Industrial News & Views At-A-Glance


The sixth annual Women in Manufacturing (WiM) SUMMIT will be takWomen in Manufacturing Summiting place this September 19-21, 2016 in Nashville Tennessee. Hundreds of women are expected to attend this one-of-a-kind conference designed to support, promote and inspire women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry.

Registration is currently open on the WiM website – read the full article here:

The latest CBI monthly Industrial Trends Survey (a UK survey firm)CBI Survey of 505 firms found that export order books reached a two-year high. This data suggests that the depreciation of sterling since the end of last year may be feeding on stronger overseas demand. Less than one-third of the 17 manufacturing sub-sectors reported export orders at below normal levels while chemical manufacturers accounted for just over half the improvement in export orders.

Total order books were largely unchanged but remained comfortably above the long-run average. Read the full article here:

Ashby Cross HTC machineAbrasive material presents a challenge for production processes. With a typical Double Acting dispensing system, the abrasive material creates potential wear problems. With a typical Single Acting dispensing system, there is a recharge cycle during which there is no flow which causes an interruption in the production process.

Ashby Cross of Newburyport, MA has designed a unique HTC machine that combines the action of both the double acting and single acting systems thus reducing component wear and providing a continuous flow without the recharge cycle. To learn more visit: or call: 1-978-463-0202.