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GE’s Miniature Turbine and its Monumental Impact On The World

Imagine for a second, a turbine that could power a small town while being able to fit on your office desk. Picture what this could do for our society and the benefits it could bring. Well this is exactly what GE Global Research has begun testing, the desk-size turbine can power about 10,000 homes and its small stature has many people excited for the future.  For now, the turbine can be seen ...

Boeing & Airbus: How The Leading Aerospace Manufacturers Are Performing

Aerospace giant Boeing has recently announced that it has just received four new orders for the 747-8 airliner. This marks Boeing's first order for this aircraft in 2016 and one that has the potential to bring in $1.5 billion in sales. They still have 23 unfilled orders for the 747 pending as of the end of March. The aerospace industry as a whole is picking up according to The Global market ...

10 Interesting Manufacturing Facts

The public continues to underestimate the importance of the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing does so much for the economy and helps drive innovation forward. The industry has come so far from where it started. No more are manufacturing facilities dark, dirty and dangerous places to work. There is a new focus on innovative technology and advancing processes that have dramatically improved the ...

Remanufacturing Is Getting A Boost From Automation

There is an ambitious initiative underway, lead by mechanical engineers at Birmingham University. They are working on gaining a fundamental understanding of the disassembly process to develop new systems that can autonomously handle the disassembly of products. The Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has just provided $2.7million in funding to help assist in their ...

Learning and Adapting: The Future of Industrial Robotics

Robotics have transformed the way products and components are manufactured, packaged and shipped. It's a big business and one that is vital to the success of today's manufacturing industry. These machines continue to offer more applications while becoming more dexterous and reliable. However, they still have a hard time when it comes to working on the dynamic environment that is the manufacturing ...

The Future of British Steel

The British steel sector has had an extremely difficult time competing against foreign steel producers. As layoffs loom the British government is looking at new avenues in which they can entice their domestic businesses to use U.K-made steel instead of cheaper steel from countries like China. The government made a statement on Sunday saying they are working on putting new rules into place with ...

The Railroad Gets Digital

Cloud services have made a huge impact on every aspect of the manufacturing industry. From the way the shop floor operates and nearly every process up the corporate ladder, the cloud has transformed the way machines, managers, and every system or person in between communicate. Now, the cloud is starting to have a larger impact on the industry. Railroads are beginning to digitally weave the cloud ...

Confidence in Oil Production Freeze Wanes

Oil prices sunk today after crude's rally from its low in February. Talks between non-OPEC and OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) nations hinted at a possible freeze in production which gave markets hope for the future of this critical industry. Saudi Arabia finally seemed like they were on-board and ready to bring stability back to the market. Other OPEC nations have been ...

The HoloLens and Its Impact On Manufacturers

Wednesday night, Microsoft began shipping HoloLens development kits out to a very select few. This impressive piece of technology is the pinnacle of augmented reality technology and opens up a new world of possibilities. Businesses will be able to collaborate like never before, training practices will be revolutionized, and so much more is possible with this incredible piece of technology. The ...

Incredible Exoskeletons help Empower The Manufacturing Workforce

Technology in the manufacturing industry is less about replacing the workforce and more about enhancing them. People are still the heart of every manufacturing operation and without them, today's advanced manufacturing industry would not be possible. We've seen technology like collaborative robots and impressive manufacturing software where the main goal is to improve the lives of the employees ...