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Made In America Tax Break Encourages Manufacturers To Export

On Monday, March 4th the IRS announced new regulations that will allow companies to lower their export income tax from 21% to 13%. The new regulation addresses what is known as FDII (foreign derived intangible income) in an effort to encourage manufacturers to produce more products domestically. Under the rules, companies will pay almost the same tax on U.S. manufactured exports as they do on ...

March 8, 2019 – International Women’s Day – March 2019 – Women’s History Month

Metals & Manufacturing Outlook, along with Manufacturing Talk Radio, Women And Manufacturing, and everyone at the Manufacturing Broadcasting Corporation has focused on women in business since before the launch of the podcast, Women And Manufacturing (WAM). It becomes more apparent with each passing day that women are under-represented in business and industry, yet provide an excellent ...

Weekly Wrap Up for March 1st, 2019

Ultra Consultants, founded by CEO Jeff Carr, helps companies select and implement manufacturing ERP and distribution software across numerous verticals to improve their competitive position and overall business performance. Using Mint Jutras and lead researcher Cindy Jutras, an independent research and advisory firm that specializes in analyzing the business impact of enterprise applications, ...

End To Tariffs Appears Near As Trade Deal With China Looms

In typical fashion, President Trump announced via Twitter on Sunday evening that he would delay additional tariffs on Chinese goods. The tweet read, in part, “I am pleased to report that the U.S. has made substantial progress in our trade talks with China on important structural issues including intellectual property protection, technology transfer, agriculture, services, currency, and many ...

Weekly Wrap Up for February 22nd, 2019

Senior International Correspondent Norbert Ore joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the Purchasing Manager’s Indexes he tracks for Strategas Securities, all of which are hovering around 50 with several dropping into contraction territory. The Trump tariffs have taken an adverse toll on economies in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. with only modest hope that tariffs will be lifted ...

Welding The Unweldable

AA7075 aluminum alloy is as fantastic as it is frustrating. Originally developed in secret by Sumitomo Metal during World War 2 for airframe construction, it’s unique properties make it as strong as steel at one-third the weight. The downside is you can’t weld two pieces of AA7075 together. Titanium carbide nanoparticles to the rescue. The unique properties that give AA7075 it’s combin...

Using Artificial Intelligence For Better 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing, or 3D printing, has helped manufacturing take giant leaps in the past few years. But one of the deficiencies in additive manufacturing is consistency. Subtle deviations in the geometric specifications of identical parts, even subtle variations, are a serious issue for precision applications like the aerospace industry. 3D printing has done wonders to save time with rapid ...

Sikorsky Partners With CPI Aerostructures in New Assembly Deal

CPI Aerostructures announced a new partnership with Sikorsky worth nearly $1 million. While the specifics of the deal are still unavailable, what is known is that CPI Aerostructures will manufacture structural interior components for one of Sikorsky’s helicopters. CPI Aerostructures, which is located in Edgewood, New York, was founded in 1980 by a 25-year veteran of Grumman named Arthur ...

SpaceX Will Build Their New Rocket Out Of Stainless Steel

Not since the Atlas program in the late ’50s has a spacecraft been designed to use stainless steel as a major component, but SpaceX is going to do exactly that. Why would anyone use steel when more exotic, seemingly more space-worthy metals or composite materials are so readily available? The engineers working on the project had the same question for SpaceX’s leader Elon Musk. The short ...