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Weekly Wrap Up For February 21st, 2020

Nicole Wolter, President of HM Manufacturing in Wauconda, IL, joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the USMCA. She was an advocate for passage for small and midsize businesses across America. The Boring Company Expected to Reach Halfway Point on Las Vegas Tunnels The Boring Company is anticipating good news in regard to their progress in Las Vegas. The company expects ...

The Boring Company Expected to Reach Halfway Point on Las Vegas Tunnels

The Boring Company is anticipating good news in regard to their progress in Las Vegas. The company expects to have the first of the two tunnels finished by this week. This could then pave the way for future development plans in the city. As it stands now, The Boring Company has 3,700 feet of the planned 4,300-foot tunnel at the Las Vegas Convention Center completed. Now, the machinery will be ...

5G, Wearable Among the Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2020

With each new year comes a new set of trends in the manufacturing industry. 2020 is no different, bringing a new set of tech-focused improvements to the table. These trends have the potential to really shape how the industry itself operates. One of the most notable trends has been the rise of 5G and “smart” factories. Factories are becoming much more connected to technology than ever ...

BMF Unveils microArch™, The Industry’s Most Accurate and Precise High-Resolution 3D Printer For Commercial Precision Manufacturing

BOSTON – (February 11, 2020) – Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), the pioneer in microscale 3D printing systems, today announced the global launch of microArch, the industry’s most accurate and precise, high-resolution microscale 3D printing solution for commercial use.  microArch introduces a number of technological breakthroughs that allow the technology to print ultra high-resolution parts ...

Copper Prices Continue to Drop Due to Virus Concerns

The price of copper has continued to dip in response to the recent coronavirus outbreak. The resource, which is used by economists as a measure of overall global economic health, has seen it’s price dip by around 13% since mid-January. For 13 days straight, the prices have continued to fall to a low not seen since last September. Copper is a very important resource for a wide variety of ...

Madico® to Unveil New Headquarters in Tampa Bay

Leading manufacturer of innovative films to host grand opening celebration February 13 Madico, Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of Lintec USA Holdings and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of materials-based solutions, announced it will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration of its new quarter million-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility on Feb. 13, 2020. The Grand ...

U.S. Manufacturing Rebounds

After months of languishing in tariff purgatory for the past six months, the U.S. manufacturing sector is once again showing signs of growth. As reported exclusively on Manufacturing Talk Radio, the Institute of Supply Management’s Manufacturing Index rose to 50.9%. Any number of 50% or above indicates manufacturing industry growth, below 50% indicates a contraction. The index has been in ...

Tesla Plans to Open First European Design Center in Germany

Tesla considers a more global outreach to be one of their major goals for the year. In pursuit of this, CEO Elon Musk has recently announced plans to open a new design center for the company in Germany. This is to also coincides with the construction of the new Gigafactory 4 project, which is just outside of Berlin. Currently, Tesla designs all of its products in the U.S, in Hawthorne, ...

EU’s New Trade Commissioner Aims To “Reset” With U.S.

As trade negotiations between the United States and China continue, the European Union is also seeking to hash out their own trade disputes with the Trump administration. The new Trade Commissioner for the European Union, Phil Hogan, hopes that his efforts can potentially lead to a “reset” after nearly three years of continuing tariffs. The Trump administration has claimed its tariffs are ...

Apple Prepares for Coronavirus to Disrupt Supply Chains

The recent coronavirus outbreak has countries all over the world preparing and planning for potential cases. Among the expected disruption in travel, there is also the chance for manufacturing-related issues to arise. Apple, in particular, could be one of the first major companies impacted by the virus. Nearly all of Apple’s iPhones are made in China, with the work being handled primarily by ...