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Stanley Black & Decker Selling Mechanical Security Businesses

December 21
10:51 2016
    Stanley Black & Decker Selling Mechanical Security Businesses

Sale includes the commercial hardware brands of BEST Access, phi Precision and GMT.

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Boeing: More job cuts coming In 2017

December 19
15:03 2016
    Boeing: More job cuts coming In 2017

Boeing told employees Monday it will continue to cut jobs at its commercial airplane unit in 2017, citing fierce competition with rival Airbus and a drop in new orders, writes CNN’s Jon Ostrower.

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GM inventory at 8-year high; will reduce car production

December 19
12:52 2016
    GM inventory at 8-year high; will reduce car production

GM says it had more than 874,000 cars, trucks and crossovers in its inventory at the end of November — the most it has had in its U.S. stock in eight years, when vehicles went unsold during the Great Recession, the Detroit News reports.

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U.S. Industrial Output Falls as Utilities, Manufacturing Weaken

December 15
00:09 2016
    U.S. Industrial Output Falls as Utilities, Manufacturing Weaken

U.S. industrial production fell 0.4% in November, due to a steep decline in utility output and a dip in manufacturing, according to data from the Federal Reserve.

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Arconic Strengthens 3D Printing Collaboration With Airbus

December 14
00:02 2016
    Arconic Strengthens 3D Printing Collaboration With Airbus

Arconic to supply 3D printed nickel and titanium parts for Airbus airplanes under two new agreements.

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GM To Spend $90 Million To Upgrade Indiana Metals Plant

August 23
22:55 2016
    GM To Spend $90 Million To Upgrade Indiana Metals Plant

Improvements will bolster capacity of the 60-year-old Marion Metal Center, which provides blanks, stampings and sheet metal assembly to GM’s North American plants, Manufacturing.Net reports.

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Will Tooling and Automation Merge?

August 18
18:31 2016
    Will Tooling and Automation Merge?

In recent years, there is a clear industry trend blurring the lines between an automated system and a tool.

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U.S. Factory Output Jumps 0.5% For Biggest Gain In Year

August 16
20:29 2016
    U.S. Factory Output Jumps 0.5% For Biggest Gain In Year

U.S. factories cranked out more autos, machinery and chemicals in July, lifting production by the most in a year, the Associated Press reports.

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Imports & Overall Cargo Volumes Rise at LA Port

August 11
17:40 2016
  Imports & Overall Cargo Volumes Rise at LA Port

Port of Los Angeles imports increased 5% in July and overall cargo volumes are up 4.75% in 2016.

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The Business of Automation, Betting on Robots

July 20
19:51 2016
  The Business of Automation, Betting on Robots

For the third year in a row, robots sales are at an all-time high, according to the Robotic Industries Association.

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Manufacturing’s Silver Lining: More U.S. Industries Improving

May 04
23:06 2016
  Manufacturing’s Silver Lining: More U.S. Industries Improving

The numbers of industries reporting gains in orders and production have more than doubled since the start of the year to include almost all areas, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

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3D Printing Gets More Mature, PwC Says

April 29
20:08 2016
  3D Printing Gets More Mature, PwC Says

3D printing, aka additive manufacturing, is entering those awkward teen years. That’s according to PwC, whose new report on the technology said it is crossing from a period of hype and experimentation into one of rapid maturation.

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How To Improve Manufacturing Productivity In Harsh Conditions

April 26
22:06 2016
  How To Improve Manufacturing Productivity In Harsh Conditions

Remaining competitive requires you to constantly improve manufacturing productivity. Computers play a crucial role in that process. Here’s how to keep it that way, according to Armagard.

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Lightweight Aluminum Research Center Opens in U.K.

April 26
16:53 2016
  Lightweight Aluminum Research Center Opens in U.K.

The Constellium University Technology Center (UTC) at Brunel University London provides an academic and research background for the aluminum producer’s efforts in design, development and prototyping of aluminum alloys and automotive structural components, Foundry reports.

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MDM: ‘Good Days Ahead’ for U.S.

April 25
22:27 2016
  MDM: ‘Good Days Ahead’ for U.S.

Whether or not the first quarter will prove to be a turning point for distributors, optimism permeated the Industrial Supply Association conference in Chicago, IL, where Alan Beaulieu of ITR Economics told attendees, “You should be happier and feeling better about life,” Modern Distribution Management reports.

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Boeing Ramps Up Push Into the Airplane Parts Business

April 25
20:57 2016
  Boeing Ramps Up Push Into the Airplane Parts Business

Boeing Co. is ramping up its push into the parts business, as part of a broad effort to cut costs and secure a new source of revenue even more lucrative than making aircraft, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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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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