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Energy Parts Machining

November 7, 2019
The ever-volatile oil and natural gas industry—roiled most recently by September’s drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities that temporarily reduced the kingdom’s output by nearly half (about 5 percent of global production)—faces particularly challenging requirements for machined components to meet evolving supply targets.
Geoff Giordano
By Geoff Giordano Contributing Editor, SME Media

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.
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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

Energy Parts Machining

November 7, 2019
The ever-volatile oil and natural gas industry—roiled most recently by September’s drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities that temporarily reduced the kingdom’s output by nearly half (about 5 percent of global production)—faces particularly challenging requirements for machined components to meet evolving supply targets.
Geoff Giordano
By Geoff Giordano Contributing Editor, SME Media

U.S. on Verge of New Status as a Net Energy Exporter

November 7, 2019
The United States is about to begin a new era as a net energy exporter, according to U.S. Energy Department projections. The shift will snap a 67-year streak of being a net energy importer, going back to 1953.
By SME Media Staff
Howard Michael, President of JTEKT Toyoda Americas, speaking at the groundbreaking for the company’s solar panel installation.

JTEKT Toyoda Americas to Harness Solar Power at HQ in Arlington Heights, IL

September 12, 2019
For untold millennia, the power of the sun has provided sustenance to mankind. On a late summer day, as the sun beat down on suburban Chicago, executives at JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corp. celebrated the launch of a new solar energy system that will help power the facility and sustain the environment for the future.
Alan Rooks
By Alan Rooks Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
By Larry Adams Contributing Writer, SME Media
Tony Hemmelgarn CEO Siemens Digital Industries Software

Siemens Emphasizes Integrated Toolsets at Conference

September 11, 2019
There is still a lot of talk about breaking down the “silos” within a manufacturing enterprise. Siemens, like other software providers, is trying to address the problem by offering toolsets that are easier to integrate and work together.
Bruce Morey
By Bruce Morey Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
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UPCOMING EVENT: FABTECH 2019

FABTECH brings a wealth of innovation and technology solutions to Chicago from November 11-14, 2019. More than 35,000 attendees and over 1,500 exhibiting companies are expected to gather once again to celebrate metal manufacturing at its best.
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    U.S. on Verge of New Status as a Net Energy Exporter

    November 7, 2019
    The United States is about to begin a new era as a net energy exporter, according to U.S. Energy Department projections. The shift will snap a 67-year streak of being a net energy importer, going back to 1953.
    By SME Media Staff
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    Securing OT in the Energy and Utilities Sector

    August 15, 2019
    Convergence-enabled cyberattacks—where criminals exploit traditionally isolated operational technology (OT) devices through their new connections to the IT network—may be motivated by the desire to hijack and demand ransom for services, steal trade secrets through industrial or national cyberespionage, or commit cyberterrorism or engage in cyberwarfare.
    By Rick Peters - Operational Technology Global Enablement Director, Fortinet
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    Deep-Hole Drilling Continues to Evolve

    April 1, 2016
    Mention deep-hole drilling, and most people think only gundrilling machines for processing gun barrels. But the fact is that deep-hole drilling applies to a much wider array of workpieces that are typically impossible to drill with common CNC machining centers.
    By Anthony Fettig - CEO, UNISIG Deep Hole Drilling Systems

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