Many industries are already using direct digital manufacturing (DDM) to produce end-use production parts, parts with complex geometries, and short-run production.
Reducing unwanted downtime, streamlining processes, and improving storage hassles often can be eliminated through the implementation and proper use of a reliable automated solution. Condiments, dipping sauces, syrups, and salad dressings are essential to the restaurant experience.
Times have been tough for everyone, including the information technology industry. Sybase CEO John Chen and SAP CEO Bill McDermott recently discussed the past, present, and future state of the information technology industry. According to McDermott, there might be a slowdown in the general macroeconomic environment, but the IT industry will overcome it and return to pre-recession form .
Companies are turning part nonconformance into a strategic advantage through supplier collaboration and communication, effective workflow for short-term corrective actions, cause analysis, tracking, auditing, and SRM integration. Every manufacturer deals with shipments of nonconforming parts (also known as “part deviation”) from suppliers.
NEW YORK (AP) — The seemingly recession-proof smart phone is suffering from a side effect of the rough economy: Manufacturers simply can't build enough of the gadgets because chip-makers that rolled back production last year are now scrambling to play catch-up. The chip shortage means Apple Inc.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Defense contractor ITT Corp. said Friday it received a contract worth up to $260 million to produce enhanced night-vision goggles for the U.S. Army. The company already has provided the Army with more than 2,400 goggles. With the current contract, it will provide another 6,500.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. is bidding $1.5 billion for data storage provider 3Par Inc., just a week after rival Dell Inc. agreed to acquire the company for $1.13 billion. HP and Dell have been looking to expand beyond personal computers over the past few years in a search for bigger profits.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment fell in fewer states in July than in the previous three months, a sign that the pace of job growth has slowed. The jobless rate dropped in 18 states and Washington, D.C. last month, the Labor Department said Friday. It rose in 14 states and stayed the same in 18.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Now that Mark Hurd is out as CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's biggest technology company is trying to prove to Wall Street that it can thrive under the sweeping changes he set in motion. Its numbers for the May-July quarter -- the last full quarter under Hurd -- were solid.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The chief executive of a leading Taiwanese LCD screen maker has been barred from leaving the U.S. during a U.S. Justice Department probe into alleged price-fixing, the company said. Hsinchu-based AU Optronics Corp. said in a statement filed Saturday with Taiwan's Stock Exchange that a U.
A quality enterprise resource planning solution can offer a manufacturer a powerful, end-to-end value-chain solution to manage key infrastructure and support its manufacturing and business needs. Located in Irwin, Pennsylvania, Precision Defense Services (PDS) is a leading manufacturer of high quality precision machined parts for both the military and commercial marketplaces.
One South Carolina-based plant has combined the roles of programmer, machinist, and quality control engineer into one position. Adex Machining Technologies has taken a high-tech approach to manufacturing, where employees spend as much time in the office as they do in the plant. Meet the new "blue collar" workers.
Omron Scientific Technologies (Fremont, CA) introduces the G9SP programmable safety controllers for a variety of applications. Three base models with a range of I/O options and four types of expansion I/O units are available for hard-wired diagnosis or standard signals.
NEW YORK (AP) — A private research group said its gauge of future economic activity edged up in July, suggesting growth will be sluggish for the rest of the year. The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading economic indicators rose 0.1 percent last month after dropping 0.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Layoffs are back, and that's bad news for the fragile economic recovery. New applications for unemployment benefits hit a nine-month high last week — a spike that suggests private employers may shed jobs this month for the first time this year. Workers are losing construction jobs in Georgia and manufacturing jobs in Indiana.