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How companies have misjudged demand for 'Made in America' products

How companies have misjudged demand for 'Made in America' products | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Crib maker Stanley Furniture and Chesapeake Bay Candle have seen how difficult it can be to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.
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The Reshoring Initiative Blog: June 2014

The Reshoring Initiative Blog: June 2014 | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Surveys reveal data on reshoring trend
The Entrada Group conducted a single blind study and found “Re-shoring getting more attention by the day.” Some of the conclusions they found:

  • 62% of respondents rank the United States and Mexico ahead of China now as top “low-cost” manufacturing locations
  • Offshore cost savings are not always realized — companies that expanded to a “low-cost manufacturing location” achieved their goals to a large extent only half of the time, with half of them realizing just moderate savings or worse.

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White House Maker Faire - Nation of Makers

White House Maker Faire - Nation of Makers | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Today we are joining with the White House and calling on all makers to stand up and be counted. If you’re passionate about making and love to design, hack, create, build, tinker or engineer, we want to hear from you! Join the Day of Making
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Colorado Manufacturing News – Makers and Creators – Company Week

Colorado Manufacturing News – Makers and Creators – Company Week | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
The Voice of the Rocky Mountain Manufacturing Economy
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Celebrate National Day of Making with SparkFun

Celebrate National Day of Making with SparkFun | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Today, SparkFun is proud to announce we are participating in the first-ever White House Maker Faire!  This event, hosted by President Obama, brings together makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages who are using cutting-edge tools to bring their ideas to life. ..Read More....

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Why Collaboration with Startups is the Future - Ideas Lab

Why Collaboration with Startups is the Future - Ideas Lab | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Corporations in established industries searching for growth will find it in the same place that tech companies have for years: startups.
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▶ Norton MultiAir Cyclonic Paper Discs - YouTube

See the science behind the next generation in vacuum hole discs. Norton Multi-Air Cyclonic discs utilize a precise, laser-cut hole design based on cyclones f...
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CMTC® | California Manufacturing Technology Consulting

CMTC® | California Manufacturing Technology Consulting | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
CMTC is a non-profit consulting company that improves customers’ performance by fostering innovation and sharing knowledge.
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Sarah's Hat Boxes - Made in USA

Sarah's Hat Boxes - Made in USA | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
A family owned and operated business with over 20 years of experience Sarah's Hat Boxes provides our customers with the highest quality custom fabric boxes. Sarah's Hat Boxes has supplied beautiful boxes for many special events, store displays, specialty packaging, gift baskets, fund-raisers, etc. We work with large companies as well as cottage industries. As much as we would like to tell you some of our well-known clients and events we respect the privacy of our customers and their clients.
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Made 100% in Hancock NH USA - New Showroom Peterborough, NH USA

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OM in the News: Why U.S. Manufacturing is Poised for a Comeback

OM in the News: Why U.S. Manufacturing is Poised for a Comeback | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Manufacturing in the U.S. is starting to make a comeback, and is poised for even bigger gains in the years ahead, opines The Wall Street Journal (June 2, 2014).  The number of factory jobs has star...
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Got “Nano-Onions” in your coolant? : Modern Machine Shop

Got “Nano-Onions” in your coolant? : Modern Machine Shop | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Nano-onions” are spherical, nano-scale carbon structures. When blended with coolant available from Tool-X, their physical properties are said to enable the coolant to provide increased tool life and overall cutting performance when machining ferrous and nonferrous materials..Read More....

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honeywell joins the connected-home party with smart 'lyric' thermostat - designboom | architecture & design magazine

honeywell joins the connected-home party with smart 'lyric' thermostat - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
the honeywell lyric thermostat knows when you are coming and going, based on location, to deliver comfort when you’re home and savings when you’re away. 

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Women take on Manufacturing - CNN Money

Women take on Manufacturing - CNN Money | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Mother-daughter duo Kimberlie Gaarde and Brittnie Hammack found an untapped niche in food processing and jumped at the chance to fill it with their startup Fresh Fruit Cuts.  Several years ago, Gaarde, who had worked in the fresh foods industry for 17 years, started asking why no companies sold fresh-cut peaches and nectarines.  People told her the fruits didn't have a shelf life, but she started researching and testing different varieties anyway. When she couldn't find a company to process and package the product, she decided to do it herself...Read More....

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Manufacturing Workforce Development Playbook | Packaging World

Manufacturing Workforce Development Playbook | Packaging World | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

The Manufacturing Workforce Development Playbook offers strategies and programs that have been successfully employed by industry, education and government to collaboratively solve the challenges of preparing workers for 21st century careers in manufacturing.

