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Could this be how we bridge the manufacturing skills gap? - Louisville Business First

Could this be how we bridge the manufacturing skills gap? - Louisville Business First | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
Could this be how we bridge the manufacturing skills gap?
Louisville Business First
First, the coalition wants to replicate a training program founded by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (NYSE: TM) here in the Louisville area.
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Business and education partnerships will help to engage the next generation workforce.

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Rebirth of America's dead factories

Rebirth of America's dead factories | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
Defunct factories around the country are in high demand as U.S. production once again revs up. (Factories are making a comeback.
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Water Wars: Fighting Over Earth's Most Precious Fluid | Justmeans

Water Wars: Fighting Over Earth's Most Precious Fluid | Justmeans | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
With global water use growing at more than twice the rate of human population increase in the last century, the issue of water security issue is quickly rising to the top. When it comes to life's most precious fluid, mankind has ...
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With the UN's World Water Day occurring this week, this is a very interesting article. We support the cooperation approach to water security and protection.

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Cutting red tape would further boost Ohio's recovering manufacturing industry - Norwalk Reflector

Cutting red tape would further boost Ohio's recovering manufacturing industry - Norwalk Reflector | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
Cutting red tape would further boost Ohio's recovering manufacturing industry Norwalk Reflector The recovering manufacturing industry in Ohio and around the nation could be stronger with workforce development, increasing technology education,...
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TOP 10 3D printing stories of 2013 - designboom | architecture & design magazine

TOP 10 3D printing stories of 2013 - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
3D printing has became a contender for the next catalyst in a new industrial revolution. see why in designboom's top 10 3d printing stories of the year. (3D printing has been a hot topic in design & manufacturing.
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More Companies See Advantage to Manufacturing in the US - Businessweek

More Companies See Advantage to Manufacturing in the US - Businessweek | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
More Companies See Advantage to Manufacturing in the US
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I'm talking about the reverse migration of manufacturing from China to the U.S.—known as reshoring—that appears to be gaining momentum.
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DLR Portal - News - Time for SocialSpace at German Aerospace Day 2013

DLR Portal - News - Time for SocialSpace at German Aerospace Day 2013 | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
Recently, we at the German Aerospace Center DLR and our partner European Space Agency ESA rebranded our SpaceTweetup concept as SocialSpace. Now it's time for our first SocialSpace.
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With US astronauts Tweeting from space, why wouldn't you consider something like this geared to educating German Aerospace bloggers?

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Detroit's Skilled Workers Problem

Detroit's Skilled Workers Problem | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
One Detroit's long list of things to fix in the city is one that might sound surprising: There aren't enough skilled workers to fill jobs as they become available.
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Pilots challenged by monitoring automated systems

Pilots challenged by monitoring automated systems | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline pilots spend nearly all their time monitoring automated cockpit systems rather than "hand-flying" planes, but their brains aren't wired to continually pay close attention to instruments that rarely fail or show...
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PES: News | Centaur

PES: News | Centaur | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
Centaur Exhibitions has announced that that the new Advanced Manufacturing Show will return to the NEC, Birmingham from 2-4 June 2015 on a biennial basis.
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How gears improve motion designs | Mechanical Drives content from Machine Design

How gears improve motion designs | Mechanical Drives content from Machine Design | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
Only about one-third of motion-control systems use gearing, even though gearheads benefit size-constrained applications
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Need to learn more about gearboxes and gearmotors?

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Top quality panel set to debate Midland aerospace sector - The Business Desk (registration)

Top quality panel set to debate Midland aerospace sector - The Business Desk (registration) | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
The Business Desk (registration) Top quality panel set to debate Midland aerospace sector The Business Desk (registration) THE health of the aerospace sector and the crucial role it plays in the West Midlands economy will be the focus of a major...
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How are hydraulics used in wind turbines?

