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2021 SBIR R&D Opportunities with NIST

2021 SBIR R&D Opportunities with NIST

Category: Business Feb 22, 2021

Now through April 14, 2021, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is accepting applications on seven Small Business Innovation Research topics, ranging from advanced manufacturing and material measurements to cybersecurity and privacy, with funding up to $100,000 per project.

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U.S.A. - Great for Manufacturing Businesses

U.S.A. - Great for Manufacturing Businesses

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Feb 18, 2021

What are favorable conditions for manufacturing businesses? The answer hits close to home. Read highlights from a new study that ranks the United States fifth among 16 other major manufacturing exporting nations. With high labor costs, find out how low secondary costs boost America’s standing. 

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NSF Advanced Manufacturing Program and Research Opportunities

NSF Advanced Manufacturing Program and Research Opportunities

Category: Technology Intelligence Feb 18, 2021

In his presentation, “NSF Advanced Manufacturing Program and Research Opportunities,” Khershed Cooper, program director at the National Science Foundation, will overview the myriad grant funding opportunities available for basic research in advanced manufacturing at NSF, what reviewers seek in proposals, examples of basic research currently being funded, and other important details of programs most relevant to manufacturing. 

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See How Embedding Sensors Can Save You Money

See How Embedding Sensors Can Save You Money

Category: Technology Intelligence Feb 18, 2021

In his presentation on Monday, February 22, 2021, “Introducing a Plug-and-Play Autonomous Machining System Using Embedded Machine Sensors,” Lou Zhang, director of data science at MachineMetrics, discussed the company’s innovative new approach to predictive maintenance using embedded sensors on equipment to collect 1000 data points per second.

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“We Were IIoT Before IIoT Existed”

“We Were IIoT Before IIoT Existed”

Category: Technology Intelligence Feb 15, 2021

As manufacturing reconnects its supply chains, shops embracing digital technologies are meeting market demands faster. Here are 10 actions that helped this Nebraska machine shop become the factory of the future.

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Rebuilding and Reshoring: Four Actions Communities and States Can Take

Rebuilding and Reshoring: Four Actions Communities and States Can Take

Category: ReBuilding and ReShoring Feb 12, 2021

The United States does not have control over the behavior of foreign consumers and governments. However, we have unlimited control over our domestic internal competitiveness initiatives. The federal government controls most of the large reshoring tools but community levers are more accessible. Here are five actions communities can take to collaborate locally to support American competitiveness and rebuild U.S. manufacturing.

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Out of the Printer and Up your Nose

Out of the Printer and Up your Nose

Category: Manufacturing Technology Feb 11, 2021

Nasal swabs for virus testing could have been a supply chain casualty if not for the rapid response capabilities of the additive manufacturing industry and associated research groups. If you ever wondered exactly what healthcare providers are shoving up your nose, here is the answer.

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Knowledge on Demand

Knowledge on Demand

Category: Spark Feb 10, 2021

You can view any movie you can imagine in moments. You can get pizza in 10 minutes. You can get trash bags or new shoes delivered in mere hours (still creepy, Amazon).  So why wait for the knowledge you need to do business now?

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Using Metrology for Motorbike Optimization

Using Metrology for Motorbike Optimization

Category: Manufacturing Technology Feb 10, 2021

What does it take to win the world’s most grueling rally race for 18 consecutive years? Relentless improvement. Learn how Europe’s leading high-performance motorbike stays at the head of the pack using 3D scanning technologies to optimize aerodynamics and components.

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2021 AMT Technology Forum – Research by Industry, for Industry

2021 AMT Technology Forum – Research by Industry, for Industry

Category: Events Feb 9, 2021

In his presentation AI-powered Process and Quality Monitoring for Automotive Welding, Matteo Dariol, lead innovation strategist at Bosch Rexroth, will discuss the value of data process monitoring and visualization in predicting weld quality, and the important role of the cloud and edge computing to enable the solution.

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Building Successful Manufacturing Partnerships for the Future

Building Successful Manufacturing Partnerships for the Future

Category: Manufacturing Technology Feb 8, 2021

The more complex the global marketplace becomes, the more attractive the idea of partnership is to many companies. Companies typically enter partnerships to seek benefits they cannot access themselves, and they seek partners for several reasons, including access to complementary capabilities, greater financial strength, access to new markets, to pool resources, or to reduce risk.

