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China—A Manufacturing Chimera? - Ideas Lab

China—A Manufacturing Chimera? - Ideas Lab | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
New analyses of better trade data suggest China should not be our greatest competitive worry.
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8 Ways MOM Software Is Transforming Shop-Floor Quality

8 Ways MOM Software Is Transforming Shop-Floor Quality | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
LNS Research examines how the quality management capabilities of MOM software have evolved and improved, and the resultant effects.
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STEM Comics: Saving Students One Thought Bubble at a Time

STEM Comics: Saving Students One Thought Bubble at a Time | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
If only Manga Math had existed when I struggled through Calculus. The only solace at that time was the introduction of the high tech (for its era) graphing calculator.
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LaunchPoint Sizzle Reel - YouTube

LaunchPoint Sizzle Reel - YouTube | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Experience their journey. Discover the passion. Redefine your future. This is the LaunchPoint series, by Edge Factor. LaunchPoint season 1 premieres on Cox7 ...
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#ManufacturingMonday - April 14th, 2014 - YouTube

::: This week on #ManufacturingMonday, Strip Curtains! ::: At World Manufacturing, we take great pride in creating high-quality products for the restaurant i...
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After decades of exodus, companies returning production to the U.S.

After decades of exodus, companies returning production to the U.S. | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
In 2001, Generac Power Systems joined the wave of American companies shifting production to China. The move wiped out 400 jobs in southeast Wisconsin, but few could argue with management's logic: Chinese companies were offering to make a key component for $100 per unit less than the cost of producing it in the U.S.
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ThunderCoat™ Zinc Coated Galvanized Mechanical Tube

ThunderCoat™ Zinc Coated Galvanized Mechanical Tube | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
ThunderCoat from Wheatland Tube features heavier zinc coating for high humidity and outdoor applications. In-line galvanizing stops white rust, with 99.99% pure zinc.
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Luke's Toy Factory Launches KickStarter Project; Plans to Manufacture Innovative, Eco-Friendly Toys in... -- DANBURY, Conn., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --

Luke's Toy Factory Launches KickStarter Project; Plans to Manufacture Innovative, Eco-Friendly Toys in... -- DANBURY, Conn., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
DANBURY, Conn., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Luke's Toy Factory Launches KickStarter Project; Plans to Manufacture Innovative, Eco-Friendly Toys in America. Startup will use a new organic composite material to manufacture competitively priced, safe, sustainable toys for 2-5 year-old-children.
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Manufacturing Engineering - Up Front - The Digital Manufacturing Divide

Manufacturing Engineering - Up Front - The Digital Manufacturing Divide | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

The opportunity to modernize the US manufacturing sector—and enhance its global competitiveness—is phenomenal. Consider: Even though an estimated 98% of all products will be manufactured digitally by 2020, many small and medium manufacturers, who represent the vast majority of the US manufacturing sector, have not yet adopted digital manufacturing tools. These facts are according to the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, a non-profit organization that says digital manufacturing is one of the key innovations that will drive North American competitiveness in the 21st Century...Read More....

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Hydraulics Performance from Bosch Rexroth- USA

Hydraulics Performance from Bosch Rexroth- USA | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Improve the performance, energy-efficiency, versatility and safety of your hydraulic systems — use the information and resources in this kit to connect you to the world of hydraulics technical expertise, advanced products and applications support that only Bosch Rexroth can offer...Read More....

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White Paper: Electrical Ground Rules

White Paper: Electrical Ground Rules | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Learn the best practices for grounding your electrical equipment.

Part 1 of 3 - Take a look at circuit grounding and its importance to you, as well as the US AC power system and its use of earth ground. DOWNLOAD pdf

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MATHCOUNTS | Fun Math Competition and Club Programs for Middle School Students

MATHCOUNTS | Fun Math Competition and Club Programs for Middle School Students | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
MATHCOUNTS offers fun and engaging programs that get middle school students excited about math. These programs include the MATHCOUNTS Competition Program, the MATHCOUNTS Club Program, and the MATHCOUNTS Reel Math Challenge.
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OpEd: Why Mechatronics is Hot

OpEd: Why Mechatronics is Hot | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Michigan's universities and trade schools are offering studies in mechatronics, a multi-disciplinary field of engineering. Irene Spanos, Oakland County's economic development director, says why the region should support this burgeoning field.
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Offshoring More Costly Than Many Companies Think

Offshoring More Costly Than Many Companies Think | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Using a new finance tool, an MIT professor shows how the mismatch costs that result from extending the supply chain may well be higher than the lower cost offered by the offshore supplier, leading to reduced profits.
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U.S. manufacturing has an image problem

U.S. manufacturing has an image problem | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

American manufacturing has an image problem. Many potential workers don’t want to go near it because they think it’s dirty work. They also worry about job security, remembering outsourcing and plant closures. Now that manufacturing is having something of a comeback in this country, its bad image threatens to block it from getting the talented workers it needs to grow...Read More....

