day : 16/02/2017 3 results

Manufacturers Watch Wind Power Closely: New Milestone Reached

Wind power just reached an unbelievable milestone and it could have a big impact on manufacturing. A region stretching from Montana to Texas set a record this week as it hit a milestone that only a few years ago would be considered impossible. Wind power supplied the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) with over 50% of its electricity on Sunday, 2/12/17. SPP is the grid operator for parts of 14 states, managing over 60,000 miles of transmission lines, they were excited to report the news. The record ...

GE Aviation Invests $4.3 Billion in American Manufacturing

Engineers at GE are hard at work on the company’s new GE9X jet engine. This behemoth of an engine is being developed for Boeing’s next generation passenger jet, the 777x. GE boasts that the engine itself is more powerful than the first manned space rocket and wider than the body of the 737. At this point the company is taking steps to start building specific components using additive manufacturing with new heat resistant space age materials called ceramic-matrix composites (CMC’s). GE ...

Weekly Wrap Up for February 17th, 2017

Many manufacturers may be struggling to understand how they transition their manufacturing operations into the 21st Century without dumping their legacy equipment. Now you can learn how to hook up legacy machines to your ERP or other operational systems, along with the more advanced technology on today’s machines. Learn what free outside resources are available to help you and the websites you should explore where the expertise exists.  It is THE show you have been waiting for with Joel ...