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About the 7 transformations by which industrial companies can become factories of the future
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The End of Chinese Manufacturing and Rebirth of U.S. Industry - Forbes

The End of Chinese Manufacturing and Rebirth of U.S. Industry - Forbes | Made Different | Scoop.it

There is great concern about China’s real-estate and infrastructure bubbles.  But these are just short-term challenges that China may be able to spend its way out of. READ MORE....


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, April 23, 2013 4:33 PM

US automation will soon replace much of the Chinese cheap labor.

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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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Manufacturers aim to retool Tech School machine shop

Manufacturers aim to retool Tech School machine shop | Made Different | Scoop.it

TURNERS FALLS — When local manufacturing companies look at Franklin County Technical....But a grassroots campaign of area manufacturers — spearheaded by Steven Capshaw, president of the Greenfield-based Valley Steel Stamp — is aiming to raise $500,000 to install new machines in the Tech School this summer that will be more in line with industry standards...Read More..


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Just released: Roadmap for Manufacturing Education

Just released: Roadmap for Manufacturing Education | Made Different | Scoop.it
With support from Lumina Foundation for Education,

The Manufacturing Institute presents a special report on the need for new models and different approaches to manufacturing education. The report focuses on the challenges and opportunities as it relates to articulation and transfer of credit between two-year and four-year schools, with an emphasis on embedded industry-recognized certifications.


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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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Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey - Official Video Trailer

Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey - Official Video Trailer | Made Different | Scoop.it
Made in the USA Films, LLC presents a full-length documentary that will explore the rise and fall of USA made products. Josh Miller will set out on a journey in which he will live off of USA made products for 30 days.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, January 21, 2013 1:51 PM

This should be one GREAT documentary!

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Start Manufacturing at Home with the Afinia 3D Printer | GeekDad | Wired.com

Start Manufacturing at Home with the Afinia 3D Printer | GeekDad | Wired.com | Made Different | Scoop.it
We look at the Afinia H-Series 3D Printer and find it to be GeekDad Approved! If you want a great, award winning, 3D printer that just works, the Afinia is the way to go.

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Manufacturing jobs making a comeback in southern U.S.

Manufacturing jobs making a comeback in southern U.S. | Made Different | Scoop.it
Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement earlier this month that the company will start building Macs closer to home in 2013 was seen as a mileston...

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New Hampshire Lean Manufacturing | New Hampshire MEP | Lean Training | Six Sigma

New Hampshire Lean Manufacturing | New Hampshire MEP | Lean Training | Six Sigma | Made Different | Scoop.it
New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership: Lean Manufacturing, Lean Training, Supply Chain Management, Continual Process Improvements, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Lean Six Sigma, Lean 6 Sigma, Lean Certificate, Workforce Training, ISO...

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, December 12, 2012 3:03 PM

Outstanding program in NH promoting manufacturing.  Many programs offered to all of NH's 80 school districts to help students, parents and educators become aware of the outstanding careers available in Manufacturing.  Also promotes strong collaboration between NH industry, community colleges and undergraduate colleges.

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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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U.S. factory work returning, but the industry has changed

U.S. factory work returning, but the industry has changed | Made Different | Scoop.it

GRIFFIN, Ga. — Giant machines are tearing down the old bleachery, another reminder to Chuck Smith that this old mill town doesn't make much anymore.


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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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Global manufacturing on the rise

Global manufacturing on the rise | Made Different | Scoop.it
The Strategic Sourceror: Global manufacturing on the rise, procurement, strategic sourcing, cost reduction and supply chain news by the Strategic Sourceror

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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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Robotics: Learning Through Teaching - VIDEO

Robotics: Learning Through Teaching - VIDEO | Made Different | Scoop.it
Learning Through Teaching is an in depth method for getting students to better understand the lessons and topics they are learning. Watch a high school class take the Learning Through Teaching method and apply it to a robotics lesson.

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Rethink Robotics :: Meet Baxter

Rethink Robotics :: Meet Baxter | Made Different | Scoop.it

Baxter is an entirely new type robot that is redefining the way robots can be used in manufacturing environments. It performs a variety of repetitive production tasks – all while safely and intelligently working next to people.  How?  Baxter exhibits behavior-based ‘common sense,’ capable of sensing and adapting to its task and its environment. It requires no complex programming or costly integration. And with its uniquely low price point, Baxter provides a compelling alternative to low-cost offshoring for manufacturers of all sizes.


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The Top Five Manufacturing Trends of 2012 - Manufacturing Innovation Blog

The Top Five Manufacturing Trends of 2012 - Manufacturing Innovation Blog | Made Different | Scoop.it

American manufacturing has been in the spotlight this year. From the members of the media and political pundits to our business partners and even our neighbors, everybody is talking about U.S. manufacturing againThis renewed interest in our country’s manufacturing sector is because ...Read More...


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, December 29, 2012 12:47 PM

Great article.  NIST-MEP is an outstanding resource for all things relative to Manufacturing