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Velo3D Reveals Revolutionary Additive Manufacturing Device

A 3D printing startup based in California is touting a new additive manufacturing system that is a potential game-changer for the manufacturing industry. This innovation has been kept under a tight lock and key for the past four years, but Velo3D has recently unveiled the Sapphire System, a metal 3D printer that is able to mass produce components for both the medical and aerospace industries. ...

The State of Alabama Cancels Agreement With Bell Helicopter

Citing a failure to live up to manufacturing and job commitments at a $26.3 million state-funded facility the State of Alabama has canceled their agreement with Bell Helicopter. The original agreement proposed that Bell would assemble their 505 JetRangerX helicopter at the Lafayette Aircraft Assembly Center with a commitment of 115 new jobs. In 2017 this was changed to the subassembly of the ...

Women And Manufacturing Host Andrea Olson Publishes Second Book

Olson Reinvents the Customer and the Company Mission Despite what many organizations believe, the customer - not sales - is the key to business growth. Not all customers are those that provide money in exchange for goods or services: in the world of customer centricity, every organization and individual a company engages with is a customer. Upending some of our most fundamental beliefs, ...

BMW Produces The First Mass-produced, 3-D Printed Metal Component

Most of us have never heard of the Altair Enlighten Awards, but if you work in the automotive engineering field, it’s kind of a big deal. Held annually to recognize the auto industry’s work in the field of light weighting, the big winner this year was GM’s truck division for cutting 450lbs from their 2019 Silverado pickups. But the buzz at this years event, held in Traverse City Michigan, ...

Weekly Wrap Up for August 17th, 2018

Today’s guest is Mark Dohnalek, President & CEO of Pivot International, a US-based, global product design, engineering, and manufacturing firm with strengths in industrial design, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and software development. In this episode Mr. Dohnalek talks with hosts Lew and Tim about growth through acquisition and how what they are doing at Pivot has ...

The Stupid Trump Tariffs

By Tim Grady, Manufacturing Talk Radio Before you read any further, let me define “stupid” as opposed to ‘ignorant’. Ignorant, in my definition, is being unaware of things such as facts or the obvious. Stupid is being well aware of the facts or the obvious and choosing to ignore them. In my view, the Trump Tariffs are stupid for a myriad of reasons: Tariffs have never worked to ...

Weekly Wrap Up for August 10th, 2018

Host Lew Weiss welcomes Tim Fiore, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Business Survey Committee with an unprecedented look inside look at the ISM Manufacturing Report On Business for July 2018. Don’t miss this live report for a deep dive into the report and take a close look at the latest developments through the world of manufacturing. Here Are Some of This Week's ...

Classic Car Industry Facing Hard Times Ahead

Another unexpected victim of protectionist trade practices is facing serious financial hardships as a result of the Trump tariffs. Over 20 million Americans spend an estimated $1.5 billion every year on classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Tariffs place a tax not only on the import and export of the classic cars themselves but also the parts and accessories needed to restore and maintain ...

With No End In Sight, Another Victim of Trump’s Tariffs

Citing financial hardships imposed by the Trump tariffs, Element Electronics today announced plans to shut down their Winnsboro, SC manufacturing plant. In their official notification to the South Carolina Department of Employment, Element stated: “The layoff and closure is a result of the new tariffs that were recently and unexpectedly imposed on many goods imported from China, including ...

Weekly Wrap Up for August 3rd, 2018

Host Lew Weiss welcomes Tim Fiore, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Business Survey Committee with an unprecedented look inside look at the ISM Manufacturing Report On Business for July 2018. Don’t miss this live report for a deep dive into the report and a close look at the latest developments through the world of manufacturing. Here Are This Week's Top Manufac...