month : 06/2019 23 results

Weekly Wrap Up For June 28th, 2019

Scott Ellyson, CEO and co-founder of East West Manufacturing joins Manufacturing Talk Radio to discuss the services they offer in the arena of industrial manufacturing, and how they can help develop a prototype or take a prototype into production, with all the advantages of a team of engineers and production people in the U.S. as well as 5 other countries to help their customers make, inventory, pick, pack and ship B2B products, parts or assemblies faster and more effectively than trying to ...

3D Printed Performance Parts On Demand

One of the shortcomings in additive manufacturing has been the materials. Traditionally low-performance materials such as nylon, plastics or softer metals. Print Parts Inc. provides on-demand 3D printing using high-performing composite materials like Onyx, Nylon, Carbon Fiber, and Kevlar with its Markforged machines. The New York-based company has been providing 3d printing using traditional materials for industries including automotive, defense, jewelry, medical and aerospace. Their new ...

Tesla Looking Into Manufacturing Its Own Batteries

The electric car manufacturer, Tesla, is looking into taking control of another essential part of their supply chain. This research is being done in a secret lab near its Fremont, California headquarters according to a report from CNBC. As of now, the company relies on Panasonic to produce the battery pack and cells that are in Tesla made vehicles, which is probably one of the most significant and essential parts of the car. This would become just another part of the massive supply chain ...

Regional Airline Commits To World’s First Commercial Electric Plane

The Paris Airshow, the largest aerospace event in the industry, was held last week. When looking at the numbers, the amount of electric planes there amounted to a sideshow. More than 400 planes were sold totally $15 billion dollars as airlines around the world try to compensate for the growing demand for air travel. Although plenty of attention was drawn by Cape Air’s order of the first commercial electric airplanes, the Israeli company Eviation Aircraft took an order that was in the ...

Weekly Wrap Up For June 21st, 2019

In this episode, Don Leavens, Vice President and Chief Economist of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, discusses both cyclical and structural forces shaping the U.S. electrical manufacturing space. Following Don’s description of the electrical manufacturing growth picture, the questioning turns to product and process innovation. When asked about concentration and barriers to entry, Dr. Leavens offers an innovative global perspective on the market structure discussion. The ...

Airbus Wants A Shot At Boeing’s Business

Airbus has an ax to grind with Boeing. Despite walking away from the Paris Airshow with an estimated $44 billion in deals, besting Boeing by nearly $10 billion, the multinational aerospace manufacturer has made it clear that they are not happy they did not have an opportunity to bid for business with British Airways owner IAG SA. Boeing and IAG announced an agreement for 200 of Boeing’s 737 Max jets worth a reported $24 billion. IAG’s enthusiasm for the 737 Max is puzzling, considering ...

Empire State Manufacturing Report Posts Largest Drop In History

The Empire State Manufacturing Report took a sharp nosedive this month, falling 26.4 points to -8.6 as reported this past Monday. This precipitous drop represents the first time the index has dipped into negative territory since October of 2016. Any number below zero represents a contraction in manufacturing activity in New York state. Analysts had predicted a significantly more favorable number of +10. Friction in trade policy between the U.S. and more recently Mexico remain the cause for ...

Researchers Use X-Ray To Capture Microscopic Manufacturing Defects

Microscopic defects that typically occur in laser-based manufacturing of metal parts can lead to some serious issues down the road if left undetected. Fixing these mistakes can lead to a significant cost and time increase when producing a part. Although, new research into what causes these flaws may have led to a remedy for the problem. Researchers from Missouri S&T, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Utah have developed high-speed x-ray movies of a manufacturing circums...