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US manufacturing output expanded for 4th straight month

US manufacturing output expanded for 4th straight month

Jan 19, 2015

By Reuters WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing output rose modestly in December, slowing from the torrid gains registered a month earlier but still signaling that American industry is weathering the impact of a strong dollar and weaker overseas markets. Factory output rose 0.3 percent last month, the Federal Reserve said on Friday. That marks the fourth straight...

Low Oil Prices Challenge US Manufacturers

Low Oil Prices Challenge US Manufacturers

Jan 16, 2015

By Sarah A. Webster, Manufacturing Engineering A few years back, the US Energy Information Administration predicted that the US would achieve energy self-sufficiency in two decades. Thanks largely to hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” the US was fast on its way to becoming the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons. If only that...

Design, Engineering, and Innovation: How U.S. …

Design, Engineering, and Innovation: How U.S. …

Jan 15, 2015

“Design, Engineering, and Innovation: How U.S. Manufacturing is Beating Cost Challenges” By Mark Shortt, Design-2-Part Magazine Problem solving, a longtime strength of U.S. engineering and manufacturing companies, is pivotal in helping them beat cost challenges and develop innovative new technologies. There’s no getting around the reality that...

Companies Tiptoe Back Toward ‘Made in the U.S.A.’

Companies Tiptoe Back Toward ‘Made in the U.S.A.’

Jan 14, 2015

By James R. Hagerty and Mark Magnier, Wall Street Journal For years, the U.S. has ceded more and more of its manufacturing to low-cost corners of the global economy. Some firms now want to come home PITTSBURGH—Thorley Industries LLC began planning several years ago to launch a baby car seat with a set of electronic controls and a potential novelty: The...

The Heat Is On Difficult-to-Machine Metals

The Heat Is On Difficult-to-Machine Metals

Jan 13, 2015

By Jim Lorincz, Manufacturing Engineering Successful machining depends on making the right engineered tooling choices Cutting tool manufacturers call on a lot of tribal knowledge to help their customers find the most productive machining solutions for processing difficult-to-machine materials. Manufacturers in industries that are big users of titanium,...

Made in America – Aero Metals (IN)

Made in America – Aero Metals (IN)

Jan 12, 2015

Aero Metals, Inc. is another preferred American supplier of contract manufacturing services you will find only at a Design-2-Part trade show at www.d2p.com. Precision Metal Castings – Produced in Net- or Near-Net Finished Detail. If you have a metal component or assembly on the drawing board with detail, complexity or tight, safety-critical tolerances...