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American Manufacturing Still Matters

American Manufacturing Still Matters

It seems like every day we hear about some new app or Silicon Valley wonder company but we sometimes forget about the importance of Manufacturing. Let's start with one key fact, Manufacturing Matters, especially in the United States. It provides high-wage jobs, new ideas, and new products. Manufacturing is also a key factor to trade deficit reduction according to the Economic Policy Institute.

Automotive OEMs Show 5 Trends to Help Flexibility for Production Lines.

Automotive OEMs Show 5 Trends to Help Flexibility for Production Lines.

With changes in the buying trends going from sedans to SUVs, automotive companies are changing their production lines to be able to produce different vehicles on the same assembly line. Ford has decided to move its Focus production to China facilities, 60% of Fords new vehicle sales were trucks in 2018, which is prompting the switch. Similarly, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has shifted its production by discontinuing the Chrysler 200 and the Dodge Dart to focus on the Ram and Jeep SUVs. These changes were all made to optimize production lines to product SUVs and pick-up trucks which have seen a drastic increase in purchases over the traditional sedan. Why the change in buying trends? Many SUVs are built on the same lightweight car frames allowing to get similar mileage to sedans. With the average pump price around $2.50 per gallon this might be prompting the change in vehicle purchases to an SUVs over the smaller sedans.

New Technology That Can Read Your Mind!

New Technology That Can Read Your Mind!

MIT researchers have created a new headset that uses a person’s internal voice to control devices and ask questions without speaking but BY READING YOUR MIND! AlterEgo, as the device is called is able to transcribe words that the wearer verbalizes internally but doesn’t say out loud. 

Politician Says

Politician Says "the Robots Are Coming!" as 2020 Campaign Message

A potential presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, is gaining some attention due to his views on automation and his ideas about UBI. UBI stands for Universal Basic Income, an idea that Every adult over 18 years old would receive a monthly stipend of $1,000. The motivation for his UBI plan is the claims that Automation will take away 1/3rd of American jobs within the next 20 years.

Is Automation the Future of Our Food?

Is Automation the Future of Our Food?

A Turkish design company named Dahir Insaat released their concept of an automated restaurant concept video recently. They believe that their concept will increase the number of customers served and drastically cut labor costs.

Make Your Vision Right Before Your Eyes with AR Assisted Manufacturing

Make Your Vision Right Before Your Eyes with AR Assisted Manufacturing

A New 3D printing concept usings AR and robots is making news. Augmented reality and 3D printing are not exactly new concepts but Cornell University is experimenting with something that is both new and unique. Other companies such as Google and HTC have dabbled in merging the two formats together, but they have nothing on Cornell’s new real time input and collaborative printing between humans and machines.

Stone Age Technology Meets Space Age Technology

Stone Age Technology Meets Space Age Technology

The ground-breaking SpaceX launch earlier this year that put the Tesla Roadster in orbit had a surprise hidden in its trunk. A new form of storage technology, a quartz disc 1-inch-wide that is laser-etched that can hold 360 Terabytes of Data called Arch. This specific disc is inscribed with Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" trilogy that is about the preservation of human knowledge. This disc is a symbolic parallel of the gold disc’s on the Voyager Space Craft, preserving and sending out examples of knowledge for future humans or aliens.

Baldor Electric Company is now ABB

Baldor Electric Company is now ABB

Baldor Electric Company has changed its name to ABB as of March 1st, 2018. This rebranding is to bring everything under the ABB-owned brands under ABB’s master brand. Balder has already been a member of the ABB group for over 7 years.

Who Are the 10 Most Automated Countries in the World?

Who Are the 10 Most Automated Countries in the World?

According to the 2017 World Robot Statistics it was revealed that we have seen an increase in the average of robots units used per employee from 2015, going from 66 robotic units per 10,000 employees to 74 units last year. Europe leads with the average robot density with 99 units, the Americas are second with 84 units and lastly Asia with 63 units. Asia, has shown the highest growth rate of that robot density though, with an annual growth rate of 9% between 2010 and 2016, slightly higher than America’s 7% and Europe’s 5%

Using AI Drones for Industrial Equipment Inspection

Using AI Drones for Industrial Equipment Inspection

Conducting inspections on equipment is a critical duty for anyone in the manufacturing industry. Some inspections are rather difficult and fairly dangerous. A new option that combines artificial intelligence and drones might help to make these jobs a bit safer without having to cut back on the inspections.

American Factory Orders Up by 1.7% in December, 8.4% Annually

American Factory Orders Up by 1.7% in December, 8.4% Annually

New orders for manufactured goods in December increased $8.5 billion dollars or 1.7 percent to $498.2 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. American Factory orders have seen growth six of the last seven months, including a 1.7 percent increase in November 2017. Shipments of manufactured durable goods were also up 1.2 billion dollars or 0.5 percent.

IMS Supply Announces Availability of Techniks Tooling Solutions

IMS Supply Announces Availability of Techniks Tooling Solutions

Following Techniks Industries successful acquisition of the tooling division of Parlec, Inc., IMS Supply is proud to announce the availability of both Parlec and Techniks tooling products. IMS Supply had been a distributor for Parlec's high performance tool holding, modular production boring, tapping, tool measuring and inspection products. The addition of Techniks tooling solutions to the IMS Supply catalog will allow IMS to provide a wide range of value-added aftermarket machine tool accessories to its customers world-wide.

Solve Automation Problems with Swivellink Mounting Solutions

Solve Automation Problems with Swivellink Mounting Solutions

The Swivellink product was originally designed to provide an ergonomic and robust way to put operator start buttons onto custom built industrial machinery. The goal was to protect the expensive button and route the quick disconnect cable internally, because a simple wire break or damaged button can cause hours of costly production down time.

Keep Your Business Moving Forward

Keep Your Business Moving Forward

President Donald Trump recently announced that he wants to level the playing field for the manufacturing industry. He presented a speech to the National Association of Manufacturers, noting that he plans to take historic actions to create fair and reciprocal trade for companies in America. While this is certainly good news for people in the industry, it is also a call to action for all manufacturers.