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Oil Reached 2016 High’s and No Signs Of Slowing Down

There is no escaping the topic of crude oil prices, hitting extraordinary lows then rebounding to almost a 50% gain in just a few weeks, it's on everyone's mind. US demand is creeping higher and talks between OPEC (Oil and Petroleum Exporting Countries) and non-OPEC member Russia begin to heat up. Brent crude was up 1.5% at $42.19 a barrel early this morning after reaching a 2016 high of ...

U.S. Navy Putting 3D Printing To Work

The US Navy has some unique logistical hurdles to overcome when working on board one of America's impressive naval ships. If equipment breaks, or a component is needed on a mission, and the ship won't be returning to a port in days, if not weeks or months, there needs to be a way for them to manufacture their own equipment. A full-scale industrial production line is not practical to place on ...

3 Easy Ways To Boost Manufacturing Efficiency and Productivity: The Manufacturing Workforce

It's easy enough to improve office productivity by visiting OfficeMonster.co.uk, but when looking to improve manufacturing efficiency and/or productivity, there are a host of solutions to choose from. Some involve implementing technology, like using IT Services for Manufacturing, whereas others consist of costly operation overhauls, but there may be an easier way. When you think about it, no ...

Green From Start To Finish: New Battery Technology

An impressive initiative, led by a team of scientists from Vanderbilt University and George Washington University, has developed a way to actually make electric vehicles not only carbon neutral, but carbon negative. This innovative concept offers a unique way to look at energy storage that could have a dramatic impact on the future of the nation's power grid as well as the world. In a collab...

Metal 3D Printing Continues To Move Forward

MX3D, the innovative company looking to construct the first pedestrian 3D printed bridge is now working on a smaller project. The Dutch startup makes use of multi axis robotic arms to print objects that would be nearly impossible to manufacture with traditional 3D printers. They have assembled a team of students from TU Delft to assist in the development of a fully functional 3D printed stainless ...

Cyber Security: Protecting Your Business & Where You Can Turn

Cyber security has been a recurring topic among the manufacturing community and for very good reason. Facilities are becoming increasingly connected along with all links throughout the supply chain. This connectivity, although fostering innovation and open communication, can create new issues for manufacturers. A manufacturer might not be aware of the cyber threats, but more businesses each year ...

Rebounding Oil Prices

The crash in oil prices from 2014 - 2016 ranks as one of the worst crashes in modern history. Oil is the benchmark for a healthy economy, and many industry leaders feared that this crash would be the start of another recession-like era. Since June 2014, oil prices have fallen $107 dollars per barrel. This is a staggering fall in price in an incredibly short amount of time. As oil fell, other ...

Manufacturing Gets Digital

A  recent survey sponsored by Dimensional Research, focused on the implementation of digital systems and technology throughout the manufacturing enterprise. 2016 has been dubbed the 'year of action' in regard to digital technology throughout manufacturing organizations and the results of this survey help support that statement. Digital technologies continue to play a larger role in business, ...

The Solar Boom Explained: Future Impact

Solar power has been attracting an impressive amount of attention over the past five years, and 2016 could break all the records this industry continues to set year after year. So many people now have access to solar power for their home, you can even find solar panels in doncaster. According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, 2015 Year in Review, conducted by GTM Research and published in ...

The Impossible Becoming Reality: Energy Storage For Manufacturers

Manufacturers are notorious for the amount of energy they consume. The act of processing raw materials into products is not a small task, and it requires a great deal of energy. However, the "holy grail" of energy storage could be upon us in the next decade, and this means big things for businesses everywhere. There has always been one big issue with renewable energy generation, storing the ...