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Universal Hydraulic Toolholder

May 21, 2012 1:45 pm | by Schunk Manufacturing Business Technology Product Releases | Comments

Hydraulic expansion toolholders can safely transfer torques of up to 520 Nm (384 ft-lbs) at a 20 mm clamping diameter and are perfectly suited for high volume cutting.

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Pinnacle Oil Finds Fully-Integrated Software Solution In DEACOM

May 21, 2012 11:57 am | News | Comments

Deacom, Inc. recently announced that Pinnacle Oil Holdings, LLC, an independent lubricant manufacturer and packager based out of Indianapolis, IN, has licensed the DEACOM Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software System to manage its business operations.

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas Partners With aPriori, Inc.

May 21, 2012 11:50 am | News | Comments

aPriori, a provider of product cost management software solutions, recently announced that ThyssenKrupp Elevator, one of the world’s leading elevator companies has deployed its software platform to effectively attack product costs earlier in the product lifecycle.

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Eaton Corp. Buys Cooper Industries For $11.46B

May 21, 2012 10:19 am | News | Comments

The deal will see Eaton and Cooper combine to form a new company, likely to be called Eaton Global Corp. PLC.

Transferred GM Workers Adjust To Life In Lansing

May 21, 2012 10:17 am | by Lindsay Vanhulle, East Lansing Journal | News | Comments

About 560 GM employees are full-time workers at a Michigan assembly plant and part-time family members at home in Tennessee.

Mitsubishi Electric Prez Apologizes For Bill-Padding Scandal

May 21, 2012 10:13 am | News | Comments

The company has been cooperating with an investigation by its customers but declined to reveal details about its own probe.

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Google Gets China OK For Motorola Deal

May 21, 2012 10:11 am | News | Comments

But China insists Google's Android operating system for mobile devices remain available to all at no cost for the next five years.

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World's First Electric Car Network Makes Debut Test

May 21, 2012 10:08 am | by Amy Teibel, Associated Press | News | Comments

After more than $400 million in outlays and months behind schedule, dozens of electric cars have hit the road in Israel.

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GM: Super Bowl Ads Not Worth The Expense

May 21, 2012 10:06 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The Detroit automaker said Friday that it won't be advertising on the Feb. 3 spectacle because of a steep price hike demanded by CBS, the network broadcasting the game.

Google's Self-Driving Car Takes On Traffic

May 21, 2012 9:26 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Google's self-driving car responds reasonably well in real-life traffic situations around Washington, D.C.

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Picking Glass Out Of My Eyes

May 21, 2012 9:15 am | by David Mantey, Editor, Product Design & Development | Blogs | Comments

Is anyone else concerned about the technologies that have metaphorically blinded us to the world? Google, always the innovator, has rendered the metaphor obsolete and plans to actually blind you to the world.

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USMTO: March Manufacturing Technology Orders Rise

May 21, 2012 9:05 am | Articles | Comments

March U.S. manufacturing technology orders were up 11.3 percent from February but down 1.4 percent when compared with the total of $502.89 million reported for March 2011.

Cheaper Gas Not Enough To Boost Summer Driving

May 18, 2012 9:50 am | by Chris Kahn and Samantha Bomkamp, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Those who do travel won't feel free to splurge. The bulk of road trippers, experts say, will take shorter trips . . .

Europe Woes Keep Markets On Edge

May 18, 2012 9:48 am | by Carlo Piovano, Associated Press | News | Comments

Worries over Spain were reignited in the past two weeks by the prospect that Greece might leave the 17-country euro union . . .

New Japan Auto Chief Promises To Keep Production

May 18, 2012 9:45 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyoda said that production, technological innovation and suppliers must be kept in Japan, to prevent a "hollowing out" of Japan Inc. . . .

Say Thanks With An iPad, $500, & A 283-Piece Tool Chest

May 18, 2012 9:44 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO | News | Comments

 Got the best plant maintenance folks around? Check out IMPO’s Maintenance Professional of the Year contest for lots of cool prizes… 

U.S. Economy Picks Up After Early Spring Slump

May 18, 2012 9:42 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Single-family home construction is now 39 percent higher than its recession low, and developers are also anticipating more sales . . .

Boeing: More Defense Business Coming From Overseas

May 18, 2012 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing said about 17 percent of Boeing's defense revenue came from overseas in 2010. That grew to 24 percent last year, and could hit 30 percent . . .

The Town That Jobs Forgot

May 16, 2012 3:25 pm | by MSNBC | Videos | Comments

Millen is a small community in rural Georgia, and it's a place that was hit quite hard by the Great Recession. Simply stated, it's the town that jobs forgot.

The $200K Autonomous Robot

May 16, 2012 3:14 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

The Wave Glider ocean robot, made by California startup Liquid Robotics, can help monitor ocean temperatures, weather and even detect oil spills. They're not cheap autonomous sensors though, as they cost upwards of $200,000.

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