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RFK Racing and BlueForge Alliance Join Forces to Help Rebuild American Manufacturing, While Promoting Careers in the Submarine Industrial Base

MESA

CONCORD, N.C. (May 28, 2023) – RFK Racing has announced a partnership with BlueForge Alliance (BFA), the non-profit integrator for the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Industrial Base (SIB) Program, aimed at promoting SIB careers and reinvigorating America’s manufacturing workforce through its BuildSubmarines.com initiative. This new partnership will showcase the wide array of desirable careers across the nation to NASCAR’s large, passionate fan base.

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AUKUS Submarine agreement a massive boost for national security and domestic capability

Manufacturer's Monthly

Details of the AUKUS nuclear submarine agreement announced in March have highlighted the critical role the submarines will play in protecting and defending Australia, as well as the profound flow-on impacts the AUKUS trilateral security partnership can deliver for Australian industry and supply chains. Author: Innes Willox, chief executive of the national employer association, Ai Group The program will contribute to skills development in Australia on a massive scale.

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The Plastics Industry Is Undergoing a Global Shift

Plastics Today

Refining capacity is forecast to increase at the highest rate since 1977, just as the global polymer market experiences its “seventh disruption.” Here’s what will separate the winners from the losers in this new technology race.

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Highlights and Photos from Automate 2023

Control.com

Join Control Automation for a review of the show highlights and a special feature of some exciting booths visited on the last and final day of the Automate trade show. Excited for the next year of innovation!

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A Journey to Efficiency & Excellence in Manufacturing

Foundation Wellness, an orthotic and foot care product leader, transformed its manufacturing by implementing the Manufacturing Execution System FORCE MES FLEX from FORCAM ENISCO. Previously hindered by manual data collection, the company needed more efficiency and a proactive approach. Adopting an MES enhanced data visibility and enabled data-driven decision-making.

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U.S. Economic Fundamentals Impacting Moldmaking

Mold Making Technology

Photo Credit: Thinkstock Photos Whether or not the financial tightening of the Federal Reserve results in a “soft landing” — slowing down the economy to reduce inflation and not cause a recession — remains to be seen. For now, any positive data in the first quarter could be transitory. The economy has shifted into low gear. Economic fundamentals provide insights for U.S. moldmaking.

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CSIRO project to build Australia’s first movable hydrogen generator

Manufacturer's Monthly

A new project led by CSIRO, supported by a $10 million investment from Advanced Carbon Engineering, will develop an easily deployed device to produce hydrogen directly at the point of consumption. As part of the Australian-first project, CSIRO scientists will build a demonstration unit based on patented technology to efficiently generate hydrogen from liquid carriers.

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Marand and Rheinmetall production alliance to deliver Boxer CRV

Manufacturer's Monthly

Marand Precision Engineering and Rheinmetall have announced a $50 million extension to their partnership to include the Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) in use with the ADF and for export orders. Marand has an existing partnership with Rheinmetall to manufacture LANCE digital turrets, hull components and vehicle attachments in Geelong for export markets utilising Marand’s and Rheinmetall’s established Australian Supply Chain.

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How automation storage and retrieval systems will shape the future of distribution operations

Control Engineering

Learning Objectives Learn how effective traffic management and real-time communications among warehousing system robotics are enabled via EtherCAT. Learn how a compact industrial automation safety controller allows Infinity’s storage grid to be separated into multiple zones, each of which can be deactivated while others continue operation. AS/RS Insights: Ongoing labor shortages and the rising cost of warehouse real estate have led to increased adoption of automation technologies among logistics

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Steeline GRP receives $800,000 AMEF investment

Manufacturer's Monthly

Darwin-based roofing company Steeline GRP is the latest recipient to be awarded co-investment under the Northern Territory government’s Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem Fund (AMEF). The company is collaborating with Charles Darwin University, Diverseco, and local business Custom Works to integrate new manufacturing equipment to scale up its operations.

