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GE Plant Tour: Shaping the Factory of the Future

Nearly 100 members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council gathered in Greenville, South Carolina last week to see first-hand how General Electric’s 1.5-million square foot heavy duty gas turbine factory is embracing digitization.
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It’s Time to Put the EXIM Bank Back in Business

An important step in reviving the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), idled since July when its authority to do business expired, was taken yesterday when the House of Representatives employed a little-used legislative technique to re-sta…
An important step in reviving the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), idled since July when its authority to do business expired, was taken yesterday when the Hou… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/its-time-put-exim-bank-back-business/

U.S. Launches New Photonics Manufacturing Innovation Institute with 124 Partners

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced the formation of a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute focusing on the development of advanced Integrated Photonics technologies. Photonics allow the use of light particles to carry information and images to…
Popular Discussions The U.S. Department of Defense has announced the formation of a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute focusing on the development of advanced Integrated Pho… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/us-launches-new-photonics-manufacturing-innovation-institute-124-partners/

GE Pumps $100 Million into Research and Manufacturing in Saudi Arabia

GE has announced a further investment of $100 million to increase gas turbine production and expand its Innovation Center in Saudi Arabia. The new research programs are mostly aimed at ways to increase energy efficiency and sustainability and involve a nu…
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GE, Local Motors to Cooperate on Crowd Sourcing

Industrial giant General Electric this week inched further into the crowd sourcing innovation space through a new partnership with Local Motors, a leader in co-creation and micro manufacturing.
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Cluster Theory

Back in the late 1990s, Harvard professor and author Michael E. Porter started advocating the value of what he called clusters, geographic collections of companies in complementary industries and supporting educational institutions and government agencies…
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Can GE Bring Manufacturing Back to Life?

LOUISVILLE, KY--They’re taking a fascinating, high-stakes gamble at General Electric’s massive, partially empty Appliances and Lighting plant here. The results could go a long way toward confirming or undercutting the notion that manufacturing in higher-c…
LOUISVILLE, KY--They’re taking a fascinating, high-stakes gamble at General Electric’s massive, partially empty Appliances and Lighting plant here. The results could g… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/can-ge-bring-manufacturing-back-life/

The Yin and Yang of Global Manufacturing

An important part of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s official state visit to the U.S. this week has been the announcement of a number of significant manufacturing deals, including a $19 billion order for 200 airplanes from Boeing. The Boeing deal calls for…
An important part of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s official state visit to the U.S. this week has been the announcement of a number of significant manufacturing deals, inclu… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/yin-and-yang-global-manufacturing/

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