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Plans to Make Metal 3D Printing Systems Faster and Better - 3D Printing Industry

Plans to Make Metal 3D Printing Systems Faster and Better - 3D Printing Industry | Made Different | Scoop.it
Sigma Labs recently announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Interactive Machines Inc (IMI) outlining how the companies plan to work together on 3D printing.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 19, 2013 9:17 AM

This could be a major breakthrough in 3D Printing of metal parts!

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Lego Robot Folds and Flings a Paper Airplane

Lego Robot Folds and Flings a Paper Airplane | Made Different | Scoop.it
NXTLOG user hknssn13 built this amazing paper airplane machine. My favorite part is the 4th stage, where four linear actuators make the final folds in the airplane. It looks sick when the entire assembly rises up!

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 14, 2013 8:07 AM

This is an AMAZING engineering feat.  Great for CTE-STEM students to study and think about.

cassian bulger's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:33 AM

inovative ideas such as these making robotics available to the general public are ingenious in my opinion as they help society adapt to robotics aswell as bring the awe in seeing what you can create.

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New Balance Shoe Customization Enabled by 3D Printing - 3D Printing Industry

New Balance Shoe Customization Enabled by 3D Printing - 3D Printing Industry | Made Different | Scoop.it

 

New Balance also does elite shoe customisation enabled by 3D printing.

 


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 8, 2013 9:40 AM

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Lots of great ManufacturingStories & CTE-STEM Programs

LccSuppliers.com's curator insight, April 18, 2014 1:30 AM

3D printing

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A Sneak Peak into Manufacturing’s Future - Manufacturing Executive Community

A Sneak Peak into Manufacturing’s Future - Manufacturing Executive Community | Made Different | Scoop.it
Our mission is to connect, educate, and support a global community of executives working within the manufacturing ecosystem to build a stronger, more vibrant manufacturing industry worldwide.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 27, 2013 12:49 PM

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3D printing 'bigger than internet'

3D printing 'bigger than internet' | Made Different | Scoop.it
Proponents of 3D printing say it has the potential to alter radically a number of industries.

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Lessons from the Road: Eliminate Waste with Purpose | Leadership content from IndustryWeek

Lessons from the Road: Eliminate Waste with Purpose | Leadership content from IndustryWeek | Made Different | Scoop.it
Lean manufacturing isn’t all about waste. It is more about building organizations than trimming them. A popular definition is “do more with less.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 21, 2013 8:16 AM

My dad had a saying over his desk which read: "Time waste is the easiest of all and the hardest to correct becasue it does not litter the floor". 

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The Innovative Enterprise: 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award Winners Revealed - Manufacturing Executive Community

The Innovative Enterprise: 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award Winners Revealed - Manufacturing Executive Community | Made Different | Scoop.it
Our mission is to connect, educate, and support a global community of executives working within the manufacturing ecosystem to build a stronger, more vibrant manufacturing industry worldwide.

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Sustainability Starts With A Mindset > ENGINEERING.com

Sustainability Starts With A Mindset > ENGINEERING.com | Made Different | Scoop.it

Ask ten people “what does sustainability mean to you” and you’ll get ten different answers.  There will be common threads throughout the responses, likely the first things that come to mind like “green”, “renewable”, “LEED”, or “the capacity to endure”.  However, the deeper meaning of sustainability is likely to be missed unless one has been exposed to the building body of knowledge surrounding the theme of sustainability, or it’s close partner resiliency.  Sustainability starts with a mindset, one that begins with the end in mind.


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

US Manufacturing: The Misunderstood Economic Powerhouse | Innovation content from IndustryWeek | Made Different | 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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Charting Manufacturing’s Next Era | Ideas Lab

Charting Manufacturing’s Next Era | Ideas Lab | Made Different | Scoop.it

Business, political and other thought leaders convened at Manufacturing's Next Chapter, an event by The Atlantic, in partnership with GE, on the intersection of manufacturing and technology. The event came one year after GE’s American Competitiveness: What Works forum in Washington, D.C.


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 8, 2013 12:25 PM

In discussing the manufacturing skills shortage Mr. Immelt indicated that reforms in K-12 are urgently needed.  One place to research outstanding programs in this area is at the Alliance For Education http://www.all4ed.org/

Our website is dedicated to promoting Manufacturing, STEM, CTE & Relevance-Blended Learning in the USA to Individuals, Families, Communities, Educators & Government through social media. http://manufacturingstories.com/

If you have ideas or suggestions email us at:
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3D Systems Delivers Go!MODEL for Creaform’s Go!SCAN 3D Scanner

3D Systems Delivers Go!MODEL for Creaform’s Go!SCAN 3D Scanner | Made Different | Scoop.it
3D Systems has released a 3D reverse engineering and design tool developed in partnership with portable 3D measurement solutions specialist Creaform, specifically for their newly released Go!SCAN 3D portable scanner.

