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Manufacturing booming in Texas

Manufacturing booming in Texas | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

There is a buzz going around the business community in Texas lately, and it appears to be spreading from town to town as more companies take notice of the American Machine Shops Network and its manufacturing marketplace. Today the trade association and promoter of US-made goods introduced its newest members offering laser plastic machining, laser cutting, CNC forming, precision sheet metal cutting, metal forming, powder coating process, press braking, CNC machining, metalworking and other custom manufacturing services.

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Faurecia produces composite spare wheel trays for Renault Mégane sedan

Faurecia produces composite spare wheel trays for Renault Mégane sedan | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Faurecia has commenced the mass production of semi-structural parts using composite materials for the new Renault Mégane sedan, assembled in Palencia, Spain, according to a company press release yesterday (8 February).

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Car Built With Byproducts Of Paper Pulp Production

Car Built With Byproducts Of Paper Pulp Production | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

wedish researchers have produced the world’s first model car with a roof and battery made from wood-based carbon fibre — a lightweight and renewable alternative to metals and other composites.

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A cost-effective method for mass production of printed flexible graphene-based electronic devices

The introduction of flexible electronics was a paradigm change on established technologies. Now, researchers at the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), present a versatile, low-cost and customizable method for patterning graphene oxide onto multiple substrates. This patented technique, published in the latest issue of ACS Nano, might also be applicable to other electronic materials.

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3D design engineering expands to healthcare, fashion

3D design engineering expands to healthcare, fashion | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The advancements of 3D design and engineering technologies are bringing innovations to a wide range of industries including manufacturing, fashion, healthcare, robotics and space science.

As more than 130 companies are participating at SOLIDWORKS World 2016, Wednesday, 3D design and engineering technologies are exhibited that boost the efficiency of product manufacturing and realize ideas which were impossible in a 2D perspective.

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Consumer electronics industry seeks duty structure review

ReConsumer electronics and appliances manufacturers have sought a review of the duty structure for the sector, including exemption from customs levy for key parts, to boost domestic manufacturing.

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Leading European Food Packaging Machinery Developer Now Offers Custom 3D Printed Components

Leading European Food Packaging Machinery Developer Now Offers Custom 3D Printed Components | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Of everything that happened in the 3D printing industry last year, I think that it was the explosion of industrial applications for 3D printing technology that had the biggest impact on the industry as a whole. That expanding interest drove 3D printer sales to all time highs and it looks like that trend is set to continue into 2016. More businesses than ever finally began exploring how 3D printing could help their companies grow, and it has found a place in some very unexpected places. The versatility of 3D printing technology continues to be its most attractive asset as companies look for new ways to please their customers and give them the best options available.

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Ventec expands in the UK

The company has purchased an additional Yow Shi Diamond Blade saw to increase its cutting capacity to meet an anticipated increase in demand for cut to size back and entry materials in the UK following the recent announcement of Ventec’s intention to merge with TMT Trading GmbH.

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Magna Parva demonstrates In-Space Manufacturing prototype

Magna Parva has produced a prototype in-orbit manufacturing system that should provide a method of producing huge carbon composite 3D structures in space. A prototype COPMA system has been successfully built and tested under ‘near space’ conditions at Magna Parva’s Leicester development facility. It demonstrates the potential for the production of assemblies, equipment or even buildings from fully cured and consolidated carbon fibre materials, potentially miles in length.

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Augmented Reality Improves Medical Device Manufacturing Outcomes

Augmented Reality Improves Medical Device Manufacturing Outcomes | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

With the nation’s aging Baby Boomer generation and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, it is clear that the medical and medical device manufacturing industries are undergoing large scale challenges and changes. Patient needs and market demands for efficiency, quality, and cost are driving processes for medical device manufacturing on an unprecedented scale. As manufacturers face an increasing need for customization and part variation, they are now looking for new assembly solutions, including augmented reality technology favored by automotive manufacturers.

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Nondestructive Testing: Sandia Looks Inside Composites

Nondestructive Testing: Sandia Looks Inside Composites | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Researcher David Moore holds a rectangle of hard carbon composite material, smooth with a faint woven pattern on its surface. The sample shows normal wear and tear until he turns it over to reveal a circular impact mark with cracks radiating from it.

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Contract manufacturing: Sumitomo to lift electronic parts output in Southeast Asia

Contract manufacturing: Sumitomo to lift electronic parts output in Southeast Asia | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Sumitomo Corp. will expand Southeast Asian contract production of electronic parts amid expected growth in demand following the recent creation of a regional economic community.

     The Japanese trading house also seeks to turn earnings around by bolstering nonresource operations.

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Survival of the fittest: The process control imperative

Survival of the fittest: The process control imperative | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

In the face of international rivals, manufacturers need to constantly focus on their operating margins if they are to remain competitive. But what is the best way to tackle waste and boost profits? This paper explores four areas in which substantial productivity gains can be made if firms are prepared to change the way they control their machining process.

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Energy-saving minicomputers for the ‘Internet of Things’

Energy-saving minicomputers for the ‘Internet of Things’ | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The ‘Internet of Things’ is growing rapidly. Mobile phones, washing machines and the milk bottle in the fridge: the idea is that minicomputers connected to these will be able to process information, receive and send data. This requires electrical power. Transistors that are capable of switching information with a single electron use far less power than field effect transistors that are commonly used in computers. However, these innovative electronic switches do not yet work at room temperature. Scientists working on the new EU research project ‘Ions4Set’ intend to change this. The program will be launched on February 1. It is coordinated by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).

