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Remanufacturing: A New Life For an Old Machine

Remanufacturing is bringing new life to outdated machines. This process of reverse engineering and replacing key components lets a manufacturer update their legacy equipment which saves money while also being the environmentally friendly option. Remanufacturing is more sustainable than recycling because it requires less new parts but also gives the manufacturer the updated machine they need. ...

Drones for Industrial Manufacturers

Drones could have a huge impact on the way manufacturers think about shipping and logistics. With new technologies hitting the market, these new drones are more powerful and are able to stay in flight for much longer. As companies such as Amazon start to see the potential for drones in shipping products, industrial manufacturers are starting to wonder if they will be able to benefit from unmanned ...

The Manufacturing Robot

Artificial Intelligence isn't fully here just yet but programmers, engineers and intellects are on their way to making new robots that can work alongside humans. “…just in the past few years, digital technologies and all their manifestations, including robots, have been breaking out of the little box where they’d been operating and starting to demonstrate capabilities that they never, ever ...

Automakers rev up innovation in the Bay Area

In the future, your car will anticipate your every need, from where you're heading to what you'd like to listen to along the way -- and, of course, drive itself. That's the vision automakers are test-driving in Silicon Valley, which has emerged as ground zero in the race to reimagine the automobile. Car companies ranging from General Motors to Mercedes have set up shop in the nation's hotbed ...

A Reversed, Tilted Future For Pratt’s Geared Turbofan?

As designers of future airliners look increasingly beyond traditional tube-and-wing configurations to meet the high efficiency goals of the 2030s and beyond, new territory is being carved out in the critical area of airframe-engine integration. Unusual features ranging from recessed inlets to pylon-mounted upper-surface engines have become familiar sights in wind tunnels, but even seasoned ...

Entire Aircraft Engine Built With 3D Printer at Australia’s Monash University

The 3D printed engine is a replica of a gas turbine engine, an auxiliary power unit used in aircraft such as the Falcon 20 private jet. Its producer, French aerospace company Microturbo (Safran) says it was chosen because they were willing for the internal workings to be displayed. Two jet engines have been printed. One is on display this week at the International Air Show in Avalon, while the ...

S3-E16 What is 3D Printing? Is It The “Holy Grail” of Manufacturing?

2/24/15 - “The Holy Grail” of manufacturing could be here within this century, says futurist Michio Kaku. The current trends involving mass customization and 3D printing are expected to accelerate. Joining us to discuss 3D printing will be Elizabeth Lennon PhD and Peter Lindner PhD of Manhattan College. Topics covered will be basic 3D printing processes (extrusion vs. stereo-lithograp...

S3-E14 West Coast Port Shutdown Could Be Days Away: Devastating For The Economy

With no contract, will the ILWU walk off the job and strike? Will the PMA lock out the workers as they did in 2002? If the West Coast ports are shut down at a cost to the country of nearly $2 billion a day, which seems likely given the breakdown in contract negotiations, thousands of containers coming into the U.S. and thousands more head out stuff with our exports will sit idle at the docks. ...