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A rendering of the new research and development center Kyocera is building at its Kokubu campus in Kirishima City, Kagoshima, Japan. (Provided by Kyocera Corp.)

Kyocera to Build New R&D Center

December 21, 2020
Kyocera Corp. said it will begin construction of a new research and development center in January 2021 at its Kokubu campus in Kirishima City, Kagoshima, Japan.
By Kyocera Corp. Press Release
This Danobat machine spins the assembled rotor and measures the blade tips in their working position while grinding to ensure a perfect match with the compressor casing.

Power Parts

December 2, 2020
Need a little good news? America’s seemingly insatiable need for electricity is producing strong demand for the components that go into power generation equipment.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
EMO 2021 Scheduled for October 2021 in Milan, Italy

EMO 2021 Scheduled for October 2021 in Milan, Italy

September 24, 2020
Betting that the worst of the pandemic will be over and travel restrictions lifted, the 2021 edition the machine tool exhibition is putting out the welcome mat to the world.
Bruce Morey
By Bruce Morey Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
The BUMAX facility in Åshammar, Sweden.

Fastener Manufacturer Cuts Energy Use in Half While Streamlining Production

March 4, 2020
A Swedish manufacturer of high strength stainless steel fasteners, BUMAX, has reduced the energy it uses for heating and electricity at its Åshammar facility by over 50 percent since 2011 – to significantly reduce its carbon emissions and further streamline the production of BUMAX products.
By BUMAX Press Release

Microgrids Power Energy Resiliency, Reduced Carbon Emissions

November 8, 2019
According to the Eaton Blackout Tracker, 36.7 million people were affected by more than 3,500 power outages in the U.S. in 2017 alone. These outages lasted twice as long as the year before, keeping the lights off for an average of nearly eight hours per disruption.
By Asim Hussain Vice President, Commercial Strategy & Customer Experience, Bloom Energy

Power Play

November 8, 2019
Located at the center of Canada’s Niagara Peninsula, Brock University is a public research university in St. Catharines, Ontario, with a total enrollment of over 19,000 students. Graduates enjoy one of the highest employment rates of all Ontario universities—96.5 percent within two years of graduation.
By SME Media Staff
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