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The Next Step For VTOL Aircraft

The aerospace industry continues to be a leading sector utilizing new manufacturing technology and innovative design concepts. The industries commitment to new innovative ideas opens up new possibilities to create more advanced and efficient aircraft than ever before imagined.  The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has just awarded Aurora Flight Sciences the prime contract for ...

US Crude Exports Pick Up

The first major US oil company has begun to export American crude overseas. Exxon Mobil Corp., one of the US's largest oil companies, has shipped US crude into a refinery it owns located in Sicily, Italy. Exxon Mobil now joins a list made up primarily of independent traders that are working to alleviate the glut of US crude stockpiles. The lifting of the 40 year export ban has opened up new ...

Boosting Your Bottom Line With Virtual Reality & 3D Modeling

Product design and development can be a grueling and costly process when using a traditional approach. Prototypes are not cheap and may require completely new tools for each new design concept. However, with the advancement of virtual reality(VR) and 3D modeling software, manufacturers have the ability to test, re-test, and create new prototypes in a completely digital environment. Instead of ...

A Sustainable Manufacturing Future: Lockheed Martin Leading The Way

A new partnership focused on renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions has been formed between Lockheed Martin and Duke Energy Renewables. This partnership is another great addition to Lockheed's commitment to renewable energy which is already powering 16% of their total business. This 17 year power purchase agreement for solar-generated power, which will be produced and sourced by ...

Cyber Attacks and the Real-World Impact

There has been a lot of attention toward strengthening the manufacturer's cybersecurity efforts as attacks are on the rise. Manufacturers are much more vulnerable than they once were because of the vast amount of control systems that are directly or indirectly connected to the internet. Even internal servers aren't safe from sophisticated cybercriminals. More than just your private data is at ...

The Advanced 21st Century Manufacturer

Anytime another article rolls out about how new manufacturing technology can improve a business, managers and owners begin to ask a few questions. Many manufacturers aren't convinced the time it will take to learn about these new systems will be worth the improvements. But this might not be the reality. We will be discussing how new manufacturing technology and systems can improve your business ...

Chinese Steel & Coal Sectors Set To Lose 1.8 Million Workers

Huge news coming out of China's steel and coal sectors as President Xi Jinping looks to cut industrial overcapacity and rework their state-run enterprises. Yin Weimin, Human Resources and Social Security Minister, announced today (2/29/2016) that they will lay off 1.3 million workers in the coal industry and another 500,000 in steel sectors. Without providing any additional information, Yin ...

Bombardier Facing New Obstacles

Bombardier Inc.'s C Series program continues to face headwinds as their biggest buyer for the new class of aircraft filed for bankruptcy this past week. On Thursday, Republic Airways Holdings Inc. which made up 16% of Bombardier's 243 firm C Series orders, filed for creditor protection in New York. Unfortunately this is not the first time Bombardier faced an unexpected challenge surrounding ...

Robots and Manufacturers Working Side By Side

In a world where everyone has a computer in their pocket and a robot on the shop floor, more manufacturers are worried that these technologies will eventually lead to joblessness. This fear has been around since the 1970's, when industrial robotic systems starting making their debut on factory floors. Yet this may not be the case. The VDMA Robotics and Automation Association has conducted a ...

New Avenues For The Energy Conscious Manufacturer

Manufacturers are constantly looking for new ways to reduce their energy costs while still being able to conduct business as usual. The manufacturing industry is incredibly dependent on energy in all of its forms to process their raw materials and create their end-use products for the customer. Businesses spend a huge portion of their budget on heating and cooling costs, but there could be a way ...