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How A Bolt Is Made

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Why Women Belong In Manufacturing

November 14, 2013 9:11 am | by CBIA Education Foundation

Women can make a critical difference in an industry in dire need of qualified skilled workers -- and they have the same opportunities as men to succeed and excel in the new world of manufacturing.                  

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Closet Manufacturing: Jonathan Buford At TEDxKL 2013

November 14, 2013 9:06 am | by TedxTalks

Buford discuss the role 3D printing can play in increasing affordability of manufacturing, creating flexible, scaleable models of manufacturing, and eliminating the need for warehouses of inventory.               

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Mark Dwight: Micro-Manufacturing Entrepreneur

November 14, 2013 8:57 am | by Stanford Business

Mark Dwight, founder of Rickshaw Bagworks, is a passionate advocate for the "maker movement", who believes that micro-manufacturers, like his small cut-and-sew factory in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, are the future of American manufacturing. 

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Labor Sec. Responds To Low-Wage Job Growth

November 13, 2013 1:30 pm | by CNN Money

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez says job growth is more robust than in just low-wage sectors, but still believes the minimum wage should be raised across the nation.                       

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Detroit Tries To Rise Again

November 12, 2013 11:29 am | by CNN Money

After decades of decline, Detroit tries to figure out how it will emerge from bankruptcy with a stronger economy including more innovative and creative companies.                          

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Company Gives Eyewear To Those In Need

November 11, 2013 11:30 am | by NBC News

Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal joins Morning Joe to discuss launching the eyewear brand and the company's philanthropic mission of giving glasses to those in need.                       

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Competing Globally With High-Tech Robotic Automation

November 8, 2013 11:45 am | by FANUC America Corp.

Engineered Machined Products (EMP), an Escanaba, Michigan-based manufacturer, is competing globally with the help of high-tech robotic automation. Flexible automation systems in place at EMP have been instrumental in allowing the company to meet increasing demands.

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Hand-Operated Laser Cutting

November 7, 2013 1:54 pm | by TWI Ltd

This video shows how experts at TWI have adopted automated laser cutting technology for hand operation. The main application is in the area of decommissioning where the flexibility to choose where and how to cut the components can lead to significant advantages when it comes to packing.

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Entrepreneur Makes Money From China Smog

November 7, 2013 9:40 am | by CNN Money

Pollution causing school and airport closures in Harbin, China hurts many, but helps one entrepreneur trying to capitalize on the smog.                                 

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Durango Sales Rise On Ron Burgundy Ads

November 7, 2013 9:19 am | by CNN Money

Sales of the Durango were up 50% in October, a sign that Dodge's clever ad campaign featuring Will Ferrell's Anchorman character is doing the trick.                             

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What It Costs To Make The iPad Air

November 7, 2013 9:05 am | by CNN Money

Breaking down Apple's 32GB tablet into its parts reveals the true cost and profit of the $729 iPad Air.                                          

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2013 Bentley Factory Time Lapse

November 6, 2013 4:28 pm | by New Car Review

Watch this time lapse video of a 2013 Bentley being made from beginning to end.                                                 

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