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3D Printing Helps Nike Design Super Bowl Cleat

January 29, 2014 12:39 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Nike used 3D printed prototypes to speed up the design process for its latest football cleat.                                             

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AAM On SOTU: Rosy Picture, Slow Progress On Manufacturing

January 29, 2014 10:16 am | by The Alliance For American Manufacturing (AAM) | News | Comments

"This is the third consecutive State of the Union in which there has been a strong rhetorical focus on manufacturing, and that’s welcome. But the progress, despite the rosy picture painted by the President, has been painfully slow. And in some cases, such as the trade deficit with China, we’ve seen backsliding."

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Republicans Unimpressed With Obama's Speech

January 29, 2014 9:54 am | by David Espo, AP Special Correspondent | News | Comments

At the dawn of an election year, congressional Republicans responded quickly and forcefully to President Barack Obama's nationally televised vow to act on his own if lawmakers won't cooperate on "creating new jobs, not creating new crises" in a nation with a yawning income gap.

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ITIF On SOTU: Good News On Institutes, More Tax Change Needed

January 29, 2014 9:52 am | by Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) | News | Comments

Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), responded to the 2014 State of the Union address by praising the announcement of six new manufacturing innovation institutes as well as the President’s call to roll back sequestration cuts to federal research and development.

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Chrysler, Fiat Move Forward As Single Company With New Name

January 29, 2014 9:49 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Fiat's board of directors agreed on the name Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, with headquarters for tax purposes in the United Kingdom. But the board sidestepped the thorny political issue of whether the true headquarters would be in the United States or Italy.

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Demand For Planes Boosts Boeing 4Q Profit

January 29, 2014 9:39 am | by Joshua Freed, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Boeing's fourth-quarter profit rose 26 percent as it delivered more commercial airplanes — a speedup that it says will continue this year. Boeing says it will deliver 715 to 725 planes this year, a boost of at least 10 percent from last year.   

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State Of The U.S. Economy: Strongest Since Recession

January 29, 2014 9:33 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. economy is showing more strength than at any time since the Great Recession began six years ago. Employers are hiring. Home prices, sales, and construction have surged. Corporate profits and stocks have hit records. And consumers have picked up their spending.

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Power Quality Problems Plague Manufacturing’s Push For Productivity

January 29, 2014 9:25 am | by Ben Grimes, Chief Technology Officer, Innovolt | Articles | Comments

Power is the lifeblood of manufacturing. However, the integration of sensitive electronics into most logic assemblies has made the circuitry (and therefore productivity) of the equipment that drives industrial automation much more susceptible to power quality fluctuations.

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Solving The Production Puzzle To Improve Your Bottom Line

January 29, 2014 9:00 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

Every day, plant planners are expected to solve extremely complex puzzles – which operation will run on which line, how many of each part needs to be produced, how will each step happen at the right time – and they often lack the proper tools to do the job.

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Hybrid Epoxy For Cracked Concrete And Seismic Applications

January 29, 2014 8:59 am | by Red Head Adhesive Anchoring Systems IMPO Product Releases | Comments

Red Head Adhesive Anchoring Systems has introduced Epcon S7 Hybrid Epoxy Adhesive for cracked concrete and seismic applications. It is engineered for adhering threaded rod and reinforcing bar into concrete and has many advantages over the competition, such as a fast cure and high flow nozzle, which drastically reduces installation time, saving the contractor labor time and money.

PMW Servo Drives Replace Linear Servo Drives

January 29, 2014 8:41 am | by ACS Motion Control | Product Releases | Comments

ACS Motion Control has developed a line of switching PWM servo drives that deliver sub-nanometer position jitter performance and nanometers following errors when moving at low velocities.

Suzuki To Set Up New Car Assembly Plant In India

January 28, 2014 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Suzuki Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will set up a new car assembly plant in India's western state of Gujarat to supply cars to Maruti Suzuki India Corp., Suzuki's subsidiary in India. Suzuki said it will invest 50 billion yen (about $488 million) for the project, and production is expected to start in 2017.

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Ohio Magnet Maker Attracts Customers Selling Scrap

January 28, 2014 2:03 pm | by Dan Gearino, The Columbus Dispatch | News | Comments

Walker Magnetics, with a plant near Rickenbacker Airport, is the country's leading manufacturer of magnets for the steel industry. Inside the walls of a nondescript building, workers fabricate magnets capable of lifting more than 100 tons.   

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Farmers Get Probation In Fatal Listeria Outbreak

January 28, 2014 1:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from a deadly listeria outbreak in 2011 have been sentenced to five years of probation and six months of home detention.              

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Unemployment Rates Fall In 39 States Last Month

January 28, 2014 1:48 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Unemployment rates fell in four-fifths of US states in December and rose in just two, though most of the improvement stemmed from unemployed Americans giving up on their job searches.                    

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MAPI: Despite Durable Goods Setback, Still Optimistic

January 28, 2014 1:37 pm | by MAPI - Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation | News | Comments

The reduction in orders was led by very large percentage declines in defense capital goods, civilian aircraft, computers and electronic products, and motor vehicle orders. Government austerity led to lower military equipment spending last month (which was not new), and defense capital goods orders fell 20 percent in 2013 as a whole.

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GE Plans Shutdown Of Last Fort Wayne Facilities

January 28, 2014 1:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Corp. is planning to shut down the last of its Fort Wayne facilities after more than a century in the city where it once had thousands of workers. GE announced Monday it expected to close its motor testing lab and executive center in a year, eliminating nearly 90 jobs as it moves the work to Monterrey, Mexico.

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Honda Becomes Net Exporter In The U.S.

January 28, 2014 1:13 pm | News | Comments

American Honda recently announced that it ships more American-made cars out of the country than it imports in from Japan. Throughout 2013, the company exported 108,705 U.S.-made Honda and Acura vehicles while importing 88,537.       

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Senator Coons: Manufacturing Jobs Must Be A Focus Of State Of The Union

January 28, 2014 1:01 pm | News | Comments

On the eve of President Obama’s fourth State of the Union address, U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) urged the President to prioritize investments that will help American manufacturers grow and create jobs, saying it was premature to give up on American manufacturers and the workers they employ.

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Fixing Education Would Create Jobs

January 28, 2014 12:57 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

At Davos, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue insists trade agreements will help create jobs in the U.S. and says business has a role in improving education which is holding the economy back.                

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