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Okaloosa Manufacturing – Playing Well in a Great Sandbox

Okaloosa Manufacturing – Playing Well in a Great Sandbox

June 5, 2020
Machining, the military and magnificent beaches work well together in Okaloosa County, Florida. Famous sugar-white sands are frosting on the cake when companies examine the business-friendly climate, educational opportunities and quality of life in Okaloosa County.
By Kelly Murphy-Redd Sponsored Content, Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County
3D Systems Enhances Reverse Engineering Software

3D Systems Expands Material Offerings

June 3, 2020
3D Systems announced an expansion of its plastics materials portfolio.
By 3D Systems Press Release
Manufacturing Thrives in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Manufacturing Thrives in Greater Fort Lauderdale

April 6, 2020
Manufacturing companies in Greater Fort Lauderdale benefit from the region’s skilled workforce, convenient air, sea and land shipping services and professional support services.
By Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Sponsored Content
Close up of Cymat’s Stabilized Aluminum Foam.

New Alloy Foam For Commercial-Scale Brazing

April 1, 2020
Cymat Technologies ships new proprietary-alloy foam panels to alucoil for final production trials
By Cymat Technologies LTD Press Release
(Left) Dave Fox, CIM Systems, and James Adams, Hitachi Powdered Metals. (Provided by ABB Robotics)

Hitachi Powdered Metals Embraces Robotic Automation, Boosts Volume 400 percent in Tight Labor Market

March 30, 2020
Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA) Inc. began a gradual investment in industrial robots at their Greensburg, Ind. plant in 2005, driven by the emergence of a tightening labor market and the opportunity to produce an extremely fragile product.
By Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA) Inc.
Bullen Employee Robin Brown Inspects a MEMS glass wafer, a key component in the production of ventilators.

Small Ohio Manufacturer Making Parts for Ventilators

March 25, 2020
A small Ohio manufacturer, Bullen Ultrasonics, is remaining open to produced parts needed for the production of ventilators.
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Expert Opinions

  • Adam Estelle
    Expert Opinion

    Shops Continue to Rethink Brass and HSM

    August 14, 2019
    The Copper Development Association (CDA) is eager to help shops discover and tap into the high-speed machining advantages of brass. The substantial benefits of doing so have an increasing number of shops rethinking their part materials and, when possible, converting those parts to brass.
    By Adam Estelle - Director, Rod & Bar Council, Copper Development Association
  • James M. Clinton
    Materials

    The Key Role of Force Measurement in Composites

    June 1, 2018
    Composite materials have clear benefits for manufactured parts in aerospace, medical, automotive applications and many other industries. Ensuring the highest part accuracy is critical. Force measurement and material testing are essential processes for product designers and manufacturers to gain insightful data to create high-quality composite components.
    By James M. Clinton, L.S. Starrett Co.
  • Ilene Wolf
    Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

    Metal AM Class is in Session at Morf3D

    April 4, 2018
    In the near absence of academic programs to teach undergraduate engineering students additive manufacturing, a California-based startup has stepped in to help fill the void through internships.
    By Ilene Wolff - Contributing Editor, SME Media

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