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Process, Production

Modular Pallet Handling System Enables Flexible Production

February 12, 2018

Via: MFRTech

Liebherr Automation Systems’ PHS Allround pallet handling system is designed to enable flexible production with four- and five-axis machining centers in a range of shops. The modular concept, available in three capacities, can handle loads weighing up to 3 tons […]


Process, Production, R&D

Is Your Shop Ready for 3D Printing?

February 5, 2018

Via: MFRTech

For Andrew Tordanato, Diversified Manufacturing Technologies president, getting into 3D printing was a natural evolution. His family owns Mohawk Manufacturing, a metal stamping operation that has been in business since 1921. In 2015, the company added a metal 3D printing […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

U.S. monthly crude oil production exceeds 10 million barrels per day, highest since 1970

February 2, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

U.S. crude oil production reached 10.038 million barrels per day (b/d) in November 2017, according to EIA’s latest Petroleum Supply Monthly. November’s production is the first time since 1970 that monthly U.S. production levels surpassed 10 million b/d and the […]


Process, Production

Apple shares skid on report of iPhone X production cut

January 29, 2018

Via: Reuters

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) will halve its iPhone X production target for the first three months of the year to around 20 million units, Nikkei reported on Monday, sending its shares down more than 2 percent in early trading. The report […]


Process, Production

Novelis to build $300mn aluminium plant in Kentucky

January 26, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The aluminium company based in Atlanta, Georgia, has announced its plans to open an aluminium plant in Kentucky. The cost of the construction is anticipated to reach US$300mn, with the site having a 200,000 metric tonne capacity, and employing 125 […]


Process, Production

Campbell Soup Shifting Canadian Production to US Factories

January 25, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Campbell Soup Co. is closing its lone Canadian factory in Toronto and shifting production to three existing facilities in the U.S., a symbolic victory for efforts to bolster domestic manufacturing. The move will result in 380 job cuts in Canada, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Medical, Process, Production

Modern EBR: The Future of Batch Execution

January 16, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Phone books may be a thing of the past, but the transition from paper to digital systems is still rolling out across many industries. Exhaustive paper documentation became the status quo in the pharmaceutical industry to satisfy regulatory documentation requirements. […]


Process, Production

WEF releases global manufacturing index

January 15, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its report ranking countries in global manufacturing positions. In the ‘Readiness for the future of production report’, Japan was awarded the top spot, due to its structure of production. The Geneva-based company then […]


Process, Production, R&D

Can You 3D Print Metal Parts in Space? Of Course

January 10, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Sending metal parts up to orbiting satellites and rockets is a slow and expensive process. So why not put the factory in orbit, too? That idea isn’t as outlandish as it might sound. Made In Space, a Mountain View, California-based […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

Data and Analytics Take Hold in Oil and Gas Production

January 9, 2018

Via: Industry Week

The oil and gas industry, like many others, is embracing and intensifying its use of data and analytics. And it is no surprise. The industry has learned what other manufacturing industries have long known: tapping into the power of data […]