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Category: Production


Logistics, Process, Production

U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Down 1.7% in July

September 14, 2020

Via: Quality Magazine

U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders totaled $337.5 million in July 2020, a decrease of 1.7% from June 2020 and a 13.8% decrease from July 2019, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report published by AMT – The Association For […]


Process, Production

Global Sheet Metal Fabrication Services Industry

September 10, 2020

Via: PR Newswire

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Sheet Metal Fabrication Services estimated at US$3.8 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$4.3 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 2% over the […]


Process, Production

4 Things You Should Know About Manufacturing Cotton

September 4, 2020

Via: Industry Today

Cotton refers to the fiber found around the seeds of several species of the plant bearing the same name. Cotton is an essential agricultural crop and is cultivated in over 50 countries around the world. Tens of millions of tons […]


Design & Planning, Process, Production

Building Strong Customer Experience Amid COVID-19

August 24, 2020

Via: Industry Today

According to a recent report from the National Association of Manufacturers, Economic and Operational Impacts of COVID-19 to Manufacturers, 53 percent of members anticipate a change in operations and 36 percent are facing supply chain disruptions. Manufacturers are confronted with […]


Process, Production

Intel targets 20% performance increase without a node switch

August 14, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

The increase in performance will come not from process but from two design improvements – a new material for the capacitors and the use of what Intel calls SuperFin transistors. “It is 20%, the largest intra-node jump ever in our […]


Process, Production, R & D

When Should You Use 3D Printing for Production?

August 13, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

3D printing is one of the most flexible and cost-effective prototyping methods. There are few better ways to test designs at a cost-effective price point, helping designers iterate through the rapid prototyping development cycle from low-fidelity concept models to near-production […]


Process, Production

Global Factories Increase Production but Overseas Demand Remains Soft

August 3, 2020

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Factories across Europe, the U.S. and parts of Asia increased production in July, but the upswing was held back by weak overseas demand, suggesting a long and precarious road ahead for the global economy. Export orders were soft across most […]


Process, Production

China’s Manufacturing Recovery Picks Up the Pace

July 31, 2020

Via: The Wall Street Journal

BEIJING—An official gauge of China’s factory activity expanded at a faster pace in July, as improving demand inside and outside the country kept the recovery of the world’s second-largest economy on track. China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers index rose to […]


Process, Production

N95 Mask Makers Ramp Up Production to Meet U.S. Covid-19 Demand

July 17, 2020

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The Covid-19 pandemic has unraveled the global supply chain for medical masks as manufacturers like 3M Co. and Honeywell International Inc. work in record time to stoke production at home. Before coronavirus, medical masks were largely made abroad, particularly in […]


Process, Production

U.S. Industrial Production Picked Up Again in June

July 15, 2020

Via: The Wall Street Journal

U.S. manufacturing increased in June for the second straight month, a sign of economic recovery in the weeks before the recent surge in coronavirus cases. Industrial production—a measure of output at factories, mines and utilities—rose a seasonally adjusted 5.4% in […]