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Expansion of BASF in Lemförde - Plastics and Packaging

Expansion of BASF in Lemförde - Plastics and Packaging | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

With the construction of a new production complex for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) the enter-prise is making the biggest single investment at the site to date.

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Elon Musk Shows Off Tesla Factory's Production Line Robots

Elon Musk Shows Off Tesla Factory's Production Line Robots | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

CEO Elon Musk showed off the Tesla production line in an Instagram post on Aug. 30, using the opportunity to show both the impressive collection of machinery and to drive home his well-known points about the dangers of artificial intelligence. Despite employing 542 of the steely-eyed proto-Terminators on the production line, Musk posted an open-ended dig at our future mechanical overlords. “And people wonder why I’m worried about the robocalypse …”

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Europe fails on electronics recycling goals

Europe fails on electronics recycling goals | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Only a third of Europe's electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally traded or dumped, a study led by the United Nations and INTERPOL said on Sunday.

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Global automotive composites market to grow faster than automotive market until decade-end

The global automotive composites market was valued at US$3062.7 mln in 2014, and is expected to increase to US$7019.7 mln by 2022 at a CAGR of 8.8%, as per Persistence Market Research.

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SmarTech: 3 Major Trends on Tap Within 3D Printing Materials Space

SmarTech: 3 Major Trends on Tap Within 3D Printing Materials Space | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The key drivers for professional applications of 3D printing, particularly when it comes to end-use applications of the technology, are certain to come from the development of materials solutions.

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Waupaca Foundry gets $400 000 in energy incentives

Waupaca Foundry gets $400 000 in energy incentives | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Four years after Waupaca Foundry Inc., reopened its automotive castings plant here, the 560 employees who stamp out thousands of automotive parts every day are operating quite literally in a brighter environment.

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Growing market for bespoke threading

Growing market for bespoke threading | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

High-accuracy subcontract thread grinding forms an increasing portion of the workload for GB Precision - which is why it has bought three new high-spec Studer CNC grinding machines. 

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Robo-Mate plans to turn factory workers into superheroes

Robo-Mate plans to turn factory workers into superheroes | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Science fiction is coming to life as Robo-Mate, a robotic exoskeleton, is helping factory workers complete their jobs while reducing the risk of injury.

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Survey: Auto industry still puts big weight on lighter materials

Survey: Auto industry still puts big weight on lighter materials | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

With the upcoming mid-term review of the 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, the auto industry is placing more emphasis on a range of lightweighting and engine efficiency technologies, while displaying tepid confidence in today’s material portfolio, according to a DuPont Co. and WardsAuto’s annual survey of automotive design and engineering industry.

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MR Mold showcases manufacturing to youth

MR Mold showcases manufacturing to youth | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Getting young generations excited about the field of manufacturing has been a challenge for many companies, but one has found a way to gain some momentum.

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Countries with largest plastics trade deficits in the world

Countries with largest plastics trade deficits in the world | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Mexico claims the largest trade deficit of plastics in the world. Guess who’s No. 2 on the list? China.

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Electric Drives: Which One's Right For Your Process?

Electric Drives: Which One's Right For Your Process? | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

In today’s plastics processing machinery, the motive force powering the press can take several forms and technologies. Traditionally most machines were hydraulically driven, whereby a hydraulic pump driven by a fixed (constant-speed) electric motor powered most of the machines’ processes.

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Recycled plastics for lightweight cars

Recycled plastics for lightweight cars | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Independent Automotive Components (IAC) has joined a consortium working on a project aiming to commercialise next generation lightweight recycled content polymers developed by technical plastics compounder, Luxus. 

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Internet Of Things: Sizing Up The Opportunity In Manufacturing

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is not a new concept, but it has been gaining steam. The advent of IPv6, low-cost sensor networks, ubiquitous data connectivity and advancements in cloud and analytics have led to increased adoption recently.

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Toyota's top suppliers prepare a tech blitz

Toyota's top suppliers prepare a tech blitz | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Steer-by-wire systems. Plastic active grille shutters. More efficient regenerative braking. Direct-shift automatic transmissions. Those are just some of the advanced technologies Toyota Motor Corp.'s key suppliers are readying for the world's biggest automaker.

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Borouge sees opportunity in China's slowdown

Borouge sees opportunity in China's slowdown | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Even with the slowdown in China’s economy, China remains an important market for polyolefins supplier Borouge. The company, a joint venture owned by Vienna, Austria-based Borealis AG and Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC), has about 4.5 million metric tons of polyolefin capacity, all in Abu Dhabi — 5,000 miles away from China, in the United Arab Emirates.

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Catheter Research investing nearly $5 million in expansion

Catheter Research investing nearly $5 million in expansion | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The company has committed $4.8 million for the project, due for completion in the first half of 2016. Plans include buying new machinery and equipment and nearly doubling its floor space to 70,000 square feet in the new facility, about three miles from its current location. Production, warehousing, engineering and administration departments will all gain space in the move, according to a news release from Indiana’s Economic Development Corporation.

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G&H Precision Engineering is changing name to expand into the aerospace sub-contracting sector

G&H Precision Engineering is changing name  to expand into the aerospace sub-contracting sector | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

G&H Precision Engineering has rebranded itself as Ingenieur to represent its recent growth and strategic plans to expand into the aerospace sub-contracting sector.

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Ti coating speeds 737 maintenance

Ti coating speeds 737 maintenance | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

An innovative surface engineering process, which allows manufacturers to improve the material properties of lightweight alloys, is reducing wear on 737 landing gear components.

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Die Metal Casting - Benefits of Using Aluminium Die Metal Casting

Die metal casting is a technique used for designing and producing engineering machineries through injection of molten metal in a mould under high amount of pressure. As soon as the molten metal is...
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Meredian takes step forward in bioplastic production

Meredian takes step forward in bioplastic production | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Meredian Holdings Group Inc. (MHG) has started its first commercial-scale fermenter making PHA bioplastic at its plant in Bainbridge, Ga.

Officials with Bainbridge-based MHG said in a recent news release that the start of the fermenter makes their firm the world’s largest producer of PHA. The material is based on oils from soybeans, cottonseed or corn.

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Manufacturing 4.0: the Connected Enterprise

Manufacturing 4.0: the Connected Enterprise | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Jonny Williamson sat down with Rockwell Automation’s vice president of market development, John Nesi, to discuss the company’s vision of the Connected Enterprise.

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Discovery could improve metal machining efficiency

Discovery could improve metal machining efficiency | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The discovery of a previously unknown type of metal deformation and a method to suppress it could lead to more efficient machining, say researchers.

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Orders For U.S. Durable Goods Jump 3.4 Percent In June

Orders For U.S. Durable Goods Jump 3.4 Percent In June | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

U.S. manufacturers have struggled this year from the effects of a strong dollar and a plunge in energy prices. The higher value of the dollar against foreign currencies makes U.S. goods more expensive and less competitive in major export markets, while the lower oil prices have led energy companies to scale back investment plans.

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Volkswagen Group Honors Best Suppliers

Volkswagen Group Honors Best Suppliers | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Yesterday in Neuburg near Ingolstadt, the
Volkswagen Group presented the Volkswagen Group Award 2015 to its best
suppliers. Before an audience of 260 guests from 26 countries, Prof. Dr.
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Altec acquires Sigma Technologies

Durham-based Altec Engineering has acquired Sigma Technologies Limited, a move it says will “add a new dimension” to its business.

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