Durable goods orders rose last month, boosted by commercial and defense aircraft, the U.S. Commerce said today.
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The deburring and finishing of machined and fabricated parts is a necessary but often disregarded step in the manufacturing process.
Manufacturers need to create more production setups as batch sizes get smaller. Skilled labor continues to be hard to hire and keep. Higher levels of automation are needed, not just in material handling but also in fabricating, machining, assembly, and inspection.
The Federal Aviation Administration lifted a grounding order on Boeing Co.'s 737 Max that had been in effect since early 2019.
Most manufacturing executives participating in a survey said cybersecurity threats are beginning to overwhelm their resources.
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.
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.
Machine tool orders gained in September as manufacturing recovered from a severe recession.
Manufacturing added 38,000 jobs in October, with a majority in durable goods, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said today.
In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic. Manufacturers are dealing with the fact that the virus has exposed the fact that many domestic (North American-based) brands rely significantly upon China for fulfilling some, part, or nearly all, of their supply chain.