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Award-Winning Shop Offers 10 Tips For Digital Manufacturing Excellence

Award-Winning Shop Offers 10 Tips For Digital Manufacturing Excellence

Category: Technology Intelligence Feb 1, 2021

Necessity is the mother of innovation.  This is how a small-town factory of the future came to be. Discover 10 tips you can do right now to upgrade your plant to save time and money.

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Rebuilding and Reshoring: Proposing a Goal for U.S. Manufacturing Success

Rebuilding and Reshoring: Proposing a Goal for U.S. Manufacturing Success

Category: ReBuilding and ReShoring Feb 1, 2021

The future state of U.S. manufacturing depends substantially on our success in reducing, rather than further increasing, our approximately $800 billion goods trade deficit. That deficit equals about 40% of actual U.S. manufacturing output or about 5 million manufacturing jobs. Our proposed goal: collaborate to balance the trade deficit and rebuild a resilient U.S. manufacturing powerhouse.

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Rebuilding and Reshoring: 7 Actions Technology Suppliers and Distributors Can Take to Help Their Customers

Rebuilding and Reshoring: 7 Actions Technology Suppliers and Distributors Can Take to Help Their Customers

Category: ReBuilding and ReShoring Jan 29, 2021

Technology suppliers and distributors can sell more by helping customers reshore. Take advantage of the current pivot to shorter, localized supply chains for resiliency and agility in the wake of the supply shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Do what you do best and identify your products that can make U.S. manufacturers competitive enough to reshore!

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Winning in 2020 with Reshoring

Winning in 2020 with Reshoring

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Jan 28, 2021

During IMTS Network week, Trenton Forging and Die-Tech & Engineering were recognized as recipients of the 2020 National Metalworking Reshoring Award. The award honors companies competing—and winning—in a global marketplace. 

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Electric & Autonomous Vehicle Market: How to Prepare

Electric & Autonomous Vehicle Market: How to Prepare

Category: Technology Intelligence Jan 26, 2021

How fast is the electrical vehicle market growing? When will self-driving vehicles be on the road? With production for both increasing, here are tips to prepare for a future that promises a high-mix, lower-volume operation from a recent webinar hosted by Today’s Motor Vehicles and Today’s eMobility.

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New Tech, Tips, & Tricks for Machining Centers, CNCs, Controls, and Software

New Tech, Tips, & Tricks for Machining Centers, CNCs, Controls, and Software

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jan 26, 2021

Advancements in technology abound. Which ones can help your manufacturing business thrive? IMTS spark features15-minute product demos, technical sessions, and exhibitor showrooms from trusted partners on CNCs, controls, and software. Plus, Spark offers interactive sessions on economic forecasts, tech trends, and leadership approaches to tweak your manufacturing business strategy. 

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Digitizing the Tool Room  To Maximize Cutting Time

Digitizing the Tool Room To Maximize Cutting Time

Category: Manufacturing Technology Jan 15, 2021

Alexander Zoller, President of the company that bears the family name, inherently views tooling with a systems approach, which includes identification, presetting, measuring, inspection, automation (tool control, measurement, handling), storage systems, software, data transfer, and digital twin solutions. It’s not just a simple drill — it’s your bottom line.

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Inspect the Unexpected

Inspect the Unexpected

Category: IMTS Jan 13, 2021

To be globally competitive, manufacturers are implementing digital inspection solutions that include new software, computer tomography, robots, and the digital twin. But with so much to choose from, the search can be daunting. To serve you, IMTS spark is featuring a variety of options including 15-minute live demos, on-demand technical sessions, and exhibitor showrooms from trusted partners. 

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The Industrial Base and National Security

The Industrial Base and National Security

Category: AMT Jan 12, 2021

In addition to being an engine of economic power and a source of innovation that benefits the entire nation, manufacturing is critical to national security. Innovative new technologies and processes in manufacturing increase productivity, enable new products, and create new industries. Manufacturing is also among the highest-paying sectors of the economy. 

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