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ExOne Opens DREAM Center in North Huntingdon, PA

Press Release - The ExOne Co.


The ExOne Company (NASDAQ:XONE) ("ExOne" or "the Company"), a global provider of three-dimensional ("3D") printing machines and 3D printed and other products to industrial customers, announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art Design and Re-Engineering for Additive Manufacturing ("DREAM") center located within its North Huntingdon facility. Full Article

Hypertherm Expands Robotic Capabilities With Purchase of Jabez Technologies

Press Release - Hypertherm


Jabez Technologies, creators of software to simplify complex robotic programming, is joining Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, waterjet, and laser cutting systems, to make it easier for companies to utilize robots for manufacturing applications. Simple offline programming is a key barrier to the wider utilization of robotics in manufacturing. Hypertherm and Jabez believe combining Hypertherm’s cutting expertise with Jabez’s skilled engineering and support staff will make it easier for robotic programmers and integrators to achieve optimal results. Full Article

IBISWorld: Decline in US Manufacturing Has Been Relative

Press Release - IBISWorld


The demise of American manufacturing has become a familiar headline. Technological change, deregulation, outsourcing and increasingly competitive foreign producers all continue to do their part in hollowing out the US industrial base. For instance, over the 10-year period to 2015, manufacturing’s share of the US economy (as measured by value added*) is expected to fall from 10.7% to 8.1%. Similarly, US manufacturing employment is anticipated to fall 15.6% over the same period. Full Article

Ford Quarterly Profit Surges on North American Results

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Ford Motor Co.’s second quarter profit increased as the automaker posted its biggest automotive profit since 2000 on North American results. Full Article

Sixth Manufacturing Institute Formed, Will Have $610 Million in Funding

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


A sixth public private manufacturing institute was announced Monday, which will begin operations with more than $610 million in funding. The Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Integrated Photonics will be based in Rochester, NY. Full Article

Johnson Controls to Spin Off Automotive Unit

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Johnson Controls Inc. said today it will spin off its automotive unit, which accounts for more than half of its revenue. Full Article

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