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AeroCon: Assessing NASA's Future Partnerships

Private industry must build partnerships with NASA to help the agency follow its "space exploration roadmap," an engineering executive stressed Tuesday at the AeroCon 2013 exhibition in Texas. Mayur Ahuja of Jacobs Engineering, speaking on behalf of the Johnson Space Center, noted that the partnership between private enterprise and the space agency has produced exciting space technologies,...

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U.S. Manufacturers Are More Optimistic, But Revenue Growth Expectations Are Modest

PricewaterhouseCoopers says its latest Manufacturing Barometer indicates improved sentiment among U.S. industrial manufacturers about the global economic outlook. In fact, PwC notes that optimism reached its highest level since first-quarter 2012. Much of the optimism is stemming from healthy expectations with the U.S. outlook. In the survey of 60 senior executives of large, multinational U.S....

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To Our Readers: Welcome to ThomasNet News Machining Journal

Dear Loyal Reader, Today, we are reintroducing IMT Machining Journal as ThomasNet News Machining Journal. While "IMT," short for Industry Market Trends, is ThomasNet News' flagship publication, covering manufacturing and industry as a whole, we have felt (for a while) that the IMT moniker did not best represent ThomasNet News' breadth and depth of reporting on the multitude of manufacturing...

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Shimadzu Innovates Blue Diode Direct Machining Laser

Precision manufacturer Shimadzu Corp. has developed  a gallium (III) nitride (GaN) blue diode machining laser, which it will premiere next week at the InterOpto optics convention in Yokohama, Japan. The 10W diode is the world's first blue diode direct laster, which allows for higher brightness in machine cutting. Essentially, the 10W creates high beam intensities that can more accurately and...

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Lincoln College Opens CNC Center

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (LESC) has opened its technical training and CNC machining program in Indianapolis, Ind. The CNC Machining and Manufacturing Technology Program, a joint venture by LESC and Hurco Companies, opened last week to coincide with national Manufacturing Day. Hurco provided cutting-edge CNC machine tools for the Hurco CNC Technology Center at the Indianapolis...

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Engineering & Design

To Our Readers: Welcome to ThomasNet News Fluid & Gas Flow Journal

Dear Loyal Reader, Today, we are reintroducing IMT Fluid & Gas Flow Journal as ThomasNet News Fluid & Gas Flow Journal. While "IMT," short for Industry Market Trends, is ThomasNet News' flagship publication, covering manufacturing and industry as a whole, we have felt (for a while) that the IMT moniker did not best represent ThomasNet News' breadth and depth of reporting on the multitude of...

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Houston-Based Instrumentation Maker to Move HQ, Production to Baton Rouge

Jogler, the manufacturer of liquid level instrumentation, will relocate its manufacturing and headquarters facility from Houston to Baton Rouge, La. The company is spending more than $1.1 million in the move, which is expected to be completed in November. Jogler, which manufactures liquid level indicators, sight flow indicators, magnetic level indicators, level controls, and other equipment, is...

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Kessler to Open North American Service Center

Spindle manufacturer Franz Kessler will open a new North American Service Center later this month in order to grow its North American business by focusing on customer convenience. The North American Service Center, which will be located in Plymouth, Mich., will focus on repair, maintenance, and other services of Kessler spindles and spindle motors. The Oct. 25 opening will see the center...

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[VIDEO] 3D 5-Axis Machining Creates Impressive Unibody Helmet

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnIvhlKT7SY[/embed] For its 50th anniversary, Japanese turning and milling technology manufacturer Daishin Seiki decided to show off the capabilities of its 3D machining automation with a tricky operation. You Might Like This Article From IMT: Global Industrial Automation Equipment to Spike This Year. Using a 3D 5-axis mill guided by HyperMill CAD software,...

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Hydraulic Institute, Pump Systems Matter Announce Slurry Pump Webinar Series

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter have released the dates for the final Slurry Pumps three-part webinar series of 2013. The series will be led by slurry pump expert Robert Visintainer, vice president of engineering, research, and development for GIW Industries. The series begins on Oct. 29, with Session 1 covering slurry pump basics. Slurry pump design and testing will be...

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