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Lockheed Martin's Superhuman Workers Of Tomorrow

August 28, 2014 3:06 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

The U.S. Navy will begin testing and evaluating two FORTIS industrial exoskeletons. The FORTIS exoskeleton is an unpowered, lightweight exoskeleton that increases an operator’s strength and endurance.               

10 Proactive Ways to Eliminate Distractions in the Warehouse

August 28, 2014 2:02 pm | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist at Cherry's Industrial Equipment | Articles | Comments

When it comes to working in the warehouse there are countless distractions.While not all...

Find the Value of Traceability In Manufacturing

August 28, 2014 12:18 pm | by Brady Corporation | Articles | Comments

Being able to track a part, product or component through a manufacturing process can go a long...

Hewlett-Packard Recalls 5M AC Power Cords

August 26, 2014 2:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this...

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Ford Begins Preparation for the New F-150

August 26, 2014 2:07 pm | by Keith Naughton Bloomberg, The Toronto Star | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. has begun an eight-week closure of its Dearborn, Mich., F-150 pickup plant to overhaul it for a new, aluminum-bodied version of the top-selling vehicle line in the U.S.            

7 Ways To Manage Inventory With Specialized Delivery Services

August 26, 2014 11:10 am | by Will Bacon | Articles | Comments

Here's a look at the seven ways manufacturers can partner with suppliers to reduce their inventory and streamline their logistics and market planning for advanced delivery.             

7 Ways To Manage Inventory With Specialized Delivery Services

August 26, 2014 10:38 am | by Will Bacon | News | Comments

Here's a look at the seven ways manufacturers can partner with suppliers to reduce their inventory and streamline their logistics and market planning for advanced delivery.             

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77 Safety Glasses

March 25, 2014 12:01 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

If you’re not open to letting suppliers into your plant, your competition may be – and then skipping these kinds of service offerings goes from a missed opportunity to a threat to your competitive advantage.             

Ex-BP Engineer Convicted On Single Obstruction Charge

December 18, 2013 1:46 pm | by Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal jury deliberated for more than nine hours over three days before reaching the verdict on Kurt Mix's case. The count of obstruction of justice carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.         

Manufacturing Costs: 9 Considerations To Make Before Taking Your Idea From Prototype To Production

December 18, 2013 9:15 am | by Cindy Glass, Investment Professional | Articles | Comments

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.

Firearm Manufacturing Tour

December 5, 2013 10:05 am | by Barnes Precision Machine, Inc. | Videos | Comments

Andrew Barnes, President and CEO of Barnes Precision Machine, Inc. gives a quick, impromptu tour of their facility. This video shows some of the machining processes for parts of the AR15, including barrell contouring, carrier blank production, and bolt component manufacturing. 

Separating Plant Network From Enterprise Network Improves Operational Performance

December 3, 2013 9:17 am | by Belden Inc. | Articles | Comments

Network strategies and objectives differ depending on the job. The IT department must place data integrity first. On the other hand, JIT production facilities live and die by keeping manufacturing lines up and running in order to meet production quantity, quality and delivery driven by electronic order requests sent by the customer. By maintaining separate networks, each group can operate at optimum potential.

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Q&A: The FDA And Mandatory Recalls

December 3, 2013 9:11 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

With more news about food and beverage recalls, there’s a growing concern that the industry won’t be able to keep up with new regulation that allows the FDA to trigger mandatory recalls at food distributors. In order to get some more details on the rules, and how companies are going to deal with the changes, we got in touch with Joe Scioscia, vice president of sales for VAI.

On Time And On Budget: Shutdowns And Turnarounds 2014

December 2, 2013 4:07 pm | by T.A. Cook Conferences | Events

Join us in Houston TX on January 28-30 for On Time and On Budget: Shutdowns and Turnarounds 2014, where you will benefit from a mixture of 'hands on' learning and real-life best practice case studies delivered by some of North America's leading turnaround practitioners.

Nixon Calls Special Session For Boeing Incentives

December 2, 2013 10:01 am | by David A. Lieb, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nixon on Friday called a special legislative session to begin Monday in order to approve an economic incentives package of up to $150 million annually that he said must be completed quickly before Boeing decides where to the build the new commercial airplane.

