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Saudi Arabia Ready To Stabilize The Oil Market

It looks as though Saudi Arabia is ready to start considering cutting the production of crude oil. CNN reported that a Gulf source stated the region was "willing to do anything to stabilize the market". This could lead to an emergency OPEC meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC members (specifically Russia), in February, to discuss the production cut in detail. This would be a complete 180 on the ...

Nano-Manufacturing Creating Stronger Metals

A Seattle-based startup, Modumetal is commercializing a new process that will increase the strength of steel and other metals by as much as 10 times, while also making them more resistant to corrosion. The process makes use of nano-laminate layers that coat the metal to achieve these impressive results. This is a slightly different way to how people would normally do it, as some people would just ...

Sustainability Starts With The Supply Chain

Manufacturers have been investing an incredible amount of time, energy and money into new sustainable technology and business practices in recent years. The hopes of cutting energy costs, and the ability to increase profit margins, are extremely attractive to businesses of all kinds. However, many fear the initial investment could up-end their entire business. But now, becoming a sustainable ...

3 Ways To Attract Millennials To Manufacturing

Millennials are an interesting generation. They are the first people to be raised where the internet is the norm and communication is instantaneous. More importantly for manufacturers, these tech-savvy individuals will make up an estimated 50% of the workforce by 2020. This is the main reason why it's so important to understand what this generation is looking for in a career. The manufacturing ...

3D Printing Moving At Hypersonic Speeds

Aerospace 3D printing is rapidly becoming a top priority for the leaders in aerospace manufacturing. The benefits are apparent, the technology continues to become more sophisticated and more reliable. Orbital ATK is one of the leaders facing metal additive manufacturing head on and now they have continued to prove themselves in this emerging field. Orbital ATK has just successfully tested a ...

ExxonMobil’s Collaborative Initiative

Businesses from different industries are beginning to come together to solve problems that cannot be resolved on their own. This collaborative effort is bringing with it an entirely new wave of innovative solutions for every entity involved in the partnership. Some of these collaborative efforts are between seemingly unrelated businesses in vastly different industries, but still manage to prod...

Bombardier Making Their Way Out Of The Storm

Bombardier is starting to see some clear skies as they announce that the all-new C Series aircraft program has begun producing aircraft. The final assembly facility is completed and fully equipped to begin full production and is on schedule. Aircraft are already in various stages of the build sequence and things are starting to look up for Bombardier after early issues with the C Series program ...

4 Ways Manufacturers Benefit From Advanced Robotic Systems

New robotic technologies are having a profound impact on the way manufacturers conduct business. The flexibility these technologies offer is unprecedented and remarkable. Manufacturers that were forced to offshore their production are now considering implementing this technology into new reshored manufacturing plants back in the U.S.. Smaller manufacturers can more easily stay competitive in the ...

Could A 3D Printed Plane Be On The Horizon?

The benefits of 3D printing have caught the attention of a number of industries and the more this technology matures, additive manufacturing continues to prove itself. The aerospace industry is particularly interested in experimenting with 3D printing in their manufacturing processes. Airbus is diving into the world of 3D printing head first as they recently set up a separate corporate venture ...

Rocky Road Ahead For The Coal Industry

The coal industry is facing some new hurdles as the U.S. moves toward a more sustainable approach to energy. Coal mines have been closing, and demand for coal continues to fall. Now the Obama administration will be halting new coal land leases until a comprehensive review of fees charged to mining companies and the environmental impact of coal mining can be completed. Coal reserves that are ...