NEWS

Manufacturing

Intel breaks ground on two new chip factories in Arizona

Edited by Margo Ellis

From left: Keyvan Esfarjani, Intel senior vice president, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger and Arizona Gov.

Technical

Latest version of Neles Expertune PlanTriage software offers enhancements

Edited by Margo Ellis

The latest version of Neles Expertune PlantTriage software, made available in August 2021, continually monitors and diagnoses issues, helps find the root cause, prioritizes according to economic and technical factors, and provides a complete set of analysis tools to resolve the problem at its source.
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Applications

ValvTechnologies is a leading supplier for pipeline isolation valves in South America

Edited by Margo Ellis

ValvTechnologies, manufacturer of severe service isolation valve solutions, has been selected by a major metals producer as the leading supplier for pipeline isolation valves in South America. ValvTechnolgies’ valves have been used on site for many years, showing excellent performance.
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Applications

Champlin, MN selects Mueller Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Edited by Margo Ellis

Champlin, MN has selected Mueller to replace about 8,000 residential, commercial and irrigation water meters with solid-state ultrasonic water meters and advanced metering infrastructure.
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Technical

Lightening the load of multi-material manufacturing with 3D printing

Edited by Margo Ellis

The rise of 3D printing transformed the manufacturing industry, enabling manufacturers to quickly and precisely create specialized parts for any application.
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Manufacturing

Coping with Supply Disruption and Demand Volatility

By: Barbara Donohue

Manufacturers are currently experiencing unprecedented disruption of the supply chain on both the supplier side and the customer side.

Manufacturing

House to vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill on Sept. 27

Edited by Margo Ellis

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) affirmed the chamber will vote on the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill on Sept. 27, signaling Democratic leaders are still plowing full speed ahead on their planned timeline even though the larger $3.5 trillion bill to invest in social safety net programs still faces tough hurdles, according to The Hill.

Manufacturing

Industrial production increased 0.4 percent in August

Edited by Margo Ellis

As reported by the Federal Reserve on Sept. 15, industrial production increased 0.4% in August after moving up 0.8% in July.

Applications

Texas takes top spot in U.S. energy production again

Edited by Margo Ellis

Once again, Texas is clearly the national leader in energy production, with the EIA ranking it tops in the United States for both oil and gas and electricity production, according to new data released Thursday by the federal Energy Information Administration and reported on Power Engineering on Sept. 16, 2021.

Manufacturing

U.S. ports congestion likely to extend into 2022

Edited by Margo Ellis

U.S. manufacturers, retailers and consumers have felt the impacts of supply chain issues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic amid congestion at ports, and it appears conditions won’t considerably improve any time soon, as posted in Thomas Insights on Sept. 21.