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SME Education Foundation & NASA Collaborate To Bridge The Manufacturing Skills Gap

The manufacturing industry continues to struggle with the ever present skills gap. Modern manufacturing is often perceived by the public as an outdated industry, unable to offer the fulfillment they desire. Now, new technological advancements have brought the industry into the 21st century and it’s a perfect industry for the younger workforce. However, all this new technology requires a new ...

3D Printed Titanium on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner: Cutting Costs and Breaking Barriers

Boeing is taking a modern approach to help reduce costs of their 787 Dreamliner. The aerospace manufacturer hired Norsk Titanium AS to print structural titanium parts for the aircraft and both the Norwegian 3D printing company and Boeing are excited about the partnerships potential. Norsk estimates that they could help Boeing cut $2 million to $3 million off the price of each aircraft. The ...

Toyota: Investing in the Future of American Manufacturing

Toyota announced today that it will be investing more than $1.3 billion in its expansive plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. This factory, where the iconic Camry is built, is their largest operation across the globe and the money will be going toward a massive retooling effort to expedite vehicle manufacturing. None of the money is going toward new jobs but Toyota said that this is the largest ...

U.S. Oil & Gas Rig Count Rises: Manufacturing Industry Benefits

The global oil market remains volatile and the current geopolitical situation is only leading to more questions and uncertainty. Baker Hughes recently released their report on the U.S. oil rig count and it shows continued growth. With the oil prices rising around the globe, the U.S. has been quick to reestablish their domestic oil production capabilities and in a big way. Overall, the U.S. ...

Top 3 Reasons Manufacturing Jobs are for Millennials

Reasons You Can Give the Younger Generation as to Why it’s a Great Field to Work in. La Mesa, CA (March 16th, 2017) – The manufacturing industry has a considerable employment hole to fill due to a looming skills gap. This is a daily fact we are coping with and are well aware of. One of the best ways to combat this issue is by putting more emphasis on what a great industry it is for young ...

Weekly Wrap Up For April 7th, 2017

Brad Holcomb Discusses the ISM Report and Chris Kuehl on the Credit Manager’s Index. Lew Weiss and Tim Grady interviewing Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair of the ISM Manufacturing Report on Business, and Dr. Chris Kuehl, noted economist with Armada Corporate Intelligence and the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International (FMAnet.org) speaking on the Credit Manager’s Index report ...

David vs. Goliath: Tesla Overtakes Ford

The automotive industry has a David versus Goliath story on their hands. One gave us the birth of the assembly line and the other has yet to make a profit. Tesla just overtook Ford Motor Company in terms of stock market value and the world doesn’t know what to think. Valued at $48.7 billion, Elon Musk’s innovative electric car company beat out Ford's $46 billion empire. News broke on ...

Boeing In Conflict With President Trump: Iran Deal At Stake

Boeing Co. lands their second jetliner sale with Iran since the Shah era and it could lead to tensions with the current administration. The $3 billion deal has the potential to offer major economic boost for the manufacturer as airline sales slow around the world. A contract of this size could lead to new jobs in the United States but the fact that the planes will be heading to Iran has some in ...

General Motors Takes On The IIoT

General Motors’ has been using robots throughout their manufacturing production lines for years now. The idea of automation to increase production and assist employees is not a new concept to the behemoth manufacturer. However, there is a relatively new concept that made its way to the manufacturing industry and that is the connected shop floor. GM just recently connected about a quarter of ...

The Perfect Battery: Liquid Metals Opens New Doors

Manufacturers continue to struggle with rising energy costs and are searching for a solution. Renewables seem as though they’re an obvious choice when it comes to cutting energy costs, however reliability can still be an issue. When it comes to solar, manufacturers cannot rely on their panels to generate energy on cloudy days and when the wind doesn't blow, wind turbines don’t produce. ...