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Weekly Wrap Up for July 20th, 2018

Norbert Ore, Director and Head of Industry Surveys for Strategas Research Partners who returns to provide comparative commentary on 18 Purchasing Managers Index reports that are compiled worldwide. Here Are This Week’s Top Manufacturing Stories Tiny Fish Halts Construction of Toyota-Mazda Factory The spring pygmy sunfish seldom reaches more than an inch in size. More […]

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Kobe Steel

Kobe Steel Officially Charged in Fake Data Scheme

Prosecutors in Japan have officially charged steel industry giant Kobe Steel with violating laws overseeing competition for it’s systemic, decade-long practice of faking quality control documentation. What started in mid-2017 as concern over strength and durability reports for copper and aluminum products quickly spread to include steel products. The subsequent investigation revealed a culture of […]

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3d printed bike

The CIA-Backed, Silicon Valley Startup’s 3D Printed Carbon-Fiber Bike

Carbon fiber revolutionized the bicycle industry with it’s lighter than titanium, stronger than steel properties, but the time and cost to produce carbon bikes combined with quality control and environmental issues have relegated carbon bikes to the realm of the “money-is-no-object” marketplace. Now, a Silicon Valley startup with financial backing from In-Q-Tel, the investment arm […]

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Toyota-Mazda Plant

Tiny Fish Halts Construction of Toyota-Mazda Factory

The spring pygmy sunfish seldom reaches more than an inch in size. More important is the fact that it rarely appears anywhere on earth except a small area of Alabama marshlands directly adjacent the the spot where Toyota and Mazda have chosen to build they new 2,400 acre factory. A lawsuit filed in June by […]

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Weekly Wrap Up July 13th, 2018

Conrad Mercurius, Coordinator of Advanced Manufacturing Tech, joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the programs available at Raritan Valley Community College for students to improve their knowledge of advanced manufacturing, and the participation of employers. This Week’s Top Stories in Manufacturing New 3D Printing “Manufacturing Innovation Center” To Open In Maryland The […]

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Siemens Mustang

Siemens Introduces Self-driving 1965 Mustang

We’re all used to seeing sleek, futuristic looking self-driving cars in the news these days so here’s something different; a self-driving 1965 Mustang. Siemens, the largest industrial manufacturer in Europe has chosen to showcase their autonomous driver technology in a V8-powered muscle car from the 60’s. The car will debut at the Goodwood Festival of [...]
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Tesla Announces Plan To Build a New Factory In China

Just one day after announcing price increases on both the Model S and Model X in China, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla announced they are moving forward with a plan to build a factory in China with an annual output of 500,000 vehicles. While Tesla’s intention to build cars in China is not new news, it’s […]

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Additive Manufacturing

New 3D Printing “Manufacturing Innovation Center” To Open In Maryland

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) announced plans to open a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing innovation center in Hartford County, Maryland. The new facility will focus on developing next-generation breakthroughs in additive manufacturing materials and processes for automotive, aerospace, medical and military applications. Working with the Army Research Laboratory, the Army’s corporate laboratory, NCMS will […]

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Weekly Wrap Up for July 6th, 2018

Listen to the other half of the supply chain equation that accounts for 70 to 88% of the U.S. economy when host Tim Grady speaks with Anthony Nieves, ISM committee chair on the Non-Manufacturing Report On Business. Gain key insights into what is happening and the outlook for purchasing managers as the second half of […]

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Training

To Train or Not To Train?

By Andrea Belk Olson, MSC and CEO of Pragmadik In the restaurant industry, training is a given. There’s no question that a new hire won’t get a minimum number of training hours, from processes and procedures, to food handling and customer service. On the other hand, many small to mid-sized manufacturers resist investing in employee […]

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Harley Tariffs

Another Day, More Tariff Fallout

Just days after President Donald Trump confirmed that the 25% tariff on Chinese imports worth $50 billion would go into effect on July 6, 2018, he  further escalated the trade war with China by announcing a list of $200 billion worth of Chinese imports which would be subjected to a 10% tariff. This was announced […]

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Weekly Wrap Up for June 29th, 2018

The Trump Tariffs to protect America are hurting Americans instead. Tariffs on steel and aluminum are driving up prices of goods Made in America. New tariffs proposed by the administration will all but erase the tax cut benefits by driving up prices of goods coming from China and further fuel inflation which is at the […]

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Tariffs Hurt Everyone

For Immediate Release: New Tariffs Are Harmful To Everyone – Including U.S. Businesses

Fairfield, N.J. June 26, 2018– Senior International Correspondent, Chong Wang, provides insight into the Chinese perspective on the billion-dollar tariffs recently imposed by the Trump administration during a special video episode of the podcast, Manufacturing Talk Radio, with host, Lew Weiss. Lew Weiss, who is also the President of All Metals & Forge Group, sat […]

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Xiris Appoints North American Sales Director

Burlington, Ontario, Canada, June, 2018 – Xiris Automation is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Norm Sted as its Director of Sales for North America.  With a long career in the welding industry, Norm brings a wealth of industry connections and expertise to Xiris’ sales team. Based in Florida, Norm will be focused […]

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Weekly Wrap Up for June 22nd, 2018

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2,905,500  recordable cases of workplace injuries and 4,836 deaths were reported in 2015. Some number of these were preventable, and many were heat-related. Terry DeRise is the Manufacturing Director at Portacool, LLC for portable evaporative cooler manufacturing. Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady discuss hazard assessment and […]

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