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3D printing 'bigger than internet' - ft business - companies - FT.com

3D printing 'bigger than internet' - ft business - companies - FT.com | Social Network for Logistics & Transport | Scoop.it
Proponents of 3D printing say it has the potential to alter radically a number of industries.

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Create a "Race to the Shop" Competition for Advanced Manufacturing

Create a "Race to the Shop" Competition for Advanced Manufacturing | Social Network for Logistics & Transport | Scoop.it
Using the Obama administration's 'Race to the Top' competition in the educational arena as a model, Bruce Katz and Peter Hamp propose an annual $150 million ''Race to the Shop' competition to reform and modernize federal investments in workforce...

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Seekur Jr. Robot

The Rugged, All-Weather Seekur Jr. in Action. www.mobilerobots.com

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This robot is really cool....!!

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Ford Moves Ahead with 3D Printing | Rapid Ready Technology

Ford Moves Ahead with 3D Printing | Rapid Ready Technology | Social Network for Logistics & Transport | Scoop.it
Ford has pulled back the curtain on some details of how it is using AM to speed up production in the design and prototype stages.

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India invites Chinese companies to invest in manufacturing zones

India invites Chinese companies to invest in manufacturing zones | Social Network for Logistics & Transport | Scoop.it

India has invited China to invest in more of the National Investment and Manufacturing Zones in hopes of cutting a longstanding trade deficit. The deficit grew to almost $40 billion over the last fiscal year.

 


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US Manufacturing: The Misunderstood Economic Powerhouse | Innovation content from IndustryWeek

US Manufacturing: The Misunderstood Economic Powerhouse | Innovation content from IndustryWeek | Social Network for Logistics & Transport | Scoop.it
Leaders such as Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld say manufacturing, considered all but dead by some pundits, is on the cusp of ‘something big.’

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Harry Moser of The Reshoring Initiative Speaks with Manufacturing Revival Radio - Audio

Harry Moser of The Reshoring Initiative Speaks with Manufacturing Revival Radio - Audio | Social Network for Logistics & Transport | Scoop.it

If the words total cost of ownership are not currently on your mind,  I can almost guarantee that after listening to today’s interview that will no longer be.  We were glad to welcome Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, to join us for a discussion about a topic that we hope is sweeping the nation in 2013.  The Reshoring Initiative is an organization devoted to helping US manufacturers realize the true cost associated with offshore manufacturing and educating them on the critical role they play in the future of the US economy.  Today’s discussion revealed some eye opening statistics and possibilities that the Reshoring Initiative is working to make realities...read more..


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Want to Make Furniture? Get to North Carolina « mikeroweWORKS

Want to Make Furniture? Get to North Carolina « mikeroweWORKS | Social Network for Logistics & Transport | Scoop.it

HICKORY The N.C. furniture industry, its workforce cut in half by manufacturing abroad and automation at home, faces a new challenge: a lack of skilled workers. Fewer young people are entering the field after seeing their parents and grandparents endure round after round of layoffs in N.C. furniture plants, according to a recent study of the furniture workforce...read more...


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Can reshoring really make a dent?

Can reshoring really make a dent? | Social Network for Logistics & Transport | Scoop.it

Positive signs continue to come in for the American manufacturer. The trend of reshoring—bringing back manufacturing that had been offshored to, say, China—appears to be more than a flash in the pan. As I’ve written before, more and more domestic companies are opening their eyes to the real costs of overseas manufacturing. While the price of a product might be somewhat cheaper to make in Shanghai, other costs have to be considered......


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