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Oil Production Freeze Faces Yet Another Obstacle

In what could have been a valiant first step toward stabilizing volatile oil prices, the meeting in Doha, Qatar this Sunday took an unfortunate turn. 18 of the world's largest oil producers met to discuss freezing crude output at record-breaking January levels or at least attempt to agree on a production cap. However, no such agreement was made as Saudi Arabia circled back to their original ...

How 3D Printing Is Creating Safer Aircraft

The aerospace industry is one that is very familiar with 3D printing technology. From engine components to the air frame and interior, 3D printing has at least touched some of these areas in recent years. Increased production speed, accuracy, and dependability are only a few of the reasons aerospace manufacturers are excited about 3D printing technology. But Boeing, a company that is no stranger ...

3D Printer Inspired By Nature: Re-imagining a Revolutionary Technology

3D printing has been talked about constantly, especially those wondering about its potential impact on the manufacturing industry. A German tech company, Festo, has taken 3D printing to the next level by combining the technology together with robotics and a new form of printing material. This is not the first time 3D printing and robotics have merged to create the unimaginable. MX3D, a company ...

Oil Production Freeze Could Be Closer Than Ever: What You Need To Know

This weekend marks a tremendous step forward for the major oil-producing nations of the world as leaders will meet in Qatar's capital Doha to discuss a potential oil production freeze. The meeting will be between 15 OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) as well as Non-OPEC members, these countries make up around 73% of global oil output. Oil prices fell dramatically as supply ...

Bringing Solar Power To More Parts Of The World

Solar panels are incredible pieces of technology that harness one of the world's most abundant forms of renewable energy, sunlight. However, there are some drawbacks associated with solar panels. They require a bright, sunny day to maximize their energy generating potential. Top performing solar panels that are bought from a solar system parts supplier are only around 22.5% efficient when it ...

Manufacturing and Automation: The True Impact On Employment

Automation and robotics sometimes gets a bad rap among manufacturers. These robotic systems continue to become more advanced by the day, and people fear that they could be replaced entirely. However, automation has a host of benefits, and one of those actually includes creating more job opportunities. We will be discussing some of the notable benefits automation can bring to the manufacturing ...

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 ...