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June 26, 2019

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Looking for Roadtrip Ideas? Consider a Factory Tour
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Looking for Roadtrip Ideas? Consider a Factory Tour
The TV show The List recently featured three factory open-to-the-public tours: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, the Ford Rouge plant in Dearborn, MI, and the Louisville Slugger factory in Louisville, KY.  Check it out.





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Government Program Enables Metal Former to Stay Strong
Even if your company doesn't need it now, funding gained through the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms centers is worth investigating as Muncie, IN-based Mursix, maker of custom-engineered products, learned.

United Technologies, Raytheon Agree to $121-Billion Merger
United Technologies Corp. announced that it has agreed to buy Raytheon Co., creating a $121-billion company, the largest-ever aerospace and defense merger.

Largest WiM Conference Coming to Denver
Women in Manufacturing (WiM) has announced its ninth annual SUMMIT at the Hilton Denver City Center in Denver, CO, September 9-11, 2019. Expected to be WiM’s largest SUMMIT with an estimated 500 attendees expected, the event features tours of manufacturing facilities, keynote presentations, professional development sessions, roundtable discussions and networking events.


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Lantek Collaborates With Spanish Research Center
Lantek, a Spain-based provider of manufacturing software systems with operations in Mason, OH, has announced a collaborative agreement with the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) in Spain.

Plan Now: Conferences Explore Additive Manufacturing
As more metalformers and fabricators test the waters, with some going all-in, on additive manufacturing (AM) for metal and nonmetal part, tool and workholding applications, MetalFormings sister publication, 3D Metal Printing magazine, offers info-packed conferences exploring AM and its capabilities. Next up: 3D Metal Printing Experience and Tech Tour, August 6-7 in Novi, MI. This event enables attendees to interact with industry experts, learn about the latest technology developments and hear case-study applications. They also will participate in exclusive plant tours of Ford’s Advanced Manufacturing Center and Linear AMS, witnessing 3D metal printing machines in action.

GE Considers AM for Wind Turbines
While GE Additive continues to innovate in the medical and aerospace segments, it may soon add renewable energy to its accomplishments, according to a company executive.

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