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U.S. Manufacturing Expands At Faster Pace In October

U.S. Manufacturing Expands At Faster Pace In October | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

U.S. manufacturing expanded for the second straight month in October, boosted by growth in new orders and production.

The Institute for Supply Management said Thursday that its index of factory activity rose last month to 51.7, up from September's reading of 51.5. A reading above 50 indicates expansion.

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Thin Film Group's tiny composites research has big industry impacts

The Thin Film Coatings Group at The University of South Australia follow the mottoinnovation with application. They're a rare breed of research team whose core aim is to collaborate with industry on useful, value-adding techniques and technology.

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Composites and Robotmaster - Robotics Tomorrow

Composites and Robotmaster - Robotics Tomorrow | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Singularity, calibration, collisions, reach limitations, and motion granularity are uniquely complex to robotic systems and can make programming particularly cumbersome. For the past few years, Robotmaster (Jabez Technologies) has been responding to the growing demand for the robotized manufacturing of composites.

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Company creates successful metal cutting equipment for the industry

The development of laser technology for specific industries as diverse as automotive, metalworking and aeronautics, provided an opportunity for the company Laser Tech to be awarded the Mexican National Prize for Technology and Innovation (PNTI) 2014.

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Automotive Industry Embraces Composites : Can Aerospace Benefit?

Automotive Industry Embraces Composites : Can Aerospace Benefit? | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Can aircraft manufacturers use low-cost, high-rate composite technologies from the car industry?

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By The Numbers: Why Closing The Gender Gap Is Good For Manufacturers

By The Numbers: Why Closing The Gender Gap Is Good For Manufacturers | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

new study from The Manufacturing Institute analyzes how and why manufacturing is failing to attract and advance talented women within the workforce. But more importantly, it also examines why it’s bad business for those in the industry to not actively recruit more women.

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NYU Researchers Develop Rugged Composite Lighter Than Water

NYU Researchers Develop Rugged Composite Lighter Than Water | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

A team of researchers from Deep Springs Technology (DST) and the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering have developed the first lightweight metal matrix syntactic foam. 

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Connecting To The Industrial Internet Of Things

Connecting To The Industrial Internet Of Things | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

For the first time in its brief and storied history, the Internet has more machines and inanimate objects talking to each other than people.

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A metal composite that will float your boat

A metal composite that will float your boat | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Researchers have demonstrated a new metal matrix composite that is so light that it can float on water. A boat made of such lightweight composites will not sink despite damage to its structure. The new material also promises to improve automotive fuel economy because it combines light weight with heat resistance.

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GE Prepares For Industrial Internet With Cloud Foundry

GE Prepares For Industrial Internet With Cloud Foundry | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Analysis of big data from industrial machines is creating new business models, but GE Software CTO Harel Kodesh sees even more disruptive business models on their way.

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Metal Cutting Methods

Metal Cutting Methods | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

There are many types of metal and each requires different metal cutting techniques. Because of this, there are a variety of methods available to cut metal materials. The method you choose for your project will depend on the type of metal being used, the level of precision that is required and the intended use of the fabricated part and project.

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Corrosion is Silently Draining the Economy

Did you know corrosion is the third largest cost for Americans, only to be preceded by real estate and healthcare?  Why should this even be? Many applications could utilize corrosion resistant materials, saving the economy money and, more importantly, lives.

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How all geared lathe machines are important for metal shaping industries

How all geared lathe machines are important for metal shaping industries | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The all geared lathe is one of the most essential machine tools. This multipurpose equipment is commonly used for executing a wide range of functions that includes shaping many solid substances such as wood, metal, etc. It is an important workshop tool which is extensively utilized in several industrial segments and especially in the metal shaping industries.

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A Unifying Vision For Distribution And The Robot Revolution

A Unifying Vision For Distribution And The Robot Revolution | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Robots, in the not-too-distant future, will evolve from an advanced technology to a critical component of infrastructure, akin to the ERP systems that form the information backbone of most distributors today. Your competition is evaluating robots, and you should be, too. 

