World aircraft industry growth is sputtering. While military demand remains robust, most civil segments are feeling the impact of negative macroeconomic and geopolitical developments. We saw almost no growth last year, and we won’t see any growth this year either.
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What’s the future of manufacturing? That’s not an easy question to answer, but I got some hints during a recent press trip to Japan.
Over the past decade, governments in North and South America, Europe, and Asia have enacted stricter fuel economy and emissions requirements.
Medical device manufacturing is at the forefront of innovation, making it one of the most critical industries. Spring manufacturers have been fortunate enough to play a major role in the development of articulated instruments for medical device design. Springs are frequently used in products like dental X-ray equipment, surgical staplers, drug infusers, and more.
It’s not often you get the opportunity to witness rapid, life-impacting change, but for those of us who have been in the 3D printing industry over the last few decades, we have witnessed just that. In the last 20-plus years, 3D printing has changed the definition of manufacturing from merely “one-size-fits-all” to “customized” production and from “high-volume” to “high-complexity/low-volume”—a startling paradigm shift that has enabled many new applications for the manufacturing industry.
United States light vehicle sales have expanded for seven consecutive years—the longest uninterrupted market expansion since 1917.
In the 1955 short story “Autofac,” Philip K. Dick envisioned a world dominated by self-replicating robots that work incessantly, eventually depleting the planet’s resources.
Digitization of industry has become an established global trend. Despite all the enthusiasm of visionaries, the machine tool is, was and will remain the core element in production.
John Dyck, the CEO of CESMII (the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute), doesn’t mince words, and for that manufacturers in the U.S. owe him a debt of gratitude.
The aerospace and defense (A&D) sector is thriving as demand for air travel increases along with growing worldwide defense needs. But to fulfill customer expectations, the sector has to continue to innovate—and innovation requires digital acumen.