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3D Printing Brings New Opportunities and New Challenges to the Oil & Gas Industry

3D Printing Brings New Opportunities and New Challenges to the Oil & Gas Industry | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

As with most modern businesses, the Oil and Gas (O&G) industry has begun adopting 3D printing technology into its regular workflow in several key areas. It has proven itself to be a valuable tool for the production of custom, one-off or small run components as well as reworking existing designs to create something more refined and streamlined. While the technology hasn’t advanced to the point where additive manufacturing can replace traditional manufacturing, the industry has found plenty of other uses for the technology. The primary use for the moment seems to be rapid prototyping, which dramatically reduces both cost and turnaround time for developing prototypes.

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DMG MORI debuts machining technologies at German open house

DMG MORI debuts machining technologies at German open house | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Thousands from Europe and North America attend the annual event in Pfronten to see latest in machine tool technologies. This year's event included the world premier of six new machines: the CTX gamma 3000 TC second generation turn-mill machine, the DMU 160 P duoBlock and DMU 210 P universal milling machines, the DMU 600 gantry linear for large part machining, and the Ultrasonic 20 linear machine.

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Machine Tools Industry Witnessing Gradual Transition Towards CNC Machines

The report focuses on the market which is expected to be boosted by the increase in adoption of CNC machine tools owing to the multiple advantages that it offers over conventional machine tools.

Netscribes Inc launches report titled 'Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tools Market in India 2013' as a part of Netscribes' Manufacturing Industry report series.

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CNC milling machines Aberdeenshire find use in various industries

Engineering broadly deals with technology about machines. Various specialised disciplines like software, electronics, optical etc. are combined with traditional engineering branches of electrical and mechanical, giving birth to the demand for precision engineering. It aims at designing the structure of machines and equipments which have repeated processes. Precision engineering-based CNC turning Aberdeenshire machines are one of the most common device used in factories and workshops. Turning and milling machines are used to cut materials into various shapes or angles. Common everyday materials like wood, stone or metals are cut with CNC milling machines Aberdeenshire. These can be ordinary or highly sophisticated machines which are used in industries like optoelectronics.

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Japan auto parts maker exploring joint venture in India

Japan auto parts maker exploring joint venture in India | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The Japan Automatic Machine (JAM) company, which has been selling its auto components in India, said on Sunday that it is currently in talks to set up a joint venture project in the country. 

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Bombardier plans reverse stock split as shares dive: sources

Bombardier plans reverse stock split as shares dive: sources | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier Inc., whose stock has hit its lowest level in 25 years, will soon announce plans for a reverse stock split, two sources familiar with the matter said, in order to remain a part of Canada’s benchmark stock index.

The sources, who are not authorized to publicly discuss the plans, said Bombardier’s board of directors had already approved the plan before the stock dipped below $1 last week.

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Sigma buys RR pipe business

Sigma buys RR pipe business | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The businesses will be brought for approximately £3.5m, and are based in Nuneaton, United Kingdom and Xi’an, China.

Mark Johnson, founder of Sigma Components and managing director of Avingtrans’ Aerospace, said: “Sigma has developed a strong relationship with Rolls-Royce over the last few years, supplying components for various engine programmes.”

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Medtronic Acquires Bellco for Undisclosed Amount

Medtronic has acquired privately held Bellco, in a deal the company says will be a foundational component of its recently formed renal care solutions business.

Medtronic acquired Bellco, an Italian company, from Charme Capital Partners, manager of the pan-European Charme Funds. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Creatix3D & 3DXpertise win a record order in aeronautics w/ 3D Systems Technology

Creatix3D, additive manufacturing, 3D printing and PLM software dedicated to ALM, Value Added Reseller, received a firm order for 6 Titanium metal printers for the aeronautical industry. The printers, 100% manufactured and assembled in France and Belgium, primarily at the 3D Systems site in Riom, belong to the industrial grade ProX family (ProX100, ProX200 , ProX300, and ProX320). The complete integration (scenarios, training, consulting, aeronautical production process conformity, specific material validation, quality control…) will be provided by the engineering company3DXpertise. This order is the first one for 3D printers dedicated to specifically manufacture Titanium series parts for large and official aeronautical programs. Prismadd, a subsidiary of the ACE Aeronautique group has been chosen by the ordering parties to manufacture these first parts in the series. 

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Systems Integrator takes diverse approach to medical device assembly systems

Systems Integrator takes diverse approach to medical device assembly systems | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

There are many ways to run a custom machine building business. Some systems integrators are dedicated to a particular industry, such as auto parts manufacturing. Others specialize in a particular kind of assembly machine, such as high-speed continuous motion systems. And some are generalists, serving multiple industries and designing many types of systems.

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Strong Finish to 2015 for EU Machine Tool Orders

Strong Finish to 2015 for EU Machine Tool Orders | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) reported a 3% year-over-year increase in new orders for machine tools and related technologies during the fourth quarter of 2015, rounding out a rebound year for that industry. Orders from the domestic (German) market and from abroad increased equally during Q4, the group noted, and for 2015 as a whole new orders rose 1% year-over-year.

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Carima’s Ultra-Fast 3D Printing to See Release This Year

Carima’s Ultra-Fast 3D Printing to See Release This Year | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Korean 3D printer manufacturer Carima was a big highlight of the Euromold show in Dusseldorf last year, with attendees huddling around their booth to see the company’s ultra-fast C-CAT 3D printing technology.  Like Carbon3D’s CLIP process, C-CAT is a continuous DLP technology that can produce objects with great speed and with little noticeable layering.  Unlike Carbon3D, Carima has stated that their technology is ready to hit the market.

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