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Verisurf's Turnkey Solution Supports Quality Inspection

Modern Machine Shop

Photo Credit: Verisurf Verisurf Software Inc. ’s software and hardware solutions, as well as universally compatible software-only application suites, are designed to support quality inspection, tool building and reverse engineering applications. The company’s Master3DGage is a turnkey solution that is easily configured for specific applications.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Memorial Day: A Time to Remember

Mold Making Technology

It’s Memorial Day, and as we in the U.S. celebrate with picnics and barbecues with family and friends, let’s remember what this day commemorates –honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. That comes easy to this moldmaking community. Our industry is very patriotic. I discovered this quickly over the years as I traveled the country visiting shops where our flag is proudly flying.

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Singaporean advanced manufacturer SunGreenH2 establishes new Victorian facility

AU Manufacturing

Singaporean energy startup SunGreenH2 has opened a new research and development (R&D) and manufacturing facility in Clayton, creating more than 30 high-skilled jobs in Victoria and enhancing the state’s renewable energy sector. Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas announced the launch of the new facility today, which comes after a visit to Singapore in January.

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DMG MORI SLM System Features Adaptive Beam Control

Modern Machine Shop

The Lasertec 30 SLM US is being developed and manufactured at DMG MORI Manufacturing USA Inc. in Davis, California. Photo Credit: DMG MORI DMG MORI has launched the domestic development and manufacturing of its Lasertec 30 SLM US, a selective laser melting system (SLM) that features adaptive beam control. The Lasertec 30 SLM US is designed to offer enhanced cost per part and complex geometries in an envelope of 11.8" × 11.8" × 11.8" The machine features several advancements

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New dev’t grants program to support timber regions in Western Australia

AU Manufacturing

Forestry Minister Jackie Jarvis today announced the $10 million New Industry Development Grants, which will help attract new industries and expand existing enterprises in Western Australia’s South-West foreign regions. The new grants initiative is part of the McGowan Government’s $80 million Native Forest Transition Plan to phase out commercial native timber logging by 2024.

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5 Ways CMMS Software Transformed Broderick's Manufacturing Plant: A Case Study

Discover how CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) transformed and revitalized Broderick's manufacturing plant in 5 productive ways. Before the CMMS, the plant faced challenges such as reactive maintenance due to staff shortages, inefficient inventory management, and poor team communication. With the CMMS, the plant experienced increased equipment uptime, streamlined maintenance processes, enhanced inventory management, improved communication, and better decision-making through real-

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Velo3D Promotes New Chief Technology Officer

Modern Machine Shop

Photo Credit: Velo3D Velo3D Inc. , a leading metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology, has announced the promotion of Alexander Varlahanov to the position of chief technology officer (CTO). In his new role, Varlahanov will be responsible for driving innovation of Velo3D’s additive manufacturing technology. With over 25 years of experience in developing manufacturing technology, Varlahanov is said to have been instrumental in designing and scaling Velo3D’s fully integrated AM solu

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Matrix wins contract to manufacture drilling riser buoyancy modules for TransOcean

AU Manufacturing

Matrix Composites & Engineering has received a contract, projected to be valued at $4 million, to supply offshore drilling contractor TransOcean with drilling riser buoyancy modules. Under the contract, the modules are anticipated to be manufactured and delivered in the first quarter of fiscal year 2024 and will be used to enhance an existing Transocean drilling rig, as revealed in an ASX announcement.

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Proactive Legislation Adds Impetus to China’s Intelligent and Connected Vehicle (ICV) Market

Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing

The Shanghai Auto Show held in April this year was an unequivocal demonstration of the technological capabilities of Chinese automakers. Driven by forward looking regulation and breakthrough technologies, China has been at the forefront of the four key megatrends that are transforming the mobility space – connected, autonomous, shared, and electric (C.A.S.E).

