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The Machinery Journal 10

Curated on April 29, 2017

A Weekly Roundup Of Recent Economic Highlights And Other Interesting News Items Selected From Roger Meyers and Machinery2Go Social Media Feeds.

We hope you find something of value in these recent articles. — Roger Meyers

Chicago PMI Rose to 58.3 in April

Kansas City Fed: Regional Manufacturing Activity Cooled in April

April Chemical Activity Barometer Up 0.4% From March; Up 5.6% Y-O-Y

Richmond Fed: Regional Manufacturing Activity Expanded Again in April

Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey: Factory Activity Increased for 10th Consecutive Month in April

Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Confidence Eases in April

Philadelphia Fed Factory Gauge Slides Again From 33-Year High, But Remains Elevated

U.S. Durable Goods Orders Rose in March to Mark 3rd Gain in a Row

Used Truck Market Dipped in March

March Japanese Machine Tool Orders Up 28.3% From February; Up 22.8% Y-O-Y

March Equipment Lease Finance Volume Up 51% From February; Up 10% Y-O-Y

March Global Crude Steel Production Up 4.6% Y-O-Y

Chicago Fed National Activity Index Declined in March

Existing Home Sales Spike to 10-Year High in March

U.S. Steel & Aluminum Service Center Shipments Increased Substantially in March

Here are some other recent items we found interesting:

Student-Run Manufacturing Business to Host Open House May 3

Trump Launches Investigation Into Whether Aluminum Imports Compromised National Security

Caterpillar Posts 3.8% Revenue Hike in 1st Quarter

L.A. County Home Prices Reach Highest Level in Almost 10 Years

2017 Natural Gas Fueled Class 8 Truck Sales Off to Booming Start

Here’s Why Chinese Money is Pouring Into Temecula’s Wine Region

Want a Good Manufacturing Job? You Need Computer and Programming Skills Now

SPECIAL FOCUS 3D Printers aka Additive Manufacturing Equipment

This week we learned more about 3D Printers. Here are a few good articles:

UK Hospital Saves as much as £20,000 [Approx. $25,900] Per Surgery With Help of 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing a Large Component with a Small Work Envelope

3D Printing Cost Savings: Low Hanging Fruit — Always Critical, Never Obvious

Boeing Dreamliner Cost to Drop $2 to $3 Million Per Plane From 3D Printed Titanium

Metal Additive Manufacturing Keeps Legend Flying

About Roger Meyers

Roger Meyers has nearly 30 years of experience in the used equipment field, where he has purchased, sold, liquidated and appraised a diverse range of conventional and state-of-the-art industrial machinery. His experience includes projects involving Alcoa, Allied-Signal, General Electric, General Motors, ITT, JBL, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Schlumberger, U.S. Dept. of Defense, U.S. Dept. of Energy, the San Francisco U.S. Mint and Varco Oil Tools, among many others.

About Machinery2Go

We help businesses unlock the cash value in their surplus equipment. From one machine to complete plants, we assist companies that wish to convert non-productive assets into working capital.

We also search for used machinery, arrange liquidations and perform appraisals. Feel free to contact us whenever you have trade-ins or idle equipment available. We have representatives throughout the USA.

Contact: Roger Meyers, Machinery2Go, Los Angeles

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