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Wind Energy In The US: Record Breaking Year And Future Outlook

Renewable energy generation continues to advance as regulation and technologies that support this endeavor evolves to bolster this growing industry. Wind, solar and other renewable energy sources made up an impressive 10% of all the electricity supplied throughout the US in 2015 according to Environment America and Frontier Group. The emergence of fully electric vehicles and the ability to store ...

How Robots That Say “No” Can Improve Your Manufacturing Operations

Industrial robots, especially in a lean manufacturing environment, need to be able to process information and estimate an outcome before performing an action. This kind of foresight can prove invaluable in any manufacturing operation. Human error can cost manufacturers hundreds of thousands of dollars and can lead to raw materials being wasted. Having a smart industrial robot can help manufactu...

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. A steel strip supplier in the U.K will have found it very difficult competing against foreign competition ...

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 ...