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Monash Business School develops new framework to aid companies define total value

AU Manufacturing

The Monash Business School has created the Mutual Value Measurement framework in an effort to assist mutual firms in defining their total value, which yielded overwhelmingly positive results following a two-year field research in Australia. In a media release, Monash University revealed that the framework uses six standard criteria, including commerciality, shaping markets, member relationships, community relationships, ecosystem and reciprocity, and mutual mindset.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Zoller Event Shines Lights on Shopfloor Connectivity

Modern Machine Shop

Cody Mitchell, territory manager at Zoller, gives a demo of the powerShrink 600. The shrink-fit tooling system uses coolbyLight operator guidance that enables an operator to know when the system’s toolholders are cooled to a safe temperature via a green light illumination. In addition, the cooling bells are labeled with the corresponding tool diameters.

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Marand and Rheinmetall to manufacture Boxer CRVs in Geelong

AU Manufacturing

Marand Precision Engineering and Rheinmetall Defence Australia are expanding their manufacturing collaboration with a new $50 million partnership that would deliver Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles to the Australian Defence Force and for the export market. The enhanced manufacturing partnership includes the production of Boxer CRV subassemblies in Geelong, which include Citadel machining, turret hatches, turret baskets, doors, and dismount hatches.

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AfPA roadmap calls for diversification of industry

Manufacturer's Monthly

The Australian Flexible Pavement Association (AfPA) has called for greater collaboration between government and industry to address workforce participation and the labour shortage crisis. AfPA’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Roadmap sets a new strategic direction for the flexible pavement industry as a whole, aiming to attract a diverse range of new entrants to diversify the sector and address the prevalent skills shortages stifling the industry.

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Combat Systems collaboration to boost Australia’s shipbuilding capability

AU Manufacturing

BAE Systems Australia has signed a Combat System Integration (CSI) Collaboration Agreement (CCA) with Lockheed Martin Australia , Saab Australia , and the Department of Defence to support the development of continuous naval shipbuilding in Australia. In a recent announcement, BAE Systems said the agreement will expand a long-term, cost-effective, and agile CSI sovereign industrial capability for the Navy’s major surface combatants produced by Lockheed Martin and equipped with an Australian Inte

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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WITTENSTEIN presents new miniaturized Galaxie® gearbox

Manufacturer's Monthly

The WITTENSTEIN miniaturised Galaxie ® gearbox is a newly developed, high-precision gearbox with axial power transmission. Compared to strain wave gearboxes with the same footprint, it convinces with much better torsional rigidity, significantly higher torque density, double the emergency stop torque and an almost 50 per cent larger hollow shaft diameter, depending on the size.

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NT roofing company Steeline receives Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem Funding

AU Manufacturing

Steeline GRP , the largest steel roll former in the Northern Territory , is the latest grant recipient of co-investment under the Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem Fund (AMEF), securing $800,000 to support the integration of new manufacturing equipment to scale up the company’s operations. The funding, which is part of a five-year, $8.75 million partnership between the Northern Territory Government and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), will be used to back Steeline’s collaborative

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Hunter Manufacturing Awards 2023 officially launches campaign

AU Manufacturing

The Hunter Manufacturing Awards (HMA) shined the spotlight squarely on the region’s global opportunities when it officially launched its 2023 campaign on Wednesday, 24 May, at MITS Alloy in Newcastle’s Mayfield North. The event, which serves as the official launch of the 2023 award application period, offers attendees an opportunity to network with other supporters of the Hunter manufacturing community.

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Mass finishing technologies the most efficient option for AM parts – AM Solutions

AU Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry has been revolutionised by additive manufacturing (AM), which provides unmatched design freedom, material efficiency, and quick production times. Despite these benefits, post-processing is still essential to ensure that AM parts have the necessary surface polish, accuracy, and functioning. In an article by Colin Spellacy, head of sales at AM Solutions UK , he compared several post-processing technologies and explained why mass finishing techniques are the most suited a

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.