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First time user, if I posted in wrong spot, please advise. We have been searching to enabling technology solutions that will manage our Engineering test labs that are scattered across the Enterprise. As everyone strives for synergies, we continue t… Read More →

Posted by Mark Tudor on Apr 21, 2016
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Open Days Really Can Change the Image of Manufacturing  in Next-Generation Leadership and the Changing Workforce

There are few better ways to transform the image of manufacturing amongst the next generation than by allowing young people to see for themselves what manufacturing looks like first hand. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Dec 15, 2015
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Digital Manufacturing Institute Awards First Innovation Research Contracts  in Factories of the Future

Twenty months after its founding, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) this week issues its first five national contract research awards, cumulatively valued at $7 million. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Oct 19, 2015
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What’s the Future for 3D Printing in Manufacturing?  in Factories of the Future

A new report suggests that the growth in 3D printing technology in the manufacturing sector over the next three years will largely come in end-use production, with an emphasis on the use of metal materials. These two trends will combine to drive grea… Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Oct 13, 2015
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Global Manufacturing Growth At Lowest Levels Since July 2013  in Manufacturing Leadership Community

September wasn’t the best month for global manufacturing. While most Western nations continued to show signs of measured industrial expansion, growth rates continued to slide in many Asian countries, according to the latest monthly Manufacturing Purc… Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Oct 06, 2015
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Manufacturers and Makers Finding Ways to Work Together  in The Innovative Enterprise

For a long time, the maker movement and the world of quality, high-volume production have been worlds apart. Contract manufacturers and job shops didn’t know how to sell or cater their services to makers who may have been interested in moving their c… Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Sep 30, 2015
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Germany Announces Five Industry 4.0 Competence Centers for SMEs  in Factories of the Future

The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has appointed its first five Centers of Competence to help support the country’s small- and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises in the development and adoption of Industry 4.0 techn… Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Sep 28, 2015
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P&G, Alcoa, Tesla Pair Up With Clean Energy Experts To Foster Sustainable Manufacturing  in Sustainability

Backed by $2.6 million in state funds, the U.S. Energy Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative has announced a new program of two-year “Technology in Residence” pilot projects, pairing up a leading clean energy expert from a U.S. national … Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Sep 18, 2015
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GE to Move Some Production Offshore in Search of Export Financing  in Manufacturing Advocacy

General Electric said it will move some assembly and production of its aeroderivatives turbines to plants outside the U.S. in order to obtain access to government-backed export credit financing. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Sep 16, 2015
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What Are You Doing for Manufacturing Day on October 2?  in Manufacturing Advocacy

This year, America’s annual Manufacturing Day falls on October 2 and provides manufacturers large and small with a high-profile opportunity to showcase their achievements to potential future generations of employees, and to promote both the economic … Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Sep 14, 2015
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Alcoa Sinking $60 Million into R&D Center for 3D Printing  in Transformative Technologies

In a move that could boost the use of 3D-printed parts for production, particularly in the aerospace industry, Alcoa said is investing $60 million on an expansion of its Alcoa Technical Center near Pittsburgh, PA. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Sep 08, 2015
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Seventh Manufacturing Innovation Institute Formed to Focus on Flexible, Hybrid Electronics  in Transformative Technologies

The U.S. White House and Department of Defense today announced plans to create a manufacturing innovation institute that will be supported by $171 million in government and private funds and will advance research into and development of flexible elec… Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Aug 31, 2015
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Coca-Cola Advances on Water Use Sustainability Goals, While Other Food Manufacturers Lag  in Sustainability

The Coca-Cola Company this week said it is on track to achieve its goal of replenishing all the water used to make its products by the end of 2015, five years ahead of its previously-announced schedule. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Aug 27, 2015
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Dollar’s Rise Erodes U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness  in Manufacturing Advocacy

The dollar’s rise compared to other currencies over the past year has made U.S.-based manufacturing less cost-competitive, particularly compared to some top European exporting nations, a new study from the Boston Consulting Group finds. But U.S. manu… Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Aug 19, 2015
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Tianjin Explosion: Does China Face an Industrial Safety Crisis?  in Manufacturing Leadership Community

Tragic events in Tianjin last week as a massive chemical storage facility exploded killing at least 114 people, injuring almost 700 more, damaging or destroying 17,000 nearby homes, and sending plumes of toxic gases into the air, raise serious concer… Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Aug 18, 2015
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Is Modi’s “Make In India” Manufacturing Campaign Starting to Pay Off with High-Tech Giants?  in Redefining the Supply Chain

There are signs that Prime Minister Modi’s high-profile “Make in India” campaign is starting to pay off, at least among some of the world’s high-tech industry leaders. Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Aug 11, 2015
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Study: U.S. Manufacturers Trail Offshore Competitors on Innovation, Strategic Planning  in The Innovative Enterprise

U.S. manufacturers are falling behind offshore competitors when it comes to the breadth and formality of their innovation initiatives, according to a recent survey by accounting and consulting firm McGladrey. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Jul 28, 2015
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U.S. Launches New Photonics Manufacturing Innovation Institute with 124 Partners  in The Innovative Enterprise

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 imag… Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Jul 28, 2015
Views: 21471
Can Manufacturing Incubators Help Drive the Next Wave of Manufacturing?  in Factories of the Future

If you want to start up a new hi-tech software business, all you really need is a powerful laptop, a fast network connection, a desk (and even that’s optional), and a good idea. Easy, right? But if you want to start up an innovative new manufacturing… Read More →

Posted by Paul Tate on Jul 07, 2015
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Advanced Manufacturing as Disruptive Innovation  in Transformative Technologies

Can advanced manufacturing processes themselves be the source of disruptive innovation? A high-profile start-up company in the hotly-contested lithium-ion battery space things they can. 24M—the founders were behind lithium-ion start-up flameout A12… Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Jun 24, 2015
Views: 17642
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