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Competitiveness in the industry: let's talk about services

Competitiveness in the industry: let's talk about services | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
How can manufacturers maintain and develop their competitive edges? What kind of industrial policy can help them when facing this challenge?
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Analyzing the Global Titanium Industry

Analyzing the Global Titanium Industry | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The importance of titanium has been growing steadily in the last couple of years. The sheer strength of titanium alloys are unmatchable and are titanium is used widely in the aerospace industry.

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How Cloud Apps Are Driving Manufacturing Innovation

The North American manufacturing sector is enjoying an overdue rebound. In the U.S. alone, manufacturing productivity rose nearly 3 percent, and output almost 5 percent, last year. The industry's willingness to adopt new technology has been a driving force of these gains.

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US Navy Licenses Super-Strong Resin for Cheaper Composites

US Navy Licenses Super-Strong Resin for Cheaper Composites | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

A composite based on a high-performance PEEK-like resin we told you about two years ago when it was still in R&D has now been licensed by the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for commercial manufacturing. The thermoset phthalonitrile-based resin was originally developed by the NRL to make polymers and composites for naval and aerospace applications, as well as other uses.

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How Swiss Machining Came to Dominate Today's Machine Shop

How Swiss Machining Came to Dominate Today's Machine Shop | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The Swiss machine has its origins in the Swiss watch industry, where the need to turn long, thin, intricate parts (mostly watch screws) with relative speed and high accuracy was invaluable to production. 

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Growing Demand from Composites Industry and Increasing Number of Expan

Growing Demand from Composites Industry and Increasing Number of Expan | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Environmental regulations in Europe and the U.S. enforcing low CO2 emissions and increased fuel efficiency are compelling manufactures to develop more fuel-efficient vehicles, which has resulted in increasing use of composites in the automotive industry. 

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Additive parts ‘ready to fly’

Additive parts ‘ready to fly’ | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Materialise has achieved certification that will allow it bring the benefits of additively manufactured parts to production aircraft. 

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UK's first Superconducting Quantum Bit Foundry

UK's first Superconducting Quantum Bit Foundry | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Quantum bits, or qubits, are the building blocks for a future computer hardware that calculates according to the rules of quantum physics. Able to run programs and perform tasks that our present day computers simply cannot do, quantum computers are thought to be the next major step in the future of computing.

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How Cloud Enables And Supports The Lean Warehouse

How Cloud Enables And Supports The Lean Warehouse | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

For many manufacturers and distributors, a seamless supply chain of highly efficient and tightly integrated business processes sharing a single unified source of accurate real-time data seems an unachievable goal. That’s not surprising since such organizations are struggling to gain control over their entire supply chain using a mix of disparate systems that fail to fully mesh with one another creating silos of outdated and unreliable information. 

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Calming Your Biggest Fears About Industrial IoT

Calming Your Biggest Fears About Industrial IoT | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Fear of the unknown has fueled a tremendous body of innovative works. Examples within the manufacturing realm could range from simple fuel gauges to complex modeling and software solutions. In both instances, a desire to combat fear with knowledge was embraced as a solution.

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Report Considers Technologies Critical To Industrial IoT

Report Considers Technologies Critical To Industrial IoT | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

A new report classifies autonomous and remote operations, Big Data analytics and user interface technology among the advancements likely to fundamentally transform the manufacturing sector.

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The Indian Sub-Continent: World's Fastest Growing Regional Polymer Market - Packaging Europe

The Indian Sub-Continent: World's Fastest Growing Regional Polymer Market - Packaging Europe | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The Indian sub-continent has established itself as the most exciting and dynamic emerging market in the world and is one full of potential and investment opportunities.  With a population greater than China but with a polymer demand less than one-fifth the size, the region is expected to enjoy the fastest growth in polymer demand anywhere in the world over the next five years outstripping China and other emerging economies.

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