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Toyota and Mazda Announce New Manufacturing Plant for Alabama

Today (1/11/18), marks another big day for American Manufacturing as Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda announce plans to build a massive $1.6 billion plant in Alabama. This joint-venture facility is expected to employ around 4,000 workers after completion. This is a huge start for the industry in 2018 and follows the trend of foreign companies moving some of their production to the states, ...

U.S. Manufacturing Continues Taking Impressive Steps Forward

It has been incredible to watch the U.S. manufacturing industry bounce back after years of struggle. Dwindling employment, factory closures and entire operations moving offshore threw the industry into a tailspin. However recent developments point to a new American Manufacturing industry, one that’s attractive to workers and offering more incentive to not only American businesses but foreign ...

Matmatch: Materials Sourcing Made Easy

Professionals from every industry including medicine, law, and engineering have long needed to complete an arduous education and complex training due to the incredible amount of knowledge required for the job. While 20 years ago it wouldn’t be a surprise to see one of these professionals surrounded by stacks of reference books for any issue that may arise, today this image is replaced by a much ...

Free Webinar in January – Machine Monitoring

Exploring the benefits of real-time OEE monitoring La Mesa, CA - Shop Floor Automations (SFA) is holding a machine monitoring software webinar on January 10th. The event will be a live demo of DataXchange and will take place from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Pacific time. Those in other time zones should adjust their schedules accordingly. For those who are interested in the benefits of machine ...

Opening up U.S. Coastal Waters for Offshore Drilling: Will It Move Forward?

Manufacturers that provide components to the oil and gas industry may soon find themselves receiving a massive increase in orders from new offshore drilling operations. The Trump administration is pushing to open up the waters off the California coast, allowing deep sea oil rigs to start drilling. Not only could the California coast be home to new offshore oil rigs, the waters from Maine to ...

Weekly Wrap Up: What You May Have Missed over Holiday Break

Hosts Lewis Weiss and Tim Grady take a look back at the top manufacturing stories of 2017 including the skills gap, robotics, additive manufacturing, the prison labor issue, Washington’s effect on manufacturing, Women And Manufacturing and much more. Stay tuned to hear predictions for the coming year with insight from industrial and economic reports from the Institute for Supply Management ...

The Benefits of Owning a Walk-Up Metrology System

Machinists typically need to do plenty of preparation before doing an initial run which involves checking parts and critical features. Various surfaces need to be spot checked and roundness or concentricity has to be confirmed. Most of the time these variables can be tested with a hand gauge however complex complaints may require a more advanced method. For example, a toolmaker may want to ...

A Head Start on Machine Monitoring for 2018

How to get started & new features coming soon La Mesa, CA – For years, bringing machine monitoring onto a shop floor was viewed as a daunting task. With Industry 4.0 and IIoT becoming critical components for keeping up with international competition, machine monitoring is a game changer for companies in the manufacturing industry. Many are skeptical of the cost, the time it takes to get ...

UPS Teams Up With SAP and Fast Radius to Make On-Demand 3D Printing a Reality

UPS is slowly expanding beyond their logistics empire, delivering packages to homes and businesses around the globe and are now transforming into an on-demand manufacturer as well. The company’s shift from shipping goods to producing them is being led by their investments in 3D printing. UPS and SAP are collaborating to bring together both of companies strengths and focusing this energy on ...

4 Reasons Robots Can’t Replace Everyone: The Human Element In Manufacturing

Automation continues to play a larger role throughout the global manufacturing industry. New technologies and a dwindling talent pool have lead industry leaders to rely more heavily on robotics. However, not all manufacturers are excited about the idea of robots stepping in for human employees and some fear a day when automated systems outperform the human workforce. These ears might not be ...