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Osram Sylvania Opens Company's First US-Based LED Module Production Line

PRESS RELEASE--Osram Sylvania


Osram Sylvania has expanded the Hillsboro manufacturing capabilities by adding the first advanced Surface Mount Technology (SMT) production line for manufacturing LED modules in the plant. Osram as the automotive lighting leader is pushing the transition to LED systems by investing in R&D and production capacities, infrastructure and talent to support the technology migration. Full Article

SAP: Auto Industry Needs to Shift to ‘Smart Data’

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


The auto industry needs to better analyze the data it can access from vehicles, representatives of German software maker SAP SE said today. Full Article

August Manufacturing Technology Orders Slide: AMT

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


US manufacturing technology orders slid, the Association for Manufacturing Technology said today, another sign of a slowing manufacturing sector. Such orders totaled $285.92 million in August, down 10% from July. Full Article

Trade Group: Robots to Boost US Manufacturing Jobs

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


An automation trade group says adding industrial robots to factories will boost manufacturing employment. “Robots certainly aren’t job killers but job creators,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of the Association for Advancing Automation. Full Article

Panel: Industry, Regulatory Barriers May Hold Back Medical 3D Printing

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Industry and regulatory inertia may hold back widespread adoption of medical 3D printing, panel members at the Rapid Canada conference said today. Full Article

US Manufacturing Barely Grows in September

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


US manufacturing barely grew in September as the country’s industrial economy struggled to stay above water. Full Article

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