Weekly Wrap Up for September 30, 2022

The International Manufacturing Technology Show, the largest and longest-running industry trade show in the Western Hemisphere. Host Harry Moser was one of the over 86,000 people on hand and gives us his recap of the show.

Clothing Manufacturer Triples Production Capacity with Autonomous Mobile Robots

If you don’t bolt conveyor belts to the floor and instead let autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) handle material transport, you might have a lot more room in your plant to manufacture product. (Read More)


ISOISO Certification: The Pros, Cons, and Looking Ahead

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certification is not new. Many manufacturers endure the rigor of registration because global customers require the certification to conduct business. The rigor is not imagined. ISO certification requires training to implement successfully, and it is expensive to establish quality management systems (QMS). ISO certification, no matter how automated, requires heavy emphasis on documentation and the time to achieve certification is lengthy. (Read More)

machine tool ordersUS Cutting Tool Orders Totaled $173.2 Million in July 2022, Bringing Year-to-Date Total to 7.7% Over 2021

July 2022 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $173.2 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was down 1.5% from June’s $175.9 million and up 6.7% when compared with the $162.3 million reported for July 2021. With a year-to-date total of $1.2 billion, 2022 is up 7.7% when compared to the same time period in 2021. (Read More)

Kara Branch is an engineer who has always been the only Black woman on all the teams she’s ever worked on and has experienced many challenges as a result. When one of her daughters decided she also wanted to pursue a career in engineering, Kara decided she wanted better for the next generation and so she founded the Black Girls Do Engineer Corporation. Today she joins us to tell us more about the fantastic work she is doing. Kara only founded the 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2019 and has she already helped a young Black woman establish a career for herself in STEM. The organization’s goals are to provide access, awareness, and advocate for two million Black American girls to pursue STEM careers by the year 2050 and it is well on its way to achieving this goal. In addition to the first chapter in Houston, Texas, more chapters are now opening up in Los Angeles and New Orleans. Tuning in you’ll discover how the Black Girls Do Engineer Corporation is developing young women in all areas of STEM. To hear all about Kara Branch, the fantastic organization she started, how it is transforming lives, and how you can help, tune in today!

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