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FABTECH 2014: Google Pitches the Benefits of the Cloud to Manufacturers

Senior Editor Bill Koenig

11/12/2014

Silicon Valley, meet Main Street. Google Inc., which has the world’s biggest search engine, is using this week’s Fabtech conference to reach engineers and small- to medium-sized companies to pitch the benefits of its cloud-based computer services. Full Article

HOUSTEX 2015: SPRING Technologies Demonstrating WYSIWYC®



Press Release - SPRING Technologies

12/18/2014

SPRING Technologies, developer of software solutions that enable manufacturers to optimize their CNC machines, is exhibiting in booth 468 at Houstex from February 24 – 26, 2015. SPRING’s exhibit will highlight the latest features, benefits, and applications of company’s flagship simulation software, NCSIMUL Machine and NCSIMUL Player 9.2. Full Article

FABTECH 2014: Google, PwC Urge Manufacturers to Be Disruptors, Not the Disrupted



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

11/13/2014


ATLANTA – Google Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers urged manufacturers at the Fabtech show in Atlanta to use cloud-based computer services to improve efficiency and tap into the knowhow of their employees. “What can we do so the people in this room are disruptors, not disrupted?” Mike Burak, a global tax services partner for PwC, said at the show’s final keynote address on Nov. 13. Full Article

FABTECH 2014: Wal-Mart Sees ‘Progress’ to Boost US Purchasing



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

11/11/2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is “seeing progress” in its plans to boost purchasing of US-made products by $250 billion over 10 years, an executive said at Fabtech in Atlanta.“We made a 10-year commitment because we knew it wouldn’t happen overnight,” Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart’s vice president of US manufacturing, said at Fabtech’s keynote address. Full Article

FABTECH 2014: Trumpf Executive Says a `Re-Thinking’ Needed to Bring Manufacturing Back to US



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

11/12/2014

Bringing manufacturing back to the United States will require a “re-thinking,” the head of Trumpf GmbH’s North American unit said at Fabtech in Atlanta on Wednesday.“There has to be a re-thinking as we bring production back to America,” Peter Hoecklin, president and chief executive of Trumpf Inc., said at a press conference. Full Article

GF Machining Solutions, GF Piping Systems Share New Irvine, CA, Facility



Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

10/15/2014

Georg Fischer is a Swiss-based global company with 14,000 employees in three business units serving global industries involved in water and gas transport (GF Piping Systems), precision parts manufacturing (GF Machining Solutions), and automotive safety and efficiency (GF Automotive).In early October, two of the three business units GF Machining Solutions and GF Piping Systems, celebrated the dedication of their new 105,000 ft2 joint facility in Irvine, California, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and an open house. Full Article

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