SCYTEC is more in sync with MTCONNECT than ever
An MTConnect Data Viewer is one of DataXchange’s many new features
Shop Floor Automations, an authorized reseller of Scytec’s DataXchange, is very excited about the changes that the shop floor software is undergoing. With the latest Version 2016.10.03 updates, there are many features to enjoy.
New features include an MTConnect Data Viewer, which is a testament to DataXchange’s continuing advocacy of the protocol. Making the software more compatible with MTConnect will help more ...
Tesla’s Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy
Finally someone with resources, moving things forward in a way that helps the earth and is also cool. You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — or some scientist that never got the credit he deserved. The company, however has a grand vision that will certainly become a household name. CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.
Ex-Im Bank approves financing for sale of American-made helicopters for use in Colombia’s offshore oil and gas industry
Washington – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has approved a $22.4 million loan guarantee to finance the export of U.S.-made AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters to North Pole Investments in Panama for leasing and use in Colombia's offshore oil and gas industry. The lender is Apple Bank for Savings of New York, N.Y.
According to Ex-Im Bank estimates derived from Departments of Commerce and Labor data and methodology, the Bank's financing will support an estimated 200 ...
6 Things That Will Affect The Future of Manufacturing
As 2015 has rolled in, now is the ideal time to look ahead at developing patterns that will affect 21st century assembling around the globe.
The whole store network environment — including producers, wholesalers and retailers — is experiencing a business change. This is because of changing motion including moving customer desires, time to market and extraordinary worldwide rivalry that is being directed by the climbing Internet and portable economies.
Advances in innovation — ...
20,000 3D Printed Parts Are Currently Used on Boeing Aircraft as Patent Filing Reveals Further Plans
Two quick ways to gauge the growth of additive manufacturing within our society are to look at the number of related patent filings, as well as the number of fortune 500 companies who are putting the technology to use. The number of patent applications related to 3D printing has soared over the past decade by over 800%, while the number of granted patents has also risen substantially. At the same time, there are numerous plans in place by some of the largest corporations on the planet to begin ...
Entire Aircraft Engine Built With 3D Printer at Australia’s Monash University
The 3D printed engine is a replica of a gas turbine engine, an auxiliary power unit used in aircraft such as the Falcon 20 private jet. Its producer, French aerospace company Microturbo (Safran) says it was chosen because they were willing for the internal workings to be displayed.
Two jet engines have been printed. One is on display this week at the International Air Show in Avalon, while the second is displayed in Toulouse at Microturbo.
Given that this is an old model, univeristy ...
Episode 57: What is 3D Printing? Is It The “Holy Grail” of Manufacturing?
2/24/15 - “The Holy Grail” of manufacturing could be here within this century, says futurist Michio Kaku. The current trends involving mass customization and 3D printing are expected to accelerate. Joining us to discuss 3D printing will be Elizabeth Lennon PhD and Peter Lindner PhD of Manhattan College.
Topics covered will be basic 3D printing processes (extrusion vs. stereo-lithography), industrial and personal 3D printing systems, prototyping, and the perspective impact in different ...
Episode 36: ISM PMI for September 2014
Brad Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, the chair of the ISM and Tony Nieves, chair of the Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, discuss the Sept 2014 Report on Business PMI at 56.6% and economic trends.
Episode 31: Economic Issues in Manufacturing
Daniel J. Meckstroth, PhD, discusses a wide range of economic issues as they relate to the manufacturing sector.
Daniel J. Meckstroth, Ph.D., is Vice President and Chief Economist for Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) and the research affiliate MAPI Foundation.