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Postponement Helps Sensor Maker Thrive

To reduce its inventory costs, Dynisco needed to change how it designed and assembled its products.


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To capture new markets, think disruptive innovation

Disruptive innovation devalues what made you successful.


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Fast Prototyping Sweetens Baker’s Success

To most people, cupcakes are a pleasant treat or a momentary diversion. But to Freed’s Bakery, one of the largest cupcake makers in the United States, cupcakes are big business.


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Rubber-Like Material Increases Flexibility of Laser Sintering System

New technology is often a paradox—offering increased capability but at great expense with a long ROI.


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3D Printer Expands Lab’s Prototyping Capabilities

Arenas and other large venues rely on high-tech displays to produce the best show possible for an audience. The show must go on, as the saying goes, so reliability is paramount.


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NASA Tests Rocket Engine Parts Made Via 3D Printing

HUNTSVILLE, AL—NASA has successfully tested complex rocket engine parts produced with the additive manufacturing process laser metal sintering.


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Harness-design software speeds racecar construction

Every summer since 1998, teams of college students from around the world have come to the United Kingdom to participate in the international Formula Student (FS) racing competition.


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Sciaky to Provide Additive Manufacturing System for Making Airplane Parts

CHICAGO—Sciaky Inc. has received a purchase order from a major aerospace parts maker to provide an electron beam additive manufacturing system. The system will help the manufacturer save time and cost when producing large, high-value metal parts.


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Robots and factories are no longer differentiators

Real competitive advantage lies outside of the process of making things.

There’s lots of talk about a manufacturing renaissance. Some call it a resurgence, others a revolution, but the name doesn’t matter. There’s also been a lot of argument over the magnitude of the decline in manufacturing and how to measure it. Some say there wasn’t a decline at all. None of that matters, either.


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3D Printing Myths and Methods

Engineers are intrigued by the potential of this next-generation technology.

Depending on who you listen to, 3D printing (or, as it’s more formally known, additive manufacturing) is either the biggest thing to hit the manufacturing world since the screw or the biggest tech fad since the fax machine. It’s actually a little of each.


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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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 Live from The ASSEMBLY Show, Bob Wood, president of ECI Spinnomatic, talks about his company’s newest product: a fully automated riveting cell equipped with a rotary indexing table, a six-axis robot, an orbital forming unit, and laser sensors. 

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