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Cargo Lost on Way To Space Station

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, June 28, 2015. (AP Photo/John ...

Drones Flying To New Heights

The commercial drone industry has been having trouble getting off the ground in the USA. With strict regulations from the FAA, commercial industries are not able to take full advantage of drone technology. As of now, drone operators in the U.S must have the drone in line of sight at all times with no assistance from GPS or cameras. This hinders the effectiveness of this kind of technology because ...

Metal-Based 3D Printed Drones: Revolutionizing a Revolutionary Industry

A new partnership in the world of unmanned aircraft systems or UAS has been announced between Aero Kinetics, a manufacturer of UAS and SLM Solutions NA, a provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology. This will merge advance 3D metal printing technology to Aero Kinetics most advanced multi-rotor vertical takeoff and land (VTOL) UAS. “We are thrilled to have SLM on board with ...

The Commercial Drone Industry: Soaring Through The Skies But Can’t Get Off The Ground

The global drone industry is facing roadblocks that were put in place by the FAA to control the enormous amount of flight traffic the USA faces each day. This has not stopped the drone industry from investing into new technologies and hardware. The civilian and commercial market for drones has been on the rise steadily over that past couple years and in 2015 the drone industry has been buzzing ...

Drones for Industrial Manufacturers

Drones could have a huge impact on the way manufacturers think about shipping and logistics. With new technologies hitting the market, these new drones are more powerful and are able to stay in flight for much longer. As companies such as Amazon start to see the potential for drones in shipping products, industrial manufacturers are starting to wonder if they will be able to benefit from unmanned ...

What Does The Future Hold for the Export-Import Bank

The deadline to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank is quickly approaching. On June 30, 2015 Congress will vote on whether to keep the bank or not. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell visited Hancock Enterprises, Inc. and Polytorx, LLC to see firsthand how the Ex-Im Bank is helping small to medium sized businesses stay competitive in the global market. Between these two businesses, they have exported ...

MAPI Predicts a Growth of 3.9% for the Manufacturing Sector in 2016

MAPI  Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation is predicting a rebound for the manufacturing sector in 2016. Due to a harsh winter, manufacturing industrial production fell 1.0% in the first quarter of 2015 after 3.5% growth in 2014. The weather played a big part in the decline as it impeded construction, commercial activity and trade. ...

Industry 4.0: The Next Manufacturing Revolution

The "Internet of Things" will be changing the face of the factory floor in the next few years. Industry 4.0 is changing the landscape of manufacturing and supply chain management. With high-tech sensors gathering an immense amount of data every second, factory managers can see exactly how their entire facility is operating without ever hindering production. Manufacturing will increasingly rely ...

Marketing Tools for the Industrial Manufacturer

Industrial manufacturers seem to be lagging behind when it comes to new online marketing practices. B2B industries need to be implementing these new social marketing strategies. Companies that are not taking advantage of these marketing trends are getting left behind. Many industrial manufacturing websites use static HTML web technologies, which makes it difficult for non-technical staff to ...

The Next Generation of Robots for Manufacturing is Here

The next generation of robots is here. These robots are faster, smarter, and are able to work alongside humans without putting the human worker at risk of injury. This means big things for the factory floor, as well as to the entire manufacturing industry. Robots in manufacturing plants today are designed and programmed for one specific task and are in one set location on the factory floor. ...