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What is Flow and Why it Matters - Blog | LeanKit

What is Flow and Why it Matters - Blog | LeanKit | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
For effective teams, flow is everything. But what does “bad" flow look like -- and how can you structure your Kanban board to improve your flow?
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American Maker: A Manifesto for Hands-On Creativity from 1960 - VIDEO

American Maker: A Manifesto for Hands-On Creativity from 1960 - VIDEO | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
In 1960, the Chevrolet division of General Motors and the Handy (Jam) Organization produced American Maker a half-hour film about craftsmans
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Purdue Calumet to helm steelmaking research group

Purdue Calumet to helm steelmaking research group | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Researchers at Purdue University Calumet - a campus that’s near northwestern Indiana’s massive steel mills - have been chosen to lead a national consortium that will seek ways to make American steelmaking more advanced and efficient.
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Applying the Right Alloy : MoldMaking Technology

Applying the Right Alloy : MoldMaking Technology | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Use of aluminum tooling has been an ongoing discussion for years, and the resulting flow of information has been a key part of aluminum’s growth as a mold material alternative. This continuous growth has led to advances in mold alloys, material size availability, mold design, finishing practices, coatings and welding techniques. More and more success stories involving aluminum tooling are being shared, and this is essential in helping to ensure that future programs are designed and implemented with aluminum in mind...Read More....

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California’s Metalworking Industry is a Leader in Technology and Environmental Consciousness

California’s Metalworking Industry is a Leader in Technology and Environmental Consciousness | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

The California Metals Coalition (CMC) held their 41st annual meeting in Anaheim on May 8-9th, 2013. Over 150 business leaders from metalworking companies and the industry’s service providers attended the meeting. The California Metals Coalition membership is a diverse representation of the state’s metals industry. Membership in CMC is corporate, and the employees of each facility are individual members of the organization. The member companies are small businesses ? the average number of employees per company is only 50, so without an organization to be the voice and advocate for the metalworking industry in California, these companies and this industry would have no influence on statewide policies affecting them...Read More....

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Nearsourcing is the Next Best Thing to Reshoring

Nearsourcing is the Next Best Thing to Reshoring | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

The basic definition of nearsourcing is to source outside your own facility, but within your own region and not on the other side of the globe. Nearsourcing may have a different meaning depending on the region in which you are located in the United States. For the purposes of this article, the definition of nearsourcing means sourcing in Mexico, which is the meaning understood in California and in other states along the international border with Mexico...Read More....

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Reshoring And Revitalizing The American Supply Chain Network

Reshoring And Revitalizing The American Supply Chain Network | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Many past decisions to offshore manufacturing were based on price alone. Today, manufacturers are looking at more than just price when considering sourcing decisions and production locations.
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'Inventor of the Year' recognition for work harnessing nanoscale self-assembly

'Inventor of the Year' recognition for work harnessing nanoscale self-assembly | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Charles T. Black, a physicist developing new ways to engineer materials for energy applications at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, is being honored as an "Inventor of the Year" by Battelle—the global science and technology organization that, together with Stony Brook University, manages Brookhaven Lab through the company Brookhaven Science Associates. The annual awards recognize individuals who have made significant scientific or engineering contributions with important societal or financial impacts. ..Read More....

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Graphicast Receives ML100 Award for its "Big Data" Project

Graphicast Receives ML100 Award for its "Big Data" Project | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Graphicast gets international recognition for its use of data analytics and process optimization software to plot its path to greater growth and profitability.
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How Finance Gutted Manufacturing | Boston Review

How Finance Gutted Manufacturing | Boston Review | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

In May 2013 shareholders voted to break up the Timken Company—a $5 billion Ohio manufacturer of tapered bearings, power transmissions, gears, and specialty steel—into two separate businesses. Their goal was to raise stock prices. The company, which makes complex and difficult products that cannot be easily outsourced, employs 20,000 people in the United States, China, and Romania. Ward “Tim” Timken, Jr., the Timken chairman whose family founded the business more than a hundred years ago, and James Griffith, Timken’s CEO, opposed the move...Read More....

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