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Trade War Unleashes C-Suite Chaos: ‘How Do You Plan?’

“Uncertainty is the enemy of investment,” said Columbia Sportswear Co. general counsel Peter Bragdon.

Protolabs Grows Digital Manufacturing Footprint, Celebrates Two Decades of Expansion

In May digital manufacturer Protolabs celebrated its 20-year anniversary with the grand opening of its eighth manufacturing facility in the United States, and 12th globally.

SLM Solutions opens new China center

3D printing company SLM Solutions has opened new office facilities at its head office in Shanghai, China.

3D printing company SLM Solutions has opened new office facilities and an application center at its head office in Shanghai, China.

The new facility has four selective laser melting machines installed, one SLM 125, two SLM 280, and one SLM 500 system. The application center also includes post-processing capabilities, a metallurgical lab and examples of powder storage and operation. It also features expanded capacity for calibration equipment and spare part storage, the company said.

‘China is a growth market for us as the manufacturing sector is continuing to transform with industrial selective laser melting applications,’ said Meddah Hadjar, CEO.

This story uses material from SLM Solutions, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier. 

Solvay forms AM partnership

Solvay has announced an agreement with polymer 3D printing company Stratasys to develop additive manufacturing (AM) filaments for use in Stratasys’ 3D printers.

The AM filament will reportedly be based on Solvay’s Radel polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) polymer and will meet FAR 25.853 compliance requirements for use in aerospace applications.  Both companies aim to commercialize the filament in 2020.

Radel PPSU grades are suitable for use in aircraft cabin interior components and are compliant with all commercial and regulatory requirements for flammability, smoke density, heat release, and toxic gas emissions, the company said.

‘The combination of Solvay’s materials’ selection and expertise with Stratasys’ high quality, repeatable 3D printing capabilities will open up new possibilities for additive manufacturing in more of the industries that we serve today for ‘traditional’ manufacturing,’ said Christophe Schramm, business manager at Solvay.

This story uses material from Solvay, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier. 

UAW-Ford Center to Train Hourly Workers in Advanced Manufacturing

Skilled trades training, including 3D printers, collaborative robots, vision systems, drones will be taught at the new center.

China Won't Sit Back and Take a Beating

There’s no question that President Xi sees these attacks on Huawei as a slap in the face.

Automakers' Job Cuts Are at 38,000 and Counting

From China to the U.K., Germany, Canada and the U.S., companies have announced at least 38,000 job cuts in the past six months.

US Firms Rethink China Presence Due to Trade War: Survey

The American Chamber of Commerce found that nearly half of U.S. businesses in Chain have experienced non-tariff retaliatory measures in China since last year.

Carriers Drop Huawei Phones as US Crackdown Crimps Plans

Carriers in Japan, Taiwan and Britain stopped taking early orders for newer smartphone models from Huawei on Wednesday.

Chevron Offering Electric Car Charging at Stations

While Chevron’s focus clearly remains on oil and gas, it’s following a trend of sorts in the industry as the price of battery-fueled cars shrinks.

Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Opens at Army Center

The Center of Excellence for Advanced and Additive Manufacturing at the Rock Island Arsenal will help deliver readiness by ensuring soldiers have the equipment and repair parts they need when and where they need them.

Marvell to Buy Former IBM Chip-Design Unit for $650 Million Cash

Marvell will get about 800 engineers focused on application specific integrated circuits, or ASICs, a type of semiconductor that is growing in importance as companies work to handle a rising flood of data.

Why We Need the Tariffs

Making a trade agreement with China without enforceable penalties for cheating is a long-term ticket to economic oblivion.

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