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“Coop” Retires

Rotating equipment expert Michael Cooper retires Esteemed engineer and rotating equipment specialist Michael Cooper, most recently a market manager at The Gund Company, retired Thursday. Mr. Cooper has been working with rotating equipment since his days in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Submarine engine rooms in 1977. “We are both delighted and disheartened,” Mike Moran, VP of […]

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GE in 3-D

Multi-industrial company purchases additive groups The emerging technology of 3-D printing continues to permeate more traditional manufacturing industries. The latest example of this happened September 6, when GE announced it would acquire two suppliers of metal-based 3-D printing manufacturing equipment for $1.4 billion. Those two companies are Arcam AB, based in Sweden, and SLM Solutions Group […]

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Directly Connected

Don’t Call it a comeback… DC has been here for years, but it’s currently approaching a revival. The variety of electrical current is often viewed as secondary to the longtime dominance of AC (alternating current) in most mainstream applications. But it’s been here, under the radar. Besides being a useful source of wordplay for some journalists’ […]

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STEP Ahead Awards

130 female honorees announced by Manufacturing Institute In manufacturing news, The Manufacturing Institute has announced the 2016 STEP Ahead Award Honorees and Emerging Leaders for women in the manufacturing industry. STEP stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production. Women account for 47 percent of the national workforce, but only 27 percent of the manufacturing quota. Honorees “have […]

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GE’s Grudging Exodus

Power giant blames Congress’ Ex-Im Bank decision In a widely publicized move, General Electric plans to relocate 500 of its incoming jobs to overseas locations, instead of the four U.S. sites they were initially slated for. The four casualties of the decision: Houston, TX; Greenville, SC; Schenectady, NY; and Bangor, ME. The presumable foreign benefactors: […]

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GE teams up with The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

General Electric and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon have teamed up for a segment called “GE Fallonventions” where young inventors showcase their innovations. Some of the inventions the young inventors have created are Power Paws–a device that charges a battery–and Steth IO, a digital stethoscope that clips onto a smart phone. At the end […]

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GE and XD Electric form global transmission partnership

General Electric and 😄 Electric Group, one of China’s largest manufacturers of electricity transmission and distribution equipment, announced the formation of a new global partnership. The union combines GE’s grid automation capabilities with 😄 Electric’s portfolio of high-voltage power equipment. GE now owns 15% of 😄 Electric and holds one seat of the board. Another […]

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GE releases industrial internet router that gives utilities access to public wireless networks

General Electric has released the MDS Orbit MCR-4G, an industrial internet router that is designed to help owners of private communication networks, such as electric utilities, oil and gas companies and energy-intensive industries, leverage public cellular networks to securely communicate with field crews and industrial equipment. According to GE, the service will also reduce the cost […]

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GE to integrate Google Maps into electrical applications

A new agreement has been announced between General Electric and Google, where Google Maps data will be integrated into GE’s Smallworld electrical, telecommunications, and gas applications. GE, a provider of geospatial analytical tools, and Google, a map services provider with more than one billion monthly active users, will help utilities to increase productivity based on the […]

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March EA preview: Machine Products Corporation celebrates 57 years in Dayton

In an Ohio city that once was the center of manufacturing, Machine Products Corporation has stood the test of time. Not only did the city of Dayton, Ohio host companies like General Motors and Westinghouse, but a slew of manufacturers –silk, musical instruments, clothing, and industrial equipment–called it home. The March issue of Electrical Apparatus has more on […]

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