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Portrait: Maker's Row

Portrait: Maker's Row | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Like so many startups, Maker's Row resulted from a big pivot. Unable to get a consumer e-commerce venture called Brooklyn Bakery to take off, its principals launched a portal to digitally connect American manufacturers and material suppliers to designers and brands in the U.S. after realizing the headaches involved in sourcing from China. "We were working so hard to get Brooklyn Bakery off the ground," co-founder Matthew Burnett said. "Then we said, 'Hey, this is a huge problem with much more potential that we can tackle.’ " And since it made its debut in October, more than 4,000 U.S. businesses are using the site.

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Tesla Model S Plays Any Song You Ask for: Video

Tesla Model S Plays Any Song You Ask for: Video | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk demonstrates the unique on demand music system in the Model S to Betty Liu. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."
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Elon Musk is America's next great futurist that also knows how to build and run profitable companies.  PayPal - Tesla - SpaceX

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

A Sneak Peak into Manufacturing’s Future - Manufacturing Executive Community | Manufacturing In the USA Today | 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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FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software

FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
FlipSnack is a flipping book software that lets you convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications that you can embed into your website.

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Make your own manuals for online reading and more

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Are You Prepared for the Next Generation of Manufacturing? (Part One) | Emerging Technologies content from IndustryWeek

Are You Prepared for the Next Generation of Manufacturing? (Part One) | Emerging Technologies content from IndustryWeek | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it


Understanding the key technologies leading the industry today is essential to take on the future of manufacturing.


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Here is Part Two http://bit.ly/XLKMwR

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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 | Manufacturing In the USA Today | 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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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 Top Ten Hidden Costs of Off-Shore Manufacturing - Bizmanualz

The Top Ten Hidden Costs of Off-Shore Manufacturing - Bizmanualz | Manufacturing In the USA Today | 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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US Manufacturing: The Misunderstood Economic Powerhouse | Innovation content from IndustryWeek

US Manufacturing: The Misunderstood Economic Powerhouse | Innovation content from IndustryWeek | Manufacturing In the USA Today | 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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A glimpse of the Maker Movement - Manufacturing Innovation Blog

A glimpse of the Maker Movement - Manufacturing Innovation Blog | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Imagine if you had had the chance to be in room in the mid-70’s attending presentations from the likes of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs?  I believe that maybe 20 years from now, I will think back and recall when I sat at the US Patent and Trademark Office auditorium and listened to additive manufacturing machine makers 3D Systems, Stratasys, MakerBot, Ex One, and EOS, and innovative companies such as Shapeways share the creative ways they were making new products that had never been imagined before.

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Charting Manufacturing’s Next Era | Ideas Lab

Charting Manufacturing’s Next Era | Ideas Lab | Manufacturing In the USA Today | 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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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/

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Alliance for American Manufacturing VIDEO

Alliance for American Manufacturing VIDEO | Manufacturing In the USA Today | 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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Women of Todays Manufacturing

Women of Todays Manufacturing | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

WOTM is a not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to serving manufacturing in Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin; our message, however, is universal.  Women of Today’s Manufacturing offers a unique approach to networking and professional development with a strong focus on strengthening our scholarship program.

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Global manufacturing on the rise

Global manufacturing on the rise | Manufacturing In the USA Today | 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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The Next Manufacturing Boom Will Be Ours - Barrons.com

The Next Manufacturing Boom Will Be Ours - Barrons.com | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Cheap natural gas and increasingly competitive labor costs are bringing factories—and jobs—back to the U.S.
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Here is a great followup article on the effect of Robotics on US the workforce. It's all GOOD!  http://wapo.st/13RfSsr

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

U.S. factory work is returning, but the industry has changed | Manufacturing In the USA Today | 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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ManufacturingStories is on @Pinterest

ManufacturingStories is on @Pinterest | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
ManufacturingStories is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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Webb Instruments

Webb Instruments | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
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American manufacturing is critical to the development of NASA's scientific instruments, satellites and telescopes - specifically the James Webb Space Telescope.
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Manufacturers aim to retool Tech School machine shop

Manufacturers aim to retool Tech School machine shop | Manufacturing In the USA Today | 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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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 | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
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Sustainability Starts With A Mindset > ENGINEERING.com

Sustainability Starts With A Mindset > ENGINEERING.com | Manufacturing In the USA Today | 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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Just released: Roadmap for Manufacturing Education

Just released: Roadmap for Manufacturing Education | Manufacturing In the USA Today | 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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For A Pro-Domestic Manufacturing Policy Agenda In Congress

For A Pro-Domestic Manufacturing Policy Agenda In Congress | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

The U.S. Senate might be more open this year to legislation aimed at improving U.S. manufacturing and reducing the U.S. trade deficit. A number of new senators and those reelected to the chamber ran campaigns that focused on bringing manufacturing back to the United States.

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What Do American Manufacturers Owe Their Country?

What Do American Manufacturers Owe Their Country? | Manufacturing In the USA Today | 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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Women: an Untapped Resource in Manufacturing

Women: an Untapped Resource in Manufacturing | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
In searching for ways to meet the need for skilled workers, manufacturers should turn to women, report says.
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A3 - Association for Advancing Automation

A3 - Association for Advancing Automation | Manufacturing In the USA Today | 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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