’t a mistake—they’re just happening all the time. Especially […]

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Timken/Cone

One longtime manufacturer acquires another Timken, the North Canton, Ohio-based company known for manufacturing engineered bearings and power transmission products, among other products, reached an agreement to acquire Cone Drive, it announced in a press release Tuesday. Cone Drive, headquartered in Traverse City, Mich., makes precision drives used in diverse markets including solar, automation, aerial […]

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