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Public Perceptions: The Good and the Bad about Manufacturing

Public Perceptions: The Good and the Bad about Manufacturing | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
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Top 10: Manufacturing trends 2014

Top 10: Manufacturing trends 2014 | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
Manufacturing Global uncovers the top manufacturing trends in 2014.
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US Manufacturing: A Baker's Dozen Facts | Manufacturing Day content from IndustryWeek

US Manufacturing: A Baker's Dozen Facts | Manufacturing Day content from IndustryWeek | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
On National Manufacturing Day 2014, we offer 13 facts about the state of American manufacturing.
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German-Style Training for American Factory Workers

German-Style Training for American Factory Workers | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
German robotics company Festo wants to make American factory workers more tech-savvy. The company's educational division, which offers training programs, is expanding in the U.S.
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Skills Gap Bumps Up Against Vocational Taboo

Skills Gap Bumps Up Against Vocational Taboo | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
The Obama administration and governors from Michigan to South Carolina have a solution for some of the U.S. manufacturing sector's woes: German-style apprenticeship programs. The problem? American firms are reluctant to buy in.
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Save Money--10 Reasons Why It's Cheaper to Buy From a U.S. Factory Than China  

When total cost of a purchase is taken into account, in many cases, the USA is not only better quality, but cheaper.
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Dayton begins competing for grants under $1.3B manufacturing program - Dayton Business Journal

Dayton begins competing for grants under $1.3B manufacturing program - Dayton Business Journal | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
See which local organizations have applied as part of the Southwestern Ohio Aerospace Region.
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Reducing manufacturing’s ‘digital divide’

Reducing manufacturing’s ‘digital divide’ | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
New software from a Bond Hill-based firm could help firms become more efficient
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See women in manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

See women in manufacturing - TheFabricator.com | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
Women now comprise more than a quarter of the manufacturing workforce, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics—28.7 percent of the 14.8 million people employed in industry in the U.S.
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Perhaps a way to fill the skills gap.

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GE Unveils Additive Manufacturing Factory Plan | Farnborough 2014 content from Aviation Week

GE Unveils Additive Manufacturing Factory Plan | Farnborough 2014 content from Aviation Week | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
General Electric has revealed plans to develop the aerospace world’s first large, dedicated additive manufacturing facility for jet engine parts in Auburn, Alabama.
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Additive manufacturing is a new frontier for GE Aviation.

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Why American Manufacturing is Vital to Future Prosperity

Why American Manufacturing is Vital to Future Prosperity | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
Manufacturing hubs are not only important for the success of the sector, but will benefit local communities, US competitiveness, and security. Members of Congress should work to authorize funds for the creation of additional manufacturing hubs.
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If America loses the ability to make things it creates a vicious circle that makes it harder to create jobs in the future.

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Millennial Enterprise Excellence | Lean / Six-Sigma content from IndustryWeek

Millennial Enterprise Excellence | Lean / Six-Sigma content from IndustryWeek | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
Our millennial generation is building the core skills to make future innovations in manufacturing and business process management possible.
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Technology is reinventing the potential for regaining our domestic manufacturing base.

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ThomasNet® - ThomasNet's IMB 2013 - Survey Findings of Industry in North America - ThomasNet.com

ThomasNet® - ThomasNet's IMB 2013 - Survey Findings of Industry in North America - ThomasNet.com | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
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Manufacturing growth trends summary.

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Advanced Robotics Revolutionizing the Manufacturing and Construction Industries - Area Development

Advanced Robotics Revolutionizing the Manufacturing and Construction Industries - Area Development | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
Once used primarily in the automotive industry, advanced robotics now permeate varied industrial sectors, with their reach even extending to building construction.
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Robots Work Their Way Into Small Factories

Robots Work Their Way Into Small Factories | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
A new breed of relatively inexpensive collaborative robots—designed to work alongside people in close settings—is changing the way some of America's smaller manufacturers do their jobs.
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Machine Tool Business Gears Up

Machine Tool Business Gears Up | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
Makers of factory-floor equipment predict an upswing in U.S. demand next year on an improving U.S. economy and rising sales of cars, appliances and jets, all requiring metal cutting and shaping machinery.
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Can a 150-year-old printing firm become a tech company?

Can a 150-year-old printing firm become a tech company? | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
R.R. Donnelley is plunging into the developing market for printed electronic parts.
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It is all about developing products and bringing them quickly to market.

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Advanced Technology Drives 40 Years of Manufacturing : Modern Machine Shop

Advanced Technology Drives 40 Years of Manufacturing : Modern Machine Shop | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
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Summer school? Georgia factory pays teens $9/hour and makes them go to chemistry class

Summer school? Georgia factory pays teens $9/hour and makes them go to chemistry class | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
Hundreds of teens are working on Southwire Co.'s factory line four hours a day, earning $9-an-hour and spending eight hours a day in the company's classrooms. It is part of a novel program designed by the cable manufacturer to develop a skilled workforce.
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Another example of how to close the skills gap and create an affordable career path.

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GE Aviation invests $50M in 3-D printing plant - Cincinnati Business Courier

GE Aviation invests $50M in 3-D printing plant - Cincinnati Business Courier | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
GE Aviation is investing $50 million to bring 3-D printing to its manufacturing plant in Auburn, Ala.
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Boeing video shows how robots will help build 777X jetliner - Puget Sound Business Journal

Boeing video shows how robots will help build 777X jetliner - Puget Sound Business Journal | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
A new corporate video shows robots in action manufacturing the upcoming 777X model jetliners at Everett.
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What Every Company Can Learn from the Best Smart Manufacturers | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive Magazine

What Every Company Can Learn from the Best Smart Manufacturers | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive Magazine | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
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“Manufacturing used to be a lagging set of industries. They didn’t care about being on the forefront of technology. Now, we’re seeing a lot more emphasis on improving the manufacturing and the systems involved.”

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Whose job is it to train workers?

Whose job is it to train workers? | Manufacturing Trends | Scoop.it
Hu-Friedy, a maker of dental instruments, is paying several workers to leave their jobs for two years as part of a company apprenticeship program. What's happening at the company is a rare exception to decades of corporate disinvestment in skills development.
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Investing in training is critical for the survival of manufacturers—not just in immediate skills, but in the deep knowledge that drives problem-solving and creative thinking.

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