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HP CEO Meg Whitman feels "3D printing's knee is around three years off"

HP  CEO Meg Whitman feels "3D printing's knee is around three years off" | Made Different | Scoop.it
Faster, cheaper, kit on the way for service providers

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Machines on the march threaten almost half of modern jobs

Machines on the march threaten almost half of modern jobs | Made Different | Scoop.it

Computers have been an important part of many industries for decades already and have replaced humans in many jobs. But a new wave of technological development means that even positions that we once saw as immune to computerisation are now under threat.


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superscooper01's curator insight, September 25, 2013 6:40 AM

but they're are also some good thing about it.

right ?!

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Lunar Manufacturing In The 21st Century - Manufacturing Innovation Blog

Lunar Manufacturing In The 21st Century - Manufacturing Innovation Blog | Made Different | Scoop.it
England, in the 1760s, was the birthplace of the western world’s Industrial Revolution, initiated by a group of men who made “manufacturing” the purview of the inventive.

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Top 4 Manufacturing Issues in America

Top 4 Manufacturing Issues in America | Made Different | Scoop.it
Awareness of these various and extremely important manufacturing issues will aid in the sustainability and growth of American manufacturing.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 22, 2013 4:22 AM

Top 4 Issues

1) Skills gap for workers

2) ReShoring - Bringing Manufacturing Back to US

3) Energy Supply & Costs

4) Made in America Trend is Back


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Robert Atkinson: Robots Are Not the Enemy | Ideas Lab

Robert Atkinson: Robots Are Not the Enemy | Ideas Lab | Made Different | Scoop.it

It has become a popular meme that “robots are destroying our jobs.” How else do we explain today’s persistent high unemployment?
While scores of pundits and analysts have made this claim in the last couple of years, perhaps no one has done more to popularize this theory than MIT scholars Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, authors of the widely cited e-book, Race Against The Machine. They argue workers are, “losing the race against the machine, a fact reflected in today’s employment statistics.”

It has become a popular meme that “robots are destroying our jobs.” How else do we explain today’s persistent high unemployment?

While scores of pundits and analysts have made this claim in the last couple of years, perhaps no one has done more to popularize this theory than MIT scholars Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, authors of the widely cited e-book, Race Against The Machine. They argue workers are, “losing the race against the machine, a fact reflected in today’s employment statistics.”

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It has become a popular meme that “robots are destroying our jobs.” How else do we explain today’s persistent high unemployment?

While scores of pundits and analysts have made this claim in the last couple of years, perhaps no one has done more to popularize this theory than MIT scholars Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, authors of the widely cited e-book, Race Against The Machine. They argue workers are, “losing the race against the machine, a fact reflected in today’s employment statistics.”

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Mitsubishi’s Dexterous Robots for Factory Automation – Plastics News : Global Plastics Industry News for India, Asia, Europe & US

Mitsubishi’s Dexterous Robots for Factory Automation – Plastics News : Global Plastics Industry News for India, Asia, Europe & US | Made Different | Scoop.it
Mitsubishi has released the latest in a series of vertical-axis robots that are designed to perform particularly dexterous and complex tasks formerly operated...

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5 Steps For Optimizing Your LinkedIn Company Page

5 Steps For Optimizing Your LinkedIn Company Page | Made Different | Scoop.it

Search And Social Meets Content And Influence

 

On April 3, the New York Times reported that LinkedIn is one of many competitors vying for a piece of Google’s search traffic.With over 5.7 billion professionally oriented searches performed on the site last year, LinkedIn has made continued efforts to improve the search experience, adding new features like auto-complete, suggested searches, automated alerts and a smarter query intent algorithm.

 

Content marketing on LinkedIn puts you and your business in front of the people you want to see it. Just like with Google, there is a renewed focus on content at LinkedIn as the company strives to compete with other social networks.A great example of this is LinkedIn’s recent acquisition and integration of SlideShare, a service used for uploading and sharing presentations.

 

Add to this the launch of new products like LinkedIn Today, LinkedIn Influencers (where a hand-picked crew of 200 celebrity professionals present exclusive content), and Sponsored Updates (allowing brands to promote whitepapers and branded content), and marketers have a powerful platform that combines search and social and connects content with influencers.