Edited by manufacturing workforce authority Keith Campbell, with contributions from over 20 experts, this resource brings together relevant data, case studies and expert insights about educating and training operators, technicians and technologists for America’s manufacturing renaissance.

Whether you are an employer, educator, workforce professional, or supplier to industry, this 200-page resource is one you'll want to own.

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This comprehensive report brings together under one cover insights from the thought leaders in industry and academia.  It also provides examples of tested and proven programs to address the skills gap and skills shortage in today's manufacturing sector.  This is a FREE download that needs to be shared with others in our industry as well as guidance, teachers and other educational administrators partners.

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Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Course - Dragon Innovation Blog

Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Course - Dragon Innovation Blog | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Among many things, Dragon Innovation‘s CEO, Scott N. Miller, is passionate about teaching. In 2010, Scott was invited to be an adjunct professor at Olin College of Engineering where he taught the Design for Manufacturing  course. We’re excited to now offer this course … Continue reading →
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Maker Movement: A Primer White Paper on Makers in America

Maker Movement: A Primer White Paper on Makers in America | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it


Concluding Thoughts on The Democratization of Manufacturing, The Idea Driving the Maker Movement in Manufacturing..Read More....


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Pittman Custom Linear Motors

Pittman Custom Linear Motors | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
PITTMAN® linear motors are frameless, permanent magnet brushless servomotors available in Iron Core, Ironless (slotless) and Voice Coil configurations. Motors are coupled directly to the load without the use of mechanical systems such as ball screws, precision gearboxes, belts or rack & pinion drives. Backlash and mechanical compliance is eliminated thus allowing significant improvement in stiffness, positional accuracy, dynamic response and overall throughput while reducing system complexity. Pittman Iron Core designs provide the highest force density while Ironless designs have lower mass and zero cogging. Custom designs and part sets are available for OEM applications...Read More....
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▶ Injection Molding Company in Shenzhen Hong Kong Beijing Taiwan Korea - YouTube

see http://3d-molding.com to contact us for injection molding from CNC machine tooled molds and 3d printing molds.
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O.E. Meyer Co. Named Top North American Independent Distributor by Hypertherm.

O.E. Meyer Co. Named Top North American Independent Distributor by Hypertherm. | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

O.E. Meyer Co. has been recognized as The Top North American Independent Distributor by Hypertherm. The award, named after the Hypertherm Chairman and CEO Dick Couch, recognizes the top independent distributor in Hypertherm’s North American region. Hypertherm is a U.S. based and world's largest manufacturer of plasma, laser and waterjet cutting systems. The award includes a $500 donation to a nonprofit organization of the winner’s choice.  O.E. Meyer Co. has selected the Boys and Girls Club of Erie County to receive the charitable donation.

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Lockheed Martin’s Love with 3D Printing - 3D Printing Industry

Lockheed Martin’s Love with 3D Printing - 3D Printing Industry | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
The third largest US aerospace company — Lockheed Martin — just published a very detailed “love letter” directed at 3D printing technologies and to all the engineers that are making them a reality, cutting costs and times while producing better products.

Via Manuel Mühlbauer
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MADE in DAYTON blog: How important is Reshoring?

MADE in DAYTON blog: How important is Reshoring? | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

We might be accused of being overzealous if we were to jump up in the air, click our heels together and declare that manufacturing has finally returned to the United States. But, as any eternal optimist will tell you, lately there have been somewhat hopeful statistics finding their way into various trade publications and reports...Read More....

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Growing numbers of U.S. companies looking to bring manufacturing operations back home

Growing numbers of U.S. companies looking to bring manufacturing operations back home | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- There's a growing movement among U.S. companies to reverse the longtime trend of sending manufacturing jobs overseas, the founder of the Chicago-based Reshoring Initiative said today in Birmingham.  Currently, 21 percent of large companies are actively engaged in reshoring activities, or bringing manufacturing operations back home, which is twice the rate seen in 2012, Harry Moser told an audience of mostly economic developers...Read More....

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Radically Reshaping Manufacturing VIDEO Conversation

Radically Reshaping Manufacturing VIDEO Conversation | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
McKinsey director Katy George, global co-leader of the manufacturing group, explains next-shoring and makes the argument that companies must view their manufacturing process as an ecosystem that needs to be optimized from the supply base to the consumer.
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US Commerce Secretary urges manufacturers to promote factory careers

DETROIT U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on Tuesday urged manufacturers to work with students, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors to promote the idea that factory careers can be innovative and challenging instead of dull, dirty and dangerous.
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Kodak Nanoink Presses Unleash the Next-Generation of Printing

The Presses' writing system runs on Kodak's newly formulated nanotechnology inks, offering a greater color gamut and delivering print quality that rivals offset output on a wide range of uncoated, coated and glossy papers.
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