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Hitachi Powdered Metals Embraces Robotic Automation, Boosts Volume 400 percent in Tight Labor Market

March 30, 2020
Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA) Inc. began a gradual investment in industrial robots at their Greensburg, Ind. plant in 2005, driven by the emergence of a tightening labor market and the opportunity to produce an extremely fragile product.
By Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA) Inc.
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Competition Announced to Design Ventilator

April 2, 2020
A dozen Boston area anesthesiology residents have launched an eight-week hackathon hosted on GrabCAD.com to design a rapidly deployable, minimum viable mechanical ventilator for patients with COVID-19-related ventilator-dependent lung injury.
By Stratasys Press Release
Manufacturing in the Middle of COVID-19 Pandemic

Manufacturing Confronts a Long, Hard Slog Because of COVID-19

April 2, 2020
Manufacturing faces a long march up a steep hill because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A quick recovery isn't likely.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
Tomi Kankainen Chief Digital Officer and Vice President Fastems Oy AB

From Shop Floor to Ecosystems, Trust is Vital

April 2, 2020
For the last few years, many of us in the manufacturing automation field have expressed the need to “build bridges to everywhere” within the context of Industry 4.0. It is a way to describe the capability and the goal of connecting shop floor resources, for example single machines with pallet pools, machines with robotic machine tending, and multi-machine cells and FMSs.
Tomi Kankainen Chief Digital Officer and Vice President Fastems Oy AB
By Tomi Kankainen Chief Digital Officer and Vice President, Fastems Oy AB
Nexteer Makes Face Shields, Componets to Combat COVID-19

Nexteer Makes Face Shields, Components to Combat COVID-19

April 1, 2020
Nexteer Automotive is using its 3D printers in Michigan and Poland to make plastic masks and face shield headbands for help combat COVID-19.
By Nexteer Automotive Press Release
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    Manufacturing Confronts a Long, Hard Slog Because of COVID-19

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    Manufacturing faces a long march up a steep hill because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A quick recovery isn't likely.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    From Shop Floor to Ecosystems, Trust is Vital

    April 2, 2020
    For the last few years, many of us in the manufacturing automation field have expressed the need to “build bridges to everywhere” within the context of Industry 4.0. It is a way to describe the capability and the goal of connecting shop floor resources, for example single machines with pallet pools, machines with robotic machine tending, and multi-machine cells and FMSs.
    By Tomi Kankainen - Chief Digital Officer and Vice President, Fastems Oy AB
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    Can Manufacturers Bridge the Skills Gap?

    April 1, 2020
    This article is based on the Workforce Leadership Exchange held at FABTECH 2019 in Chicago. It is the continuation of coverage that began with the Up Front column in Manufacturing Engineering, January 2020.
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