 

Read More: http://marketingland.com/5-steps-for-optimizing-on-linkedin-50318


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harish magan's comment, September 9, 2013 9:57 PM
I think that competition is moving LinkedIn.com to move ahead of the would be outfits that may prove danger to them,In total innovation is good thing and LinkedIn has changed his face nicely in last few weeks by adding new features. They have removed many old ones and has replaced with new outlook. It is good.
harish magan's comment, September 9, 2013 9:57 PM
I think that competition is moving LinkedIn.com to move ahead of the would be outfits that may prove danger to them,In total innovation is good thing and LinkedIn has changed his face nicely in last few weeks by adding new features. They have removed many old ones and has replaced with new outlook. It is good.
UniqueWebsites's curator insight, September 10, 2013 2:13 PM

As with all other Social Media sites, use optimisation for your Linkedin Company Pages.

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Make your Engineering Dream Come True

Make your Engineering Dream Come True | Made Different | Scoop.it

Great contest with super prizes.

 


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Top Five Reasons to Integrate 3D Printing

Top Five Reasons to Integrate 3D Printing | Made Different | Scoop.it
Top Five Reasons to Integrate 3D Printing into your Product Development Lifecycle (White Paper)

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Content Curation your secret weapon - Drive Traffic & Find New Customers

Content Curation your secret weapon - Drive Traffic & Find New Customers | Made Different | Scoop.it
Using Content Curation To Find New Customers.

 

Being an Internet marketer for many years I’ve seen the landscape change many times but one thing has stayed the same “Content is King”, when it comes to driving traffic to a website.

 

As a business owner we all want to get new customers to our websites. Many have tried blogging to drive traffic to their website and due to a shortage of hours in a day they end up dropping the blog or hiring ghost writers to develop content for the site. We now have a new player on the net and it comes in the form of Content Curation. No it will not completely eliminate business owners creating content for their website but adds a whole new area of content development for a website.

 

Over the past two years I’ve tested different content curation sites and tools and have found Scoop.it to be the leader in both innovation and traffic building potential.

 

Below are examples on how Scoop.it can drive traffic and help to show the world, yes the world that your business knows your market.

 

In this article are 3 areas that when done correctly can drive new traffic to your business or brand.

 

*** If you would like help setting up a Scoop.it traffic generator for your company. Contact Brian at 1-888-535-9139 or Email Me ideas@marketinghits.com ***

 


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Creating a Company Vision Story

Creating a Company Vision Story | Made Different | Scoop.it
Do you have a vision of where your company will be in three years? In five? 10? Here’s a sure-fire way to get clear about the future you want.

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Ali Anani's curator insight, September 11, 2013 12:25 AM

A must read. Fabulous article

Karen Dietz's comment, September 11, 2013 5:54 PM
How cool Linda! That must have been a real treat. And thank you Freddy and Ali for your comments.
Debra Walker's curator insight, September 11, 2013 8:30 PM

Visioning is critical for ensuring everyone in the organization can "see" the orgn in the future.  Stories are powerful!

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3 Reasons why U.S. Manufacturing is on the Rise

3 Reasons why U.S. Manufacturing is on the Rise | Made Different | Scoop.it

Suddenly, outsourcing the assembly of products to China doesn't make a whole lot of sense. More...


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Additive manufacturing helps NASA develop the Do Everything Space Suit

Additive manufacturing helps NASA develop the Do Everything Space Suit | Made Different | Scoop.it
Terry Persun, Technology Journalist
The transparent space suit built by Solid Concepts was used for static testing for many of the features the new NASA space suits will incorporate.
The US Space Ag

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Seth's Blog: Better than free

Seth's Blog: Better than free | Made Different | Scoop.it
How do you compete with free?

 

How does a wedding photographer or a travel agent—someone who used to make a good living performing a task that was hard to do without them—compete against ubiquitous free alternatives?

 

There's only one way...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 10, 2013 8:16 PM

I won't spoil Seth Godin's punchline. As usual, he's concise and brilliant!

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3D Printing Aims to Deliver Organs on Demand

3D Printing Aims to Deliver Organs on Demand | Made Different | Scoop.it

Dying patients could someday receive a 3D-printed organ made from their own cells rather than wait on long lists for the short supply of organ transplants. Such a futuristic dream remains far from reality, but university labs and private companies have already taken the first careful steps by using 3D-printing technology to build tiny chunks of organs.


