COVID: Spurs for Food Manufacturing Facilities

Food Manufacturing

By Thomas R. Cutler This article on food manufacturing originally appeared in this month’s issue of Manufacturing Outlook. If you are interested in reading more articles like this, Click Here or visit to read the entire issue and receive a limited-time FREE SUBSCRIPTION. Regardless of the state of COVID or perhaps because of the …

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How Much Is That Robot Dog In The Window? About $75,000

Recent advances in robotics and artificial intelligence have made a huge impact on industries of all kinds. Now, Boston Dynamics is providing the opportunity to own the latest, and arguably strangest looking, robot technology. Spot, Boston Dynamics’ robotic dog can be yours for the low price of just $74,500. The company says it has already …

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Boeing to Consolidate Dreamline Production in South Carolina after Demand Drops

The demand for air travel still remains low as airliners and aircraft manufacturers prepare for the fourth quarter. As such, the lack of orders is causing those like Boeing to take some cost-cutting measures. Among those is their plan to consolidate production of their 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Back in July, the company said that it …

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Ex-Im Bank approves financing for sale of American-made helicopters for use in Colombia’s offshore oil and gas industry

Washington – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has approved a $22.4 million loan guarantee to finance the export of U.S.-made AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters to North Pole Investments in Panama for leasing and use in Colombia’s offshore oil and gas industry. The lender is Apple Bank for Savings of New York, N.Y. …

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20,000 3D Printed Parts Are Currently Used on Boeing Aircraft as Patent Filing Reveals Further Plans

Two quick ways to gauge the growth of additive manufacturing within our society are to look at the number of related patent filings, as well as the number of fortune 500 companies who are putting the technology to use. The number of patent applications related to 3D printing has soared over the past decade by …

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