Tag Archives: manufacturing

Allies in Making

The Alliance for American Manufacturing As far as associations go, the Alliance for American Manufacturing is as important as any in present day. With manufacturing at one of its most crucial points, this organization can be a valuable resource for those trying to find new jobs, learn about new technologies being integrated, and new skills […]

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Beamer Bracketology

First mass-produced metal part manufactured by 3D printing We covered in this newsletter last week how 3D printing, with all its enormous potential, has reached a crucial juncture of safety, rights, and ethics now that it has become possible to make weaponry using the technology. This week, it’s back to the bright side of the […]

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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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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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From Shop to Show

IMTS discusses Internet of Things connections IMTS is a trade show that prides itself on connections. The most prominent of these that comes to mind is contained in its title—that of manufacturing and technology. This year’s show will emphasize connecting machines to a network for monitoring and performance analysis. “Many of the machine tools on […]

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Koyo Shutdown

Bearings company’s Cleveland area facility to close JTEKT North America Corp., the company formed from the merger of bearings manufacturer Koyo Seiko and Toyodo Machine Works in 2006, is closing its facility in Westlake, Ohio, the company said in a WARN letter to the state. The company last year announced plans to close the Westlake […]

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Mother of nVention

Pentair Electrical is now nVent Pentair Electrical has completed its spin-off into a singular company, and subsequently changed its name to nVent. Following its separation from the parent company of Pentair, nVent will become a $2.1 billion global company that provides enclosures, electric heat tracing solutions, complete heat management systems and electrical and fastening solutions. […]

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Hannover Messe 2018

Bionic fish, 3D-printed shoes…the world’s biggest trade show never fails to impress The world’s largest trade show is in full swing this week, and the 2018 edition shows yet again how much technology and manufacturing have come together. At Hannover Messe in Germany,  which is running all week, integration of the two fields often viewed […]

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Nikola Is Truckin’

You’re always hearing about Tesla. Here’s Nikola getting some recognition. Nikola Motors, the electric truck startup, announced it has hired Jesse Schneider as vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Considered an expert in the field of fuel cells, Schneider is an automotive industry veteran who spent most of his career working for BMW and Mercedes-Benz. […]

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SmartPort 2018

Industries collide to discuss ‘Manufacturing 4.0’ A panel of leaders from manufacturing companies including Honeywell, Mars Wrigley Confectionary U.S., Kawasaki Motors and Magna International discussed the future of manufacturing April 4 at the KC SmartPort’s 2018 Annual Industry Briefing. The panel addressed a crowd of more than 550 logistics, real estate and economic development professionals […]

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