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Kristy Schofield's curator insight, September 28, 2013 3:31 PM

so strange!

Joshua Zemanek's curator insight, October 2, 2013 9:07 AM

After reading this article, I thought that creating organs instead of taking them from donors would be so much more efficient in the world today. The only problem is that we are very far from doing so. However, we already have people creating the first steps to creating functioning artificial organs. This would very efficient and helpful for people with major health problems. The furthest they've made it was by building tiny chunks of organs, but that's still revolutionary. My connection to the U.S. is that with the number of accidents in our country, this could help with a ton of medical problems people experience.

Saghit Rethmeier's comment, October 4, 2013 6:29 AM
This is amazing, Its crazy that out techonology is advanced enough to be able to do this. Im interested to see how far it will be taken and what possibilitites there are in the future.
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Rebuilding American Manufacturing

Rebuilding American Manufacturing | Made Different | Scoop.it
The US textile industry's recovery is an economic story of our times, it's also one of our future.

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Animoby - Create Presentations, Tutorials and Animations

Animoby - Create Presentations, Tutorials and Animations | Made Different | Scoop.it
Animoby is a new way of doing presentations, tutorials and animations, with pictures, drawings and even audio. Show and explain with the speed and agility you want.

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Agora Abierta's comment, September 24, 2013 12:51 AM
I use some similar tool: educreations
Agora Abierta's comment, September 24, 2013 12:51 AM
I use so similar tool: educreations
Anisa Dedej's curator insight, September 29, 2013 2:51 AM

Animoby. Creare presentazioni, tutorial e animazioni

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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 5:07 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 2:33 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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Boston Consulting Group says US is on the verge of manufacturing renaissance - Albuquerque Business First

Boston Consulting Group says US is on the verge of manufacturing renaissance - Albuquerque Business First | Made Different | Scoop.it
The U.S. is on the verge of a manufacturing renaissance because of climbing labor...

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Here’s the world’s first 3D copy machine | SmartPlanet

Here’s the world’s first 3D copy machine | SmartPlanet | Made Different | Scoop.it
A new device can 3D print, scan, copy, and fax. And the crowd loves it.
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Selective Laser Sintering Patent Expiration Will Not Be a Game Changer

Selective Laser Sintering Patent Expiration Will Not Be a Game Changer | Made Different | Scoop.it

Core patents for selective laser sintering (SLS) technology will expire next year. The expiration was announced several weeks ago and immediately sparked speculation about the near future of the technology, including the notion that Chinese manufacturers would flood the market with dirt-cheap systems, leading to the development of desktop SLS devices. Experts, however, take a very different stance.


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The Future of Factory Automation - Product Design Show - ENGINEERING.com

The Future of Factory Automation - Product Design Show - ENGINEERING.com | Made Different | Scoop.it
Since the 1970 factories have become ever more automated.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 7, 2013 6:33 AM

Great history of manufacturing, sutomation and mechatronics.

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Beyond Manufacturing: Industrial Automation Drives an Array of Advances | Automation World

Beyond Manufacturing: Industrial Automation Drives an Array of Advances | Automation World | Made Different | Scoop.it
A look at how industrial automation technologies are helping to advance industries outside of the manufacturing and processing industries in which...

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 7, 2013 5:37 AM

Three great examples of how advances in industrial mechatronics are helping to improve other areas of society. The video highlights three of those advances, including a robot that helps diagnose and treat autistic children, the world’s largest fusion reactor where researchers are seeking to prove that fusion energy is a viable energy source, and the simulation and measurement of musculoskeletal movement.

In this video, I highlight three of those advances, including a robot that helps diagnose and treat autistic children, the world’s largest fusion reactor where researchers are seeking to prove that fusion energy is a viable energy source, and the simulation and measurement of musculoskeletal movement.
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Reaching out to the next generation of manufacturing workers - New Hampshire Business Review - August 9 2013

Reaching out to the next generation of manufacturing workers - New Hampshire Business Review - August 9 2013 | Made Different | Scoop.it
Social media is seen as a key tool in getting the word out about career opportunities in manufacturing and technology

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The home of 3D printing in New York City | SmartPlanet

The home of 3D printing in New York City | SmartPlanet | Made Different | Scoop.it
There are few traditional factories in the Big Apple, but will the emergence of 3D printing change that?

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