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Alliance for American Manufacturing VIDEO

Alliance for American Manufacturing VIDEO | Made Different | Scoop.it

The Alliance for American Manufacturing is a non-profit, non-partisan partnership formed in 2007 by some of America’s leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers to explore common solutions to challenging public policy topics such as job creation, infrastructure investment, international trade, and global competitiveness. READ MORE....


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 4, 2013 4:59 PM

Great motivational video

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MIT group releases re-shoring report - MIT News Office

MIT group releases re-shoring report - MIT News Office | Made Different | Scoop.it
Survey conducted by the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation indicates nearly half of U.S. manufacturing companies are thinking of re-shoring jobs.

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Lego Robot Folds and Flings a Paper Airplane

Lego Robot Folds and Flings a Paper Airplane | Made Different | Scoop.it
NXTLOG user hknssn13 built this amazing paper airplane machine. My favorite part is the 4th stage, where four linear actuators make the final folds in the airplane. It looks sick when the entire assembly rises up!

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 14, 2013 8:07 AM

This is an AMAZING engineering feat.  Great for CTE-STEM students to study and think about.

cassian bulger's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:33 AM

inovative ideas such as these making robotics available to the general public are ingenious in my opinion as they help society adapt to robotics aswell as bring the awe in seeing what you can create.

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Welcome | Workforce System Strategies

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Workforce Practices

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 10, 2013 12:43 PM

Lots of great reports, ideas and links.

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Preparing a Workforce for Advanced Manufacturing

Preparing a Workforce for Advanced Manufacturing | Made Different | Scoop.it
The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) focuses on the education of technicians for high technology fields.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 4, 2013 10:36 AM

Check out our all NEW Pinterest Page.
Lots of great ManufacturingStories & CTE-STEM Programs

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BusinessClimate.com's curator insight, March 6, 2013 9:42 AM

How important is a highly trained workforce to landing deals in your region?

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ManufacturingStories is on @Pinterest

ManufacturingStories is on @Pinterest | Made Different | Scoop.it
ManufacturingStories is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 24, 2013 11:01 AM

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Londonderry Inventioneers strike a deal during Shark Tank appearance

Londonderry Inventioneers strike a deal during Shark Tank appearance | Made Different | Scoop.it

LONDONDERRY - When the ABC television show "Shark Tank" premiered in summer 2009, six teenage engineers were watching and dreaming from their Londonderry living rooms.

"We'd often joke about it, about what we'd do if we got a chance to be on the show," said Tristan "T.J." Evarts, 17, one of the founding members of the Inventioneers. The group is a FIRST Lego League team whose award-winning invention, the SMART Wheel, is due to go into production later this year.


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BC jobs suffering from lack of skilled labour in manufacturing sector

BC jobs suffering from lack of skilled labour in manufacturing sector | Made Different | Scoop.it
BC jobs remain linked hand in hand with the manufacturing sector which is starting to migrate back to North America from oversees.

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The Top Ten Hidden Costs of Off-Shore Manufacturing - Bizmanualz

The Top Ten Hidden Costs of Off-Shore Manufacturing - Bizmanualz | Made Different | Scoop.it
Once you calculate all of your hidden costs associated with your Total Cost of Ownership you may find that low wage labor costs are not the whole story.

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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension | Made Different | Scoop.it

"Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice.

So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading comprehension, ranging from word and sentence fluency, to recall, to critical thinking skills, to reading speed."


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Bmw's curator insight, September 2, 2013 1:09 PM

thanks John. plenty of ideas for reading.

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:58 AM

add your insight...

 
Maria Persson's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:13 PM

Always great to have more than one choice since there isn't one perfect app!

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Introducing the Stratasys Product Portfolio...(Video)

Introducing the Stratasys Product Portfolio...(Video) | Made Different | Scoop.it
From idea development to precision and performance prototyping to production systems for Direct Digital Manufacturing - all from one 3D printing company!

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What Do American Manufacturers Owe Their Country?

What Do American Manufacturers Owe Their Country? | Made Different | Scoop.it

Last week The Economist conducted an on-line debate on the question: Do multinational corporations have a duty to maintain a strong presence in their home countries? After a very intense written debate between Harry Moser, former president of GF AgieCharmilles and founder of the Reshoring Initiative, and Jagdish Bhagwati, Professor of Economics and Law, Columbia University, the vote was 54% "yes," and 46% "no."..Read More..


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A3 - Association for Advancing Automation

A3 - Association for Advancing Automation | Made Different | Scoop.it

A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control Association (MCA). RIA, AIA, and MCA combined represent some 650 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world.


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Confronting the U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Skills Gap — The American Magazine

Confronting the U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Skills Gap — The American Magazine | Made Different | Scoop.it

 

We have a skills gap and it’s going to get worse. Here’s what we can do about it.

 


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