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Japan Has New Plan to Revive Stricken Fukushima Plant







August 2014








DOE Investing $18m in Geothermal Energy


To diversify America's energy portfolio, the US Department of Energy is pledging $18 million for geothermal energy research and development. The money will go towards projects such as researching enhanced geothermal systems and play fairway analysis.  





Come Together. Leave Connected.


Where else can you meet the minds that are moving manufacturing forward? Nowhere but IMTS 2014. With a focus on success through cooperation, the week will be filled with technology, education, and ideas that we can all benefit from. It's happening September 8-13 at McCormick Place Chicago. So come together and leave connected. Your last chance to register is at


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Batteries Up!


While still not ready for the major leagues, using batteries for grid storage is establishing a solid base. Read about the progress made in the field of advanced batteries, such as their use in charging stations for electric buses in one UK town.






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Reshaping Ex-Im's Energy Spending


If Congress keeps the Ex-Im Bank afloat, they'll have an opportunity to reform the bank's energy spending. As Forbes magazine explains, there's a push to correct the disparity in funding between oil and gas and renewable projects.  


Tap Into the Incredible Network of SME with the Premier Online Search Tool and Directory


From boring machines to rapid prototyping services to micro laser equipment, connecting with the best suppliers has never been easier than with the Manufacturing Engineering Source Guide. The Guide's comprehensive, industry-specific database makes finding relevant results effortless. Start your search today at:


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Rays of Hope, Clouds of Doubt


The nuclear power industry shows signs of recovery, but risks of many kinds are scattered across the path to the future. Manufacturing Engineering takes a look at how the industry is learning from past accidents to build power plants that can safely meet energy demands.



How do Machine Tool Vendors Sell More Hardware?


The Machine Tool Vendor's Dilemma outlines the challenges software represents to the machine tool vendor. Today's customers expect applications to come along with the equipment and software can sometimes introduce technical challenges; however, software can significantly help grow sales by enabling unique functionality that provides true differentiation. Click Here to Read More and Download White Paper.


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U-M Report: Shale Gas Offers a Boost
A new report from the University of Michigan says shale gas could revitalize domestic manufacturing, but not without help from the government and gas industry. Click through to read U-M's suggestions for managing this valuable energy resource.



Fuji Machine Totally Reinvents Modular Machining with the Fast and Efficient DLFn


The DLFn's completely innovative approach to flexible line configuration allows for easy addition or changeover of modules for extreme efficiency. Modules include turning, measuring, drilling, deburring, parts cleaning and others. The DLFn's internal work handling units allow for fully automatic line configurations. The all new DLFn offers an improved takt time over other lines, and a footprint less than half the space of a conventional machining line. See the DLFn at IMTS booth #S-9059.


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Reviving Fukushima With Clean Coal


In the wake of the 2011 nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, the Tokyo Electric Power Company is looking to revive the area by building "the world's most efficient coal plant." However, the plan faces serious pushback from environmentalists.



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