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In The Spotlight

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China's Steel Tonnage Rose Again in March

The world's steelmakers produced 147.05 million metric tons during March, more than half of that in China, but the trend shows steel output dropping in nearly every instance —except one.


Top Stories

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Today, manufacturers are practical, creative, open to opportunities, and ready to work with the technologies available now. This special report looks at advanced manufacturing technology as it is now, and where it is leading today's manufacturers.

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Experts Expect More Tech in Post-Pandemic Plants

What will restarted manufacturing operations look like? Sensors, robots/cobots, and social distancing will characterize plant operations, according to a research study.


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VMC Upgrade for High-Power Manufacturing

A Northeastern U.S. manufacturer of microwave transmission equipment got the machining upgrade it needed when it opted for a vertical CNC machine designed and built by Kent USA.


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Proper Manufacturing Waste Disposal During COVID-19

Many items that were easily disposed before may be identified as hazardous now, so manufacturers may need to review and revise handling, storage and disposal practices.


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Leveraging Scalable MR for Manufacturing

Manufacturers stand to realize significant productivity increases with the availability of immersive technologies, but how they adopt these new tools is critical.


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Boeing Quits $4.2B Embraer JV Plan

A two-year effort to set up joint-venture businesses for mid-market jets and medium-lift transport aircraft was terminated because Embraer did not satisfy necessary conditions, Boeing said.


Editor's Choice

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High-Precision Multitasking Machine with World's Shortest Tool Spindle

The Nakamura-Tome JX-250 mill/turn center from Methods Machine Tools offers the largest machining area envelope in its class, plus a novel, twin lower-turret configuration that allows considerable flexibility for complex component manufacturing.


With CAT 50 spindles up to 40 hp, the machines provide high-torque milling capabilities for aggressive metal removal and shorter cycle times.

Universal-Spindle Milling, Gundrilling for Mold Production

Two new machines handle all types of metal using a single spindle and rigid construction, to minimize machining time and maximize throughput.


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