WASHINGTON—The Institute for Supply Management index, from a survey that aims to capture manufacturing business conditions, increased to 59.3 from 57.7, data showed Monday. The factory gauge remains elevated, signaling that corporate tax cuts and consumer strength continue to drive demand and expansion.
The most important goal of sustainable manufacturing is minimizing negative environmental impacts, while conserving energy and natural resources. To achieve this, a manufacturer must be committed to only using parts that are made locally or nationally.
China’s auto industry is booming, and one company faced with the challenge of keeping up is Yanfeng Visteon Nanjing Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd. Founded in 2010, Yanfeng Visteon develops and manufactures a wide range of interior trim components, including dashboards, cockpit systems and consoles.
WASHINGTON—More jobs will be coming back to the United States from offshore locations during the next eight years, according to a new report by CoreNet Global, an association of corporate real estate executives.
Eaton Corp. produces more than 1 million engine valves per day for nearly every automaker and engine manufacturer in the world. One of the company’s largest manufacturing facilities, located in Kearney, NE, supplies highly engineered valves that increase fuel economy, improve efficiency and boost performance.
On Demand IO-Link is taking the world of industrial automation by storm. Condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, simplified controls, simplified wiring, smart sensors, Industrial IoT (IIoT) and much more are being enabled by the explosively popular technology IO-Link. IO-Link is an open standard (IEC 61131-9) offered by all major automation suppliers. It is changing the game across manufacturing from automotive to metalworking to packaging to aerospace. Major motivations for adopting IO-Link — like faster troubleshooting and increased overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) — are driving manufacturers and equipment builders alike to implement it in their equipment.
On Demand Included in The ASSEMBLY Show Webinar Series, this presentation will offer manufacturers technology for true digital transformation: not just to optimize workstations and assembly lines, but to improve all the functions that rely on time and motion data from human activities.