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December 22, 2021

MICRO
 

Manufacturing increased employment by 31,000 jobs last month, split almost evenly between non-durable and durable goods industries. Within durable goods, job gainers included miscellaneous manufacturing and fabricated metal products. Motorized vehicles and parts was among the sectors with job losses.

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Heat-resistant superalloys (HRSAs) are prized for applications that call for strength, resistance to corrosion and oxidation, and resistance to contact wear needed at extremely high temperatures. That resistance to heat that makes HRSAs desirable is what makes them a challenge to machine. Cutting tool manufacturers are adapting.

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Durable goods orders in October slipped, paced by declines in orders for aircraft, the U.S. Commerce Department said. Orders fell 0.5 percent to $260.1 billion, according to a monthly report. It was the second consecutive monthly decrease.

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Aviation regulators in China issued a directive to airlines to make necessary changes to enable Boeing Co.'s 737 Max to fly again, CNBC said. China grounded the 737 Max following two fatal air crashes. The U.S. previously allowed the aircraft to return to service following software fixes and other changes. Boeing called the directive "an important milestone" toward the 737 Max returning to service in China.

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September 2021 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $163.1 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total was down 0.2 percent from August's $163.5 million and up 10.7 percent when compared with the $147.4 million reported for September 2020.

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Desktop Metal and Uniformity Labs unveiled a partnership to qualify and deliver ultra-low porosity binder jetting powders that exhibit exceptional sintered part density and mechanical properties paired with Desktop Metal’s AM 2.0 binder jetting solutions.

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