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Easy access to design software, 3D printers, and crowdfunding has changed the game for anyone with a great sketch on a napkin wanting to make a serious go of a product idea. But what does it mean to take that awesome prototype into production? Step one: Pull out your cash-flow statement.
The development of the engine cover for the all-new Ford Mustang is the most recent example of the use of this technology. Ford uses 3D printing to quickly produce prototype parts, shaving months off the development time for individual components used in all of its vehicles, such as cylinder heads, intake manifolds and air vents.
As a follow-up to the previous video about a manufacturing facility consisting entirely of 3D printers, reporter Ray Martin discusses the pros and cons of 3D Printing. As part of his commentary, Martin talks to Cody Wilson, the creator of the 3D printed gun.
Reporter Ray Martin takes you on a tour of the Redeye 3D printing factory in Minneapolis - where the world's first 3D printed car was born.
Experience a virtual tour of GE dishwasher manufacturing in Louisville, KY where over 1,000 people are employed in wire rack fabrication, injection molding, stamping, and assembly facilities.
Success as a system integrator depends upon being conversant in current automation topics and using available technology to deliver them to clients.
Ford Motor Company is piloting new software from Siemens that facilitates virtual navigation within its assembly plants, helping the company improve global collaboration and better share best practices.
Carlton wasn't even born when the last Studebaker rolled off the line in South Bend a half-century ago, and he wasn't all that interested in why the company went out of business. What he found striking was the story of how Studebaker survived here for 111 years — a remarkable lifespan in the business world.
The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs.
It was BMW's first full manufacturing plant outside Germany, and today is the sole location that makes the X3, X5 and X6. Its scope was recently expanded to offer a larger capacity to take on future SUV models coming from BMW.
Plans are well underway to make 2014’s premier manufacturing event, the 30th edition of IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, a must-attend event for manufacturing professionals from around the world. IMTS will be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place Sept. 8-13, 2014.
Swedish-based Volvo Car Group has joined the race to develop self-driving cars, saying it plans to build 100 such vehicles in a pilot project. The Chinese-owned automaker said Monday it will test its "autonomous" cars on 30 miles (50 kilometers) of selected roads in the Swedish city of Goteborg, starting in 2017.
Routine, structured tasks such as monitoring equipment or production processes – tasks that have traditionally required human intervention by onsite technicians – are becoming increasingly automated. This creates the potential not just to optimize existing production and service delivery models but to transform them.
“Tight tolerance” is a term that is often tossed around loosely in the industry—however, if tight tolerance is not done correctly, parts and products will underperform or possibly fail, resulting in customer dissatisfaction and a tooling and/or process overhaul.
Canadian engineers are on the verge of creating a car with more than 60 percent of parts made on a 3D printer.
In this issue, we tour a corn milling facility in Missouri, discuss new maintenance technologies, highlight some products from the National Safety Council's Congress & Expo, and talk to experts about hand safety in the manufacturing industry.
Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) has officially started series production of the Volvo S60L at its manufacturing plant in Chengdu, China. The production start is another important milestone in Volvo Cars’ transformation journey and the establishment of China as the company’s second home market.
Watch this time lapse video of a 2013 Bentley being made from beginning to end.
In this issue, experts share maintenance best practices to cut industrial motor use costs, a company explores new ways of connecting businesses to manufacturers, and a bottling business focuses on zero wast management and American jobs.
Since motors and drive systems are so often directly intertwined with production, problem areas likely result in costly downtime — something every manufacturer wants to avoid at all costs.
Originally used for producing automotive components, RIM is a low-pressure, low-temperature process that uses urethane thermoset resins. The process has been refined over the years, but has remained primarily unchanged.
If you’re one of the few with that million-dollar idea, here are five key manufacturing trends you should know about to help bring your product to market faster, cheaper, and more efficiently.
Minnesota news channel KSTP features an Eden Praire manufacturer that has embraced 3D printing without laying off workers.
Alcoa rolls out huge sheets of aluminum for Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 wings using the largest hot roller in the world.
Under the motto of “Intelligence in Production”, solutions were presented at EMO Hannover 2013 that efficiently integrate new information technologies. The focus was on innovations that automate, simplify or enhance the efficiency of the work sequences involved.
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