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September 9, 2021

Sandvik to Acquire CAM Software Company Cambrio
 

At Rolls-Royce Defense in Indianapolis, the company was faced with the challenge of improving CAM/CNC to cut costs while continuing to build an excellent product. This is the story of how Derek Anti, a manufacturing engineering technical specialist, accomplished the task.

Tesla
 

Manufacturing employment increased by 37,000 jobs last month, with motor vehicles and parts leading the way. The motor vehicles and parts category added 24,100 jobs in August. Auto industry employment has been erratic this year, affected by temporary plant shutdowns due to a global shortage of semiconductors.

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General Motors Co. this week is idling nearly all of its North American assembly plants because of the global computer chip shortage, according to the Detroit Free Press. The shortage has lasted most of this year. GM had prioritized maintaining output of large pickups. But temporary plant shutdowns are expanding because of the chip situation.

How to improve EV's
 

Mike Keown, an official of the Aluminum Association, makes the case why aluminum is so important in the drive to develop electric vehicles. "Consumers and governments want safer and greener transportation options with improved performance at an affordable price, demanding a design approach that includes durable yet low-weight, high-value materials," he writes. "As automakers look for these solutions, you can bet they're turning to aluminum."

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The U.S. Navy has issued Stratasys a $20 million contract to purchase up to 25 Stratasys F900 3D printers over the next five years, with delivery of the first eight expected before the end of 2021.

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PRAB Inc., which designs and manufactures equipment and systems for processing metal scrap and spent fluids as well as treating industrial wastewater for recycle and reuse, is introducing the Auto-Take Up System, a conveyor enhancement that automatically tightens belts and eliminates the need for manual adjustments.

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AON3D, a 3D printer manufacturer of high-quality, end-use parts, today announced its $11.5 million Series A funding and a partnership with Astrobotic for their historic Peregrine Moon Lander (PM1) mission. This brings the company’s total funding to $14.2 million.

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Hardinge Inc. has acquired Ohio Tool Works LLC. Hardinge said the deal will enchance its machine tool and workholding portfolio with an attractive platform of high precision honing machines, tooling and abrasives. OTW designs and builds both standard and custom honing technology for a diverse and growing base of global customers across the industrial, aerospace, defense, and metalworking industries.

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