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We welcome you back to the next edition of the QAdvantage bi-weekly newsletter. This week we are covering topics like how to improve machine shop efficiency, the importance of having the right person in inventory management roles, and some updates on the rapidly changing automotive industry.
Industry News

Slowing U.S. Business-Equipment Orders May Weigh on Growth. US orders for business equipment and spending on capital-goods dropped in May, signaling that growth might start to slow. The aerospace market in particular has seen large drops in orders. 
Sho Chandra | Bloomberg | 06.26.2017

Report: GM Alters Forecast, Predicts Sales Decline In 2017. GM slightly revised its annual projections of sales this year, and they believe they will fall short of their record sales from 2016. Slower sales may be due to high inventory levels at dealerships.
Andy Szal | | 06.28.2017

Ford Just Issued Another Recall for Over 400,000 Vehicles. The largest recall, which is for approximately 400,000 vehicles, applies to 2015-2017 transit van and bus units, which require a replacement for the driveshaft flexible coupling. All of these repairs are free of charge.
Lisa Segarra | Fortune | 06.29.2017

[VIDEO] Tesla's Model 3 Is Coming In July — Here's Everything You Need To Know. With the impending release of Tesla's latest model, here are some key bits of information.
Tech Insider | | 06.29.2017

America Can Bring Back Factories, But Few Jobs, Says McKinsey. While manufacturing is seeing large gains from the adoption of technology, workers might not see the benefits of that increased productivity. While the US is still 2nd in manufacturing gross value add, as of 2015, this indicates that US manufacturing performs very highly with regards to output versus employment. Going forward, the jobs in manufacturing will likely require higher levels of skill as well, which may make them harder to fill.
Jeanna Smialek | Bloomberg | 06.29.2017
Tough Talk: Introducing the First Fully Voice-Driven Rugged Wearable. RealWear's HMT-1 is the first fully voice-drive industrial wearable of its kind. This technology has the potential to allow for the ability to relay work instructions and remote in experts that are offsite, among other things.
John Hitch | New Equipment Digest | 06.29.2017

New approach improves ability to predict metals' reactions with water. This new computational method combines two techniques to make predictions faster, less costly, and more effective. By understanding how metals corrode, it allows for a better understanding of the type of maintenance it will need, and the types of problems that can be averted down the line. This can potentially yield large savings for companies. For heavy industrial applications requiring corrosion prevention, QAdvantage offers FERROCOTE® Corrosion Preventives for a variety of metal surfaces. 
Lindsay Wills | | 06.17.2017
Best Practices
The Ultimate Guide to Improving Machine Shop Efficiency. Machine shops today have a lot of moving parts, and a lot of these ideas and processes need to be optimized so that they work together. Whether it's keeping processes up to date, adjusting workflow, investing in maintenance, or even upgrading machine tools, there are many steps that can be taken to increase the productivity of a machine shop. For machining applications, QAdvantage offers the QUAKERCOOL® series of industrial coolants, which increase tool life and reduce long term associated costs. 
Megan Ray Nichols | American Machinist | 06.28.2017

Why Your Inventory/Purchasing Manager Should Be The Smartest Person In The Room. The risks involved with managing inventory can require a lot of skill to manage. In addition, for any company whose assets are heavily comprised of inventory, there is significant capital risk as well. 
Mark Tomalonis | Manufacturing.Net | 06.22.2017
Fire-resistant Hydraulic Fluid Test Compilation
Check out of this video from Quaker Chemical, showing tests of their QUINTOLUBRIC® series of fire resistant hydraulic fluid. This series of hydraulic fluids is noted for its high performance and its ability to improve safety due to its self extinguishing properties.
Quaker Chemical | Youtube | 04.03.2014
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