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Manufacturing domestically allows control over supply chain

Manufacturing domestically allows control over supply chain | Plastic injection molding | Scoop.it
U.S. manufacturers who remain on the fence regarding the continuing cost effectiveness of overseas production could take a lesson from the Duchess of Cambridge, according to the BBC.
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Nash Petropoulos's comment, January 21, 2013 7:21 PM
interesting counter-argument to outsourcing
Amanda Scardamaglia's comment, January 21, 2013 8:47 PM
Fascinating take on how manufacturing domestically allows manufacturers to take advantage of the 'Kate Middleton' effect.
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Elon Musk Gives Up Tesla Patents to 'Open Source Movement'

Elon Musk Gives Up Tesla Patents to 'Open Source Movement' | Plastic injection molding | Scoop.it

 

Electric carmaker Tesla announced Thursday it was giving up its patents to the "the open source movement" to help spur electric vehicle technology. The unusual move comes with Tesla enjoying huge success but against a backdrop of multiplying legal squabbles among technology firms over patents. "All our patents belong to you," Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a blog post.


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A courageous move but one that will speed product development.

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Murry Shohat's curator insight, June 13, 2014 5:45 PM


As a product of the open source movement myself, I loudly applaud Elon's bold and smart move. "Show 'em your tail," Elon.

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Ford explores recycled tomato sauce for plastics - New Zealand Herald

Ford explores recycled tomato sauce for plastics - New Zealand Herald | Plastic injection molding | Scoop.it
Ford explores recycled tomato sauce for plastics
New Zealand Herald
"We are exploring whether this food processing byproduct makes sense for an automotive application," said Ellen Lee, plastics research technical specialist for Ford.
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Bio-plastics offer a great alternative to thermoset materials and most can be recycled.

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Global injection molding plastics market expected to reach $277.78 billion by 2020 | PlasticsToday.com

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A good sign for all types of manufacturing.  More plastic components needed for growth in world market.

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