When additive manufacturing first hit the market, some said it would eventually be the death of traditional, or subtractive, CNC machining. More than 30 years later, new machines are showing additive manufacturing as it really is—a complementary technology.
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I get to observe, read about or write on manufacturing trends nearly every day. Around this time of year (mid-December), lots of manufacturing Top 10 Trends lists are published. I was curious about how many of these trends SME Media has covered in the last year and plans to cover in 2019.
According to a survey conducted by ISM, 75 percent of U.S. manufacturing companies experienced delayed resources and materials due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak has forced manufacturers to rethink supply chains to allow for product diversification.
The SME Education Foundation has announced a new $2 million diversity, equity and inclusion scholarship to increase awards to underrepresented students, beginning in 2021.
Boeing Co. this week said it agreed to pay more than $2.5 billion because of fatal crashes stemming from problems with the 737 Max. The company is looking to the settlement a way to move on from a corporate crisis.
GF Machining Solutions said it will transition in phases to a direct sales and support model in several key states.
Honda Motor Co. this week began production of the 2022 Acura MDX. The company is using virtual reality, in combination with traditional training, to get output up to speed.
Capstone Headwaters released its Precision Manufacturing Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Update Sept. 17, reporting that transaction activity in the precision manufacturing industry has remained strong despite the pandemic.
An executive makes the case for why manufacturers may want to change how they procure health plans.
Manufacturing added 38,000 jobs in October, with a majority in durable goods, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said today.