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Mfg Up in February

Mfg Up in February

For the month of February, Manufacturing in the United States grew at the fastest rate since May 2004.  More importantly, the numbers outpaced those of Europe and Asia.  While India showed strong growth, China’s numbers dropped for the third straight month. See the rest of the story at The Boston Globe.

The Smallest Conferences of 2011

The Smallest Conferences of 2011

The MicroManufacturing an NanoManufacturing Conferences are coming and best of all they are co-located at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace Illinois on April 05, 2011 to April 06, 2011. MicroManufacturing description: Whether the challenge is creating micro features on micro parts or on macro parts, participants in this event will be looking [...]

Haas Automation – Next Generation Machines

Haas Automation – Next Generation Machines

Constant improvement is a way of life at Haas Automation. The company is always looking for ways to improve its CNC products and give more value to its customers. Normally, these incremental improvements are rolled into production without fanfare – the customer simply gets a better machine. For 2010, however, Haas redesigned its VF product [...]

Waterjet Helps end Oil Leak

Waterjet Helps end Oil Leak

Jet Edge, Inc. and Chukar Waterjet, Inc. played a role in helping BP stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The companies provided ultra-high pressure waterjet equipment and application expertise to blast away hydrate ice crystals that had formed inside a containment cap at the spill site, clogging the containment system.  Jet Edge [...]

Unemployment Predicted Above 7% Through 2012

Unemployment Predicted Above 7% Through 2012

Don’t expect unemployment to drop much in the next year or two, according to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. He projects the jobless rate will be well above seven percent through the end of 2012. That could spell bad news for the re-election of President Barak Obama. Bernanke told Congress “a significant amount of time” [...]

Manufacturing Technology Drops in May. Up from 2009

Manufacturing Technology Drops in May. Up from 2009

May US manufacturing technology consumption totaled $178.34 million, according to the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association [AMTDA] and The Association For Manufacturing Technology [AMT]. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption [USMTC] program, was down 22.9 percent from April but up 58.6 percent from the total of $112.42 [...]

Haas Demo Day 17

Haas Demo Day 17

Mark your calendar for June 9, 2010, when your local Haas Factory Outlet will host a “Fast & Furious DT-1” Demo Day event. Check out our new Haas DT-1. It’s our first-ever Drill and Tap  Center, and it boasts full milling capabilities and a “that’s awesome” price. Change tools in just 0.8 of a second. [...]

Mag HyperMach for Shanghai Aircraft of China

Mag HyperMach for Shanghai Aircraft of China

MAG Industrial Automation Systems, Erlanger, KY, received an order for two HyperMach H4000 5-axis horizontal profilers, and other auxiliary equipment, valued at approximately $6 million, from Shanghai Aircraft of China, to support production of the new ARJ21 aircraft. The machines purchased by Shanghai Aircraft are equipped with a 27,000 rpm spindle, capable of metal removal [...]

Aerospace Industry: Leading the Comeback

Aerospace Industry: Leading the Comeback

The global aerospace industry has witnessed impressive growth over the past few years, with major contribution from the civil aviation segment. The US and European countries have been the prominent markets acting as catalyst for the overall market growth. Despite tough phase of economic recession, the aerospace industry has shown uptrend in line with strong [...]

Economic Turn-Around Beginning to Show for Some

Economic Turn-Around Beginning to Show for Some

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the fifth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the eighth consecutive month, according to supply executives in the latest Manufacturing Institute for Supply Management Report On Business®. The report was issued today by the Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. The [...]


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