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Automotive Insights 1: The Poster-Child Of American Manufacturing

December 3, 2013 11:02 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net & Tia Nowack, IMPO Associate Editor | Videos

In this inaugural episode of Automotive Insights, sponsored by Omni-ID, we're talking about the growing complexity within the American automotive landscape, from changes within the Big 3, to the revolution of battery-powered cars like the Tesla Model S, and the fact that an increasing amount of American-made cars are now emerging from the Southeastern states, like Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.

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Machine Tool Capital Spending Forecast

December 2, 2013 2:54 pm | by Association For Manufacturing Technology | Videos

Steve R. Kline, Jr., Director of Market Intelligence at Gardner Business Media, Inc. provides a quick update on capital spending for the machine tool industry.                          

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What The iPhone 5S Costs Apple

November 29, 2013 8:58 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Apple's latest and greatest phone retails for $649 off contract, but costs a lot less for the company to make.                                        

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Electric Helicopter's Maiden Flight

November 27, 2013 11:16 am | by e-volo | Videos

The German-built Volocopter VC200, with its 18 rotors, is a VTOL aircraft that aims to offer a calm, quiet and emmission-free ride for two people.                             

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Changing Airport Security With Liquid Scanners

November 26, 2013 1:30 pm | by CBS News | Videos

It's been seven years since a major change in airline security, but restrictions for carry-on liquids could someday be a thing of the past. An American-made scanning device is now being used at airports in Europe.           

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Planes Could Allow Cellphone Use During Flights

November 25, 2013 2:55 pm | by NBC News | Videos

Not all passengers and airline staffers are happy that cellphone use has become an option on planes after a proposed FCC rule change would allow it.                  

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Thank The Government For Your iPhone

November 25, 2013 11:56 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Economist Mariana Mazzucato argues that much of the technology underlying your trusty Apple smartphone was actually created in government labs. What does that mean for innovation in the future?                 

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Apple's Wild Future Headquarters

November 22, 2013 1:09 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Perhaps one of the last major ideas to come from Steve Jobs, Apple's future headquarters will be a sweeping reinvention of corporate office space.                             

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Robot Colleague Boosts The Bottom Line

November 21, 2013 1:51 pm | by Universal Robots | Videos

For Stantræk, automation means growth. The company is now able to expand production with no significant increases in payroll. From 2008 to 2013, revenue almost doubled while the number of employees only increased from 21 to 28. Much of the added work load is now handled by Universal Robots.

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Microsoft and Nokia Ready For Long Fight

November 21, 2013 9:44 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Microsoft's purchase of Nokia, and the ads both companies are running, show they are ready to duke it out with Google and Apple over mobile.                               

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Launching A Tech Startup Behind Bars

November 21, 2013 9:34 am | by CNN Money | Videos

A tech incubator inside San Quentin is turning inmates into entrepreneurs and helping them find work at startups when they're released. Laurie Segall reports.                           

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Dow 16,000: What's Next?

November 21, 2013 9:30 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit a record high of 16,000 due to an improving economy and the Federal Reserve. Where does the market go from here?                           

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How A Bolt Is Made

November 21, 2013 9:22 am | by Portland Bolt | Videos

Take a quick tour of the Portland Bolt shop and follow an order of large anchor bolts through the manufacturing process. This video includes shearing, hot forging, threading, and galvanizing. Find out what it takes to make an order of large, custom bolts.

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Morton Manufacturing Tour

November 21, 2013 9:15 am | by City of Lancaster | Videos

In the past ten years, Morton Manufacturing has grown from approximately $40,000 a month in sales to more than $2,000,000 per month. This included sales to all of the largest jet engine builders in the world.           

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Fiscal Reality With Alan Beaulieu

November 20, 2013 1:52 pm | by Association For Manufacturing Technology | Videos

AMT's Industry Economist, Eric LeMasters caught up with Alan Beaulieu, President of ITR Economics at the 2013 Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference for a quick update on the current Fiscal Reality. Alan's presentation at the conference covered projections for machine tool orders as well as an outlook for the general economy.

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Global Economy, Global Forecast with Adrian Cooper

November 19, 2013 12:13 pm | by Association For Manufacturing Technology | Videos

AMT's Industry Economist, Russ Waddell talks with Adrian Cooper, CEO of Oxford Economics and long time presenter at the Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference. Adrian provides some insight on the next downturn in the economy, exchange rates impacting global supply chains, and what it takes to create a global economic forecast.

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Nissan CEO: Mexico Becoming Export Hub For Americas

November 18, 2013 12:29 pm | by CNBC News | Videos

Nissan Renault Chairman & CEO Carlos Ghosn discusses manufacturing in Mexico how his company is using the country as an export hub for its cars.  Nissan is investing $2 billion and adding 7,000 jobs in Aguascalientes, Mexico.                          

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3D Printed Car Could Be On The Road Soon

November 15, 2013 2:28 pm | by NBC News | Videos

Canadian engineers are on the verge of creating a car with more than 60 percent of parts made on a 3D printer.                                        

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Google Seeks Patent On New Hands-free Technology

November 14, 2013 1:42 pm | by CBS News | Videos

With Google Tattoo, users apply a sticky substance on their neck and their voice is transmitted through their throat, allowing them to talk hands-free. Google has applied to patent the technology.               

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Bentley Flying Spur: 200mph Luxury

November 14, 2013 9:36 am | by CNN Money | Videos

The Bentley Flying Spur is sedan that can go 200 mph and offers luxury amenities like a back seat refrigerator and massaging seats.                                  

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