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Remanufacturing: A New Life For an Old Machine

Remanufacturing is bringing new life to outdated machines. This process of reverse engineering and replacing key components lets a manufacturer update their legacy equipment which saves money while also being the environmentally friendly option. Remanufacturing is more sustainable than recycling because it requires less new parts but also gives the manufacturer the updated machine they need. ...

Public Perception of the Manufacturing Industry

There is so much competition for manufacturers out there on the global market. With all the factories that manufacture products for consumers and businesses in the US, there are just as many overseas. This creates an unpredictable industry that can fluctuate wildly. These factors helped create a stigma that goes along with the manufacturing industry. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has ...

Collaboration: The Driving Force Behind Industry Growth

The manufacturing industry is evolving rapidly and it shows no sign of reverting back to steam power anytime soon. Manufacturers have to be ready for the major shifts to the industry that are taking place over the next few years. New business models that are focused on collaboration and the ability to innovate are crucial in order to continue doing business in the 21st century. There is ...

Innovation, Collaboration and Advanced Manufacturing: The Birth of the Innovation District

Manufacturing conjures up thoughts of smokestacks and smelters but Fremont, California is reinventing what it means to live in a factory town. Tesla, electric car giant, may be joining a new era in U.S. manufacturing. By locating large companies next to small entrepreneurs, and research firms Fremont, Calif. and the Sheffield area in the U.K. are embracing the innovation district. This new kind ...

Elon Musk Explains Space X’s Rocket Explosion

BROKEN STRUT RESPONSIBLE FOR SPACEX’S SAD ROCKET EXPLOSION THREE WEEKS AGO, on its seventh scheduled launch to resupply the International Space Station, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket  inexplicably burst into flames less than three minutes into its flight. Today, Elon Musk finally announced what led to the explosion—sort of. Emphasizing that their findings were only an “initial ...

GROUNDBREAKING: First Drone Delivery In the US

The first US government-approved delivery by drone has successfully transported 4.5kg of medical supplies to a remote health clinic. The drone was made by Australian drone manufacturer Flirtey. The demonstration which the FAA approved in partnership with NASA took place on Friday, July 17. The drone made three, three-minute flights from Lonesome Pine Airport, Virginia, to the clinic at the ...

Manufacturing HiTech Sensors & Preventative Oil Spills

A pipeline in Alberta, Canada has spilled more than 1,300,000 gallons or emulsion, which is a mix of bitumen, produced water, and sand, south of Fort McMurry. Fort McMurray is a hub for Canada’s tar sands mining and refining industry. The leak was discovered on July 15th and is the largest spill of emulsion in the province in 25 years. The recent spill leaked 31,000 barrels, Canada’s worst ...

Lockheed Martin to buy Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 billion

Lockheed Martin just became an even larger aerospace powerhouse.  Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon's largest arms supplier, reported a better-than-expected 4.5 percent rise in quarterly profit and said it could spin off or sell its government IT and technical services businesses. The company also said on Monday it would buy Black Hawk helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft from United Technologies ...

Tesla Future: Cheaper/ Cleaner Power for the People

Tesla Motors announced earlier this year that the company would start selling Tesla brand stationary storage batteries. Battery storage for homes has been around for a while, but was never cost-efficient enough for the kind of attention Tesla is giving to it. Tesla Motors has found success in the luxury electric vehicle market but it still seems strange for a luxury brand to go out of its way to ...

The IoT: Reshaping the Supply Chain

The Internet of Things has been a hot topic for a while now but how it will affect the manufacturing process and the supply chain was not fully understood. Now as more businesses and supply chain professionals starting to use the IoT and the benefits are beginning to come into focus. The Internet has radically changed how people communicate. The IoT comes out of this interconnectivity and now not ...