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NewsDesk: Manufacturing Day Roars Ahead

Edited by Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster

11/1/2014

What started as a simple idea three years ago by Edward Youdell, president and CEO of Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), to combat old-fashioned stereotypes about manufacturing has skyrocketed to a sweeping North American event that promotes advanced manufacturing, especially to students. Full Article

GM Chief Announces Michigan Volt Investment



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

10/28/2014

General Motors Co. will produce the electric drive unit for the next-generation Chevrolet Volt at the company’s transmission plant in Warren, MI, Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra said at the Detroit Economic Club on Tuesday.The electric drive for the current generation of the Volt has been produced in Mexico. Full Article

Lighter Vehicles Necessitate New Materials, Comau Executive Says



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

10/29/2014

Automakers and their suppliers will need to work with a greater variety of materials as part of efforts to reduce vehicle weight, an executive of Comau said today at a conference. The companies will need to use aluminum, hybrid materials, magnesium and composites, Martin Kinsella, Comau’s director of advance materials and process technologies, said at the International Automotive Body Congress in Dearborn, MI. Full Article

SWE Honors Frances Hurwitz with 2014 Achievement Award



Press Release - Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

10/28/2014

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to announce it bestowed its 2014 Achievement Award on Frances Hurwitz, senior materials research engineer at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.The Achievement Award, SWE's highest honor, is awarded to a woman at the pinnacle of her career who has made an outstanding contribution to her field. Full Article

Survey: Executives Look to Bring Back Manufacturing to US



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

10/24/2014

Interest among executives in bringing manufacturing back to the United States “remains strong,” with 54% of respondents in a Boston Consulting Group survey saying they’re either considering or making such moves. Full Article

New Papers from RAPID 2014



Senior Editor Ellen Kehoe

10/21/2014

Technical papers presented at RAPID 2014 and eligible for the 2014 Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award are now available online in the SME Technical Papers collection. The 13 papers cover a range of additive manufacturing topics, including several dealing with biomedical applications and one presenting a review of the current state of development of selective laser melting of refractory alloys such as those of tungsten, molybdenum and tantalum. Full Article

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