How are hydraulics used in wind turbines? | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
Wind turbines use hydraulics for its power density and durability to pitch turbine blades that easily weigh two to three tons.
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Parker on the road.  Next week Parker will be at AWEA WINDPOWER 2013 Conference & Exhibition, May 5-8, 2013 at
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2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616 USA http://www.windpowerexpo.org/index.cfm

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Video: tiny swarm robots for microscale manufacturing - Boing Boing

Video: tiny swarm robots for microscale manufacturing - Boing Boing | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
Video: tiny swarm robots for microscale manufacturingBoing BoingSRI International is creating coordinated systems of tiny ant-like robots that can build larger structures.
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Bionic kangaroo's one small hop is a giant leap in the field of automation - The Guardian

Bionic kangaroo's one small hop is a giant leap in the field of automation - The Guardian | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
BBC News Bionic kangaroo's one small hop is a giant leap in the field of automation The Guardian In the industrial world, the same principle could improve the automation technology used to manufacture products such as cars and computers, according...
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Thin-Film Sensors to Integrate Process Monitoring - EE Times

Thin-Film Sensors to Integrate Process Monitoring - EE Times | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
Thin-Film Sensors to Integrate Process Monitoring
EE Times
In modern production processes, sensing is a critical issue, since more and more processes are becoming integrated into a closed control loop.
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Very interesting to read how the scientists are coating the machine tools with non-wearing thin-film sensors.

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Infographic: A Few Facts about Manufacturing

Infographic: A Few Facts about Manufacturing | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
Check out @USTreasury infographic on how #manufacturing brings back #jobs. http://t.co/aQzYWftr4A
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Let's work to keep manufacturing jobs growing globally.
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Report shows Greater Boston's manufacturing vacancy rate hitting a 10-year-low - Boston Business Journal (blog)

Report shows Greater Boston's manufacturing vacancy rate hitting a 10-year-low - Boston Business Journal (blog) | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
Report shows Greater Boston's manufacturing vacancy rate hitting a 10-year-low Boston Business Journal (blog) Take a look at this stat for manufacturing space, in a report issued by Richards Barry Joyce & Partners (now known as Transwestern RBJ...
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Bioroboticist working to craft device to correct esophageal birth defect - The Boston Globe

Bioroboticist working to craft device to correct esophageal birth defect - The Boston Globe | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
Pierre Dupont is trying to solve a medical problem almost no one has ever heard of. About 1,000 American children are born every year with an incomplete esophagus. Their mouth doesn’t connect to their stomach, so they can’t eat.
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Everyday, more mechanical engineers are working with medical device improvements. This field, along with Human Motion and Control, holds great opportunities for engineers.

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Manufacturing in U.S. expands at fastest pace in two years | Frank Mancieri, B2B CFO®, CFO (chief financial officer / controller) & business exit strategy services

Manufacturing in U.S. expands at fastest pace in two years | Frank Mancieri, B2B CFO®, CFO (chief financial officer / controller) & business exit strategy services | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
Manufacturing in the U.S. expanded at the fastest pace in more than two years as orders and production jumped, indicating more factories were growing optimistic about the second half of the year. (Manufacturing in U.S.
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Let's keep it going.

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Food Safety Automation Extends to Plant Employees - Automation World

Food Safety Automation Extends to Plant Employees - Automation World | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
Food Safety Automation Extends to Plant Employees Automation World Clean-in-place systems for equipment and processes are both common and continually improving, but some food processors are investing in advanced hygiene stations to extend food...
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It's all about training your teams.

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Firms to learn about aerospace initiative - Belfast Telegraph

Firms to learn about aerospace initiative - Belfast Telegraph | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
Firms to learn about aerospace initiative
Belfast Telegraph
In March the Government and industry published the joint UK Aerospace Industrial Strategy along with a joint £2bn seven-year fund for an Aerospace Technology Institute.
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Presenters Sought for Cutting-Edge Technology Zone at PTC Asia 2013 - Design World Network

Presenters Sought for Cutting-Edge Technology Zone at PTC Asia 2013 - Design World Network | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
Presenters Sought for Cutting-Edge Technology Zone at PTC Asia 2013
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GM Sparks the American Revolution…in Electric Motor Manufacturing | GM Beyond Now

GM Sparks the American Revolution…in Electric Motor Manufacturing | GM Beyond Now | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
GM Sparks the American Revolution…in Electric Motor Manufacturing http://t.co/nVXHTQn2Av

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America's New Manufacturing Boomtowns

America's New Manufacturing Boomtowns | Motion and Control Technologies | Scoop.it
An industrial revival is under way in the United States, and these are the cities leading the way. (Manufacturing and energy -- they're driving the American economic recovery.
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Are you in one of these hotbeds?
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