AMI CONSOLIDATOR ARCHIVE

The Manufacturing News Consolidator

AMI issues a weekly email newsletter, The AMI Consolidator, that includes the top manufacturing relevant news from around the world in a concise, easy to read format. If you would like to receive this newsletter in your mailbox, please subscribe here.

Below is the archive collection of that news categorized by Innovation, Workforce Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Other News.

Innovation News

The Great 8 of Manufacturing and Why You Need Them

Falling short in even one of these areas can impact your ability to deliver what customers want. Problems in several areas make it extremely difficult to compete against manufacturers that achieve all of them on…

Electrical Control Over Designer Quantum Materials

Exploring the properties and behaviours of strongly interacting quantum particles is one of the frontiers of modern physics. Not only are there major open problems that await solutions, some of them since decades (think high-temperature…

Sustainability of New Black+Decker Tools Powered by Eastman

Stanley Black & Decker plans to launch a line of power tools made with 50% certified recycled plastic early next year. Specialty materials provider Eastman supplies the recycled Tritan Renew copolyester used to make the…

New Flex Zero Bases with 2,700 lbs of Clamping Force

Fixtureworks, manufacturer and supplier of workholding components, introduces a new mechanical zero-point system for clamping and precision locating in a single operation. With one tightening operation on the side of the base, four-point clamping is…
Workforce Development News

Lessons from Leaders: Jeff Bezos

Amazon launched in 1995 as an online book marketplace. How did its founder Jeff Bezos successfully scale the company to become the game-changing e-commerce giant it is today? Scaling up a business is hard work.…

Tough Challenges Demand Leaders With Heart

When we planned a special report on sustainability for this issue, it was too early to know that it would follow closely on the heels of the latest — and most alarming — assessment report…

5 ways diversity and inclusion help teams perform better

High-performing teams don’t just happen. They require keen recruitment, staffing, and training strategies — all of which should focus on creating a diverse and inclusive (D&I) culture. Research shows that inclusive teams perform up to…

7 IT metrics that matter most

Metrics are essential tools that help IT leaders focus their teams and resources on important core business areas, such as transformation and operations. Yet while highly useful, metrics can also be dangerous when improperly used.…
Mergers & Acquisitions News
Other News

ABB’s FlexLoader M brings modularity to machine tending

ABB has launched a new family of modular machine-tending application cells for the metals industry aimed at maximizing flexibility and machine utilization while minimizing lost productivity caused by unforeseen production stoppages. Featuring six different versions,…

CISA Begins Program to Identify Critical Infrastructure

Speaking at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event on Friday to close out Cybersecurity Awareness Month, CISA Director Jen Easterly and Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., the ranking member of the House Homeland Security…

Product News: Quadritalia modular enclosures

AutomationDirect has added new Quadritalia modular enclosures to their selection. This new modular line adds enclosures that can be easily assembled on-site to fit any application while maintaining the required NEMA rating, they note. Quadritalia…

US Drops Tariffs on European Steel, Aluminum

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced October 31 that it would drop tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from the E.U. and replace them with a quota system to allow for some duty-free tax imports.…
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