Reducing Current Product Costs — Challenges And Opportunities

November 13, 2013 9:36 am | by Julie Driscoll, VP of Strategic Marketing & Product Management, aPriori | Articles | Comments

Different manufacturing businesses face different business challenges depending on product sets, competitive dynamics, supply chains and customer trends in a given market. But when it comes to reducing the costs of existing products, they share some very similar challenges.

Snap-On's ATC Toolbox Features a Rechargeable Battery

November 1, 2013 4:06 pm | by Snap-On Industrial | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Snap-on Industrial’s Level 5™ Automated Tool Control (ATC) toolbox can now be powered by on-board rechargeable batteries, freeing it from a power cord to make the box more mobile.

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How To Make An F1 Car: Design And R&D (Part 1)

October 28, 2013 2:58 pm | by Infiniti Red Bull Racing | Videos | Comments

Using exclusive interviews with team members, this mini-series shows how an F1 car is made.                           

Mulally: No Change In Plan To Stay Ford CEO

October 24, 2013 2:34 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Mulally, 68, repeated that there's no change in Ford's plan for him to stay as CEO through the end of 2014.                            

Raytheon Wins Navy Contract Worth Up To $1.6B

October 11, 2013 1:33 pm | by AP | News | Comments

The defense contractor, which is based in Waltham, Mass., said that it is designing the radar for the Flight III Arleigh Burke destroyer beginning in 2016.                

Shutdown Means No New Beer From Craft Brewers

October 9, 2013 2:02 pm | by Carrie Antlfinger and Todd Richmond, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tthe shutdown has closed an obscure agency that quietly approves new breweries, recipes and labels, which could create huge delays throughout the rapidly growing craft industry.             

What If Car Boss Mulally Took Over At Microsoft?

October 9, 2013 2:00 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

PC sales are falling as consumers show a preference for mobile devices, and Microsoft is struggling. Meanwhile, U.S. car companies are resurgent.                         

5 Reasons For Small To Mid-Size Manufacturers To Leverage PLM For Enterprise Quality Management

October 1, 2013 8:01 am | by Chuck Cimalore, CTO, Omnify Software | Articles | Comments

By implementing a Product Lifecycle Management system, companies benefit by simplifying each phase of the product development process. Due to their focus on product engineering, discrete manufacturers in the small-to-medium sized space typically adopt a PLM system to support best in class engineering processes and to address challenges with continual new product introductions, shorter product lifecycles and shrinking profit margins.

The Rise Of Remanufacturing

September 25, 2013 8:01 am | by Rajesh Krishnan, Director, Manufacturing and Hi-tech SBU, Wipro Technologies | Articles | Comments

Lately, there has been a lot of buzz about the new and emerging technologies in manufacturing that are likely to produce major industry changes in the coming months and years. One such area of technology, as identified by the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) group, is remanufacturing.

Study: Methane Leaks From Gas Drilling Not Huge

September 17, 2013 9:59 am | by Kevin Begos, Seth Borenstein, Associated Press | News | Comments

Drilling and fracking for natural gas do not seem to spew immense amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the air, as has been feared, a new study says. The findings bolster a big selling point for natural gas, that it's not as bad for global warming as coal. And they undercut a major environmental argument against fracking, a process that breaks apart deep rock to recover more gas.

Surprise Yourself With The True Potential Of Your Process

August 28, 2013 8:01 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Each of us has a nemesis process; that process that we engage regularly and that drives us crazy because of its inefficiency, its guarantee to waste our time, and some variety of reasons that prevent it from being reasonably improved. Some of us have more than one.

First Solar Sells Projects To Group Led By GE

August 26, 2013 2:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

First Solar Inc. said Monday that it sold a collection of solar projects in Canada totaling 50 megawatts to an investment partnership led by GE Energy's financial services arm. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal marks the first between First Solar and GE since their solar technology and commercial partnership was announced earlier this month.

CSeries Entry Into Service Likely Delayed

August 20, 2013 10:08 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

A transportation analyst says delays in the first test flight of Bombardier's new CSeries jet will likely push the plane's entry into commercial service into early 2015. Bombardier has delayed the inaugural flight three times. It was initially expected to fly by the end of June, then by the end of July and then delayed a "few weeks."

Top 5 Quality Metrics For The Plant Manager’s Dashboard

August 7, 2013 8:01 am | by Mike Roberts, Research Associate, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

If you are involved in quality and operations decisions for manufacturing or supply-chain management, one of your most important responsibilities is to ensure that the final output of your plant is in compliance with internal and external quality standards.This is not as easy as it sounds.

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