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Weekly Wrap Up For October 18th, 2019

The Credit Manager’s Index is showing more negative signs than positive as uncertainty in the manufacturing industry increases across all sectors and we head for a period of mediocrity. Additional soft factors weighing on the economy are discussed by Dr. Chris Kuehl in this insightful interview with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady. Researchers Utilize […]

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Researchers Utilize 3D Printing To Help Recycle Nuclear Waste

As time goes on and the technology becomes more sophisticated, people are finding numerous applications for 3D printing. From food production to home construction, it seems that there aren’t too many problems additive manufacturing cannot solve. The latest fascinating research has found a way to use technology to help recycle nuclear waste. Right here in […]

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Weekly Wrap Up For October 11th, 2019

Tom Cutler is CEO of T.R. Cutler Inc, a manufacturing journalist who is quite vocal that there are too many manufacturers and companies serving the manufacturing sector that have simply neglected to tell their story. Cutler’s goal is to tell these manufacturing stories in an interesting, dynamic, understandable, and relevant way, so he joins hosts […]

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American Airlines Pushes 737 MAX Flights Into January 2020

American Airlines is pushing back its schedule for flights of the 737 MAX through January 15th, 2020. The company announced this Wednesday (10/9/19) as it issued updated guidance for the third quarter of this year that shows improving profit margins. “The decision was made based on our communication with the FAA, DOT, and Boeing,” American […]

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GM Strike

Strike at GM Delays Next Gen Corvette

Despite being nearly sold out, the new, mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette may not make it to showrooms as expected as UAW contract negotiations with GM grind on. As the strike continues into its fourth week, most of GM’s U.S. manufacturing operations have shut down, including the Bowling Green Assembly plant. Bowling Green is where the […]

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MFG Day

Manufacturing Day Events Continue With Help From The Manufacturing Institute

Manufacturing Day officially takes place on the first Friday of October, but the Manufacturing Institute, the education, and workforce arm of the National Association of Manufacturers are keeping the celebration going all month long. Manufacturing Day was founded in 2012 by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International with the intention of giving manufacturers an opportunity […]

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Weekly Wrap Up For October 4th, 2019

Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for September 2019. Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady welcome Chair, Tim Fiore for a closer look at the factors that went into the Manufacturing Report On Business and this month’s PMI. Don’t miss this in-depth, exclusive interview available only on Manufacturing Talk Radio. GM Strikes Continues […]

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American Factories Hurt By Tariffs

As the trade war grinds on, and the tariffs pile up, American manufacturers and the American economy both suffer. As featured right here on Manufacturing Talk Radio, the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Report On Business showed the manufacturing index dropped to 47.8 in September, the lowest it’s been since June of 2009 and the […]

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GM Strike

GM Strikes Continues With No End In Sight

As the strike enters its third week, little has been accomplished between the UAW and General Motors. The strike, which impacts 55 of GM’s manufacturing facilities has caused chaos throughout the supply chain and resulted in GM having to lay off 525 employees at a plant in Moraine, Ohio, over 700 employees in Ontario, 2,000 […]

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Weekly Wrap Up For September 27th, 2019

Lou Rassey is CEO of Fast Radius, a manufacturing lighthouse known as a smart factory. Need some clarity of that? Tune in and listen to hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady parse the topic with Mr. Rassey as they discuss a manufacturing future where the cloud is the parts and inventory warehouse, production is completed […]

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SpaceX

SpaceX Has The Potential To Be Worth $120 Billion According To Morgan Stanley

A recent Morgan Stanley study has suggested that the privately owned aerospace company SpaceX, which was founded by Elon Musk, could reach a value of $120 billion. This would make SpaceX worth triple what Musk’s electric car company’s value and larger than other aerospace companies like Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon, which are currently […]

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Daimler Begins Road Testing Autonomous Trucks

Currently, there are around 276 million vehicles operating in the United States, which around 15.5 million of those are trucks, which in turn has led to a search for a safe way to transport 10 billion tons of freight in an efficient manner. Daimler Trucks North America has recently acquired Torc Robotics with the goal […]

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Weekly Wrap Up For September 20th, 2019

Norbert Ore, Director of Industry Surveys with Strategas Securities LLC, and Senior Correspondent with Manufacturing Talk Radio, discusses the latest Global PMI Survey trends with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady that are showing short-term softening. High School Student Develops 3D Printer Sensor For Harmful Emissions Makers around the world that utilize 3D printers for […]

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Iverson

Finding America’s Greatest Champion

Letter From CHAMPION Now Founder Terry M. Iverson “As a business owner serving the manufacturing community, I believe there is nothing more important than the young people of this country. The manufacturing industry relies on the next generation of skilled workers, managers, and entrepreneurs to lead this country into a prosperous future. CHAMPION Now exists […]

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Blueprint Launches Additive Manufacturing Enablement Program

Blueprint, an additive manufacturing consultancy owned by Stratasys, has launched a brand new technology enablement program called “Think Additively,” to help businesses understand and embrace 3d printing technology throughout their organization. The program is intended to go past technical Design for Additive Manufacturing training to help companies achieve larger transformation goals such as creating innovation […]

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