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Global and China Electric Vehicle (BEV, PHEV) Industry Report, 2016-2020

April 18
19:59 2016
    Global and China Electric Vehicle (BEV, PHEV) Industry Report, 2016-2020

In 2015, the global electric vehicle (EV & PHEV) sales volume reached 549,000, increasing by 72.83% year on year; China sold 331,100 electric vehicles, with a year-on-year surge of 343%.

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“Clean Energy Manufacturing Jobs” More Than 100,000

April 16
19:39 2016
    “Clean Energy Manufacturing Jobs” More Than 100,000

Cleveland-based Talan Products, a 30-year-old metal stamping company that turns out fasteners for appliances and other hardware, including hardware for roofing, is “growing like a weed,” CEO Steve Peplin told the Plain Dealer.

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Don’t Let Extreme Weather Cause Supply Chain Delays

April 15
21:10 2016
    Don’t Let Extreme Weather Cause Supply Chain Delays

No matter what time of year, there is always the potential for weather to wreak havoc on shipment plans. In fact, this year’s warmer winter weather meant heavier rainfalls and higher wind speeds, which caused power and internet outages, trees and branches falling and blocking roadways, and higher seas and turbulent waters, according to Industrial Distribution.

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Global Manufacturing Economic Update: April 2016

April 15
20:59 2016
    Global Manufacturing Economic Update: April 2016

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered its outlook for worldwide growth in 2016 from 3.4% in January to 3.2% in its latest report. The downgrade extended to the U.S. and other advanced economies, as well as emerging markets, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.

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Alcoa to Supply 3D-Printed Metal Parts for Airbus

April 14
23:50 2016
    Alcoa to Supply 3D-Printed Metal Parts for Airbus

Alcoa agreed to supply 3D-printed metal parts for Airbus commercial aircraft. Alcoa will produce those parts using comprehensive capabilities, from multi-material alloy development to additive manufacturing and aerospace parts qualification.

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2016 – The Year of Robot Democratization?

April 14
23:43 2016
    2016 – The Year of Robot Democratization?

With drones taking to the skies and autonomous robots navigating our warehouses, local eateries, hotels, hospitals, and stores, and soon our roadways – the differences between industrial, collaborative, and service robots continue to blur, according to the Robotics Industry Association.

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Mobile Robots Increase Worker Productivity, Safety

April 14
23:31 2016
    Mobile Robots Increase Worker Productivity, Safety

Supplied by Universal Robots USA Inc., the collaborative UR robots have optimized production by 20%, taking over monotonous and potentially hazardous tasks from employees, Manufacturing Engineering reports.

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Construction Material Prices Slide for 8th-Straight Month

April 14
23:18 2016
    Construction Material Prices Slide for 8th-Straight Month

ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu attributed the continued decline in commodity and material prices to “weak global growth and the prospects of a strengthening U.S. dollar,” Construction Dive reports.

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U.S. Industrial Production Down 0.6% in March

April 12
20:49 2016
  U.S. Industrial Production Down 0.6% in March

Industrial production in the U.S. decreased 0.6% in March for the second month in a row, according to the Federal Reserve. For the first quarter as a whole, industrial production fell at an annual rate of 2.2%, Modern Distribution Management reports.

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