Manufacturing

Consider Supply Chain Risk When Deciding Where to Expand Globally

Globalization offers countless opportunities for companies to expand market share, and increase revenues and profits. But for businesses to operate seamlessly across borders, it’s critical their supply chains experience no disruptions.

Governors Are Touting Wins of Large-Scale Manufacturing Facilities in Their States

With the U.S. economic recovery in full swing, governors are going head to head to land the next big manufacturing operation and bring thousands of new jobs to their state. A half dozen or so, including Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, Washington, and of course, Nevada and Texas—already have major wins to report—but with the ink dry, governors have been quick to look toward their next big win, from companies such as Volvo, which is currently in the market for a state in which to hang its manufacturing hat.

5 Advancements That Illustrate the Cutting Edge of U.S. Manufacturing

Not all innovations these days are coming out of Silicon Valley or deal only with bits and bytes. Advancements in manufacturing of all sorts are keeping America at the cutting edge of global industrial leadership and are enabling a broad, long-term resurgence in the U.S. economy.

The New Economics of 3D Printing

The dawn of additive manufacturing is here and it is no longer being used simply for prototyping. Companies such as Boeing are using it for full production runs. 3D is resulting in both supply chain compression and product innovation. To prepare for this disruptive technology, learn what is likely to happen in the future and what you can and should be doing about it today.

Andrew Liveris’s Winning Formula

Dow Chemical’s CEO has a message for fellow U.S. manufacturers: Rethink your role in the evolving global supply chains and partner with others in training and developing the workforce you will need for the future.

The Difference Between Improving and Perfecting Your Manufacturing Business

For decades, American car makers routinely improved their manufacturing operations. At the same time, Japanese car makers were busy perfecting theirs. As a consequence, the Americans nearly improved themselves into oblivion.

Local Motors Executive Discusses 3D Printing and the Future of Manufacturing

So far this year, Local Motors and its eye-popping 3D “printed” car have dazzled President Obama and Vice President Biden, sparked questions at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and captured journalists’ imagination at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Now the question is: How quickly will the company’s planned new paradigm for customized manufacturing influence not only auto building but all sorts of other fabrication?

6 Ways You Can Close Your Talent Gap by Supporting STEM Education

There has been a lot of talk about getting students excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education as a way of filling the talent gap, particularly in manufacturing. But many companies today are doing more than just talking about it. Some manufacturing CEOs are making it a strategic priority.

3D Is No Longer the “Next Big Thing”: It’s Here

Are you ready for the additive manufacturing revolution?

3D Breaks Out of Prototyping and Into Full-Scale Manufacturing of Jet Engine Parts

Remember when it was cool to make a 3D printed keychain? Well, those days are gone. 3D manufacturing has achieved a major shift in its lifecycle: it is now scalable.This means that companies large and small are going beyond simple prototyping and are now using 3D for complete production runs.
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