Industrial News & Views At-A-Glance

Aquest Dust Control SystemAquest Corporation with offices in Maine and Connecticut goes the extra mile for their clients. Not only do they design systems for factory air quality, they also offer around-the-clock service as well. They pride themselves on designing heavy-duty systems, but if their system breaks, they fix it!

Their systems may include such products as; dust collectors, paint and blast booths, oil mist collectors, wet dust collectors, high vac source extraction, gas phase scrubbers, ambient air cleaners, controlled air booths and more, depending on your requirement. Equipment is all top quality, brand recognizable and reliable. To learn more visit or call 1-860-749-3938 in Connecticut or 1-207-653-0871 in Maine.

Doug Rose of Aero GearDoug Rose of Aero Gear in Windsor, CT supplies jet engines to Pratt & Whitney. Journal Inquirer of Connecticut sat down and interviewed Doug to learn more about how and why he started his business, his view on technology changes and the Connecticut business environment. The interview also reveals personal information about 61 year old Rose as well. It’s an interesting read:

Markit PMIThe August Markit Flash US Manufacturing PMI came in below market expectations but still signals an improved performance of factories in the third quarter compared to the first half of the year.

Although exports grew at the fastest rate for almost two years, subdued domestic demand acted as a drag on order book growth. The hiring trend also slowed as firms grew cautious about the outlook and inflationary pressures cooled. Read full article:

Airex Corporation has finaliAirex Motorszed a distribution agreement with PRESTOSOLUTION to sell and integrate Airex’s innovative range of ironless Linear Motors in South Korea. Complementing PRESTOSOLUTION’s expertise in motion system design and integration, the Airex products include patented and distinctive characteristics that enable the high level of dynamic performance required in demanding motion control applications such as flat panel display manufacture, semiconductor manufacture, imaging and photonics, aerospace and undersea, medical, life sciences, and military equipment.

Airex ironless “zero cogging” Linear Motors boast the highest motor constant in any similar volume of motor for industry-best response and settle times as well as exceptional control characteristics. Airex products are an ideal complement to PRESTOSOLUTION’s range of servo drives and motion controls at a very cost-competitive choice for precision positioning, in which smooth motion combined with rapid move and settle times are prerequisites for high-throughput production machinery and test equipment applications. Learn more about Airex products at or call 1-603-841-2040.

Bioprinted EarTalk to anyone on the front lines of bioprinting and you’re sure to hear about issues with vascularization.

“Everyone agrees that you will never have a fully functioning organ come off a bioprinter without vascularization,” said Lauralyn McDaniel, industry manager for medical device manufacturing at SME (Dearborn, MI).

But vascularized skin is on the horizon: Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has bioprinted skin in pre-clinical studies that shows vascularization.

“In animal studies, the printed skin healed and remained stable over time,” John Jackson, associate professor of regenerative medicine at Wake Forest, said. The longest life for his bioprinted skin: 2 months.” Read full article:

Stratasys 3DStratasys, a provider of 3D printing solutions, has introduced several next-generation technologies as part of its SHAPING WHAT’S NEXT vision for manufacturing. According to the company, Stratasys’ industrial FDM 3D printing expertise is designed to respond to the needs of customers’ most challenging applications, addressing manufacturers’ needs to rapidly produce strong parts ranging in size from an automobile armrest to an entire aircraft interior panel.

Among the technology is the Infinite-Build 3D Demonstrator , which is designed to address the requirements of aerospace and automotive for large, lightweight, thermoplastic parts with repeatable mechanical properties. In addition to partnering with Boeing, Ford and Stratasys will work together to test and develop new application for automotive-grade 3D-printed materials. Read the full article here:

Hoyt Electrical InstruHoyt Metersment Works was established in 1904 by Dr. Hoyt, an engineer and inventor who built and designed six electric and five steam cars. A car enthusiast, Dr. Hoyt also owned the first automobile in New Hampshire and was one of the founders of the New Hampshire Automobile Club in 1900.

While the car manufacturing never took off for Dr. Hoyt, electrical metering competitors offered Hoyt a substantial amount of money to sell his company and his line of direct reading meters. Dr. Hoyt decided this must be a growing industry and decided to compete, establishing Hoyt Electrical Instrument Works, Inc. in 1904. Read the full story here: .

Carr Tool Company, Inc.Carr Tool of Londonderry, NH produces both high and low volume machined components and assemblies that meet the highest standards for quality control. Their unique approach to inspect directly from their customers’ files or models that are imported directly into their coordinate measuring machine guarantees accuracy to the model while reducing or eliminating the need for detailed blueprints. To learn more, visit or call 603-669-0177.

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: