The Future of Advanced Automation in Precision Machining
The Future of Advanced Automation in Precision Machining
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Industry Crib Sheet: Industrial Production Has Best Quarter in 3 Years

U.S. industrial production in December rose by 0.3 percent, closing out 2013 with five straight... More >>
Many Companies Ill-Prepared for Compliance with Conflict Minerals Regulation

With just four short months left before publicly traded electronics component manufacturers doing bu... More >>
Industry Crib Sheet: Trade Deficit Narrows Again, but Gap with China On Pace to Be Biggest Ever

The national unemployment rate dropped another 0.3 percent to 6.7 percent in December, but the U.S. ... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: December PMI Shows Another Month of Manufacturing Expansion

The manufacturing sector continues to look rosy according to the Institute for Supply Management&rsq... More >>
Saudis Say, “If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Frack ‘Em”

It’s not that Saudi Arabia has the world’s largest reserves of oil or gas; the United St... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: U.S. Industrial Production Surges in November

U.S. industrial production surged by 1.1 percent in November, the biggest gain in exactly a year, ac... More >>
Ethanol Corn Growers Get Earful from AP Exposé; Will Obama Relent on RFS?

“The ethanol era has proven far more damaging to the environment than politicians promised and... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: U.S. Keeps Adding Jobs, While Unemployment Rate Drops

The U.S. economy added 203,000 jobs in November, above economists’ expectations, while the nat... More >>
Is Perovskite the Future of Solar Cells?

Are simpler, cheaper solar cells on the way? Work being done to improve solar cell efficiency using ... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: ISM Manufacturing Index Hits Two-Year High

U.S. manufacturing gained momentum in November, according to data released today by the Institute fo... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Autos and Aerospace to Boost Industrial Fastener Market

U.S. demand for industrial fasteners is forecast to increase 4.3 percent per year to $14.8 billion i... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Trade Deficit Spikes on Increased Purchases from China

The nation’s trade imbalance widened more than expected in September, exacerbated by a $30.5 b... More >>
Scientists Debate Whether Carbon Capture Could Cause Earthquakes

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is designed to help coal plants and other installations reduce the ... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Industrial Building Construction Set for Tepid Growth

Industrial building construction will continue to experience grow over the next five years, despite ... More >>
Mining Equipment Industry Digs Deep for Efficiency

The economic news has been a mixed bag in recent years for American mining equipment manufacturers a... More >>
U.S. Senate Launches Manufacturing Jobs Initiative

Called the Manufacturing Jobs for America Initiative, the effort packages 40 bills, ranging from the... More >>
How EPA Regulations Could Ultimately Help Oil and Coal Industries

Could the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new regulations actually increase oil depend... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Tire Manufacturing Hits Higher Gear

Pent-up demand for tires will boost sales growth over the next five years, according to an updated r... More >>
When Fuel Costs and the Deficit Collide, a Moderate View Emerges

A report from the politically conservative American Enterprise Institute (AEI) takes a refreshi... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Economic Growth Tempered by Shutdown

Anecdotal evidence indicates that American manufacturing grew modestly last month, the Federal Reser... More >>
Does Norway’s Dropped CCS Project Spell Doom for Carbon Capture?

Norway once trumpeted its ambitious project to capture carbon dioxide at a large utility plant as a ... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: MAPI Business Outlook Reaches Highest Level Since 2011

Manufacturing appears headed for an upswing over the next three to six months, according to the Manu... More >>
Study: Solar and Wind Worth Cycling Costs, if Only Cycling Costs Are Considered

A recent study produced by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finds that if you consider certain fa... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Hiring Falls Short in September

The slump in job growth continued last month, according to a report from payroll processor ADP. Econ... More >>
Oil and Gas Industries Lead the Way in CO2 Reduction

U.S. carbon dioxide emissions are at their lowest levels in 20 years — thanks to the oil and g... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Private Manufacturing Sales Slow Down Sharply

Sales for privately held manufacturing businesses fell drastically this year, according to prelimina... More >>
Can Carbon Capture Technology Save America’s Coal Power?

The Wall Street Journal reported recently that the Obama administration’s new Enviro... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Bleak Outlook for Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment

Global semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending will sink 8.5 percent in 2013 to $34.6 billion... More >>
‘Cleanest Coal Plants Ever’ Coming to Minnesota

Boasting about the cleanest coal-fired power plant seems comparable to feeling good about devouring ... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Midsized Manufacturers Expect Continued Revenue Gains This Year

Midsize manufactures are optimistic about revenues and employment for the rest of the year, accordin... More >>
Natural Gas Powering More Non-Road Engines

How much power does a natural gas engine have? According to Fred Stow, director of sales for Waukesh... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Fracking to Create 515,000 Manufacturing Jobs by 2025

A report from IHS Consulting claims that unconventional oil and gas technologies, includin... More >>
Selective Laser Sintering Patent Expiration Will Not Be a Game Changer
Selective Laser Sintering Patent Expiration Will Not Be a Game Changer
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EVs Are a Key Element of a Smart City

When we talk about sustainability, it’s important to talk about cities. Right now, half the pe... More >>
Recycling Frack Water Is an Industry Priority

Oil companies now have access to technology that enables them to recycle water used for hydraulic fr... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Despite a Rise, Household Income Lags in the U.S.

A new study reveals that American median income rose over the past two years. Yet household buying p... More >>
Rare Earths and Other Chemicals Damaging the Environmental Value of Renewables

The old adage about how you don’t want to see how laws or sausage is made applies to so-called... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Small Business Optimism Up Slightly in July

The National Federation of Independent Business’s (NFIB) latest small business optimism index ... More >>
Wind Power’s ‘Record Growth’ Blows Across U.S.

According to recent reports released by The U.S. Energy Department, there’s been “r... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Global Industrial Automation Equipment to Spike This Year

A global manufacturing recovery will boost worldwide sales of industrial automation equipment (IAE) ... More >>
Gain career advantage by showing you can speak “user”
A big part of success as an engineer is being able to communicate your insights to non-engineers -- ...
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No More Spills? New Technology Could Transform the Pipeline Sector
New technology will help pigs do their jobs better.
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Is the Building of Renewable Energy Sites on Contaminated Land a Win-Wind?

What to do with contaminated land sites is a thorny problem. It is difficult and expensive to clean ... More >>
Petroleum Industry Struggles with Water Impacts Throughout the Product Lifecycle

In studying the water and wastewater management practices of industries and manufacturers over the p... More >>
BP Unveils New Report Detailing the State of the World’s Energy

The BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2013 was released recently, and provides an exce... More >>
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: GM and Ford Post Strong Earnings

Second-quarter earnings were up for two of the Big Three U.S. automakers, beating expectations. Stro... More >>
Securing Your Engineering Design IP
Manufactures consider big data approach to preventing theft
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Industrial Processes Call for Customized Approaches to Wastewater

Water is a mission-critical resource for industrial firms, and wastewater treatment makes up an impo... More >>

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