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Shop Roots Out Long Set Up Times with Advanced Automation

Erik Anderson, president and CEO of Basin Precision Machining LLC, has determined that setups are the root of all evil when it comes to manufacturing productivity. They cause part variations, downtime, and high-percentage scrap rates.

Carbon Fiber Recycling Developing as an Industry

Anyone who’s worked with wind turbine blades or just seen one up close can attest to the massive size of these clean-energy workhorses. Ever thought about what happens to that costly, high-tech material once the blade reaches the end of its lifespan in 20 years or so?

Lightning eMotors Introduces New Model

Lightning eMotors, a provider of commercial electric vehicles for fleets, today announced the debut of a new model of its Class 3 Lightning Electric Transit Van.

Machine Tool Orders Rise in October

Machine tool orders rose in October on a monthly basis, helped by industries including automotive and rail, AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology said today.

Reshoring Operations in the Age of COVID-19: Part One

In March 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Manufacturers are dealing with the fact that the virus has exposed the fact that many domestic brands rely significantly upon China for fulfilling some, part, or nearly all, of their supply chain.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

In my capacity as the Chair of the Council of the Manufacturing USA institute directors, I often get asked about trends in U.S. advanced manufacturing.

AI Enters Inspections

An Israeli company has developed new artificial intelligence technology that promises to dramatically change how original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers conduct quality control inspections.

Manufacturing (Mostly) Bounces Back After COVID-19

Going into this year, economic improvement was forecast for manufacturing after a sluggish second half of 2019. Things weren’t expected to boom, but a solid economic year was supposed to be in the offing.